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Hapa J's

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2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
949-276-6657
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good taste of Hawaii

Wide range of choices, really enjoyed the poke bowl. Even if you don't like raw fish, still lots of other options to choose from.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
WGL3
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Raleigh, NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wide range of choices, really enjoyed the poke bowl. Even if you don't like raw fish, still lots of other options to choose from.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great food good prices. Hawiian atmosphere. Love the lunch specials. Dinner is a little more pricey. We love the Teriyaki beef with rice and salad or the Pokie is awesome too. Every time we go to San Clement we never miss Hapa J's. Its my kids favorite too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Get the Poke and Kalua Pig! Loved the service too. First time here and we would definitely come back again.

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Anthem, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stopped here for lunch during our San Clemente trip. My husband and I split the Loko Moko for lunch. Mac salad was awesome and plenty of food for the two of us! After seeing the Shrimp Truck special come out....I would definitely order it on my next visit! We had two servers attend to our table. The one gentlemen... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fun local place with great pupus, good bar menu,and low key, fun atmosphere. Very casual and fits the San Clemete lifestyle to a T.

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Windermere, BC Canada
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Convenience got us here as it was close to our hotel. Server (Jenny) was very pleasant and helpful for this late night dinner, near closing time. I had the $13.75 garlic flank steak which was tasty. We sat on the bar side where 3 loud foul mouthed guys were at the bar but it was way better than the noisy... More 

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San Clemente, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

After many recommendations, we decided to try Hapa j's, and we were not disappointed. A great atmosphere and fun bar scene. We ordered the house nachos, we can only say WOW. Enough for 4 people, just delicious, and creative. I had the pork tacos, and my wife had a very large sald. All portions are very large, go hungry. Drinks... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stopped at Hapa J's by chance - and what a great happenstance find this was. Honestly, I have to say this was in the top 10 meals I have had in my lifetime. We totally took the suggestions of the extremely knowledgeable, friendly and outgoing bartender, Kurt. And he absolutely did not steer us wrong! At Kurt's suggestion, we... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went to San Clemente to visit family after Thanksgiving and had to go to Hapa J's after hearing so many good things. I found out that on Taco Tuesday's THIS is the PLACE to be!!! We had a stellar server, Devin, who got us drinks (recommended a tasty cucumber&strawberry martini that was better than my sis' margarita;) Then came a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I went for a work function so it may be a bad representation of the actual menu but I wasn't very impressed. The food was sub-par and wasn't very hot. The service was decent though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-276-6657

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?