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Restaurant Kintaro

Food
Kintaro isn’t the only Asian-inspired restaurant in Kapaa, but it sure serves the finest sushi, tempura, and yakitori in town. Nabemono and Bali Hai (seafood and smoked salmon with wasabi mayonnaise) are the crowd-pleasers. The fish is always fresh and the veggies can always be paired with your own choice of meat.

Ambiance
Crowds gather at the sushi bar or huddle at the tatami-mat seats and tables. Those who like to dine in private opt for seats obscured by shoji screens. Asian decor permeates the serene but steaming atmosphere in Kintaro. Since it’s a favorite hangout, expect to see hordes falling in line.



Volcano Golf & Country Club Restaurant

Food
Suggest a typical Hawaiian meal and Volcano Golf & Country Club Restaurant surely has it in the list. Rice, Hawaiian stew, fish sandwich, short ribs and pastas are staples, but the restaurant comes up with new concoctions each time. You’ll find stir-fry and teriyaki chicken or beef in abundance.

Ambiance
If you love looking at a green landscape while munching your hamburgers, dining at Volcano Golf & Country Club Restaurant is the perfect spot for you. The air is cool and there are a lot of locals to mingle with. The golf club houses two eateries, so you won’t run short of tables to pick.



Pagoda Hotel’s Floating Restaurant

Food
Hawaiian, Asian and American food blend together in Pagoda Hotel’s Floating Restaurant. Folks come for reasonably-priced breakfasts, brunches and dinners. Some stations serve prime ribs, salads, seafood, sushi, hot entrees and desserts. But if you’re in for a real treat, try the buffet Sunday brunch.

Ambiance
Pagoda Hotel’s Floating Restaurant is named as such because it’s a Chinese infrastructure characteristically surrounded by waterfalls and Oriental gardens. Visitors will feel like dining in the middle of a lake or a lush tropical forest. There are private teahouses suitable for three groups who wish to get a view of the Pagoda’s surroundings.



Pavilion Cafe

Food
The menu is described as “New American” but we do know it’s a collection of superb eats featuring salad specials, sandwiches, desserts and entrees. Some of the well-known grubs are the white bean salad with a touch of balsamic vinegar and parmesan, beef tenderloin or roast turkey sandwiches with chutney fixings.

Ambiance
Dale Chihuly and Jun Kaneko exhibit their glass sculptures in the Pavilion Cafe. Diners can revel at the sights of both human art and nature interspersed within this indoor and outdoor cafe. A waterfall and a shaded area where a great monkey pod tree stands is a favorite spot for al fresco dining.



Pollis Mexican Restaurant

Food
Pollis is the excellent place for both the gourmet and the gourmand. Diners always have a choice between vegetable dishes, barbecue ribs, burritos, enchiladas and tacos. For the true Mexican food-lover, you can order the special chimichangas, fajitas, and the famed bunuelos for takeout.

Ambiance
The sombrero is a renowned Mexican symbol for cowboys. Pollis serves hot Mexican food while diners enjoy the atmosphere reminiscent of the wild cowboy days adorning the walls. In fact, Pollis gives you the opportunity to relieve your Wild, Wild West hunger with a seafood burrito and a couple of beers.