Kauai North Shore Restaurants

The elegant St. Regis Hotel in Princeville provides memorable meals. From the sheltering cliffs of Na Molokama overlooking Café Hanalei to the Mediterranean atmosphere of La Cascata we feed your senses. Come and enjoy the casual elegance of the Living Room or experience our extravagant Sunday Brunch or bountiful Friday Seafood Buffet. Revel in the outdoor splendor of Pa’ina O’ Hanalei ocean side lu’au or an enchanting Dinner by the Sea. Princeville Resort, where unforgettable dining awaits.

Cafe Hanalei

At Café Hanalei and Terrace guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. With innovative menus and breathtaking views of Hanalei Bay, you may never want to leave the scenic terrace. Café Hanalei features daily specials, a signature Seafood Buffet and the acclaimed Sunday Champagne Sunday Brunch. The restaurant is open for breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

La Cascata Restaurant

One of the resort’s finest jewels is La Cascata Restaurant. It features flavors of the Mediterranean. La Cascata, which means “the cascade,” takes its name from the spectacular mountain waterfalls seen from the restaurant. The entrance to the restaurant features dramatic iron gates, with hand-painted murals of Italian villages mixed with trompe l’oeil ivy suspended from the ceiling. The inviting aromas announce an evening of fine food, gracious service and warm hospitality.

La Cascata features an internationally selected wine list for the most discriminating tastes. After dinner enjoy a selection of hand-rolled cigars and aperitifs. The restaurant is open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner only. Reservations are recommended.

The Living Room

In our Living Room, we’ll introduce you to the fascinating Hawaiian culture. On selected evenings each week, you’re invited to experience a uniquely Hawaiian celebration of life and Island-style entertainment. Enjoy cocktails while watching the afternoon sun melt into the Pacific Ocean setting of a purple-orange fire in the sky. Afternoon tea, a light menu and hors d’oeurves are also featured. Masterful sushi chefs create an eye-pleasing selection of fresh sushi nightly.

Romantic Dinners …a truly private and memorable dining experience for two, at a beautiful outdoor setting enhanced by soft candlelight and Hawaiian torchlight. Your private server will greet you in the lobby and escort you to your secluded dining area. A chilled bottle of champagne awaits you as you begin an evening of tropical enchantment.

Select any four courses from our romantic dinner menu that includes items from the La Cascata and Café Hanalei dinner menus. Intimate romantic dinners can be arranged at beachside, in a garden setting or on an oceanfront terrace.

The Bali Hai Restaurant

Open to the gentle trade winds, on three sides, the Bali Hai looks out on its namesake, Bali Hai and beautiful Hanalei Bay. The mountains and Hanalei Bay are beautiful from the Bali Hai. It is located in the beautifully landscaped Hanalei Bay Resort. Breakfast here is a wonderful way to start your day. For lunch and dinner they specialize in Pacific Rim cuisine made from fresh island ingredients, many of the herbs are grown right here at the resort. Don’t miss sunset at the Bali Hai. It’s an unforgettable experience in any Hanalei Bay vacation.

  • Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Happy Talk Lounge

Relax to the soothing sounds of a nearby waterfall with your favorite cocktails at the Happy Talk Lounge. Come for the companionship, come for the nightly entertainment, come for the remarkable sunsets.

  • Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. nightly
  • Happy Hour Aloha Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday jazz from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant

Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant offers a great selection of seafood and steak. Hidden behind a gallery called Ola’s are this fish market and adjoining steak-and-seafood restaurant, on the banks of the Hanalei River. Particularly inviting are the fresh fish sandwiches, served under umbrellas at river’s edge. Most appealing (besides the river view) are the appetizers: artichokes steamed or stuffed with garlic, butter, and cheese; buttery stuffed mushrooms; and ceviche fresh from the fish market, with a jaunty dash of green olives. From fresh catch to baked shrimp to Alaskan king crab and chicken marinated in soy sauce, the Dolphin has stayed with the tried-and-true The fish is always fresh. They don’t take reservations so get there early or you might have to wait in line. The Hanalei Dolphin is one of my favorite restaurants.

CJs Steakhouse

CJs Steakhouse, formally known as Chuck’s Steakhouse is located in the Princeville Shopping Center. The food is great and the service is pretty good. All dinners come with an all you can eat salad and bread bar. This is my other favorite restaurant.

Zelos Beach House

Zelos Beach House is in Hanalei. They serve a variety of beef, fish and chicken. Their ribs are pretty good and they have a good selection of wine, beers and other drinks. Sit in one of the window seats and watch the goings on of Hanalei.

Sushi Blues

Sushi Blues is in Hanalei. They serve a variety of sushi and other seafood. Their crunchy roles are great! The only downside is their food is on the expensive side. Nightly entertainment.

Tropical Taco

Tropical Taco is in Hanalei. The food is really good but a little expensive. The fish tacos are great. Sit on the porch and watch the Hanalei cars go by.

Polynesian Café

Polynesian Café is in Ching Young Village in Hanalei. They serve a wide variety of food and desserts. Consider the fish burger fries. They also have some terrific homemade baked goods. Try anything with chocolate, especially the praline caramel chocolate bars or the caramel chocolate cheesecake. You can sit outside.

Paradise Bar and Grill

Paradise Bar and Grill is in the Princeville Shopping Center. The portions are huge for the price. If possible try sitting at the surfboard. It adds a little something extra plus you’re in charge of the TV remote.


Postcards in Hanalei exceptional fish and vegetarian plates featuring local ingredients. They use no meat, poultry, refined sugar or ingredients with chemical additives. Open for dinner only.

Kilauea Fish Market

Kilauea Fish Market is located in Kilauea. They serve burgers, wraps, burritos and some local foods. The food is pretty good and the price isn’t bad. The Ahi wrap is great.

Bubbas Burgers

Bubbas Burgers is in Hanalei. They serve burgers, fries, etc… it’s a great place to stop for lunch and look around at the shops.

Lighthouse Bistro

Lighthouse Bistro is in Kilauea. Even if you’re not on your way to the legendary Kilauea Lighthouse, this bistro is so good it’s worth a special trip. The charming green-and-white wooden building next to Kong Lung Store has open sides, old-fashioned plantation architecture, open-air seating, trellises, and high ceilings. The food is excellent, an eclectic selection that highlights local ingredients in everything from fresh fish tacos and fresh fish burgers to mac nut-crusted ahi and four preparations of fresh catch — much more elegant than usual lunchtime fare. They have good burgers and serve great lunches.

Kilauea Bakery/Pau Hana Pizza

Kilauea Bakery/Pau Hana Pizza is at the Kong Lung Center in Kilauea. The pizza is great and the price isn’t bad. It’s a great place to eat breakfast before heading to the lighthouse or a fun filled day at the beach. The baked goods are wonderful.

Pizza Hanalei

Pizza Hanalei is in the Ching Young Shopping Center. The pizza is really great but expensive. You can choose from a variety of toppings. The pizza comes with dipping sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Hanalei Mixed Plate

Hanalei Mixed Plate is pretty good. They serve a lot of different dishes. The chicken and chips are pretty good also the Kalua pig and cabbage. Something that a lot of other places don’t do that they do is let you sample the dishes you want to try.

Hanalei Gourmet

Hanalei Gourmet is good. It’s a nice place if you’re not expecting anything fancy. This is a good place for live local entertainment. They have a deli next door that serves great sandwiches and cheesy fries.