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AWARD WINNING RESTAURANTS
(see also Other Kauai Restaurants)

The restaurants listed under this category have received prestigious annual awards and critical recognition from various sources, among them:
  • 'Ilima Award: Presented by the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper based on a People's Choice ballot.
  • Hale 'Aina Award: Presented by the Honolulu Magazine based on subscriber balloting.


AMERICAN

GAYLORD'S AT KILOHANA PLANTATION
3-2087 Kaumualii Highway (Route 50)
Lihue, HI 96766
(Lihue-Kalapaki)
Tel. (808) 245-9593
Featured in Gourmet Magazine - a dining experience on a restored plantation estate with great ambience. Foods to interest the traditional diner, or the more adventuresome. Well known for venison, lamb, seafood, pastas and desserts. Extensive wine list. 2005 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$$)

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EUROPEAN


MEDITERRANEAN

MEDITERRANEAN GOURMET RESTAURANT
Hanalei Colony Resort
Haena, HI
(North Shore)
Tel. (808) 826-9875
Specializes in traditional Middle Eastern food. Belly dancer on certain days. 2007 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$)

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FUSION
(A merging of two or more distinctly different cuisines
beautifully presented by professional chefs)


EURASIAN

ROY'S POIPU BAR AND GRILL
Poipu Shopping Village
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive
Poipu, HI 96756
(South Shore)
Tel. (808) 742-5000
Chef Roy Yamaguchi's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine - blending freely European techniques with the familiar ingredients of Asia and the Pacific. 2002 Ilima Award. 2004, 2005 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

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PACIFIC RIM

THE BEACH HOUSE
5022 Lawai Road
Koloa, HI 96756
(South Shore)
Tel. (808) 742-1424
An unforgettable view of Poipu Beach coupled with reliably delicious island dishes with a Pacific Rim flair. 2002 & 2003 Ilima Award. 2004 & 2005 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

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HAWAIIAN

HAWAII REGIONALCUISINE
(Local food beautifully presented by professional chefs
using the freshest Hawaiian ingredients.)

TIDEPOOLS
Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort
1571 Poipu Road
Poipu, HI 96756
(South Shore)
Tel. (808) 742-1234
Contemporary Hawaiian cuisine born from the rich traditions and cultures of the Islands. Spectacular setting - thatched huts nestled amidst flowing waterfalls and koi fish lagoons. (D $$$)

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LOCAL KINE GRINDS
(An ethnic mix of local-style comfort food.)

HAMURA'S SAIMIN STAND
2956 Kress Street
Lihue, HI 96766
(Lihue-Kalapaki)
Tel. (808) 245-3271
If there were a Saimin Hall of Fame, Hamura's would be in it. Transforming steaming bowls of noodles into a cultural experience. The same family has consistently delivered simple pleasures for over 50 years. 2004 & 2006 Ilima Award. (LD $)

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SEAFOOD / STEAK

BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT
5022 Lawai Road
Poipu, HI 96756
(South Shore)
Tel. (808) 742-1424
Offering just what the name suggests - ocean views and great seafood in a romantic setting. 2006 & 2007 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

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