With its dreamy ocean views at Poipu Beach, new lunch service and half million dollar renovation, one of the most famous restaurants on Kauai is looking a lot better these days. If you haven’t been to The Beach House recently, be prepared for a surprise on your next Kauai vacation rental stay. There are improved views of the breathtaking Pacific from inside its open air dining room and the always innovative Pacific Rim cuisine, under the direction of Executive Chef Marshall Blanchard, offers a memorable Kauai dining experience.
Award Winning Kauai Restaurant
The Beach House received the 2013 Hale Aina Gold Award making it the highest rated restaurant on Kauai. This distinguished award from Honolulu Magazine recognizes the best places to dine in the Hawaiian Islands. Travel and Leisure also honored The Beach House as one of the top 37 romantic restaurants in the United States and The Daily Meal listed it as a “World’s 30 Best Restaurants for Sunset Views” (the sole representative of the Hawaiian Islands). You’ll definitely know that you’re in paradise when you dine here and sample the best of romantic Kauai.
Kauai Dining at The Beach House
The talented kitchen team strives to make the most of local ingredients. The catch of the day is so fresh that even the local fishermen have put their names on the menu. Beef is sourced from island ranches and artisan bakers offer their specialties. The gracious service is hard to beat. We found it attentive and efficient at every meal. There are also special menus for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diners.
Tips from Pat, the Parrish Kauai Guest Concierge. “Don’t miss the scallops – the most tender, melt in your mouth that I’ve ever tasted. Good food, a relaxed atmosphere, first class service and of course, an unbeatable view. This is the perfect spot to photograph tropical Kauai sunsets or stroll along the shoreline walkway to watch the local surfers and turtles snacking on the reef. Don’t forget to call early for dinner reservations. We’re at your service to help.”
Lunch menu is simple and straight forward. Try a lunch salad for under $15 or entree up to $20. Bring the kids too and they’ll be offered a Keiki menu just for them. At our recent Parrish Kauai team luncheon at The Beach House, we were impressed with the salads and Crispy Crab Stuffed Ahi Rolls. The Kauai beach view is always to die for and you may even spot seasonal Hawaii whales while you dine.
Dinner menu changes often but is consistently creative. Entrees are priced from $20 to $43 and salads or appetizers from $9 to $18. The wine selection is exceptional. Arrive early for Kauai sunset and the best views. Even after dark you can still see the rolling surf illuminated and hear the familiar sound that provides a relaxing backdrop to any island meal. Their trademark dishes appear regularly like Kauai Beet Salad and Macademia Nut Butter Sauteed Fresh Hawaiian Catch with tropical seasonings. For dessert try their Molten Chocolate Desire which offers a decadent finale with Lappert’s Ice Cream.
New Interior Features Classic Hawaiian Ambiance A palette of ocean colors is emphasized and tropical bamboo accents highlight the new carpeting and furnishings. The upper terrace railing has been lowered to open up the ocean views from every seat in the house. Step into the bar and lounge area and you will notice better seating and more space to relax with your favorite cocktail before dinner.
The Beach House Kauai is truly a special place and the epitome of tropical Kauai dining.
Reservations recommended for dinner. Call 808-742-1424. Lunch reservations are not required.
Attire is resort casual. No swimsuits or tank tops. Collared shirts recommended for men and shoes required.
Open 7 days a week. Lunch from 11am to 3pm. Dinner from 5:30pm to 10:00pm (starting at 6pm from March 11 to September 16). Bar and lounge open from 11am to 10pm.
If you have questions about The Beach House or have dined there before, we invite you to comment with your recommendations.