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The new logo for the Lighthouse Bistro in KauaiOn the Lighthouse Road
in Kilauea, Kauai
Since 1999

New website      http://www.thebistrohawaii.com/


7 Days a Week
Lunch Menu 12 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Dinner Menu 5:30 P.M. – 9 P.M.
Bar 12 P.M. – closing  

Happy Hour 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. With half off all wine by the glass , draft beer and Mai Tais.

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Slack key guitar at Lighthouse BistroCome listen to the live music in the Bistro’s intimate garden setting. Call for information 808-828-0480.



Couples enjoying the lanai at Lighthouse Bistro, Kilauea Kauai

At the Bistro our goal is to serve fresh, local, great tasting food while minimizing our environmental impact. We hope that you enjoy yourself in our modest bistro and we have faith that you will take the time to enjoy food, drink and life. Mahalo.

The Bistro has been serving the North Shore of Kauai great food and live entertainment in an open air Hawaiian plantation garden setting since 1999. We pride ourselves on using fresh local produce and ingredients to create a unique European, pacific rim, fusion menu.

BISTRO – (bi:stroµ): A small restaurant serving moderately priced meals in a modest setting.


Award winning Ginger Crusted Ono from Lighthouse Bistro

Ginger Crusted Ono

Owner Matt Ernsdorf, started Lighthouse Bistro in 1999. He started his restaurant career as a bus person 20 years ago in the same building, (formally Casa di Amici Restaurant) and has worked his way through all the positions in the restaurant.

Chef John-Paul Gordon starts with as many local ingredients he can find on Kauai to create a seasonal menu. The Bistro was honored with the Best Seafood Dish at the Taste of Hawaii 2011 for our Ginger Crusted Ono with soy wasabi cream sauce and ginger foam. And now The  Bistro with chef John-Paul Gordon offer on site and off site catering for groups ranging in size from two to 2,000. John-Paul’s specialty is romantic beach dinners for couples. With experience, passion, hard work and a love for food, we are confidant you will enjoy your visit to the Bistro.