Welcome to Postcards Restaurant


Our T-shirts have been spotted all over the world. Maybe we’re a little famous for our superbly prepared seafood and our gourmet vegetarian cuisine. We serve truly exceptional fresh meals with an abundance of organic ingredients, including island-grown produce. We use no meat, poultry, refined sugar, or foods with chemical additives. Many of our dishes are vegan (no eggs or dairy) or can be customized for you.


We wouldn't have gone so far without our wonderful guests.


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A Little Hanalei History

Our plantation cottage was first built in the 1860’s…

by Ho Pak Yet and his wife, who as teenage newlyweds sailed from China to work on Hawaiian plantations.  Later they prospered as sandalwood traders with their own ship.  They settled in Hanalei to grow rice and raise their five children (descendants still live nearby). They built this house and another, plus a few structures that took on varying identities: coffee shop, saloon, bakery, tailor shop, general store, and mah-jongg casino.

A century later, this lone surviving cottage was turned into the Hanalei Museum.    But age took its toll…and 1992’s powerful Hurricane Iniki dealt the final blow.

We rebuilt an exact replica of the structure, and opened the Postcards Restaurant in 1996.

We hope that its history and charm, and a stellar dining  experience, will enhance your enjoyment of beautiful Kauai.