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Hukilau Lanai

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$$$
Seafood, Gluten Free, American, Hawaiian
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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088220600
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 108
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  • 25
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  • 15
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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
Little piece of heaven

Everything we tried was awesome! We had the meatloaf and when I tell you I have never ever tasted a dish so completely flavorful. You will not be disappointed. Make your reservations on open table and prepare your palatte to come alive!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Metta21
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything we tried was awesome! We had the meatloaf and when I tell you I have never ever tasted a dish so completely flavorful. You will not be disappointed. Make your reservations on open table and prepare your palatte to come alive!

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Thank Metta21
Washington, DC
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We and another couple enjoyed fine dining and low-key jazz -- a delightful evening. The $50 5-course tasting menu, with wine paired with each course, was a good value.

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Chongqing, China
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Music was "broken" while we were there (9-Feb), and our table was on the end of the lanai near the trash bin, and there was a mistake on our bill - but those things can be easily overcome. What's important is the food - we had two entrees (meatloaf $20 and seafood mixed grille $34) which were both very good... More 

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Lakebay, Washington
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181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best happy hour and dinner on the Island! A must go to. A little pricey but worth it! The service is exceptional. Call for a reservation!

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Clarkston, Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the butter fish and it was so good, I had it again when we went back. The steak was out of this world too, my husband said. I can't wait to go back in 2017!

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Healdsburg, CA
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In all the years we have been coming Kauai, we had never managed to try the Hukilau Lanai. Having stayed years back at the Beachboy, we'd seen the lighted tiki torches and lovely tropical garden. However, when we went to book online at Open Table, no reservations were available in the days before we'd have to leave for The Big... More 

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Princeton, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a timeshare at Kauai Coast resort, and after many years and good restaurants this one outshines all on the island. I LOVE fresh ahi. This place is not only a bit less costly but no other restaurants prepare it as well. Also, like their moon fish. My husband has the meatloaf at least once in our 3 week... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made reservations (recommended) and had one of the best dinners every. Service and food were outstanding and not over priced. Loved it so much we ate there on our last night on the island. Had the prime rib, and was possibly the best I have ever had. Fish is also wonderful and the salads are fantastic. Love it.

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reservation difficult to secure. Arrived on time, waited 25 minutes before seated but they had no qualms about trying to ply us with drinks and applies while we waited. Not a positive for a classy restaurant. Once seated (finally after 2 trips to concierge) service and food were both excellent and made for a respectable finish to what started as... More 

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Pittsboro, Indiana, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our dining experience. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. When I said I couldn't have onions or peppers, he talked to the chef and then came back to let me know that the dish I was going to order was free of those ingredients. Our food was excellent! Wish we would have eaten there earlier... 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, Gluten Free, American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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