Where to Eat in Kapaa
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or a sweet “pick me up”, you’ll find many fine Kapaa Restaurants and eateries within walking distance from the Lae Nani Condo property. Below is a list of favorites!
Located at the newly renovated Kauai Shores Hotel in Kapa’a, Kauai, Lava Lava Beach Club offers the island’s only “Toes in the Sand” dining experience. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on the beach. Enjoy our chef’s fresh fish entrees, pizzas and the best fish tacos around. Combine live music daily with the best Mai Tai in Hawaii and you have the perfect Hawaii experience. Locals and visitors will love the fun hip vibe, incredible views and the best libations and food on Kauai. For more information visit the Lava Lava website.
Street Burger is Wailua’s newest urban-chic eatery, offering handcrafted, locally-sourced burgers, handcut fries, and the Eastside’s largest selection of local and craft beers on tap. Come dine at this upscale burger-joint; pull up a stool at the Chef’s counter or relax on our patio with sweeping views of Sleeping Giant. Open for Lunch and Dinner, Street Burger will excite your tastebuds, and satisfy your craving for an American classic. Click here to visit the Street Burger website.
Less than a block to the south of Lae Nani Condos, in the Kinipopo Shopping Village is Monico’s Taqueria, a local favorite for Mexican food. Enjoy indoor as well as courtyard dining. Monico’s has won many awards including, Best New Restaurant 2004, Best Mexican Restaurant 2005, Los Angeles Times’ Best Mexican Restaurant in Hawaii 2008 in “Good Dinners for Under $20” . Monico’s is a bustling “mom and pop” establishment, serving fresh Mexican food with local fish selections daily and a full bar. Expect a wait if arriving after 6:00pm. A favorite with locals and visitors alike. Take out available. First come first served. Click here to visit Monico’s online.
Kauai’s favorite favorite Japanese Restaurant. Kintaro has a large bar and lounge, a sushi bar, dining style seating, multiple teppan -yaki grills and a private tatami room for small parties. Not the cheapest sushi on the island but definitely the best! Reservations are accepted for parties of 6 or more, small groups are seated first come, first serve. Doors open at 5:30 and there is almost always a line! Turn left leaving Lae Nani Condos, then turn right on Lanikai Street and walk toward the highway, the restaurant will be on your left fronting the main highway. More Information and directions.
Very affordable for traditional breakfast plus some fancy coffee drinks. Good place to enjoy fresh island papaya from Moloa’a and their eggs benedict have been a long-standing local favorite! Turn right when leaving Lae Nani Condos and walk to the Coconut Marketplace, on the other side of Kauai Sands. Eggbert’s is on the closest corner near the parking lot. Click here for more information and directions.
Award winning East side restaurant with an ocean view. Great wine selection, savory Kauai fresh cuisine, delicious pupus (appetizers). Located in a nice time share resort just a short stroll North from Lae Nani Condos. The easiest way to get there is to walk past the Lae Nani pool toward the ocean, look for the pathway through the rocks to the left, go through a little loose sand to the paved sidewalk. Follow the paved sidewalk about ¼ mile and it is the last little resort on the mountain side. Walk in past the pool and the Hukilau Lanai is just off the lobby. Reservations are recommended. Click here for more information and to view a menu.
Good, basic Korean-style cooking with a pretty good menu selection. Try bar-b-que chicken if you’re not familiar with Korean cuisine. Very affordable. Lots of locals do carry-out on their way home. Korean Bar-B-Que Menu.
Passion Bakery Café is a wholesale and retail bakery located in the Kinipopo Shopping Village. Sample fresh homemade cookies, pastries or a Croiscone (it’s a cross between a croissant and a scone). The coffee and tea bar rivals the European coffee shops with only the finest Italian espresso coffee served. Also offering sheet pan gourmet pizza and pizza by the slice. The pizzas are made from scratch using only the finest ingredients. Or try a Turkey, Ham or Beef sandwich, snack boxes to go, homemade cookies and artisan breads.
Just a coconut roll mauka off Kuhio Hwy in Wailua, behind the lime green store front, Caffe Coco sits hidden among the vines in an artfully restored plantation era cottage. Caffe Coco’s well-seasoned chefs dance the globe of tastes, transforming Kauai’s abundance into delicious dishes. Outdoor dining with local entertainment most evenings. Specializing in fresh island fish, organic salads, sumptuous desserts, exceptional coffees and featuring a full espresso bar, served in informal vine-covered gardens. From Lae Nani Condos Caffe Coco is across the main highway from Kinipopo Shopping Village, but we recommend going to the cross walk near the Shell Station to cross and double back to Caffe Coco for safer access. Click here for more information about Caffe Coco.
Brick Oven Pizza
Located across the main highway from the Kinipopo Shopping Village, less than a block away from the Lae Nani Condos is Brick Oven Pizza, a local favorite for pizza and beer! On Thursdays there is a pizza buffet featuring a variety of pizzas, as well as salad, pasta and chicken wings. No reservations needed.
Trees offers Jamaican, New Orleans and Hawaiian culinary delights served pupu style or sharable. Trees Lounge, new to the Kauai dining scene provides locals and visitors an exceptional dining experience in a lounge atmosphere. Indulge in one of our inventive cocktails or a nice glass of wine while enjoying authentic flavors and sounds from Jamaica, New Orleans and Hawaii. The Trees experience combines a swank lounge feel, while enjoying live entertainment. Join your friends at Kauai’s newest hot spot!” For more information about Trees Lounge click here.
Located behind the Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and next to Trees Lounge, the Kilauea Fish Market serves fish and chicken plate lunches/dinners, seafood wraps and local favorites at a reasonable price. The Island on the Beach Resort is behind the shopping center and the Kilauea Fish Market is located in the parking area on the right. This restaurant is less than a block from Lae Nani Condos. Great for dine in or take out.
A local favorite since 1973. A great place for oceanfront dining serving steaks, chicken, ribs and seafood. You can walk to the Bull Shed from Lae Nani, just take the coastal path that begins on the ocean side of the Lae Nani property and go North for about a 20 minute walk. For more information about the Bull Shed, Kauai, click here.
More Kapaa Restaurants & Eateries
The following establishments are just a short drive into Kapaa town (going North) from the Lae Nani Condos.
Starbuck’s – Gotta have your latte? Located in Kauai Village Shopping Center.
Shivalik – Indian Cuisine in the Foodland Shopping Center
Mermaid’s – Hole in the wall take out joint, great healthy wraps, salads and stir frys!
Java Kai – Locally owned Coffee and pastry shop on the main highway in Kapaa Town
Kauai Pasta – Everybody’s favorite! Great pasta, salads and pizzas. Dine in, take out or enjoy the cocktail Lounge.
Sukothai – Thai Cuisine in the Kapaa Shopping Center
Papaya’s Salad Bar – Great for a healthy lunch located in the rear corner of Kauai Village Shopping Center.
Pono Market – In Kapaa Town great local food for take out including shoyu chicken, sushi, lau lau and more.