Hawaii, United States Food Guide: 10 Seafood food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Hanalei

October 5, 2019 Malia Yoakum

Best Seafood restaurants nearby. Discover the best Seafood food in Hanalei. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Seafood restaurants near you.. The beautiful little town of Hanalei could almost have been designed as a holiday island paradise. Its stunning beach, mountain scenery and its mostly fabulous weather conditions mean that you are going to want to spend most of your holiday outdoors. The bay on which Hanalei is located boasts beautiful white sands. Hanalei beach is perfect for lazing around or taking part in traditional beach games, as well as for enjoying a dip in the clean, warm waters. The conditions are often perfect for surfing, with locals and visitors alike keen to engage. When the water in the bay is rough, there remains an area towards the west of the bay which is reasonably sheltered for bathing. The pier at Hanalei is very important to the culture of the town and is used for fishing, as well as social and musical gatherings. The pier was featured in the musical, South Pacific.Hanalei TownThe small town that is Hanalei is famed for its dedication to Kauai’s island history and culture. Its art galleries contain carvings produced by indigent tribes people from local wood, with many souvenirs available for purchase. The Waioli Mission House and Church date back to the early part of the nineteenth century and were established by Christian missionaries to Kauai from the US mainland. Regular music and celebratory events are held, where you will be given the opportunity to taste poi, a locally produced Hawaiian delicacy. The freedom of your holiday rental will also allow you to sample the local island cuisine at the town’s traditional restaurants.
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10. Bless Your Soul Shrimp

5-5100 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 American, Seafood +1 303-944-1032 https://www.facebook.com/blessyoursoulshrimp
Bless Your Soul Shrimp

Reviewed By summerkix

Arrived at Bless Your Soul and it was closed. The owner was cleaning up and saw our sad faces, so she stayed open for us even though it was July 4th and past business hours.We were treated to pork plates, spicy shrimp and even an artichoke. Everything was made with love. Nice portions served with salad, rice and fresh fruit. Shady picnic benches with view of majestic mountains. Liquor store located next door. So convenient. Highly recommend!

9. Nanea Restaurant and Bar

3838 Wyllie Rd Westin Princeville Resort, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5507 American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 808-827-8808 http://www.westinprinceville.com/nanea-restaurant
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4 based on 618 reviews

Nanea Restaurant and Bar

At Nanea Restaurant and Bar, we focus on fresh, local ingredients and create dishes inspired by Hawaiian, Asian and Modern American cusines. Join us for a relaxing evening at Nanea.

Reviewed By tlccva

Expensive like many restaurants on Kauai. Food was fine and service was ok.In the future we will only eat there, as a back up plan. There are several better options in the area, but it wasn’t bad, so we will likely eat there again on a future trip.

8. NorthSide Grill

5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi Lunch, Dinner Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations +1 808-826-9701 http://northsidegrillhanalei.com
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3 based on 95 reviews

NorthSide Grill

Reviewed By pinir67

After watching the sunset at Hanalei Bay we decided to stop for dinner at the NorthSide grill. We were 5 including 3 children and we decided to go with the sushi menu. The food was fresh, tasty and the service was courteous and fast. The atmosphere was trendy but laid back with great selection of music.The place is pricey, but it is Kauai and everything seems on the high side. All in all it is a great place to stop for a family dinner.

7. Hanalei Cafe

5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 American, Seafood, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Live Music +1 808-826-1999
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4 based on 79 reviews

Hanalei Cafe

Reviewed By BJVB

My wife and I stopped by Hanalei Cafe for lunch. I had a burger and my wife had the ginger chicken sandwich. Both were very good. Located in an old school house next to the "Girls" restroom. Recommend.

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6. Opakapaka Grill and Bar

5-7132 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 Bar, Seafood, Grill, Hawaiian, American Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Table Service, Waterfront +1 808-378-4425 http://www.opakapakagrillandbar.com
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4 based on 113 reviews

Opakapaka Grill and Bar

Opakapaka Grill and Bar, located on the picturesque North Shore of Kaua’i, gives you breathtaking oceanfront views with amazing dining and cocktail offerings. We are open daily for lunch, happy hour and dinner, and serve only the freshest seafood, steaks,

Reviewed By KariandJoe

There is plenty of parking. The views from all of the tables is absolutely phenomenal. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. There is a full bar and bathrooms were spotless. The fish tacos were by far the best we’ve had during our stay on the island!!

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5. Princeville Bar

5520 Ka Haku Rd Princeville Hotel, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5214 Bar, Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Sushi Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Wate [email protected] +1 808-826-9644 http://www.princevilleresorthawaii.com/eat-drink/princeville-bar
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4 based on 885 reviews

Princeville Bar

Take in one of the most superior sunset views in all of Hawai'i while enjoying a cocktail or an innovative small plate selection handcrafted by our Culinary Chefs.

Reviewed By 01dFo1ks

We used to come here often for the entertainment and pupus. Now the entertainment is monotonous and lacking. For some reason, the great group that performed on Friday nights is no more. That was a wonderful 20 year tradition.

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4. Hanalei Poke

5-5190 Kuhio Highway Next to the Big Save in Ching Young Village Shopping Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 Seafood, Hawaiian, Polynesian Lunch Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 808-855-5574 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanalei-Poke/175376276648199
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5 based on 52 reviews

Hanalei Poke

Reviewed By saraj23

They have such a huge menu it was difficult to choose, but my husband and I both loved our poke bowls. It's nice that they offer their ahi poke over either salad, brown rice, or sushi rice; even though we stuck w/ the more typical sushi rice. They have about 5-7 different groupings of bowls based on the sauce type, and 2-3 choices of toppings under each of those, including some with mango, watermelon, and mint, in addition to the more usual cucumbers & avocados. We each chose one with mango, but different sauces. Will miss that ultra fresh and tasty food!

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3. Postcards Cafe

5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001 American, Seafood, Hawaiian, International Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 808-826-1191 http://www.postcardscafe.com/aboutpc.html
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4 based on 776 reviews

Postcards Cafe

Reviewed By sealbeachtraveler

The wine special was an excellent Sirah. Lots of delicious sounding appetizers. We chose the polenta, a portabella mushroom and their special bread. Portions were hearty for an appetizer. The bread was hearty and full of flavor that made you want another bite. My portabella mushroom with nuts, seeds, corn, zucchini, carrots, pipits, cheese and an orange colored pureed sauce that was so wonderful. The Polenta was so good that my squeeze "forgot" to share a taste with me. Serving sizes of the two appetizers and the bread filled us up. Joclyn our waitress was attentive but not pushy.

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2. Hanalei Dolphin

5-5016 Kuhio Hwy. Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 808-826-6113 http://www.hanaleidolphin.com
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4 based on 3039 reviews

Reviewed By Laura07040

The Dolphin was always our fav north shore restaurant and after seeing recent reviews, we were nervous about returning after the re-build/re-opening. But the atmosphere was the same, food tasted as remembered - only thing that struck me is that I asked for a Blue Hawaii and was told they didn't have a blender anymore - the owner never replaced it. Really??? Yes, they said that Pina Coladas & the like were now served on the rocks. Okkkkkk..... (Seems really cheap to me but whatever...)So the bill comes and we notice a "health sc". Asked the waiter & were told it was to help the OWNER pay for health insurance for his employees. What??? My husband is a state worker and has to pay for our insurance but now (as tourists) we're expected to pay for HIS servers' insurance as well??? We dined at 10 other restaurants on the island and this is the only time we saw this on the bill. We were appalled (and not fer nuttin', but the owner owns several restaurants on the island and is a very wealthy man. My husband & I are middle class travelers who "live large" once a year.)So, instead of dining at the Dolphin every other evening (as usual) for the length of our trip, we found other lovely places to dine where we didn't feel fleeced! (FYI, Postcards is a charming restaurant down the block & the food/service is outstanding.)

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1. Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

4483 Aku Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 808-826-9700 http://www.kalypsokauai.com/
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4 based on 2616 reviews

Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

Reviewed By Gary-Patti D

We had good service and a friendly staff. This restaurant seems to always have a lot of attendance - which generally means it's good! We had our Fish Tacos "blackened" which was a little spicy for our taste, but that's a personal choice. All in all, we'd recommend it as a place to check out the menu and if there are things you like on it, definitely try this place.

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