Red Salt at the Koa Kea Hotel and Resort on Kauai blends a modern yet casual atmosphere with local inspiration. Red Salt serves up a buffet for breakfast with an omelette bar, then offers a poolside lunch and a contemporary dinner menu. Our HONOLULU reviewer recommend the kalua pork "luau." "The taro gnocchi had been lightly browned in butter before serving, so it stood up perfectly to the demiglace with its bright, sweet-and-acid tinge of--surprise--pineapple, which cut the fattiness of the pork. There were even a few taro tops amid the gnocchi. Welcome to the luau." Open daily. Breakfast, from 6:30 to 11 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; lounge open from 5 p.m. to 10p.m. Guest-room dining available 24 hours a day.
Something to Eat on Kauai, October 2009 issue, Honolulu Magazine.
What Does It Take to Win a Hale Aina?, January 2011 issue, Honolulu Magazine.
Best Kauai Restaurant, Bronze.
Best Kauai Restaurant, Top 5.