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Hanalei Taro & Juice Company

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5-5070 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
(808)826-1059
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 59
    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch place

THis place was closed so many times we came through Hanalei during our stay, so when it was open for lunch one day we stopped. Glad we did. We had a fresh smoothie, watermelon juice and their combo special with Chicken and Pork. It was all very good, traditional local cuisine. Truly worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

THis place was closed so many times we came through Hanalei during our stay, so when it was open for lunch one day we stopped. Glad we did. We had a fresh smoothie, watermelon juice and their combo special with Chicken and Pork. It was all very good, traditional local cuisine. Truly worth a stop if you can make that... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had the Lau Lau and it was terrific. They explained how they use Tei leaves instead of aluminum foil, and how the salted pork is wrapped in a Taro leaf. They do their pork in the old style without butter, but pork fat instead.

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Lachine, Québec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stop by this food truck as part of a photo tour. Good food! Not a lot of choices, but just enough! :)

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stopped at this long-established food truck for an early lunch in mid-Hanalei. As expected, you order and pick up the food yourself, and either take it away or eat at one of their numerous picnic tables, some of which are shaded and others not. I had a chicken plate, and my wife a kalua pork plate. Both came with the... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went here as part of our Taste of Kauai tour and we were not disappointed. Our philosophy when travelling was to try to eat as local as possible - and you can't go wrong with lau lau. It is a steamed taro leaf with pork in the middle and it's almost like a meal-in-one. It's as indigenous as it can... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I wish we would have gone to this great place more than once. The food was so good and fresh, it was one of my favorites!

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Highland Village, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Because this is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, be sure to arrive early for lunch if you hope to order the day's special. My husband was quite disappointed when we were too late for the Shoyu chicken special one day. Settled for ordering the pork lau lau. Received the chicken lau lau. Rather than return it, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our Photo Tour group stopped here for lunch since it's a local favorite. Be prepared to eat outside since it's a food truck, but the seating area is covered in case it rains. Had my first lau lau pork plate with poi, rice, Mac salad, & a bite of Taro cake. Also enjoyed a cucumber watermelon juice to drink. May... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a great lunch here and we picked up a couple of the cakes for later. Oh my... the Kauai Mac Nut Taro Mochi Cake! Ah.... so good. It's all good... but that cake is unforgettable!

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Anchorage
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stopped by this place to try the local fare they serve here. It's looks like a food truck, and is one of the first establishments you will see on the right as you drive in to Hanalei. It looks and sounds authentic and lots of local folks were there. I had the barbecued pulled pork with cabbage and rice... More 

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Additional Information about Hanalei Taro & Juice Company

Address: 5-5070 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: (808)826-1059
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Pub, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5070 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: (808)826-1059

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Pub, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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