Bull Shed Restaurant

Bull Shed Restaurant - Fine Surf & Turf
The Bottom Line:

Bull Shed Restaurant has been serving up some of Kauai’s best surf and turf for over 45 years. Voted “Kauai’s Best Steakhouse” six years in a row, both the beef and seafood here are about as good as you’ll find on the island.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Bull Shed Restaurant serves some of the best surf and turf on Kauai Island. In business for more than 45 years and voted “Kauai’s Best Steakhouse” six years in a row, this is the place to go if you want fine dining along the shore.

The dinner menu at Bull Shed Restaurant features a variety of both surf and turf. The seafood options range from the catch of the day and ahi to shrimp, lobster, and scallops. If you can’t decide between these and the meats, any of the seafood options can be added to an entree.

For landlubbers who prefer the turf rather than the surf, there are plenty of beef and chicken choices. The steak menu at Bull Shed Restaurant alone has eight different entrees, and the chicken and lamb section likewise has plenty of entrees. Choose from a New York Steak, a Full Rack of Lamb, or a Teriyaki Chicken Breast, and you’re bound to be pleased. Everything here is cooked to perfection.

Beers are in comparatively short supply, but the wines and cocktails more than make up for the somewhat limited beer selection. Wines include sparkling, chardonnay, whites, and reds, as you’d expect. Cocktails range from the standards to the creative signature ISO Tini, which is made with lime, blueberry vodka, and other ingredients. Don’t shy away from a post-dinner coffee or scotch — they’re perfect for sipping as you continue to enjoy the view.

Even the children’s (keikei) menu evidences the Bull Shed restaurant’s upscale fine dining. Burgers, grilled cheese and fries aren’t to be found in the building, but there are quality options that most kids still like. Steak Kabobs, Grilled Shrimp, and Teriyaki Chicken each can be dinner. 

Of course, there are also sodas and juices for little ones, too. The Shirly Temple and Roy Rogers are regular favorites.

Prices at Bull Shed Restaurant aren’t cheap, and you should be prepared to drop $30-plus on an entree ($50 for the fancy ones). For fine seafood and beef on the island, though, the food and service here deliver.

A few of our favorite menu items at Bull Shed Restaurant include:

Filet Mignon & Lobster
Spare no expense when you’re at such a fine steakhouse. The filet mignon and lobster pairing might be perceived as the most luxurious item on the menu. It’s also one of the best.

Grilled Catch
Eat local with the grilled catch. Whatever the boats bring in will be the fish for the day, and the fish is always fresh.

Full Rack of Lamb
More comfortable with something from the pasture than the sea? Go for the full lamb rack, which comes marinated in a house red wine and rosemary marinade. There’s also a half-rack option, but you’ll want it all once you take the first bite.

ISO Tini
A martini made with blueberry vodka, house-pressed lime juice, Blue Curacao and Midori Melon, this fruity concoction is bright and delightful. A dash of simple syrup gives it just enough sweetness.

Keiki Coffee
A local take on the more well-known Irish coffee, this one uses brandy, cream de cacao, and Kahlua to give it island flair.

Insider Tip:
The dining area at Bull Shed Restaurant faces west, making this an ideal place to watch the sunset. Book your reservation for dusk, and ask to have a table by the window.