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Hukilau Lanai

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Seafood, Hawaiian
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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088220600
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stick with the fish!

We went for our traditional 1st night dinner, and somehow my memory of the meat not being up to par had faded, so I ordered the filet mignon with Crown Royal sauce. The sauce was interesting and tasty, but the meat, slightly overcooked, was pretty tasteless. Husband had pork tenderloin, which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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seattle
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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seattle
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went for our traditional 1st night dinner, and somehow my memory of the meat not being up to par had faded, so I ordered the filet mignon with Crown Royal sauce. The sauce was interesting and tasty, but the meat, slightly overcooked, was pretty tasteless. Husband had pork tenderloin, which was cooked properly, and was moist, but he didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This my go-to restaurant for dinner when I am in the Kapa'a vicinity. I have been coming here to dinner for over 9 years and the food and service is consistently of the highest quality. I would recommend the Poke Nachos as a starter and the Mixed Grill (Two local fish and shrimp) as the main. Top this off with... More 

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Chicago, IL
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food was good. Tuna & lobster ravioli for appetizers were a hit. Main dishes were fine, but service was slow. Waitress seemed snippy, informing us all that there were no free refills for us. Understandable for soda drinks, but not for the iced tea. About twenty minutes later on returning to the table, she noticed a lemon with some ice... More 

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Portland, OR
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A recent dinner at Hukilau was not only tasty, put service was great & we were seated outside with ambience. We had both fish & steak & took our waiters suggestions on preparations. We will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Their are so many gluten free options you won't feel deprived. Freshly baked gluten free roll delivered on request, salads that are clear of croutons, and flourless dessert options make this an easy menu to choose from. Local ingredients, unique flavors, and a commitment to service create a fine environment.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our last night of vacation and it was a great end to a wonderful trip. The atmosphere is so pleasant. It is open to a beautiful landscaped courtyard with the ocean in the back. There is plenty of space between tables. Our waiter Johnny was so attentive and pleasant without being intrusive. He joked with my... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I picked the Hukilau because something popped up while I was reviewing Trip Advisor for things to do on Kauai. I followed the link and found they had an AMAZING gluten free menu. I made a reservation. It was Mother's Day. It was amazing. Amazing. They treated the gluten free side of the table just like the glutenous side! We... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hukilau Lanai is located in the Kauai Coast Resort in the Coconut Market Place. As you enter the Hostess Podium is on the left where you check in. Our table was located in the "upper part of the restaurant, separated by 3 steps the "lower part is non-air section. You might was to ask for a mini flashlight especially if... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We chose this restaurant since it was next door to our Courtyard Hotel in Kapaa and WOW, what a great choice! We went on a Friday night and did not know how popular this restaurant was so we did not make a reservation. The receptionist told us there would be a 45 minute wait so we sat in the hotel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dinner was good - average. The menu is island/tropical fare with a focus on local farms and fish. The food was well prepared but lacked that real "wow" one would expect in better/higher end restaurants. It was unmemorable, neither my husband or I can remember what we had for dinner (and that's not because we had wine with dinner). We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 8088220600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?