Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant

Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant - Savor Fine Wines in Kilauea
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Sip fine wines and savor delicious flatbreads at Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant. This sophisticated, yet friendly wine bar provides a memorable tasting experience within the quaint town of Kilauea.

- The Local Expert Team

The humble town of Kilauea promises a unique vacation experience, complete with sweeping views of the coast, plus lush plantlife and plenty of local charm. Where better to treat yourself to a peaceful, no-pressure wine tasting experience? Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant delivers exactly that in a trendy, yet unpretentious environment that beckons you to relax. 

While a variety of wine enthusiasts can enjoy themselves at Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant, this location is especially appealing to anyone who prefers selections from small wineries. Specifically, Palate aims to provide varieties from esoteric wineries, guaranteeing that everything you sample is exceptional.

The vast wine list features intriguing options from all around the globe. Whether you favor chardonnay, malbec, or prosecco, you should have no problem finding a glass or bottle that appeals to your unique tastes. Better yet: order a wine flight, which will expose you to several of the bar’s best varieties. Dedicated flights are available for both red and white wine. 

Not interested in wine? While this is definitely the central component of any Palate Wine Bar visit, it’s still possible to enjoy yourself with a craft beer or even sake. 

Pairing plays an important role in the Palate Wine Bar experience, so be sure you arrive ready to sample high-quality cheeses and crostini with each sip. A variety of delectable salads and flatbreads are also available when you have a strong appetite. Don’t worry if you have dietary restrictions; for a small fee, your flatbread can be made with a gluten-free crust or dairy-free cheese. 

If you enjoy the various wines you try while visiting the bar and restaurant, don’t hesitate to purchase them at the Palate Market, which is conveniently located next door. There, you can always purchase carefully selected liquors and craft beers. Online takeout is also available, so you can easily order your favorites in advance and grab them on the go. If you want takeout from the restaurant, you can also order online and pick up at the Palate Market.

Feel free to pair your favorite wines with the following menu items at Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant:

Palate Sampler Board
Every visit to Palate Wine Bar should include either the cheese or sampler board. With the sampler board, you receive plenty of delicious treats to enjoy alongside friends, family members, or significant others. You’ll love the crostini, mustard, and fruit compote this curated board includes.

Kale Salad
Healthy and delicious, this salad has a distinctively Hawaiian flair. A miso vinaigrette provides plenty of flavor, as do papaya and fennel. Meanwhile, macadamia nuts deliver the perfect crunch. 

Mediterranean Flatbread
This enticing flatbread is topped with artichoke hearts, olives, and feta. It also features a delicious tomato sauce.

Meat Lovers Flatbread
Vegetarian and even vegan flatbreads are available at Palate Wine Bar, but true carnivores will gravitate towards this generously topped flatbread. It’s loaded with all the essentials: pepperoni, sausage, salami, mushrooms, and jalapeños for an extra kick.

When you have a sweet tooth to indulge, nothing compares to a heavenly slice of cheesecake. At Palate, your favorite dessert includes a passionfruit drizzle. 

If you’re serious about fine wine, you’ll definitely want to build Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant into your Kilauea itinerary. Don’t miss this opportunity to relax in the town’s trendiest and most welcoming establishment.

Insider Tips:
-If you absolutely adore a particular type of wine, consider taking advantage of the Case Plus 10 program. Under this approach, you can buy an entire case with a mere 10 percent markup — a great deal when you know what you like and don’t feel the need to purchase a diverse collection of wines. 
-Reservations can be helpful, as the wine bar is so small that it can only accommodate a few modest groups at a time. Feel free to call to reserve a table if you’re determined to enjoy a leisurely tasting experience.