Kekaha Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kekaha

April 14, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Kekaha (literally, "the place" in Hawaiian) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States. The population was 3,537 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Kekaha

1. Porky's Kauai

9630 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue, Hawaiian Dinner, Lunch SGD 5 - SGD 12 +1 808-631-3071
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 469 reviews

Porky's Kauai

An Hawaiian twist on an old american favorite... <br><br>***Friday Night you will find me in Hanapepe at the Art Walk from 5:30-9. Not in Waimea***

Reviewed By dshabby - British Columbia

Food truck located in Waimea.........Happy and eager to please caterers. Easy to find, lots of parking, and covered table to enjoy your meal. Very popular food truck and quite busy around the meal times. When we were there, they are closed Monday and Tuesday......but just check somewhere on the internet in the future as those days may change.


3 things on the menu to chose from. Sausage dog, hot dog and grill cheese, each slathered in a pulled pork topping with your choice of mild or hot and spicy BBQ sauce. We sampled all three and they were all awesome. I liked the sausage dog the best but they are all very well done.

2. Shenanigan's Pmrf

1308 Club Road, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 808-335-4706
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Shenanigan's Pmrf

Reviewed By SoCalOregonian - Murrieta, California

This restaurant is located on PMRF, so you must have base access to dine here. If you do, it is well worth it. There is a bar and large indoor dining area, but the best experience is on the lanai at sunset. It is a seat yourself restaurant, waitress will bring your menu, take your drink order return with drinks and take your food order. Service is adequate, food is decent, with a good selection of items, what you would expect on a military base. But both pale in comparison to the sun setting behind Ni'ihau. Recommend dining here.

3. Kekaha Menehune Food Mart

8171 Kekaha Road, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752 Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 808-337-1335
Excellent
40%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Kekaha Menehune Food Mart

Reviewed By Mary J - Auburn

We stopped by hoping they would have reusable shopping bags to purchase that said Menehune Mart, because who doesn't love the menehune? They did not, but we did buy some cute hot/cold bags that were in various sizes including lunch box size, which had Hawaiian graphics such as sea turtles, shave ice, flowers, or island scenes. The snacks were similar to 7-11 but they also had "real" food like butter and milk, plus various local or Hawaiian brands of snacks and even bread. Best of all was the very friendly cashier who helped us with a big smile! It was quite similar to any 7-11 or other convenience store but still had some extra products we were happy to purchase.

4. Subway

1308 Nohili Road, Building 201 PMRF Barking Sand, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752 Breakfast, Lunch +1 808-337-9097
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By SoCalOregonian - Murrieta, California

If you have base access, this Subway is located main side PMRF. A great place to grab a sandwich or 2, for your day trip to Waimea Canyon or Polihale.

5. Little Fish Coffee Hanapepe

3900 Hanapepe Rd #D, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 20 +1 808-335-5000
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Little Fish Coffee Hanapepe

Little Fish Coffee Kauai is a purveyor of specialty coffee. We offer high quality, locally sourced and roasted coffees, amazing espresso drinks, healthy smoothies, acai bowls loaded with fresh Kauai fruit, bagels, sandwiches, paninis and salads. We have three Kauai locations for all your coffee needs: Hanapepe, Poipu, and Koke’e.

Reviewed By travelbird_NL - Timbuktu, Mali

Nice little outlet with very decent espresso (macchiatos) from a La Marzocco machine. Had a granola fruit yoghurt bowl too, which was very good. They have a little backyard surrounded by little art galleries. Friendly staff Worth it

6. Thrifty Mini Mart Kekaha

8420 Kekaha Road, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752 +1 808-337-1057
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Thrifty Mini Mart Kekaha

Reviewed By Olowalu_Life - Kauai, Hawaii

Kekaha, the last city of west Kauai. This local residential area doesn't have too much for tourists however few stores are available here, this Thrifty Mart is one of them

More of a convenience/liquor/snack shop, its a good place for a "pick-me-up". Myself being a poke fan, I do recommend it. Freshly homemade and tasty. Not your ABC stores but a local family run store.

7. Midnight Bear Breads

3830 Hanapepe Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716 Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast SGD 3 - SGD 16 +1 808-346-4949
Excellent
80%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Midnight Bear Breads

Organic artisan bakery.

Reviewed By lisa9962 - upstate NY

Great little bakery with delicious sandwiches served beautifully. Open faced prosciutto with shredded cheese, arugula and balsamic was delicious. Also had the grilled prosciutto with brie. Turkey sandwich was excellent - fresh Turkey (not deli meat) with a pesto mayo and dijon. Best of all was cinnamon danish with macadamia nuts!!

8. Ishihara Market

9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 9 +1 808-338-1751
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 364 reviews

Ishihara Market

Reviewed By asiana747 - Toronto, Canada

We stopped by this wonderful supermarket to stock up on some various poke before our drive to Waimea Canyon. Huge selection of Poke and Tako. Some really good deals on Japanese bento lunch box as well. I only wish there was another location of this great joint in Kapaa where we stayed for our week long vacation in Kauai! Service is excellent too.

9. JoJo's Shave Ice

9734 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks +1 808-378-4712
Excellent
62%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 722 reviews

JoJo's Shave Ice

We are the original JoJo&apos;s! Although we have expanded with a second location in Hanalei, our goal has remained the same - to offer the ultimate in shave ice on Kauai! We don&apos;t use commercially made syrups that most of the others buy. Instead we carefully make our own syrups with a lot less sugar but even more flavor. No corn syrup. Only pure cane sugar and some of the freshest Hawaiian flavors. Combine this with our JoJo&apos;s "da secret sauce" i.e. homemade creams, countless flavor combinations/add-on&apos;s, one of the greatest shave ice machines and you&apos;ve got unmatched fluffy shave ice! In addition, we are committed to giving half of our profits to Makanalani, a camp for less privileged youth right here on the Island! We love our community just as much as they love us! Come in today and see why our shave ice is a local and tourist favorite! Mahalo!

Reviewed By SolarT - San Diego

It's been many years since my last visit to JoJo's. I usually stop after hiking in the Waimea canyon and Na Pali trails. I got their most popular, a rainbow of flavors with mac ice cream in the bottom and coconut milk on top. It was busy but no wait. So good!

10. Hanapepe Cafe & Bakery

3830 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716 Seating, Takeout Soups, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 808-335-5011
Excellent
66%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Hanapepe Cafe & Bakery

Reviewed By MaryEllen2013 - Edmonds, Washington

Stopped by here during the Art Walk. We had tasted their soup elsewhere and really liked it so it was a no brainer to try their restaurant. Everything we had was very good and we liked that we could go down the street, pick up our own wine or beer and bring it back with no corkage fee.

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