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Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe

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4-831 Kuhio Hwy, Kaua'i Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
808-823-0190
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
wonderful healthy food!!!!

Papayas is a laid back health food,prepared food and food made to order cafe and store and market.. The food is fresh and delicious.You may find the prices to be high but when compared to other restaurants and cafes on Kauai-it is well in line for the quality and taste!! Delicious ahi fish tacos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
SurfsupLeanne
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Atlanta, Georgia
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256 reviews 256 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were grateful for this place since it was the only place that had some vegan/vegetarian food in Kauai. Plus their health food store was well stocked - so we got our organic produce and prepackaged foods. The hot bar/salad bar was pretty expensive for what it was and not very tasty. We were spoiled after going to Down to... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Papayas is a laid back health food,prepared food and food made to order cafe and store and market.. The food is fresh and delicious.You may find the prices to be high but when compared to other restaurants and cafes on Kauai-it is well in line for the quality and taste!! Delicious ahi fish tacos and an amazing ahi nori wrap... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I absolutely love this market! There is a local person that makes Kombucha and delivers it to the store.... it's the best! Wish they had it on the mainland. Food here is a bit spendy, but that's the same anywhere in Hawaii. It's a vegetarian haven! Loved everything here. Bought all of our snacks and foods here to take with... More 

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A super market with super awesome food. Wish I had eaten here more often. Nice friendly folks. They make it a full fledged restaurant. It will do very well

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

When you need healthy non GMO organics this place has just about everything but I just cant bring myself to pay the super expensive price unless i absolutly need it

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great selection of natural and organic, gluten free and dairy free foods..expect to pay double what you would in the states. No fresh meat and seafood though but glad to have this market available

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Cleveland, Ohio
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108 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Amazing variety & selection of items. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice to be able to buy a very small quantity of herbs or spices from their bulk jars when you are staying for a week or two in a timeshare.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Grabbed premade Tuna wraps. Great selections of products. Don't forget to bring a bag. Lots of great locally made candles/soaps and good quality selection of items you would find at whole foods.

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Princeville, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As my mother would say make the best of it. And on Kauai Papayas health food store is often one of the only vegetarian options come lunch time so sometimes you just suck it up and order a taro burger from the cafe and unfortunately every time you are reminded by eat dry bite why you don't do it very... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

i live in a town with over 1mm people - we have a whole foods and 2 fresh markets - they are slick, well lit, fancy displays, etc. the produce depts are bigger. But this little gem has a supplements section to put them to shame, and the produce, while much smaller in area is terrific. good display of all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy, Kaua'i Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-823-0190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?