Wednesday - Sunday 3:00-9:00PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Bar Only between 3-5 PM
(Limited Bar Food Menu)
Dinner 5-9 PM
For Reservations Please Call:
4-1380 Kuhio HWY, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
All Underlined items are Local
@ THE LOCAL KAUAI
KITCHEN + BAR
Starting @ 5:00 PM
Grilled Brocoli + Cauliflower
warm Gorgonzola Dolce, balsamic (VEG, GF)
Sweet Corn & Queso Fresco Empanadas
purple Okinawan potatoes,house made creme, aji pique (Veg)
Burrata Cheese + Rosemary Flatbread
Kauai Island Honey, cocoa nibs, olive oil, black pepper, Kona sea salt (VEG)
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)
Shaved Zucchini Salad
warm bacon vinaigrette, Kunana Farms goat cheese, truffle-honey (GF)
Roasted Organic Beet + Watermelon Salad
french lentils, French feta, watermelon radish, toasted pecans, basil, white balsamic (Veg, GF)
Savory Stuffed Crepe
roasted veggies, melty cheese, tomato-ancho sauce (VEG)
Grilled Grass Fed Steak Bruchetta
Hanalei Bread Company Rustic Multi Grain Loaf, garlic aioli, micro greens, shaved Parmesan, black pepper, pickled shallots
Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Kauai Juice Co. Hot Sauce, celery, carrot, poblano,
Grilled Coconut Shrimp
pomelo, rice salad, mint, cilantro, peanuts,
kaffir lime (GF, DF)
big eye tuna belly house made tartar sauce, malt vinegar radish, lemon, dill (DF)
Kauai Clam + Spicy Tomato Sauce
prosciutto, red wine, fennel, Hanalei Bread Company artisan bread (DF)
Koloa Rum Braised Pork Belly
Jicama, pineapple,pickled mustard seeds,
Seared Ahi + Local Avocado
green goddess, green beans, breakfast potatoes, Kona sea salt (GF)
TLK Grassfed Beef* Burger
soft bun, aged cheddar, bacon, jalapeno-pineapple jam, arugula, served with fries
Organic Half Roasted Chicken
Puna Chicks Cornish Rock variety, rice, black beans, fried plantains, guasacaca (GF, DF)
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 $4
organic house made tomato sauce, Po'okela Sausage Co. Italian Sausage, spicy pickled peppers, Hawaiian sweet onion,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 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.
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
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 at Portland City Grill, 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 part of the opening crew at Lucier Restaurant. This is where she connected with Greg Denton, at that time, Greg was Kellers Executive Sous Chef, and Gabrielle Quinonez-Denton (both who went on to earn and slew of accolades and James Beard nominations for their work at Ox Restaurant). In less than a year, Keller left Lucier and was taken on as opening Sous Chef for Greg and Gabi at their new spot, Metrovino, located in the Pearl District.
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.