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Best things to do in Kawaihae

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.

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“The restaurant is closed for repairs, but there is a farmers market with flowers and fruit.”
25 locals recommend
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“Don't miss the lilikoi iced tea! Calzones and blue caesar salad are also delish.”
14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great seafood, burgers (especially the Poke burger!), pupu's and cocktails in a funky old Hawaii style restaurant/bar setting. They're one of the few places that serve food late in this area. Great staff!”
19 locals recommend
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“If you're up north and hungry, this is the place to go! AMAZING burgers and I've heard the tacos are stellar as well. ”
8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of the most important sites in regards to the history of Hawaii, with a short film and a small museum with artifacts.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“What can I say? Italian Lunch 12:00pm-3:00pm Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm Late Night Pizza 10:00pm-11:00pm ”
3 locals recommend
Fish Market
“Fantastic fish (spicy poke) and seaweed salad to go. Take your food and enjoy it at the nearby harbor.”
8 locals recommend
Premise
“Impressive and large ancient Hawaiian construction called a "Heiau". Right next door to Spencer Beach.”
5 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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1 local recommends
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3 locals recommend
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2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great dive shop to take you for scuba dives to beautiful underwater locations.”
6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Beautiful little art store with a great selection of handmade Hawaiian art. Pottery, paintings, photography, woodwork, you name it. ”
4 locals recommend
Café
“The only remaining shave ice shop in Kawaihae. Not as good as Original Big Island Shave Ice, but it's local if you don't feel like driving up to Waimea to get a shave ice from the best. Still good. Just not great. ”
2 locals recommend
Spa
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1 local recommends