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The Local Kauai

4-1380 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1607
+1 808-431-4926
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4-1380 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1607
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Reviewed today via mobile

I loved the local. Was a customer since day one but like most restaurants, the portions get cut in half and the prices sky rocket. I don't mind spending if it's worth it. Let me start by saying the service was great as always but...More

Thank kainarivera1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this place after our attention was grabbed by Trotter the cute pup sleeping outside. Wandered in for dinner and ended up having the best meal we have had in Kauai. Everything underlined on the menu is a locally sourced product so it was easy...More

1  Thank Matt D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant and unique menu. The food was excellent and the waitresses were very knowledgeable and attentive. The chef takes the time to make everything to perfection. The restaurant has only been in Kapaa a couple of years. Drinks are very good as well. Highly...More

Thank mparker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s nice to see new places pop up in Kauai - this chef is bringing some nice new twists to old standards - the fried chicken and liver toast were actually wonderful . There are lots of options but it is a bit of a...More

Thank ggsmommy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another recommendation from a friend and very worth it. Delicious local ingredients in the food and the cocktails, laid-back atmosphere, great service. We went twice over 4 days.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Travelling with friends from England. Stopped for an afternoon drink & snack. Sat at the bar, chatted with the owner & staff. Very friendly. Tried their special cocktails, empanada,roasted nuts and fries. All great. When we go to Kauai again we will definitely go back...More

Thank judithivyt
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We ate dinner here recently- food was good, but portions were small. Someone in our group ordered the empanadas- they were delicious, but came in a plate of just 3- seriously for $15? Someone else has deviled eggs and it was also just 3 tiny...More

Thank jazziekitty
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

BEST MEAL IVE HAD SO FAR IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. This venue gave my family and I the greatest dinner. The pizza was insane, the Mahi Mahi was perfect, the steak was amazing, the empanadas were great, and the dessert was sweet. All of our...More

Thank Evan D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We ate here on our first night and were jet lagged and hungry. The food was good and meant to be eaten family style. The portions were a little small for this but no complaints about the quality of food.

Thank ltcoates
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting experience at the Local Kauai. Great waitress, super attentive, but kitchen and bar seemed overwhelmed. Food and drinks came out in waves. Forgot one of our appetizer orders. Fries were delicious, as was the burger. Everything else was good, but not great.. We were...More

Thank GSMD05
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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