Oasis on the Beach

Oasis on the Beach - Farm-to-Table Hawaiian Cuisine
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Oasis on the Beach serves farm-to-table Hawaiian cuisine with a fine dining experience. If you’re looking for a fresh meal, delicious cocktail, and beautiful setting, this restaurant has all three.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Oasis on the Beach pioneered Kauai’s farm-to-table dining, which is more difficult when only a finite number of growers exist on the island. Today, the restaurant serves up fine dining Hawaiian cuisine, with local fresh ingredients in every dish.

The dinner menu at Oasis on the Beach has exquisite dishes that will please even the most refined palettes. Okinawan Sweet Potato Chips, Oasis Poke, and a Local Catch show the heavy Hawaiian influence. There are also plenty of more common options, such as a Grass-Fred Burger, 8-ounce Filet Mignon, and Wedge Salad for those who prefer that fare.

All of these dishes are made with local ingredients, as do most of the bread, coffees, and cocktails. The Apple Banana Spring Roll and Oasis Terrine desserts aren’t to be missed, and a selection of Signature Cocktails include a Caballero, Kauaiian Punch, and Pineapple Martini. There are, of course, beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages if you so choose.

Prices here aren’t cheap — expect to spend $50+ if you get an entree, dessert and beverage — but the experience justifies the cost. The food is delectable and the setting picturesque, making this a fine dining experience that you won’t soon forget.

A few of our menu favorites at Oasis on the Beach include:

The calamari here tastes good and is good for the environment, as it’s sustainably sourced. Breaded and fried golden-brown, the squid is perfect for dipping. An accompanying Hawaiian chili pepper honey-glaze has just the right kick, and gives a sense of island flavors.

Oasis House Salad
Feeling like something lighter? The house salad is much richer than a standard one, coming with roasted beets, macadamia nuts, requeson, roasted garlic, and a sherry orange vinaigrette. Add a half-portion of the local catch if you’d like something a little more filling.

Grilled Catch
The fresh catch of the day is always a go-to at an oceanside restaurant such as this, and grilling is a favorite way of cooking the fish. It’s healthier than frying and brings out many of the fish’s flavors. The catch here comes with a lobster cream sauce, ricotta cheese, sauteed vegetables melande, and house-made ulu gnocchi that are all worthy complements to a catch this good.

Oasis Terrine
Dark chocolate and Kauai coffee mousse are meant to be paired, and Kahlua makes the combination even better. Use the Absinthe-almond biscotti — and try to share.

Kauaiian Punch
Hawaiian punch done right, the Kauaiian Punch has a base of dark rum and orange juice. To that is added blackberry syrup, pineapple juice, and coconut juice, for a medley of tropical flavors.

Insider Tips:
-Part of the reason to eat at a restaurant is for the view. Make sure to request a table at the window so you can see the palms and ocean easily.
-As part of a resort, the restaurant charges a 4% resort fee on all orders. A 20% gratuity is automatically added to parties of six or more (and they don’t split checks). Be prepared for these when calculating how much a meal will cost.