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Eating House 1849 – Serving Luxe Eats Dreamed Up by Roy Yamaguchi
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

For art gallery-worthy eats dreamed up by the one and only Roy Yamaguchi, you absolutely must visit Eating House 1849. Set in The Shops at Kukuiula shopping mall, this upscale Kauai eatery promises to exceed your every expectation while serving up rich island flavors of all kinds. While they do offer carryout, you’ll want to grab a table to get a taste of their full dining experience.

- The Local Expert Team

The farm-to-table approach is definitely alive and well at Eating House 1849 in South Shore Kauai. Chef Roy Yamaguchi lets his partnerships with local farms, ranchers, and fishermen lead the way to greatness in the creation of every dish.

As he transforms all the hand-selected island flavors, his signature dishes always represent the best in Euro-Asian cuisine, ensuring his valued guests can always find their favorites. Although building bright, bold flavors is a top priority, he never fails to take every menu item to the next level with artistic plating techniques.

For a chance to soak in the eye candy and savor every bite, you just have to either call in your order for carryout or, better yet, go for the full dining experience by grabbing a table at Eating House 1849. If you decide to stick around, you can opt for a cozy table in their cottage-esque dining room or kick back and relax on the covered patio.

As you get settled in at Eating House 1849, your server will welcome you to the restaurant, provide menus, and bring out the ice water. Feel free to grab drinks and an appetizer while you leisurely browse all their menu items. It’s well worth taking the time to read through every dish and select the items that speak to you the most.

If you simply cannot choose between dishes at Eating House 1849, think about getting the dinner for two combos to share with a tablemate, so you can both get a taste of four classics in one dish. Otherwise, just put your finger down on the page and pick whatever it lands on. You really cannot lose because every dish is as good as the next.

Zip on in to try these items at Eating House 1849:

Eating House 1849 Duo Poke  
The Eating House 1849 Duo Poke offers a one-two punch of fresh ocean flavor plus so much more. To create this popular appetizer, they expertly prepare ahi and salmon as the base. Then, they add cherry tomato, pine nuts, and Kauai Sea Farms “Akulikuli” before mixing it all together with orange yuzu soy.

“Hapa” Burger
When you want to experience all that a burger can offer, you absolutely must try the “Hapa Burger” at Eating House 1849. To create this entrée, they take beef from the Big Island and mix it with Kulana Wild Boar and Portuguese sausage. After that, the triple meat patty goes down on the grill and gets smoked gouda cheese over top. Once it lands on the bun, onions three ways, tomato, lettuce, avocado, and chipotle aioli join the party.

Roy Yamaguchi’s Original Blackened Island Ahi
A fan favorite through and through, Roy Yamaguchi’s Original Blackened Island Ahi will tantalize your tastebuds from the first bite to the last. To kick things off, they create the blackened ahi using the freshest fish around. Once it’s perfectly rare, the ahi lands on a bed of chilled soba noodles. Spicy soy mustard, butter sauce, cucumber namasu, and nori puree bring all the flavors together beautifully right before it comes to your table.

You definitely need to save room for dessert, so you don’t miss out on the amazing sweets offered at Eating House 1849. If you love a good fruit and chocolate combo, then set your sights on Roy Yamaguchi’s Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle. With its rich chocolate souffle, raspberry coulis, and Lappert’s Vanilla Beach Ice Cream, this dish will easily satisfy your every craving. Prefer something a little fruitier? Get their Pineapple Upside-Down Cake or Warm Apple Volcano instead. 

Insider Tips:
-Brunch is served every Sunday at Eating House 1849 starting at 10:30 am and runs until 2 pm.
-Want to get a table? Go to their website or call to make your reservations about two to three weeks in advance.
-If you’re ordering carryout, don’t expect to enjoy all the same menu offerings as dine-in patrons. They serve an abbreviated menu for takeout to ensure the dishes can transport well.
-Be sure to let them know if you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, graduation, or other special occasions, so they can bring out a treat to enjoy on the house.