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The Local Kauai

4-1380 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1607
+1 808-431-4926
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4-1380 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1607
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need the organic, local, vegan stuff than this is your place. If not it is just overpriced. Drinks use local juices, but enough ice that the $13 price is ridiculous for no more than a shot in a large glass. Thumbs down.More

Thank storytime
thelocalk, Manager at The Local Kauai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha and thank you very much for your business and feedback, we really appreciate it, however we do focus on high quality, organic and locally sourced ( made in Hawaii ) ingredients and doing that does come at a very high cost, also our drinks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the coconut curry fish and the cocktails with fresh juice. Great use of (and highlighting of) the wonderful bounty of Kauai. Would definitely return! Lots of hard surfaces in the restaurant so it was pretty loud. Great location in the middle of...More

Thank Miriam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of five people with no reservations on a Saturday night. We were seated after they prepared a table for us. There was a very large family group of about 18 that were definitely a challenge that they met expectations for. We...More

Thank GoodToGo541
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional locally sourced food! Wide variety of items. Wonderful atmosphere. It’s situated on a corner, high profile, which was less ideal at first, thought it would be just a touristy stop but it actually had a lot of depth. Highly recommend!

Thank Kjteam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere itself is not that great. It comes off as a very down home local place. We ordered some delicious cocktails. They have a great bartender. We ordered the grass feed burger and it did not disappoint. We also order the fish in a...More

Thank Burnside4010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Local serves food sources from the islands of Hawaii that is fresh and absolutely delicious. The service is friendly, laid back, and professional (nice, welcoming combination). I recommend the empanadas as a start. The fresh fish was the best fish I ate during a...More

Thank Janemckelvey
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Even though this restaurant has been here for almost a year, we went in for the first time a few weeks ago. Easy to overlook this spot, as restaurants have been coming and going at this location for as long as I can remember. Menu...More

Thank washington_wahine
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We came here due to good reviews but walked away quite disappointed. We are not snobs, we just appreciate good flavor. Everything we had here was just meh. First off, please note this is a tapas place. The price looked decent but once the waitress...More

Thank Chiq4Travel
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The service was great, the live music was awesome and the food did not disappoint. We shared the cauliflower and beet salad tapas to start, which were both amazing. Then we shared the half chicken which was really really yummy! Unique and yummy flavour combinations...More

Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a must when you visit Kapaa. The chef has an amazing menu with delicious local ingredients. She has conscientious and detailed in every way.

Thank cynthiasF6810KH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1380 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1607
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-431-4926
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We focus on locally sourced and quality ingredients, embracing what the island of Kauai has to offer. We provide a casual yet classy setting, with two small dining rooms and ten seats at the bar. Our cocktails are all fresh squeezed, and we offer four beers on tap plus bottled beer and wine.
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