Kauai: Favorite Restaurants / Eating places

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  1. Travelman
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    For all those that love Kauai, the Garden Isle, looking forward to viewing tips on favorite places to eat or other tips related to food on Kauai.

    I must admit that we do eat something at Costco whenever we stop in Lihue to shop at Costco ... but I am sure that there are much better local gems waiting to be revealed by MP'ers[​IMG]

    Let the good times roll ....
     
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    I liked bubba burger. Not very original, but that was a good burger! I ate at the one near Wailua.

    Equally, i like the puka dog (puku dog?) hot dogs. I don't remeber exactly where it was but it was in this outdoor shopping area in Poipu.

    I'm all about classy eating...:)
     
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    For those who may be visiting Kauai for the first time, there is also a Bubba Burger in Hanalei up on the North Shore ... which seems to get a lot of visits from day trippers up from Poipu & Lihue ...
     
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    We definitely enjoy Bubba Burger, Roy's, and there is a burger joint inside the strip mall at poipu....I cannot remember the name right now. We also enjoy nightly gelato from Papalani Gelato.
     
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    Halothane, do you remember where Papalani Gelato is located? in Poipu? Lihue? Kapaa? Princeville?
     
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    It's located in the shopping center that's in Koloa. Same place where Whaler's General Store, Puka Dog, and Starbucks is located.

    2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr
     
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    Halothane, thanks for the info ... my wife LOVES gelato - so I am glad you shared the location of Papalani Gelato in the Poipu area!

    So the next time we visit Kauai and take a day trip down from the Princeville area to the Poipu area, we will have to check it out [​IMG]. Mahalo!
     
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    I am quite fond of their White Chocolate Lavender Gelato!! It's hit or miss on them having it though.
     
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    Sounds yummy, hopefully they give tastes[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    A few weeks ago we enjoyed dinner at Roy's, The Beach House, and Tidepools at the Hyatt. All are in the Poipu area. Although we enjoyed all three, we rated 1- Beach House, 2- Roy's and 3- Tidepools for food, and 1- Tidepools, 2- Beach House, and 3- Roy's for atmosphere. We enjoyed The Dolphin restaurant for lunch in Hanalei. My husband is a big fan of Puka Dog.
     
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    The Saimen place in Lihue with shaved ice, Puka dog in Poipu, and Jean George's place at the St Regis...
     
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    Here's a picture of Hamura's Saimin Stand, located on Kress Street, off of Rice Street in Lihue. The best Saimin in Hawaii, and inexpensive, at @ $8 for a large bowl! :)


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    Here's another tip for breakfast while visiting the Garden Island - the Tip Top restaurant in Lihue, see:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/tip-top-motel-cafe-and-bakery-Lihue

    Go to the Tip Top restaurant for breakfast, order the macadamia nut pancakes made fresh from scratch. Pay $1 extra for the macadamia nuts on them. Enjoy! ;)
     
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    And where else would you find a Costco with this sign? :p

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