Imagine watching the sun set from the westernmost part of the country (well, technically Niihau is the westernmost part of the United States, but good luck finding a decent martini). Now imagine you are on a beautiful tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Island famous for romance. This can only happen at one place in the world, The Beach House. Located in Poipu, The Beach House, featuring Pacific Rim cuisine, has the best ocean front property on the island. Opening its doors in the early 1980’s, The Beach House has dominated the fine dining scene on the south side for the past few decades. It wasn’t until recently with the appearance of celebrity chef run eateries, there has been competition. Still, Honolulu Magazine has awarded it “Best Kauai Restaurant” 15 years in a row confirming that it isn’t only the view that makes it one of the most popular restaurants on Kauai. Make your reservations for 20 minutes before sunset as soon as you know you will be on the island,. You are not the only one who wants to experience The Beach House, and we are not the only ones writing about it. Vibe: Ocean views from every table. The modern interior with open air windows allow each table an ocean or partial ocean view. Candles burn brightly on white linen tablecloths as the warm ocean breeze and sounds of crashing waves add to this quintessential tropical night.
Menu: Seafood steals the show but items such as the Chinese 5-spice crusted lamb sirloin offer adventurous meat lovers a unique choice. Their farm-to-table philosophy states “We strive to make the most of local ingredients. Our fish is sourced directly from Island fisherman, and our beef and coffee come from neighboring ranches.”
Not to Miss: The Macadamia nut butter sautéed fresh Hawaiian catch with citrus miso beurre blanc. Market Price. Order a side of their Moloka’i purple sweet mashed potatoes for the chance to try something out of the ordinary.
Where? 5022 Lawai Road, Koloa, HI 96756
by Leela Linder