Kauai is home to so many romantic restaurants with delicious menu items and beautiful views. If you are looking to treat your valentine to a special dinner this year, check out some of the most romantic and highly rated restaurants throughout Kauai. And don’t forget to make reservations early, as many of these options will fill up early!
Bar Acuda, located in Hanaley, is considered Hanalei’s hippest eatery, with an enviable, Mediterranean wine list perfectly paired to the menu. With their ever-evolving seasonal menu, the chefs Hana and Kenny Uddifa share a vision of locally sourced food, traditionally prepared, and rooted in simplicity. The menu goes dishes like lobster-stuffed squid with romesco sauce, to roast chicken panzanella, slow-braised beef short ribs, and grilled pancetta-wrapped sea scallopsTthis is one of those fun but romantic places to dine.
Executive Chef and Kaua`i native Noelani Planas’ Red Salt Restaurant offers an acclaimed dining experience for those who seek something different. Sweeping palm tree-lined ocean views set the tone, while diverse, captivating menus draw in even the most adventurous guests with plenty of signature specialties—think Lemon-Pineapple Soufflé Pancakes, Vanilla Bean-Seared Mahi, and Ahi Tartare.
Duke's Canoe Club
Home of the famous Hula pie, this casual restaurant offers patrons a bit of island culture. An indoor waterfall, live Hawaiian music, and fresh local seafood are among the attractions that have folks returning again and again. Lunch here is amazing, but if you're looking for nightlife this is a great spot too, live music and dancing after dark.
Lava’s on Poipu Beach
At Lava's inside of the Sheraton Kauai, you can enjoy views of the sunset on Poipu Beach along with handcrafted and unique tropical drinks. Located near the resort's Ocean Pool and just steps from the beach, Lava's put's a Hawaiian style twist on the traditional bar and grill. A perfect place for a romantic night out.
Oasis is a beautiful oceanfront location that showcases what Kauai has to offer in cuisine, service, and ocean views while providing open air seating throughout the restaurant. Breathtaking ocean views can be enjoyed, and both outdoor and indoor seating are available. A unique and positive aspect at Oasis is that they serve a menu that features 85 percent locally produced food. Offering tables right on the sand, it can't get more romantic than this.
If you are looking for something really special and unique to treat your Valentine to this year, consider a helicopter tour of Kauai before your special dinner. Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences:
“Had a great time! Perfect weather for a helicopter tour. Pilot Nick knew the history of pretty much every sight we saw. Door off made it exhilarating, but not scary at all. Would definitely recommend.” - cathyny64
“Brilliant experience from start to finish.Our pilot ( Nick ) made it a great experience with his island knowledge, soothing voice & passion for his business. From initial booking to flight, everything ran very smoothly. The scenery is simply stunning. Would highly recommend using Air Kauai.” - Brendan F
“What a thrilling experience, and exceptional staff. Everyone we encountered at Air Kauai was extremely friendly and went out of their way to accommodate my fiancée and I. The flight itself was magical, as we had one of those rare days of complete visibility. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job of narrating the flight, while flying. Hats off to the entire Air Kauai team!" - Trippin510
Kelby was our pilot, and he did an awesome job keeping us safe and voicing over our helicopter tour. He even had a playlist curated that complimented the scenery. Business was clean, professional, and reasonably priced in comparison to the competition." - Randi T
Please feel free to contact us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions or special requests for your Valentine’s Day adventure, or book any of our tours online!