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Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe

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4-901 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1576
+1 808-823-0190
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08:00 - 20:00
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Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I LOVE this place, which is a small Whole Foods, I REALLY miss the outside table and chairs. There other location had a much better feel, along with the ability to enjoy your goodies right then and there...sitting in your car in the parking lot eating just doesn't cut it. :-( PLEASE Papaya's ...spring for outdoor seating...

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Thank bthe1ur
Carson City, Nevada, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but packed full of good stuff. Really enjoyed the coconut spinach soup served hot. Very helpful staff. We will be visiting many times on our vacation.

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Thank Don B
Plano, Texas
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Everything here caters to special diets, I.e., vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. The small cafe does delicious taro burgers and fish tacos/burritos.

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Thank plan0mmm
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have been here 2 times while i was staying kauai . They have changed the location and Deli area is even better now . Price is bit higher than Hoku ( another organic supermarket ) but they have this take away deli area so its nicer ! since they changed the location , there is no cafe area so... More 

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Thank persi73
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Papayas is a place where all those who are "called" to Kauai uncannily end up <3 It's true! I don't know how or why, but it just happens, over and over again. Papayas is the place to be... to just eat, chill, people watch or socialize. It's the local meetup and a great place to meet new people and locals.... More 

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Thank indig0rain
Lawai
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place is is awesome..great food and selection...great customer service!! The prices are high compared to other health food stores but they are a business catering to the travelers...I shop here for emergency items or rare items that might be out in other places...the made food they sell is amazing and reasonably priced..best Ahi Nori Wrap ever...

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Thank MarleneOsuna
Tokyo, Japan
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Stopped by for a quick lunch. A completely organic food store with a cafe serving fresh food. Great vegetarian options. Really loved the Taro Burger.

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Thank Hiyer
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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262 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

If you're into healthy eating, you'll love Papaya's. They have a fabulous produce section, and good choices in all departments. Knowing how high prices are in natural food stores on the Mainland, we were concerned that they'd be astronomical in Kauai. While there are no bargains, we found the pricing quite manageable.

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Thank GR260
San Ramon, California
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was my main place to buy food and eat. Being vegetarian is not the easiest on an island that is surrounded by fish. They have a small food bar, sandwiches, veggie rolls, protein bars, organic products and much much more. Was grateful to have this as an option. And saves on prices that are charged for meals in restaurants.... More 

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Thank ritatraveler
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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386 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

They have a good selection in the grocery store but best is that you can order food to go freshly made on the premises.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-901 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1576
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-0190

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?