Even if you're not on your way to the legendary Kilauea Lighthouse, this bistro is so good it's worth a special trip. The charming green-and-white wooden building next to Kong Lung Store has open sides, old-fashioned plantation architecture, open-air seating, trellises, and high ceilings. The ambience is wonderful, with a retro feeling; it's not as polished as Poipu's Plantation Gardens but has its own casual appeal. (In fact, it's the North Shore version of Casa di Amici in Poipu.) The food is excellent, an eclectic selection that highlights local ingredients in everything from fresh-fish tacos and fresh-fish burgers to mac-nut-crusted chicken and four preparations of fresh catch. This is much more elegant than usual lunchtime fare.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010