Kauai has an incredible food scene with a wide variety of options for all types of diners.

The 8 Best Foods in Kauai


Poke is a Hawaiian dish that has become incredibly popular across the globe. In Hawaii, poke consists of raw ahi (tuna) mixed with soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions.


Lomi lomi

Lomi lomi, meaning massage in Hawaiian, is an ancient Polynesian healing art rooted in Huna, a powerful, yet subtle, spiritual philosophy.


Coconut Shrimp

Coconut shrimp are a delicious appetizer with classic coconut flavor and a super crispy crust. They are always a crowd pleaser!


Spam musubi

It’s a great on-the-go meal or snack that’s made with seasoned sushi rice, seaweed (or nori), and a sweet and savory glaze.


Kalua pig

It’s a shredded pork dish infused with smoke and salt that is traditionally cooked in an underground oven called an imu.



Malasadas are deep fried dough balls coated in sugar and are one of the best foods in Hawaii.


Hula Pie

Hula pie, a macadamia nut ice cream pie topped with fudge sauce and whipped cream, is a favorite dessert at many Hawaii restaurants.


Fish Tacos

They’re super easy to put together, flavorful and healthy! Seasoned white fish, crunchy cabbage, avocado and the best creamy fish taco sauce combine