Kauai eats - From food trucks to beach restaurants

We went to Kauai to celebrate our 8th anniversary and my husband's birthday and it was wonderful. We woke up to the views of sunrise on the beach every morning as the birds sang and slept to the sound of the waves and cool ocean breeze every night. With Pacific Ocean as our front yard and books & coffee for company, it was my dream vacation spot. Our condo came equipped with a full kitchen which enabled us to whip up delicious meals without having to step out. But whenever we did venture out, Kauai delighted us with its food and we wanted to share some of those finds with you.

We started our trip by celebrating my husband's birthday at the "Beach House Restaurant" in Kauai. The food was great, service was awesome and the views were fantastic. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Try it out for lunch, if you find the dinner menu expensive.

Beach House Restaurant

We continued our celebrations later in the evening at "Garden Island Grille" in Koloa after our zip lining with Koloa Zipline. We had fish tacos and kalua pork tacos with their delicious sauce and they were so good. The atmosphere was fun with live music at night and the service was friendly. You should definitely give it a try if you are in the neighborhood.

Garden Island Grille, Koloa

After having great success with food on day 1 in Kauai, we eagerly looked forward to the rest of the week. We continued to try tacos at local places and food trucks and my husband loved the fish tacos at "Tiki tacos". Their homemade tortillas and all their ingredients were fresh and tasty and their kalua pork was cooked to perfection.

For our anniversary, we went to another beach restaurant in Kapa'a called "Oasis on the Beach". The restaurant had a good vibe and we enjoyed the atmosphere but both the food and service were average.

Oasis on the Beach, Kapa'a
This list will not be complete without including this fruit stall where we had fresh coconut water after our hikes near Waimea Canyon. Though $10 per coconut seemed high, it did a good job of hydrating us in the humid weather.

We also enjoyed fresh guavas from the trees and mangoes & dragon fruits from the above stall, though we found that fruits are more abundant and locally grown in other islands of Hawaii and Kauai ends up importing even pineapples.

If you are heading to Kauai, don't miss their fish and kalua pork tacos. Happy eating :)


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