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Savor shrimp on Garden Isle

Destination Dining

October 27, 2019

Story By: Elima Pangorang |

The island of Kauai is an ideal getaway destination for locals looking to escape to the country thanks to its lush surroundings, islandwide crystal blue waters and excellent hikes. In addition to its natural beauty, The Garden Isle also provides prime eats with its wide seafood pickings. Among some of islanders’ favorites is shrimp straight off the grill. Check out these longtime establishments that win the approval of locals and visitors alike.

1. The Bull Shed Restaurant
4-796 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa
822-3791
bullshedrestaurant.com

Carrying on a 40-year legacy of serving some of Kauai’s finest steak and seafood, The Bull Shed Restaurant boasts an extensive fine dining menu in the heart of Kapaa town. Here, guests can find an array of seafood selections including several surf ‘n turf combinations. A popular choice lies in the Steak & Shrimp dish, which comprises a juicy 8-ounce sirloin steak served with a savory shrimp skewer slathered in an irresistible garlic butter sauce. More shrimp options win on this menu such as grilled black tiger shrimp and Steak & Chicken. The shrimp here is lightly flavored, allowing pure enjoyment of the seafood favorite. Stop by this cozy establishment that’s perched right along the coastline for amazing views with indoor and outdoor seating.

PHOTO COURTESY THE BULL SHED RESTAURANT

2. Tahiti Nui
5-5134 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei
826-6277
thenui.com

Add on a little more flavor when dining at Tahiti Nui and dive into its Honey Glazed Shrimp for an adventure with a local honey and macadamia nut glaze. The dish is served alongside steamed bok choy and tomato for a nice complement to the rich honey sauce. While Tahiti Nui offers a full lunch, dinner and bar menu, guests may also turn up the night on Wednesdays with the restaurant’s luau.

PHOTO COURTESY TAHITI NUI

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