OurPlace

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4-947 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Hawaii, USA, 96746

A permaculture community hub with parlor and kitchen hosting organic, local, gluten free and vegan dinner parties at 6:30pm. Also takes walk-in tables between 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Uses Kauai's freshly picked fruits, roots, veggies, and herbs from the OurPlace garden. Open Mon 6:30pm-7:00pm, Thu-Sun 6:30pm-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, International, Organic, Fusion, Gluten-free

19 Reviews

First Review by emathe

Food for your soul. - Edit

Ourplace serves the most flavorful and creative meal showcasing fresh and locally sourced farm to table foods. Every dish is unique, beautiful to look at, with flavor and texture explosions in every bite. Their coco-bacon was just incredible. The coco-tails with fruit juices were better than anything I have ever drank. Michael and Kimmy genuinely care about our food, health, and health of our planet. Please read the website and go support them.

Pros: All vegan, Permaculture, Fresh and flavorful

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spectacular! - Edit

I highly recommend this completely plant based local restaurant, the food was absolutely amazing, the best restaurant service i have ever received. the employees and owners are radiating with positivity, kindness and passion for what they are doing. worth every dollar, you will leave happy, full, and energized with the best nutrients and ingredients kauai has to offer!

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Clean and welcoming atmosphere, delicious, healthful and sustainable food, great service, friendly and caring owners! - Edit

So refreshing to see such commitment, passion and care in this restaurant! We had wonderful experience as a family! Even our 4 yo started to pay attention and was open to try new things, which he never does! If you dine in this restaurant, you aren’t only supporting one local small business but also about dozen of local sustainable farms! Everything made from scratch and freshest local ingredients, with your health and satisfaction in mind! Everything is vegan and GF, yet very tasty and satisfying! Looking at 6 course menu, I expected tiny tapas type portions, but plates came out a decent size and dinner was not only healthful but also very satisfying and filling! We most definitely will be back!!! Best kale salad and enchiladas I’ve had so far! Can’t wait to try their next menu!

Pros: Locally sourced ingredients, Dishes are made with unique to the island ingredie, The whole dinner designed with your health and sat

Cons: We wished that we could do take outs

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Unique - Edit

A vegan restaurant that doesn't use tofu, tempeh or seitan! They use almost solely fresh, organic non-GMO produce fruits and roots from farms and sources in Kauai which means unique and creative dishes. That also means that the nights menu changes often. Sadly I'm only vacationing here and won't be able to enjoy more of the amazing things they do with things like taro, yacon, macadamia nuts and liliquoi. Also a charming cheery room with spirited,knowledgeable and friendly servers.

Pros: All locally sourced organic ingredients., Dishes and ingredients you probably haven't tried

Cons: Only dinner.H opefully one day they'll also be ope

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Wow. - Edit

Wonderful dining experience. Delicious, nutritious and interesting locally grown food. Great for vegans (and the planet!) and non vegans alike. Very different to anything we have eaten in Hawai'i before. Would love this idea to be replicated closer to home so we could visit more frequently.

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Absolulty AMAZING - Edit

This was one of the most fresh and delightful vegan meals I've ever had (let alone on the island). Everything is so creative and tasty and the staff is very friendly and informative.

Pros: Fresh, Variety, Romantic

Cons: None

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The real heroes of today’s world - Edit

We stumbled upon this place while searching for an organic vegan restaurant in Kauai (no, you don’t have many options). This whole experience was simply meant to be. We didn’t know what to expect when we walked in, but luckily we were just in time for one of their two seatings of the evening (always call ahead!). We knew right away when we met Michael that we were in for a show. That’s what they serve here - a culinary show of purely organic, local, gluten free, vegan, heaven food. We were served a four course chef’s menu, which changes weekly.
Quite honestly this was the best vegan food we have ever had anywhere in the world and we come from one of the food capitals of the world (NYC). Kimmy is a real magician in the kitchen, but it doesn’t stop there.
These folks are the real heroes of today’s world. They simply get it. You won’t find a piece of unnecessary plastic in the place. They compost all the food scraps back with the local farmers where they by the way get all (and I mean all) of their ingredients. Everything gets either eaten or recycled. They are at the forefront of the permaculture revolution and everything they do and make has a meaning. Everything is thoroughly thought through and it reflects in not only the fantastic culinary experience here but also in the magical atmosphere. There’s this good energy floating around and you will feel amazing inside and out when leaving this fabulous place.

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Come here for an experience not just for food - Edit

This is not just dinner it's an experience. Open only 4 nights for two dinner parties. If you are vegan, vegetarian, environmentalist or just care about good food, Do Not Miss This Place. Love the food, the music, the people, the story and the ambiance. Everything is organic and locally sourced. Thanks to Michael and Kimmy for sharing their love, talent and passion with us.

It's a 5 course set meal. Please reserve ahead of time.

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Amazing Experience - Edit

Although I have been using Happy Cow for about a year now, I haven't ever felt the need to create an account and write a review. My wife and I have lived in NYC , LA and Melbourne and the meal we had at OurPlace last night was definitely one of, if not the best we have ever had. The food was fresh, vibrant, creative and satisfying. This is a must do for all food lovers!

Pros: Fresh, local, sustainable produce, Creative cooking at its best

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THIS PLACE IS A MUST. Michael & Kimmy have successfully created LOVE via food. - Edit

This place is special, very cozy, only seating two dinner parties per night. (Place can fit 20-30 people). The set menu changes weekly based on what is available at the local farms from the area. Truly the most local taste of Kauai on the island.

The dishes served are colorful and delicious will leave you in a state of utter bliss.

This place is just as educational as it is imaginative. Michael Kimmy truly care about you, the world, the island and what you put into your body. I can't encourage you enough to call, make a reservation, and become a part of what Michael and Kimmy are doing. Saving the world 1 plate at a time.

Pros: EVERYTHING IS PLANT BASED, GLUTEN FREE, LOCALLY SO, I am a Big Guy, 6 ft1 225 & this food filled me up, Michael and Kimmy are not shy, get the menu spread

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Delicious vegan food - Edit

Michael and his team are doing a great job. Their concept (sustainable organic food from local farmers) is worth to be supported. They do "dinner parties" and switch every night the theme. Tonight it was Italian kitchen, a 5-course menue. Michael is full of passion and explained what we were eating and where it came from. The food was excellent and very tasty (gmo-, gluten- and soyfree). The restaurant and atmosphere were really cosy, someone played piano. We had a wonderful evening thanks to Michael and his team.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Friendly host

Cons: Nothing

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Kind, Conscientious Owners - Edit

Creative and delicious food served with aloha by owners that care about the planet.

Pros: Unique and delicious menus, As sustainable, local and organic as posible, Owners that care and are giving 100%

Cons: Enjoyed our time, but be prepared to spend 1 1/2 h

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Best vegan restaurant on Kauai - Edit

Our first meal at OurPlace Kauai was so lovely and delicious that we came back again for more. We now have a standing reservation for dinner every week! The energy of the restaurant is so welcoming and makes you instantly feel at home. The food is lovingly created with organically grown plants exclusively from Kauai, from some of the most amazing organic farms. It feels good to be supporting the future of the island, especially organic farming here on Kauai, while at the same time, eating food that nourishes both your body and soul. The food is so creative and delicious every week. They continue to amaze me with their creations which taste so decadent, yet are so nourishing for your body. Vegans and non-vegans alike will be amazed at the quality and taste of what our beautiful island has to offer.

Pros: Amazingly creative delicious organic food, Awesome atmosphere and energy , They truly care about every single thing they do

Cons: i can't eat every meal here ;)

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Lovely Restaurant! - Edit

OurPlace was such a lovely experience. The food was amazing, the staff was knowledgeable and engaging, and the restaurant was cozy and cute. We left stuffed, happy, and wanting to return. I love supporting vegan establishments, but this was beyond- it was also healthy. A million stars!

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Exquisite beyond your most magical vegan dreams! - Edit

A cross section of beautiful culinary creativity matched with permaculture, love and a passion for plant food like I have never experienced before. Our Place will blow your mind and leave you full, satiated and wanting for nothing more than your cozy bed to relax and relish in the delicious food journey you were just on. This should be the future of food for every culture and on every continent. I can not say enough wonderful things about this food, the chef Kimmy and the warmth that surrounded every moment we had here.

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Best restaurant on the island. Hands down. - Edit

On paper, the cuisine sounds like a neo-hipster checklist: Hyper-local, organic, vegan, gluten-free cuisine, by reservation only. What you actually get is a creative menu by a talented chef showcasing the island's best produce prepared in ways you've never had.

The owner / host, Michael is brimming with enthusiasm and loves talking about the ingredients that go into the dishes.

Things like blackberry jam fruit (yes those are a thing, look them up) to restaurant-style breadsticks made from just-picked ulu (breadfruit) served with taro leaf spread, to house made cold brew cacao milk.

Let me be clear: I like my gluten, and generally don't go out of my way to eat gluten free, but in this case if I wasn't told that every dish sidestepped the bane of celiacs, I wouldn't have noticed. Clever use of ulu to make "breadcrumbs," moringa with plantains for fettuccine noodles and cassava as an apple pie shell were executed so well it's a non-issue.

Do you have to be vegan to enjoy Our Place? Not in the least. I'd treat this like I would Crossroads in Los Angeles or Farm Spirit in Portland: part of the new wave of vegan haute cuisine, suitable for special guests or special occasions regardless of the company. The charming house-style locale and live piano music in the background just complete the picture.

I rank this as my top restaurant -- no, dining experience -- on the island. A must try!

Pros: Ambiance, Local, fresh, creative food, Wonderful hosts

Cons: Not open every day, I’m not there right now

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Fantastic - Edit

Our server, Michael, gave us ( my girlfriend and her parents (nonvegans)) a fantastic dining experience. He is friendly, knowledgeable and extremely passionate about this farm to table cuisine. All of the foods are local to the island and he was happy to share when and where he got them. There was a great variety of foods and they complimented each other from one course to the next. Everything was flavorful but if I had to choose my favorite part, I'd go with the homemade coconut milk and turmeric (golden elixir). I'm partial to coconuts and have never had homemade coconut milk. It was heavenly. Michael explained it's making process and I'm looking forward to making my own in the near future. He also shared is favorite snorkeling spot which we ventured to the next day. It did not disappoint. We saw lots of sea turtles. I would recommend this place to anyone, even not vegans. You can't beat the food, company, and overall experience. OurPlace is the true definition of Aloha.
-Ryan

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Best Restaurant on Kauai - Edit

It's an awesome place -- the dishes are healthy and delicious.

Pros: nutritious food, delicious food, beautiful place with live music

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Island food elevated - Edit

Lots of local ingredients used. Everything was fresh and tasty especially the breadfruit gnocchi. Nice environment with live music.

Pros: Inventive, Light, Local ingredients

Cons: Portion size

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