Ginas Anykine Grinds Cafe

Gina's Anykine Grinds Café – Serving Up Home-Cooked Deliciousness with a Smile
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Serving breakfast until 10:30am and lunch all day, Gina’s Anykine Grinds Café builds bold flavors in every dish by using the finest fresh ingredients and traditional Hawaiian recipes. Their classic fare always comes in huge portions, so you know that you’ll walk away feeling satisfied. Plus, their service is second to none, helping you feel right at home from the second you walk through the doors.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

When you feel the need for classic Hawaiian fare served with a smile, you can always trust Gina’s Anykine Grinds Café to come through in a big way. By sourcing only the finest island ingredients and using time-honored recipes, this South Shore Kauai eatery builds bold flavor in all their top dishes. From traditional Loco Moco to their ever-popular Lava Burger, every menu item exceeds all expectations from the first to the last bite.

You definitely need to bring a big appetite along to try even a small portion of their offerings. Each plate comes with ginormous portions designed to fill you up to the top, so you can fuel up for your adventures or just get ready for a long nap. Thankfully, everything is served take-out style, letting you pack it away for later if you tap out before it’s all gone.

Although their generous portions will likely fill you up fast, don’t hesitate to get their Banana Bread whenever it’s available. Since it arrives in your hands wrapped up tight, it’s easy to enjoy on the go-between all your Kauai adventures. If that’s not available, then you cannot go wrong with Gina’s Famous Pumpkin Crunch, which is on the menu year-round. Their many other baked goods change on the daily, so just ask what’s up to get a feel for the desserts that await.

You can dine on your food right at the restaurant or take your selections to go. The choice is yours. With the Waimea Bay Pier right down the road, many people head out to the beach to enjoy the view while chowing down. There’s a picnic table at the end of the pier, although the sand is a cozy place to settle in for your meal as well.

Their top menu items include:

Waimea Wave Omelet
Although it’s only served until 10:30 am each day, the Waimea Wave Omelet is well worth heading out the door as soon as the sun begins to rise. They create this breakfast dish by whipping up three eggs and putting them down in the pan. Ham, bell peppers, mushrooms, and plenty of cheese go in the middle before it’s all folded up to melt together. You get your choice of rice, hash browns, and white or wheat toast, although you’re welcome to get all three for an extra charge.

Chicken Katsu Loco Moco
The Chicken Katsu Loco Moco puts a delightful twist on a classic, ensuring that every bite tantalizes your tastebuds. To create this dish, they bread chicken in panko and fry it to create their katsu. Then, they put the katsu on a scoop of rice, and then cover it in a rich mixture of beef gravy, onions, and mushrooms. Right before serving, an over-easy egg lands on top to bring all the flavors together perfectly.  

Lava Burger
A definite local favorite, the Lava Burger promises to fire up your tastebuds and leave you wanting to come back for more. To create this tasty burger, they start by making a robust patty with local grass-fed beef and stuffing it with cheese. After that grills up, they add even more cheese plus bacon, onion and so much more. If you want to make it a deluxe, you’ll also get lettuce, tomato, and onion, but it’s an extra charge.

If you absolutely cannot decide what to order, go with a couple of half plates of your top selections. Their minis feel like a full meal all their own, so you’ll likely end up with leftovers for later. That’s definitely not a bad thing, however, since their dishes heat back up perfectly.

Insider Tips:
-If you’d like a bite of something new or are just looking for great deals, check the whiteboard for the daily specials.
-Although their entrees rarely need anything extra, you do have the option to add even more toppings, like extra gravy and cheese, for an extra charge.
-Need hot sauce, soy sauce, and other condiments for your meal? Just ask and they’ll point you to your preferred items.