Don't Miss Eating House 1849
Make sure to enjoy at least one meal here when staying on the South Side of Kauai
This open-air, plantation style restaurant has quickly become an island favorite for locals and visitors. Brainchild of award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi who blends the two worlds of plantation style and modern haute cuisine. The name, the Eating House 1849 pays homage to restaurateurs like Peter Fernandez who, the story goes, opened one of the first restaurants in Hawaii, called the Eating House, back in the mid-1800s on Oahu.
Start off with one of the popular pupus, Crispy Fried Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts, Eating House Rainbow Poke ie Huli Huli Style Spicy Pork Belly and continue on for a main course of Spicy Ramen Bowl, Hapa Burger, make with Makewili Beef and Kulana Wild Boar, Smoked Gouda Cheese or Fresh Island Fish.
ABout Chef Roy Yamaguchi
Culinary pioneer and Roy's founder Roy Yamaguchi was born in Tokyo. It was while visiting his grandparents on Maui that he had his first taste of seafood bought fresh at seaside piers — fond memories that would shape his future career.
At 19, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York as a master chef and moved to Los Angeles where he served as executive chef at La Serene. After gaining invaluable experience in LA, Roy decided it was time to head closer to his roots. He moved to Hawaii and opened the first Roy's in 1988.
Roy Yamaguchi is regarded as an international culinary visionary and the creator of Hawaiian fusion cuisine. His numerous accolades include the prestigious James Beard Award. Roy has also hosted six seasons of the television show "Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi," seen in more than 60 countries, and has published three cookbooks: Roy's Fish and Seafood, Roy's Feasts from Hawaii and Hawaii Cooks: Flavors from Roy's Pacific Rim Kitchen.