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Hukilau Lanai

520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #1 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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92% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We went there as a group of eight (8) - three families. We had a fabulous meal and time together. The food was wonderful, the service was great and the atmosphere was awesome! We recommend this restaurant for all groups - couples and families.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We go here for special occasions all the time. Everything on their menu is fresh and tasty. I love the poke nachos, fresh fish, the Wally's steak. You need to order the chocolate warm cake! Make sure you order it in the beginning because it takes a while for it to cook.

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Atlanta, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I troll the reviews to decide the best place to have dinner while on vacation. Hukilau is amazing, best restaurant ever, any island, any city. I am gluten free and they not only had a special GF menu for me, for kids too and a special appetizer bread as well. SO GRATEFUL. The menu is classic and inventive. The price... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We read so much about this place that we made a reservation a month before our trip. Glad we did because it is very busy. The spare rib appetizers were all they were raved up to be. The special foccacia was great. Steaks and seafood superb. Good service and nice courtyard atmosphere with the tiki torches being lit at dusk.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

we ate here on our first night in Kauai since 1986...the patio/garden setting is very nice and made us feel like we were in Hawaii immediately again! special kudos to our server, Andrew, who was very attentive and could sense our excitement and provide just the right amount of enthusiasm!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife found this restaurant on the internet. The service was great and our waiter explained the special dishes well. The seafood was fresh and of nice sized proportion. It was also well seasoned but not over done. The restaurant is not large but most of the tables have a view of the garden. I would recommend making reservations because... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Saved the best for last. All the reviews were spot on and we had an amazing evening to cap off our 2 weeks in paradise. From the moment we arrived we were treated like family being welcomed to a beautiful lanai. Service top notch and food was outstanding. Quite possibly the best surf and turf ever. Ahi tuna nachos a... More

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Basking Ridge
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Recommended by a local, we had dinner at Hukilau lanai this evening. They were specifically expecting us and indicated they had a special table for us as I had asked for wheelchair accessible. But on to the real important stuff.......Service: OUTSTANDING! Our waiter Joe, was so informed and knowledgable about subtle aspects of the menu, and I could hear his... More

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Glens Falls, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I dined at the Hukilau Lanai on the 4th of July, which was our last night on the island. We definitely saved the best for last! Every time we mentioned to locals that we were going to the restaurant, they would respond with "That is the best restaurant on the island" or "Oh my God, that's my... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Three of us had our last dinner here in Kauai before returning home, and it was the perfect way to end our trip. The food was unique, delicately flavoured, and just plain delicious! The serving sizes weren't too large, so we were each able to enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert without feeling stuffed. We had a very nice waiter,... More

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