Lilikoi Bar and Grill

Lilikoi Bar and Grill - Casual Hawaiian Fare in a Relaxed Atmosphere
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Lilikoi Cafe offers local favorites in a relaxed, welcoming island style. In the morning, breakfast dishes and pastries will wow even the most selective of diners; lunchtime specials and sandwiches pack a hearty punch later on, and happy hour is a must-stop for those who need to wet their whistle after a day of adventuring. The menu is diverse enough to include something for everyone (including vegetarians, vegans, and picky kids), and a second-floor balcony eating area offers gorgeous ocean views. 

- The Local Expert Team

Looking for a low-key breakfast, lunch, or dinner with distinctly Hawaiian flair? The Lilikoi Bar and Grill has you covered. This popular restaurant, bar, and bakery serves up three meals a day; menu items include local favorites and dishes with a bit of Mexican and French flavor inspiration worked in. The Lilikoi’s full bar also features great happy hour specials and is a perfect stop after a day of exploring the island, whether you’re in the mood for draft beer or a Blue Hawaiian.

Expect a welcoming, well-maintained storefront and friendly, accommodating servers at Lilikoi Bar and Grill. And if you have a hankering for ocean views while you eat, you can always request a table on the second-floor balcony. The fresh ocean breezes and views of Kalapaki Bay are hard to beat. The Lilikoi offers more extended restaurant hours than many local restaurants, making it a great stop (and one of just a few options) if you’re looking for a later-than-usual dinner. 

Some of our favorite menu offerings at Lilikoi Bar and Grill include: 

Loco Moco 
A Hawaiian local favorite, Loco Moco involves rice, a wagyu beef patty, and a fried egg piled on top one another–then smothered in mushroom gravy. It’s the Hawaiian equivalent of a hearty, comforting chicken fried steak or loaded baked potato. You’ll find Loco Moco on most local menus, but the Lilikoi’s Loco Moco regularly earns rave reviews for its freshness, presentation, and perfectly-seasoned flavors. 

Lilikoi Cheesecake 
Lilikoi is the term for Hawaiian passion fruit. The tangy, lemon-tart fruit is a staple in many local desserts, smoothies, and drinks, and it pairs beautifully with the rich creaminess of the Lilikoi’s top-notch cheesecake recipe. Visitors come back again and again just for dessert and drinks thanks to this dish. Definitely worth saving some room for. 

Kalua Pork Sliders
Rumor has it these sliders have started actual fights; they’re just that good. One of the Lilikoi’s excellent pupus (appetizers), they feature savory, melt-in-your-mouth kalua pork, freshly-made slider rolls, and incredible house-made sauce. All pupus are discounted during happy hour, too, making them a great choice if you’re wanting to sample a few different local flavors. 

The Lilikoi Bar and Grill’s impressive menu includes an array of burgers, pasta dishes, and seafood dishes, as well; they’re known for their fish and chips, homemade tartar sauce, coconut shrimp, and incomparable breakfast pastries in addition to the menu items we mentioned above! A robust kid’s menu offers something for even the pickiest of palates, as well, so the younger members of your party will be able to enjoy some more familiar favorites. 

Insider Tips:
-It can sometimes take upwards of an hour to get a table if you visit during the mealtime rush, so plan for a long wait unless you’re stopping by for a happy hour or a late breakfast or lunch at Lilikoi Bar and Grill.