Seafood plays a pivotal role in the local cuisine of Kauai, owing to its abundant coastal waters and deep-rooted fishing heritage. As a result of Kauai’s rich fishing culture, it should come as no surprise that there is an abundance of great seafood restaurants on the island. From succulent fish and mouthwatering shrimp to delectable crab and lobster, Kauai’s seafood restaurants present a delightful array of flavors that should not be missed during your island getaway.
If you want to delight in Kauai’s fresh, delicious seafood offerings, the team at Parrish Kauai has you covered. While finding seafood is not a challenge on Kauai, we are highlighting a few of the best seafood restaurants on the Garden Isle. No matter where you are staying on the island, a great seafood eatery is nearby.
The Beach House Restaurant
Located in Poipu, The Beach House Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant specializing in Hawaiian flavors. The Beach House Restaurant is perhaps best known for its stunning sunset views, but the varied menu is chock full of delicious seafood plates, including fresh island fish, seared ahi steak, lobster deviled eggs, and more. Try to make a reservation in advance of your meal because this restaurant fills up quickly.
Another Poipu favorite, Merriman’s offers a wide selection of locally sourced Hawaiian dishes at The Shops at Kukuiula. Merriman’s is a great example of a farm-to-table restaurant concept; over 90 percent of all food products used are locally grown or caught. Menu highlights include poke, spicy shrimp ramen, wok charred ahi, and the catch of the day. Like The Beach House Restaurant, a reservation is recommended before heading to Merriman’s.
Oasis on the Beach
With its oceanfront location in Kapaa, Oasis on the Beach offers spectacular ocean views and delicious flavors from locally sourced ingredients. The fresh catch of the day can be added to any salad and can be prepared in a variety of ways as an entree. If any member of your party is not keen on eating meat or fish, they also have vegetarian options. With terrific food, views, and atmosphere, Oasis on the Beach is a great spot for a romantic dinner on Kauai.
Guests staying on Kauai’s North Shore are near one of Kauai’s best seafood restaurants, Hanalei Dolphin. The original Hanalei Dolphin has been around since the 1970s, but recently a new location was added at The Shops at Kukuiula. No matter which location you select, you can count on a variety of fresh seafood dishes at the restaurant. If you would like to try your hand at cooking some local seafood at your vacation rental, each location doubles as a fish market, where you can find expertly cut Hawaiian fish.
Stay Near Kauai’s Best Seafood Restaurants
You can stay near Kauai’s top-rated seafood restaurants when you book your stay with Parrish Kauai. We offer a wide selection of vacation rentals throughout Kauai, meaning delicious seafood restaurants are just a short distance away. Our rentals come with fully equipped kitchens, so you also have the option of preparing your own seafood if you would prefer.
With our unparalleled collection of Kauai vacation rentals and fantastic service, you can count on an outstanding Hawaiian vacation. You can reserve your accommodations online or by calling 1-800-325-5701.