About Us

Mark’s Place is a takeout restaurant in Puhi, Kauai that serves delicious local food, including gourmet plate lunches, bentos, healthy salads, sandwiches, wraps, desserts and omiyage snacks.

Locally owned and operated since 1998, and led by Chef Mark Oyama, Mark’s Place has been lauded in various media, blogs, social media, and visitor guidebooks such “Yelp,” “Trip Advisor,” and “Frommer’s” as one of Kauai’s best  food establishments.

Mark’s Place supports local farmers, fishermen and vendors and features local products in its daily menu.  Mark’s Place also offers special order cakes and desserts.

Mark’s Place is a subsidiary of Contemporary Flavors Catering, Inc., Kauai’s largest and finest full service catering company.  Specializing in Pacific Rim and cross-current Asian cuisine, Contemporary Flavors Catering is the premier catering choice for all occasions, from weddings to birthdays, luaus, business events, and formal affairs. Contact Contemporary Flavors Catering today for all your catering needs. It is our pleasure to serve you.

In the News

In September of 2015, Mark’s Place owner, Mark Oyama was inducted into the Hawaii Restaurant Association Hall of Fame.  Click on the links below to read about Mark’s Place in the news.

Mark’s Place supports Localicious Hawai‘i, a public awareness campaign of the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation (HAF) to recognize restaurants for their commitment to supporting our local agricultural industry. The campaign also raised funds for ag education to promote careers in agriculture and the next generation of farmers, ranchers and fishermen.

Thank you to all of our customers who helped us support Localicious – in March 2017 over 425 entrees were sold.




Chefs Mark & Wendy Oyama

Chefs Mark & Wendy Oyama

“We offer daily specials, including a “Pau Hana Dinner Special”, which is an entire meal for four people.  For even faster service, check out our menu and call in your order to (808) 245-2522, and it will be ready when you arrive.”


Mark’s Place T-Shirts


Stop by Mark’s Place to get your own Mark’s Place T-Shirt – available in a variety of colors and sizes.

Advisory COVID-19

We welcome you, our customers as we continue to implement preventive measures in line with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Hawaii’s Department of Health and the County of Kauai.

Health and safety protocols are in place and in some cases are being enhanced in response to the threat of COVID-19. We are happy to announce that none of our employees have traveled to high risk areas. We have asked our staff who have traveled out of state to self-quarantine for 14 days.

We have also shared specific instructions with our employees on the importance of proper hygiene and self-care and staying home if they are sick. The health and safety of our customers and employees continues to be our number one priority. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and evaluate additional measures as needed to protect you and our staff.