Best Kauai restaurants

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  09.08.2021
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Best Kauai restaurants

Duane’s Ono-Char Burger


Please keep in mind the proprietors of Duane’s Ono-Char Burger have actually retired as well as the dining establishment is currently completely shut.


There are 2 cult timeless hamburger joints in Kauai, as well as Duane’s is just one of them. Admired by several as well as reviled by some for the usually long haul times, you’ll however intend to inspect this location out.

Housed in a red as well as white shack in Anahola on the side of the freeway, it’s simple to miss out on. However do not lose out, attempt Duane’s a minimum of as soon as on your journey to Kauai.


Faves consist of the Ono (routine), the Teriyaki, heaven Cheese, the Local Boy (with teriyaki, cheddar as well as pineapple), and also the Local Girl (with teriyaki, swiss as well as pineapple).

The joint has various other choices also, consisting of deep deep-fried shrimp and also french fries, tuna as well as barbequed cheese.

You can consume their tasty hamburgers on a barbecue bench alongside the shack, with the hens. And also do not ignore their trembles, those are cult standards also.


On a current late mid-day see the delay had not been long in any way, as well as the hamburgers thawed in our mouths.

Duane’s Ono-Char Burger 4-4350 Kuhio Hwy Anahola, HEY 96703 ( 808) 822-9181


Place at Google Maps

Savage shrimp


This little hole-in-the-wall dining establishment situated in the The Shops at Kukui’ula in Poipu is little in stature however huge on preference. Savage Shrimp is recognized for its savory skilled garlic shrimp. Various other favorites consist of fish and also chips, fish tacos as well as garlic french fries. When it comes to the shrimp, it will most likely not be the very best you’ve ever before consumed, however it will undoubtedly please your shrimp yearning.

2829 Kukulu’ula Village K-158 Koloa, HELLO 96756 ( 808) 742-9611

Place at Google Maps

Chicken in a barrel Kapaa


Don’t allow the shack as well as barbecue tables trick you, Chicken in a Barrel in Kapaa is most definitely worth a quit.

The food is scrumptious, the sections are charitable, as well as the rates are reasonably cost-effective for Kauai. Obtain the hen for a safe bet, yet the infant back ribs are a wonderful option also.


There’s no inside seats (simply covered outing tables) yet that’s OKAY, you’re in Hawaii! It’s a good area to pursue biking the Kapaa bike course (there’s a bike rental area following door).


Kauai is not recognized for BBQ, yet that could be altering as even more individuals find Chicken in a Barrel. (There’s likewise a Chicken in a Barrel in Hanalei.).

4-1586 Kuhio Hwy. Kapaa, HEY 96746. ( 808) 823-0780.

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