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Hanalei Taro & Juice Company

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Japanese, Pub, Hawaiian
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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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  • 80
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Never disappoints, great food!

This is remarkably good food and a must stop for us when we visit. The lau lau and the pulled pork are great. Try a Taro smoothie or taro bread. I personally like their ginger soda, too hot for some, but that's how I like it. We have eaten here at leased a dozen times and never been disappointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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central cove
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is remarkably good food and a must stop for us when we visit. The lau lau and the pulled pork are great. Try a Taro smoothie or taro bread. I personally like their ginger soda, too hot for some, but that's how I like it. We have eaten here at leased a dozen times and never been disappointed in... More 

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Trenton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Awesome tour, learned a lot of history about this family farm and enjoyed the taro and fresh coconut balls made right in front of you. The farm museum was very interesting. Great for all ages.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I had the lau lau pork plate with rice and taro mac and HOLY CRAP ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ON EARTH. Especially after being in the sea and you get that soul-deep hunger that can only be filled with LAU LAU. So genuine, super friendly staff, super quick, fresh, and just CRAZY delicious. One of the best things I've... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We arrived 1 hr before closing (they close at 3.00 pm) thus all but chicken was sold out. Not a problem for us but the lady in the food truck seemed to have a bad day. Her mood was just disgusting. Don't work in the service industry if you take your mood out on customers. My wife just wanted to... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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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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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 7 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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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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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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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