Shops & Restaurants in the Kong Lung Historic Market Center

The Historic Kong Lung Market Center

The Landmark Before The Lighthouse

Come experience the heart of Kilauea's community and history at the Kong Lung Historic Market Center. Here the town’s plantation era merges with stylish, contemporary and vintage fashion boutiques, home goods, a bakery and coffee shop, art gallery, restaurants and market. The Center honors its roots in an outdoor, award-winning Photo Retrospective titled “Recollections”. All residing in and around neatly preserved buildings—including Queenie's Cottage (now the Kilauea Bakery and Pizza), the Kilauea theater, and the Kong Lung building constructed in 1943 with field stones gathered from cane fields. A style unique to Hawaii.

A family poses for the funny photo op at The Kong Lung Center, between Island Soap and The Kilauea Bakery.Throughout the decades, the Center has evolved with Kilauea while never letting go of its original charm and integrity of place. It’s cozy and comfortable and continues to be the gathering place for locals. Located only minutes from the Kilauea Lighthouse and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, two of Kauai's most popular destinations for whale watching and bird watching, Kong Lung Market Center hosts long-time, family-owned shops and dining.

Just don’t think you can rush through Kong Lung in a few hours. The Historic Kong Lung Market Center boasts a large scale Photo Retrospective about life in Kilauea pre, during, and post plantation era. The “Recollections” exhibit has more than 15 large outdoor displays with engaging images and details of the life and times of Kilauea Town. Like the small town of Kilauea itself, the Market Center is one of those uniquely local places where you'll want to soak in the mood, have some conversations, and just take it slow.


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Sitdown and take away lunch options

The Historic Kong Lung Center has two wonderful options for lunch on the North Shore.

The Bistro serves up casual sit-down menu options and adult beverages chilled to that perfect temperature. You can get everything from a Local Rice Bowl with Kalua pork, Asian slaw & rice topped with furikake to  juicy St. Louis BBQ Ribs smothered with Bistro BBQ sauce served with coleslaw & fries.

Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza has an even more casual vibe and diverse selection including fresh housemade soups and sausages, to what many claim is the best pizza on Kauai.

Stop by the Historic Kong Lung market Center today for some fun shopping, delicious food, cold drinks, and so much more. See you soon!


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