We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hukilau Lanai

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Hawaiian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088220600
Website
Tuesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,603 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1163
    Excellent
  • 315
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Best restaurant on island

You must have the Macadamia Nut Chicken...Wow it was amazing. Be sure to make a reservation it is a very popular restaurant and directly across the street from Plantation Hale. They also have incredible homemade desserts. Staff terrific...

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
John D
,
West Hollywood, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo

1,603 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
West Hollywood, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

You must have the Macadamia Nut Chicken...Wow it was amazing. Be sure to make a reservation it is a very popular restaurant and directly across the street from Plantation Hale. They also have incredible homemade desserts. Staff terrific...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Telluride, Colorado
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

What can you say.....has it all. Service by everyone was superb. Lots of staff per table. Food was spaced apart really well. Just when you felt it was taking a while the next course came out. No feeling of being rushed. Server, Jessica, super pleasant and very knowledgeable of all dishes. The have a tomato gazpacho soup with a pineapple... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williams, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner with wonderful service. The hostess that seated us was very pleasant and friendly and when we refused the yummy looking facocia bread the young man asked about food allergies and quickly relayed my gluten sensitivity to our server Brendon who made recommendations according to my dietary restrictions. When he was asked any... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Barbara, CA
Level Contributor
175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were thoroughly impressed with the Hukilau Lanai. The menu was great, the food was great and the service was fantastic. We had a Gluten allergy in our party and the our waiter went above and beyond to assure there were no issues with her menu selections. Very impressed. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
BC, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Service was fabulous, dinner delicious, table facing the hotel grounds was very nice. So happy we chose this place for our dinner celebration.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I go to Kauai every year. And no trip would be complete for me without dinner at the Hukilau Lanai. This place has it all: a great view, real Hawaiian charm, excellent food, and attentive service. I go only for the tasting menu, a great value at $28 for five courses, food only, or $50 with one pairings. You have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food was ok. Overpriced resort food. If your like most of the clientele, then you only have to compare it to other resort food, while wearing your Tommy Bahamas, and expecting the world to bow to you....thankfully I don't fall into that category. Presentation of food was excellent but for a father's day, you should staff up the kitchen. Took... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our waitress and additional staff were super attentive to my nut allergy. Hands down this establishment has the best food on the island. Homemade dips for foccacia bread and the fresh ingredients used in each dish were absolutely incredible. Beautiful scenery with tiki torches with intimate glow. Priced reasonably considering the quality. We practically licked our plates before the night... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Celebrated our 1st yr wedding anniversary here and it was amazing! The location was a bit confusing but other than that, it had a great ambience. We requested to be seated in the lanai which had nice views of the coconut trees and a hint of the ocean. The view wasn't remarkable but it was pleasant. Our server was nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Discovered this gem here on TripAdvisor & really enjoyed my first dinner on the island. Goat cheese addition to the arugula salad was great! Shrimp was so fresh, and the chocolate mousse was delicious! Service was excellent even for sitting in the bar due to a last minute choice to try this place for dinner. Recommend reservations since they are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hukilau Lanai also viewed

 

Been to Hukilau Lanai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hukilau Lanai

Address: 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: 8088220600
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hukilau Lanai and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Exton, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
5 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Hukilau Lanai staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?