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  • 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:

    808.431.4926.

     

    thelocalkauai@gmail.com

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

     

     

     

     

  • BAR MENU

     
    Starting @ 3:00 PM

     

    All Underlined items are Local​

     

    TLK Bar Nuts $5

    Hamakua macadamia nuts, organic peanuts, kaffir lime leaf, Hawaiian dried chilies, Kona sea salt (VG, GF)

     

    Kauai Deviled Eggs $7

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

     

    Truffle Fries $12

    True Leaf Farms fresh rosemary + thyme +

    marjoram + sage, fresh garlic, black garlic aioli (VEG)

     

    Simple Salad $10/$17

    Rising Sun Farms organic mixed greens,

      shaved radish (VG, GF)

    house made ranch (VEG)- or - citrus vinaigrette (VG)

     

    Chopped Kale Caesar* $14

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

     

    Sweet Corn + Queso Fresco Empanadas $14

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

     

    Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken $15

    Jidori non-GMO chicken thighs, house made ranch, fries

     

    Beer + Cheddar Bratwurst $16

    Po'okela Sausage Co. brat, locally made bun, house mayo, B+B pickle relish, fries

    ** sub organic simple salad -or- truffle fries $3

     

    Big Eye Tuna Belly Fish N Chips (3pc.) $20

    house made tartar, fries

    ** sub organic simple salad -or- truffle fries $3

     

    TLK Grassfed Beef Burger* $21

    Wailua dry aged ground beef, soft bun, aged cheddar, bacon, jalapeno-pineapple jam, arugula, house made mayo, fries

    ** sub organic simple salad -or- truffle fries $3

     

     

     

  • DINNER MENU

     

    Starting @ 5:00 PM

     

    TAPAS

     

    TLK Bar Nuts $5

    Hamakua macadamia nuts, organic peanuts, kaffir lime leaf, Hawaiian dried chilies, Kona sea salt (VG, GF)

     

    Kauai Deviled Eggs

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

     

    Truffle Fries $7

    True Leaf Farms fresh rosemary + thyme +

    marjoram + sage, fresh garlic, black garlic aioli (VEG)

     

    Cream of Watercress Soup $12

    potato, fresh herbs, lemon, creme fraiche (VEG, GF)

     

    Sweet Corn + Queso Fresco Empanadas $14

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

     

    Simple Salad $10/$17

    Rising Sun Farms organic mixed greens,

      shaved radish (VG, GF)

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

     

    Avocado + Fresh Lilikoi Salad $14

    arugula, shaved fresh coconut, japanese cucumber, sunflower seeds (VG, GF)

     

    Chopped Kale Caesar* $14

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

     

    Shaved Zucchini Salad $14

    Maui Nui smoked venison chorizo, Kauai Kunana Dairy goat cheese, crispy shallots (GF)

     

    Roasted Beets $15

    French lentils, balsamic cream, fresh thyme,

    honey pecans (VEG, GF)

     

    Savory Stuffed Crepe $15

    rainbow chard, Hamakua ali'i mushrooms, ricotta, roasted tomato-ancho sauce (VEG, GF)

     

    Grilled Grass Fed Steak Bruschetta $16

    Hanalei Bread Company Rustic Multi Grain, garlic-green onion aioli, micro greens, shaved parmesan, black pepper, pickled shallots

     

    Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken $16

    Jidori non-gmo chicken thighs, Kauai Juice Co. Hot Sauce, celery, carrot, green peppers,

    blue cheese

     

    Grilled Coconut Kauai Shrimp $17

    pomelo, rice salad, mint, cilantro, peanuts,

      kaffir lime (GF, DF)

     

    Battered Fish $17

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

     

    Seared Ahi + Local Avocado $22

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

     

    Lamb + Eggplant Gratin $18

    Makaweli ground lamb, stuffed eggplant, bay leaf béchamel, Kauai Kunana Dairy feta, fresh mint

     

    LARGE PLATES

     

    TLK Grassfed Beef Burger* $21

    Wailua dry aged ground beef, soft bun, aged cheddar, bacon, jalapeno-pineapple jam, arugula, house made mayo, fries

    ** sub organic side simple salad -or- truffle fries $3

     

    Punachicks Farm Organic Half Roasted Chicken $34

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

     

    PIZZA 11"

     

    Margherita $19

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

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

     

    The Original Crispy Kale $21

    cream, garlic, parmesan, truffle oil (VEG)

    **add Neuskes applewood smoked bacon $4

     

    Papaya Jam + Bacon + Brie $25

    Monkeypod Papaya-Vanilla Jam, fresh arugula, black pepper

    ** Add fresh jalapeño $2

     

    Po'okela Sausage + Pepper $23

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

     

    DESSERT

     

    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

     

    Carrot Cake $12

    local organic yellow + orange carrots, cream cheese frosting

     

    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 larger.

     

     

  • DRINK MENU

     

     

    All Underlined items are Local​

    Starting @ 3:00 PM

     

    BEVERAGES

     

    Local Fresh Squeezed Juices

    Lemonade, limeade or pineapple

     

    Local Sour Sop Limeade

    Kauai Kunana Farms sour sop, mint, lime, agave

     

    Local Lilikoi Juice (Passion Fruit)

    Kauai Kunana Farms lilikoi, lime, organic sugar

     

    Dragon Fruit + Pineapple Kombucha

    Kauai Juice Company

     

    Fresh Local Coconut Water

    Govinda Ruben, Kauai

     

    Perrier Sparkling Water

    11.15 fl. oz. plain

    -OR-

    25.3 fl. oz grapefruit, lemon, lime or plain

     

     

    COCKTAILS

     

    The Garden Isle (House Signature Cocktail)

    Maui Ocean organic vodka, ginger, cucumber, mint, basil, lime, soda

     

    The Local Mai Tai

    Maui Old Lahaina silver + dark rums, Kauai Kunana Farms organic fresh lilikoi juice, fresh Hawaiian pineapple juice

     

    Draon's Breath

    Maui Fid Street Gin, Kauai Juice Co. dragon fruit kombucha, byrrh

     

    The Blue Room

    Maui Organic Wave silver rum, pineapple juice, lemon, blue spirulina

     

    Lilikoi -OR- Pineapple Martini

    Maui Pau Vodka + Kauai Kunana Farms lilikoi juice or fresh pineapple juice

     

    The Kuhio Boulevardier

    Maui Paniolio Blended Whiskey, Dolin sweet vermouth, byrrh

     

    The Soursop Colada

    Kauai Koloa Coconut Rum, Kauai Kunana Farms soursop mint limeade, lime juice

     

    Fresh Coconut Water Mojito

    Maui Sammy's Beach Bar Rum (silver -or- spiced), fresh muddled mint, lime juice, Kauai fresh coconut water, splash of soda

     

    The Lava Rock

    activated charcoal infused vodka, fresh lemon juice, splash of simple syrup

     

    The Beach Fire (smoky + spicy!)

    mezcal, tequila, Kauai Juice Co. nogi juice: cucumber, kale, cilantro, pineapple + jalapeno

     

    ** Due to the quality of spirits and fresh local juices used in our Specialty Cocktails, we ask that customers carefully read the descriptions to properly choose a cocktail. We kindly have a no return policy, Mahalo.

     

    DRAUGHT BEER

    (rotates frequently)

    Available in 16oz. -OR- 24oz.

     

    Kona Brewing Co. Castaway IPA

    Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Porter

    Cerveza Pacifico Clara

    Lagunitas Lil' Sumpin Ale

     

    BOTTLES AND CANS

     

    Ballast Point Mango Even Keel

    Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin

    Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

    Full Sail Brewing IPAPAPAYA IPA

    Kona Brewing Hanalei Island IPA

    Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat

    Kona Brewing Longboard Lager

    10 Barrel Brewing Pub Lager

     

    WHITE WINE

    All available by the glass -OR- by the bottle

     

    Grayson Chardonnay

    California, 2015

     

    Poema Brut Cava

    Cava, Spain

     

    Riff Pinot Grigio*

    Veneto, Italy 2015

     

    Quivira Sauvignon Blanc*

    Sonoma, California 2015

     

    RED WINE

     

    Grayson Cabernet Sauvignon

    California 2015

     

    Bodega La Flor Malbec

    Mendoza, Argentina 2015

     

    Volver Tempranillo*

    La Mancha, Spain 2014

     

    Michael David Petite Petit

    Lodi, California 2014

     

    * Certified organic or sustainable

    * We have a $20 corkage fee

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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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