• OPEN:

    Wednesday - Sunday 3:00-9:00PM

    Closed Monday and Tuesday


    Bar Only between 3-5 PM

    (Limited Bar Food Menu + Beer + Wine + Cocktails)


    Dinner 5-9 PM

    (Full Menu)


    For Reservations Please Call:




    4-1380 Kuhio HWY, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746


    All Underlined items are Local​





    Starting @ 5:00 PM





    Kauai Deviled Eggs

    Smokey BBQ sauce, fried chicken skin, pickled okra, fresh dill (GF)


    Truffle Fries

    True Leaf Farms fresh rosemary + thyme + marjoram + sage,

    fresh garlic, black garlic aioli (VEG)


    Chicken Liver Toast

    House made organic chicken liver pate,

    buttered toast, Mike's mango chutney


    Grilled Summer Sweet Corn

    Ken Lindsey Farm yellow corn, Kauai Kunana Diary feta,

    lime aioli, cilantro (VEG)


    Kauai Grown Plantains

    warm gorgonzola dolce, balsamic, pine nuts (VEG, GF)


    Sweet Corn + Queso Fresco Empanadas

    purple Okinawan sweet potato, Hawaiian sweet corn, queso fresco, aji pique, house made crema (VEG)


    Simple Salad

    Rising Sun Farms mixed greens, sunflower sprouts,

    house made ranch (Veg)- OR - citrus vinaigrette (VG)


    Chopped Kale Caesar*

    Maui hydroponic baby romaine, anchovy, lemon, garlic, parmesan, croutons (GF without croutons)


    Arugula + Avocado Salad

    Cypress Grove aged sheep's milk cheese, local honey- mustard (VEG, GF)


    Savory Stuffed Crepe

    roasted tomatoes, melty cheese,

    fresh tomatillo sauce (VEG, GF)


    Grilled Grass Fed Steak Bruschetta

    Hanalei Bread Company Rustic Multi Grain Loaf, charred scallion aioli, micro greens, parmesan, black pepper, pickled shallots


    Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

    Kauai Juice Co. Hot Sauce, celery, carrot, green peppers,

    blue cheese


    Grilled Coconut Kauai Shrimp

    pomelo, rice salad, mint, cilantro, peanuts,

      kaffir lime (GF, DF)


    Battered Fish

    big eye tuna belly, house made tartar sauce, malt vinegar- radish, lemon, dill (DF)


    Seared Ahi + Local Avocado

    green goddess, green beans, breakfast potatoes, Kona sea salt (GF)


    Braised Pork Shoulder

    bacon fat braised pork shoulder, crispy bok choy, fish sauce, garlic, vinegar, thai basil (GF)






    TLK Grassfed Beef* Burger

    soft bun, aged cheddar, bacon, jalapeno-pineapple jam, arugula,fries


    Punachicks Farm Organic Half Roasted Chicken

    Puna Chicks Cornish Rock variety, rice, Venezuelan style black beans, fried bananas, avocado-cilantro guasacaca (GF, DF)


    PIZZA 11"



    organic house made tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil (VEG)

    **add Po'okela Sausage Co. Italian Sausage$4


    The Original Crispy Kale

    cream, garlic, parmesan, truffle oil (VEG)

    **add Neuskes applewood smoked bacon


    Papaya Jam + Bacon + Brie

    Monkeypod Papaya-Vanilla Jam, fresh arugula, black pepper

    ** Add fresh jalapeño 


    Po'okela Sausage + Pepper

    organic house made tomato sauce, Po'okela Sausage Co. Italian Sausage, mild green peppers, spicy pickled peppers, whole milk mozzarella






    Salted Caramel Creme Brûlée $8

    Kona sea salt (GF)


    Maui Brewing Coconut Porter Chocolate Cake $12

    warm chocolate sauce, Kauai Nut Roasters Coconut Crunch Almonds


    Tres Leches Cake $12

    fresh local lilikoi, whipped cream


    Veg = Vegetarian / VG = Vegan / GF = Gluten Free /

    DF = Dairy Free.


    2% Employee Benefits Service Charge included.


    20% Gratuity Automatically included on all parties of 6 or bigger.



  • The Local Kauai

    Kitchen + Bar

    The Menu

    The Local Kauai is located in the heart of old Kapaa town. We are proud to feature local ingredients in all of our food and on each one of our signature cocktails. Please join us Wednesday through Sunday to enjoy our rustic made from scratch menu.

    The Art

    On the walls of the Bar, North Shore and South West dining rooms hang metal prints of Aaron Feinberg's most stunning work. For more information on the art, please inquire within or visit afeinbergphotography.com

    The Team

    Owner/Executive Chef Erin Keller and Owner/General Manager Jose Cortez head up The Local Kauai and have brought together an extraordinary team. The team at The Local Kauai looks forward to meeting you and guiding you through an experience you are sure to look back on fondly.


    Erin Keller grew up on 40 acres near the Lost Coast of Northern California, where living off the grid, growing organic vegetables and tending orchards with her parents bloomed her passion for fresh ingredients and a rustic, from scratch approach to cooking.


    Keller enrolled at the California Culinary Academy Le Cordon Bleu in 2005 and carried out her externship in Portland, Oregon.


    In 2007, Kellers desire to learn something new encouraged her to take a job at the famed James Beard Award winning thai restaurant, PokPok, in Portland. Learning from Chef Andy Ricker, whom was elected James Beards Best Chef Northwest in 2011, Keller continued her interest in SE Asian cooking, and helped to open Andy's New concept, Ping, located in the China Town district of downtown Portland.


    Following Ping and PokPok, Keller was lucky enough to go on and work for Greg and Gabrielle Denton as their opening Sous Chef at their new spot, Metrovino, located in the Pearl District. Greg and Gabi are now proud holders of James Beard awards for their current restaurant, Ox.


    Moving on from Metrovino, Keller moved back to Northern California for several years to pursue her plan of owning and running her first business, a mobile wood fired pizza catering company, which she named Secret Slice. Keller's deep passion for pizza fell into play and after several years, Keller moved the business up to Portland, her old stomping grounds, and continued to serve wood fired pizza at the Portland Farmers Market, Oregon wine country events, weddings and private parties.


    Simultaneously running Secret Slice and EK's Creme Brulee, a wholesale creme brulee venture that Keller created in 2014, Keller began to miss and crave the restaurant scene, putting forth an effort to fulfill the desire to cook and work in a restaurant environment again.


    Now we are fortunate to have Keller's talents here on Kauai for the local community and tourists alike.

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