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Kauai Dining

Calling all foodies! Did you know that Poipu boasts an amazing culinary scene? Kauai’s unique beach communities are filled with several excellent dining options, and many of them are right here on Poipu and offer outdoor seating so that you can enjoy the beauty of Kauai. Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience or a more casual ambiance, these Poipu restaurants are sure to impress. Make sure to try a few of them during your next beach vacation!

6 of the Best Outdoor Restaurants in Poipu

Poke Bowl


Keoki's Paradise

This popular restaurant features a diverse menu, and diners will enjoy open-air seating surrounded by lush, tropical greenery. Keoki's offers lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch and on certain evenings, you can partake in a more curated experience like a chef's tasting. 

  • Lunch: Monday thru Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Dinner: Daily from 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 2:00pm


If the thought of dinner and a view appeals to you, then you’ll definitely want to stop by this gem. Tidepools has a varied menu with fresh seafood and steak, vegetarian dishes, and decadent desserts. They also have a wonderful selection of creative cocktails and wines. Sip on a glass of wine while you take in the views of the koi-filled lagoon from your open air hale, this spot is the perfect choice to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or romantic evening with your loved one.

  • Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Beach House Restaurant

For a family-friendly dining experience, make a reservation for Beach House Restaurant. The open-air restaurant has an ocean or partial view from any seat, so there's no bad spot in the house! Order from an innovative menu filled with ingredients from local Island fisherman, farmers, bakers, and more. Try the Lobster Deviled Eggs as an appetizer and for the main course, the Wasabi-Buttered Fresh Island Fish or Filet Mignon. There is also a kids menu for ages 12 and under.

  • Dinner: 3:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Happy Hour: 3:30pm - 4:30m

Brennecke's Beach Broiler 

Brennecke's Beach Broiler provides another casual dining experience for locals and visitors in the area. The extensive lunch and dinnner menu means you have plenty of options to choose from! Dive into Kauai style pupus to share with family and friends like the Coconut Shrimp and Fried Spicy Brussel Sprouts, and for your mains, try a Poke Bowl made with fresh fish. You can also choose from burgers, pasta, and vegetarian and vegan options as well. 

  • Lunch & Dinner: Daily from 11:00am - 9:00pm 
  • Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays
  • Happy Hour: Daily from 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Tasting Room

Located on the south side of Kauai, The Tasting Room is the perfect spot created and designed to provide a warm, welcoming place to share the magic of food and wine pairings. The extensive wine list features wines from Napa, the Loire Valley, and Italy, and so much more. Their menu features a creative mix that all foodies will enjoy.

  • Dinner: Tuesday thru Saturday from 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Little Fish Coffee Poipu

If you're looking for a quick bite and a cup of Joe, then visit Little Fish Coffee Poipu! This adorable coffee shop is the perfect stop before starting your beach day. Choose from a menu of acai bowls, bagels & sandwiches, smoothies, and coffee to get the day going! 

  • Breakfast & Lunch: Monday thru Sunday from 7:30am - 1:00pm

Book Your Kauai Beach Rental


Now that you know all the best places to dine, it’s time to start planning your trip! Suite Paradise offers a wide array of luxurious vacation rentals in Poipu. Whether you prefer a luxury condo or a spacious private home, we are sure to have the ideal property for your stay. Each of our accommodations features top-of-the-line amenities, and they are just minutes from the best beaches, restaurants, and attractions.