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Going to Kauai for 11 days in November

jenking36 | Oct 18, 2011 06:33 PM

Hi Chowhounds,

You all have always helped me in the past and I'm hoping for some of your always reliable picks. I've never been anywhere in Hawaii and usually have alot more time to do tons of research. We are staying at the Marriott's Kauai Lagoons 3325 Holokawelu Way, Lihue - I'm completely unfamilar with Hawaii (this vacation was a surprise from my sweetie) and local specialties I need to try. That said, I love both high end restaurants and hole in the wall and lunch truck fare - we also are staying at a place with a kitchentte and I'm hoping to make some meals myself (I love the references so far in my reading to stopping at Costco - I'm a huge fan - anyrecommendedations for local specific items available welcomed).
We have a car for the entire stay and are willing to drive anywhere for great food - I'd like to limit our really high end meals to about 4 or so and really want to experience great Hawaiin ciusine! Thanks in advance. Also, love seafood, good steak (but can get at home), sushi, anything ethnic (Chinese is not my favorite, but love Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and especially Peruvian cuisine and Mexican - anything with cilantro). Hopefully I've given good details for recommendations. Thanks again!!!!

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