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Dining oceanfront on Kauai is truly an experience you won't want to miss! The east side of Kauai offers a variety of waterfront restaurants, from fine dining to casual. Enjoy live music and relax with your toes in the sand and a drink in hand! 

The Bull Shed

The Bull Shed is a local favorite open for dinner and happy hour. Offering ocean view dining with a low-key atmosphere, the Bull Shed has been serving visitors and locals since 1973. Their menu features a delicious variety of seafood, steak, chicken, pupus, self-serve salad bar, and much more!

Voted "Kauai's Best Steakhouse" by Garden Isle Magazine for six years in a row. Stop by for Happy Hour between 4:30 and 5:30 pm to sample a wide selection of wines, specialty cocktails, and pupus. With something for the whole family, you certainly won’t leave hungry. Have a laugh when you tell your friends where you had dinner, they’ll think you’re swearing every time! Then you say, ”No, I said Bull Shed!” 

4-796 Kuhio Highway • Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i 96746 • 808.822.3791 

Oasis on the Beach

Oasis on the Beach is located within the Waipouli Beach Resort and offers spectacular ocean views in a casual, open-air environment. They source almost 90 percent of their ingredients from Kauai, including locally caught fish and fresh local produce, for a truly fresh taste of the island. Showcasing cuisine that incorporates local cultures and influences, their menu includes a variety of fresh, colorful, and delicious dishes! Try a Dragonfruit Margarita at happy hour, enjoy a sunset date night, or a family gathering, all with a picturesque ocean backdrop. 

 4-820 Kuhio Highway • Kapa‘a, Kaua'i 96746 • 808.822.9332

Sam's Ocean View Restaurant and Bar

Always an open-air dining experience, Sam's offers a unique and fun atmosphere! Enjoy a casual dining experience with ocean views, palm trees, and tropical tradewinds. Sample globally-inspired dishes, craft cocktails while enjoying friendly service and a memorable experience at Sam's, winner of 2016 & 2017 Open Table Diners Choice Award and 2018 Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.

Stop by for happy hour from 5 to 6 pm, and Sunday Brunch from 9 to 3 pm, with $5 mimosas all day! From locally sourced ingredients to handmade dishes and island ambiance, Sam's is a must-try!

4-1546 Kuhio Highway • Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i 96746 • 808.822.7887 

Lava Lava Beach Club

Lava Lava Beach Club takes oceanfront dining seriously and provides guests with a genuine 'toes in the sand' experience! Located at the Kauai Shores Hotel in Kapaa, they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tables right on the beach. Chef specialties include fresh fish entrées, pizzas, and authentic fish tacos. Locals and visitors flock here to enjoy the fun atmosphere that combines daily live music with island favorite dishes, signature cocktails, and ocean waves. If you're lucky, you might even catch a beautiful hula performance! 

420 Papaloa Rd • Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i 96746 • 808.241.5282

Whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or pau hana happy hour, have fun sampling all of these oceanfront experiences to find your favorite spot. Each venue offers easy parking that's accessible right in Kapaa town. Relax and enjoys the sights and sounds of the ocean while enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends!