Fine Dining on Kauai
There are a lot of fine dining dinner establishments on Kauai. We have a few that we would like to share with you.
Kiawe Roots: Newly opened restaurant by local residents and Roots Of Culture Food Truck owner Mark & Tricia Ruiz; this special place serves a modern flare, bringing forth tastes from their childhood past mixed with food they've grown to love through their cultural and culinary experiences. Taste the ono (delicious) food grilled over Kiawe, Hawaiian for mesquite. Simple techniques, simple ingredients, unique flavors.
Red Salt: Located inside the boutique Koa Kea Resort in Poipu, you will find one of our favorite dining options on Kauai. The service is exceptional and, while you aren’t directly on the ocean, the views are nice. Don’t miss the sushi in the lounge before you sit for dinner and, after dinner, you must try the Root Beer Float (the cookie is the main attraction).
Kauai Grill: Overlooking Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai at the St. Regis resort, the Kauai Grill boasts some of the best views in Hawaii. The ambiance is comfortable and elegant with zebrawood and a lit circular ceiling. The food is a mix of chef Jean-Georges masterpieces from around the world.
RumFire: Located in Poipu at the Sheraton Resort, Rumfire has one of the best oceanfront locations on the island. Enjoy the view with an appetizer or one of the diverse selections of entrees. Sit at Table 53 and a portion of your dinner will go to a local charity.
Bar Acuda: This Hanalei gem is a hip place to relax with friends and enjoy a glass of wine. The food has a Mediterranean flair with locally sourced ingredients. Not exactly ‘a fine dining restaurant because they serve tapas, but definitely one of the nicer restaurants on Kauai.
Kauai Ono: Kauai Ono is a gourmet restaurant on wheels. They set up twice a week at different locations and typically sell out. You get a 5-course meal that changes daily depending on what is in season and fresh. Communal tables are set up so that you can interact with other patrons and if you want something to drink it is BYOB.
Private Chef: Bring Chef Tommy of Kauai Custom Catering (808-332-9856) to the destination of your choosing for a fine dining experience to remember. Set a budget and tell Tommy what you like, and he delivers, on personality too!