In addition to having some of the finest beaches and shopping destinations in Hawaii, Poipu is also home to an eclectic mix of high end cuisine, ethnic restaurants, and traditional island fare. Whether you are looking for a simple hamburger and fries with a coke, or a plate of the day’s catch with a tall glass of wine, there is something for everyone on the menu at Poipu’s award-winning restaurants.
The self-proclaimed “Westernmost sports bar in the United States”, Kalapaki Joes offers breakfast items from 7 to 11 AM, and lunch and dinner items from 11 AM to 10 PM, as well as a happy hour from 3 to 6 daily. They offer a wide variety of items, including full breakfast, to premium sirloin burgers, fish/seafood, and steak. Come watch your favorite team play, while enjoying panoramic view of the stunning Pacific Ocean!
This restaurant features a unique style of Hawaiian regional cuisine, served in a casual, yet elegant setting of an old Hawaii plantation. A pioneer in the “Farm to Table” concept, Chef Peter Merriman serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught using only sustainable methods. If you are looking for a more casual dining experience, try Merriman’s Gourmet Pizza and Burgers, located just downstairs! Open from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM daily.
The first Roy’s was opened in Honolulu in 1988 by the famed restaurant pioneer Roy Yamaguchi, and currently there are now 36 locations throughout the world. Eating House 1849 is a unique take on Hawaii’s vibrant culinary heritage, featuring European techniques with Asian cuisine, mixed with Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience. After enjoying the fresh seafood and hand cut meats, feel free to indulge in the world famous chocolate soufflé! Open from 5 PM to 9:30 PM daily.
This restaurant is located in a beautifully restored manor that sits on grounds that once housed Hawaii’s first sugar plantation. The menu features a delicious array of fresh seafood, as well as pork tenderloin and braised baby back ribs. Desserts include lilikoi cheesecake and a delectable island haupia. Open every day from 5:30 to 9:00 PM, Plantations Gardens specializes in local and organic food, cooked Hawaiian style, with a hint of Asian flair.
Keoki’s Paradise invites you to relax in a lush tropical paradise, with delicious island style cooking, exotic drinks, and live music. Seafood is the main attraction, but the restaurant also features prime rib, steaks, and a full children’s menu to satisfy everyone in the family. The tropical ambiance and moderate pricing, have made Keoki’s one of the island’s more popular destinations. Don’t forget to try the Hula Pie!
The well-known Southern California restaurant has made its way to Poipu! “The Upstairs” features a polished Latin Aesthetic inspired by the owners’ trips to Mexico, while the menu features bold, fresh flavors on updated and modern Mexican fare; albeit with an island twist. The Chuleta de Cerdo al Pastor (spiced caramelized pork chop), and the Mole De Poblano Enchilada are two of the many delicious menu selections. If you are in the mood to hang out and have a little fun, the dual restaurant typically features live Mexican guitarists every Friday night.