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My family of 6 are traveling to Hawaii this May. What are some good, less expensive places to eat, their locations(we aren't quite sure what island we will be on) and price ranges. Thanks a bunch.

Kaua'i, HI
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1. Re: food

Aloha from Kaua'i!

I think if you search the forum a little bit, you'll find threads devoted to this type of place -- but I'll give you a few that are considered inexpensive:

Note: these are all on Kaua'i -- check the other island threads for info on their inexpensive spots.

Tip Top Cafe - Lihu'e

Dani's - Lihu'e

Bar-be-que Inn - Lihu'e

Hamura Saimin - Lihu'e

Wailua Marina Restaurant - Wailua

Sueoka Snack Shop (walk-up) -Old Koloa Town

Fish Express (take-out) - Lihu'e

None of these are fancy, most are more "local" than touristy, and most (except Wailua Marina) don't have any kind of view -- but they are inexpensive and places that I enjoy. Sorry, but I can't give you exact price ranges, but I'd say most of them are under $15.00 (and most are WELL under that).

Malama Pono,


Healy, Alaska
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Aloha! I would suggest that you visit Kauai. Not only one of the most beautiful islands (IMO), but once you get here, it's also one of the most inexpensive islands - both for lodging and food, especially if you compare it to Maui and Oahu. check out: www.kauaidiscovery.com May is the perfect time for staying on the North shore as well - just a suggestion. :)

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Near the airport: Kalapaki Beach Hut - good burgers

In the Coconut Marketplace in Kapa`a (just north of the airport):

TC's - large menu, very reasonable prices

The Fish Hut - take out only (tables outside), simple grilled fish plates and fried seafood. Cheap.

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Just ending my week long vacation in Kauai (12-19 Apr 09). The Fish Express in Lihue has excellent food for the price...excellent plate lunch. We enjoyed Hawaiian Oriental dish (breaded chicken and shrimp) and two different Mahi Mahi dishes. We paid under $10.00 for each dish...excellent food...had to find a place to it. McDonalds and Burger King are plentiful but more expensive than the mailand. The best value for your money and island flavor is the plate lunch. Folks are friendly and will help you find plate lunches in the area you are visitng on the island. We also used the grocery stores and cooked in our accomodations since we had good cooking facilities. Gorcery store is not cheap but get the store's value card an it helps. The locals use COSTCO so if you have a memebership, bring your card and shopfor food that way...understand prices are similar to what you pay on the mainland.

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