Keoki's Paradise Price: $5.50 to $13.95 Scoping it out: Most of the restaurants we list here are local favorites -- places where you'll mingle with residents and dine on regional foods. Keoki's Paradise isn't one of those. It's where you'll meet other tourists. But it's fun anyway. A waterfall runs through the middle, dropping into a lagoon; a palapa-style thatched roof covers the bar; tiki torches burn; a giant banyan tree shades a bamboo forest. Keoki's is really two restaurants. Ask for seating in the Bamboo Hut Bar, which is family-friendly -- and affordable -- and offers such items as nachos, ribs, fish and chips. It's not gourmet, but in Poipu, where expensive restaurants reign, Keoki's Paradise is a breath of fresh air.
Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
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