Carol Wood and LaMont Fisher are stoked about their first-year anniversary at Coconuts Fish Cafe in Waipouli’s Kauai Village shopping center — so excited that they want to spread the aloha.
They’re raffling off a surfboard, tacos and a helicopter ride in a month-long fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Kauai United Way.
“We just appreciate everyone so much,” Wood said. “Come on in and help us give back to Kauai.”
Coconuts Fish Cafe opened in the fall of 2017, slinging coconut shrimp, fish tacos, sandwiches and poke in their spacious restaurant with a polished, surfer-shack vibe.
Since then, they’ve been streamlining staff and building a customer base — all the things restaurateurs hope to do in their first years — and the pair says it’s been a whirlwind.
“We’ve built up regulars and it’s always great to see them,” Wood said.
Fisher said since the beginning they’ve been looking for ways to help the community, and were approached by Kauai United Way.
KUW supports disease prevention and health programs, disaster recovery and emergency services, rehabilitation services, youth services and family services. More than 25 different agencies participate and more than 35,000 Kauaians are served annually through KUW partner agencies.
“They support a lot of people and they do the Table 53 thing (at the Sheraton Kauai Resort’s RumFire restaurant), but it’s kind of difficult to do that here with our system,” Fisher said. “So it’s always been a goal. We’ve been thinking of ways (we can contribute).”
Two prizes are up for grabs in the raffle drawing, which will conclude on Oct. 30 with a 7 a.m. drawing for the prizes on KONG radio.
A Tamba surfboard and gear is the first prize, with one free order of fish tacos per week for a year. The second prize is a 60-minute Safari Helicopter deluxe waterfall tour for two.
The suggested donation for the raffle is $10 for one chance to win and $25 for three chances to win. Donations are accepted.
Jessica Else, staff writer, can be reached at 245-0452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.