Kauai’s Hippest New Shopping Center Delights the South Shore
From the Living Foods Market & Cafe to the upscale dining at Merriman’s Kauai and Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill, the Shops at Kukuiula Village provide something for everyone.
Billed as the “Gateway to Poipu,” the Shops at Kukuiula include more than twenty-five shops, restaurants, and offices encompassing over 84,000 square feet. The center cost more than $55 million to build.
You can shop at a boutique, enjoy some fresh and tasty food, or perhaps listen to jazz over a nice dinner. At Merriman’s Fish House you can enjoy fresh fish and finely prepared local produce and other ingredients artistically blended into fine Mediterranean cuisine.
Merriman’s Kauai is under the direction of Chef Merriman who has three times been a finalist in the James Beard Awards for Best Chef. The restaurant’s panoramic view of the Kalaheo hills and the point of Koloa Landing creates a relaxed yet formal dining atmosphere.
If you are stopping in at Kukuiula Village after a hard morning of hiking then you may want to refuel at Bubba Burgers and enjoy some ice cream at Lapperts Ice Cream & Coffee. Then stroll over and check out the surfing gear and latest surf fashions at Quicksilver. Enjoy great food and refreshments at the Tortilla Republic Grill & Margarita Bar.
Other shops at Kukuiula Village include Tommy Bahamas, Bikini Planet, Ocean Opulent Jewelry, Red Bamboo Collection and many more. The Living Foods Market & Cafe is a local favorite for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner meals. The Market also features an organic, gourmet grocery store including restaurant quality dishes to take home and cook at your own leisure, as well as an impressive wine selection.
At Josselin Tapas Bar & Grill in Kukuiula Village you can enjoy the culinary arts of one of Hawaii’s top chefs, the award-winning Jean Marie Josselin, one of the founders of the now renown Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a cooking style that heralds Kauai’s fresh organic ingredients.
Every Wednesday from 4 pm to 6 pm the Shops at Kukuiula hosts the Kauai Culinary Market in cooperation with the Kauai County Farm Bureau. The Kauai Culinary Market features live music, a Beer Garden and a live Chef demonstration (at 5 pm) using Kauai-grown ingredients.
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