Restaurants & Bars

Hawaii

Kauai, Maui and Hawaii food report

Share:

Restaurants & Bars 11

Kauai, Maui and Hawaii food report

gyppielou | May 4, 2010 02:31 PM

Aloha, just realized I never posted a report from my journey. We did a lot of home cooking too.
KAUAI
Hamurai Saiman - our first time and loved it, and loved the frozen pie we bought to safely
thaw on the way home.
Pono Market - true Aloha spirit, had to stop in and pick up a small container of chicken to try
Keoki's - a great shared fish and chips at the bar
Mediteranian Gourmet - best mai tai
Bouchon - a pathetic shadow of what it once was
Hanalei Dolphin - fantastic fish market, great takeout rolls and ono salad for back at the ranch.
never interested in what seemed a tired restaurant but the new sushi bar with some of the old
staff from Sushi Blues/Bouchon certainly delivers.
Oly Cafe - excellent special request order of ban/blue/mac pancakes with dismal bacon and
coffee
Baracuda - great meal and service - a fish, a shortrib and a special request dessert which was
gelato escorted by fresh berries was very gracious and delicious and I'm afraid may have
inspired other diners to request the same.
Foodland - really great spicy ahi poke!

Farmers Markets in Hanalei - oh the pines, the meyer lemons, the greens, the chocolate
dipped bananas, the lilikoi goat cheese!!! Only disappointment was the new chocolate
farm. Way overpriced for a mediocre bar of chili chocolate. I respect what they're trying to
do. I got to do the Tuesday market twice and think I prefer it to the Saturday one.

Tropical Dreams - yup, he's a character and the ice cream delivers.
but no way am I shelling out that extortian price for a pedestrian bar.

Regrets; we really felt nothing at the St.Regis to call us there. We were hoping to have a couple of meals there, but were not thrilled with the changes. Tahiti Nui - the food looks better then in the past and the place is still rocking and worth a visit, be it Hawaiian music early or alternative music later on. The daughter opened a tapas wine bar next door and I regret running out of time before patronizing and supporting her endeavors. I still mourn the loss of jean marie J and regret we hadn't time our trip to his new place. Hope it meets the memories of his original place in Kapaa

Want to stay up to date with this post?