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Best things to do in Hanalei

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“Their ahi carpaccio is incredible...the ambience is soooo Hawaii! They serve lunch and dinner and have live music nights....and also luaus one night a week. ”
39 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hanalei Bay is quintessential Hawaiian beach that will surely create lasting vacation memories. Highly recommended for the incredible ocean views, rainbows, and waterfalls. The beach is perfect for long walks and the ocean water is always refreshing. The mornings are best for family photos. If you want to dial your vacation up a notch, I recommend surprising your family with a morning surfing lessons!”
47 locals recommend
Pier
“Brand new parking area for quick access to beach, the pier, the river, strolling on the sand, picnics in the park, boating adventures and more! ”
19 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Fancier eats with small tapas-size dishes...but really yummy, eclectic tastes and great cocktails...upscale and classy ambience. ”
43 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Casual easygoing friendly Hanalei restaurant with great bar seating and lovely staff!! Yummy creamy garlic dressing and others for salads...great sandwiches, burgers, fish taco nights on Mon & Thurs, delicious fried artichoke appetizer and crab cakes, special each night, live local music sometimes, too. ”
16 locals recommend
Café
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“Love their Wasabi crusted Ahi! Lovely fresh ingredients - cool environment and friendly staff.”
15 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“CHING YOUNG VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER features a variety of stores and services, from art galleries, gift shops, cosmetics, clothing store, Big Save grocery story, and dining establishments from restaurants to juice stand and poke stand, services such as real estate offices, massage therapist, acupuncturist, tattoo parlor, outdoors activities, etc. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a local favorite, with a great happy hour and more moderately priced date night dining. ”
13 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Great appetizers and drinks, and pho (good for those occasionally rainy evenings...!)”
7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Excellent baked and breakfast food.....open air seating or takeout, wonderful interesting staff and rich Kauai coffee and try a"Ciao Not To" smoothie.....delicious and very healthy.....great way to start your day!”
9 locals recommend
Food
“larger market. produce, food to go, local crafts and jewellery. entertainment. artwork. ”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Now located in the Big Save shopping center parking lot~ Pat's serves up amazing taco's”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Trucking Delicious is okay, but all the food trucks here seem to be good, the best is Taste Bites I think, the cheeseburgers were good. Overall this is a new great addition to our easy dining on the north shore”
5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Many items are museum quality, or made using centuries-old techniques. All are one of a kind, including masks, tikis and contemporary jewelry influenced by primitive designs. What’s more, every table, sculpture, calabash, necklace comes with an interesting story. Fantastic and beautiful items that are rich in traditional culture, spirit and mana.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Chicken you will ever eat. Take it with you for a wonderful sunset meal!”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
7 locals recommend