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Hukilau Lanai

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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 20
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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
Excellent, from start to finish

I agree with some of the other reviewers: The Hukilau Lanai is the best restaurant in Kapaa. From start to finish, it's everything you'd want in a nice dinner. Our group of 6 was seated almost right away even though the Hukilau Lanai is always busy. The server was at our table within a few short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
gahoppe
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Denver
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Denver
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I agree with some of the other reviewers: The Hukilau Lanai is the best restaurant in Kapaa. From start to finish, it's everything you'd want in a nice dinner. Our group of 6 was seated almost right away even though the Hukilau Lanai is always busy. The server was at our table within a few short minutes. I was particularly... More 

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San Jose
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Nice Romantic place to eat. Had the Martini which was a bit weak. Starters had the soup of the day and Gazpacho Soup. My wife had the Opaa (Hawaiian Moon Fish). She liked it a lot. I had the Beef Medallion with Pepper Corn. The meat was tender and perfectly cooked medium. The waitress was attentive and could describe the... More 

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Greeley
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22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I dined at this restaurant and we were so glad we did. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary dinner and were both so impressed with the service the food and the ambiance. We booked through open table about a month before our trip with specifics on a romantic table and that we were celebrating. They gave us... More 

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Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We called in advance to reserve a table for my husband's birthday. We had the tasting menu and it was amazing. All the food was delicious and each paired with the appropriate wine. Servings were small so that we were not feeling stuffed after so many courses. My husband was given a birthday gift of handmade chocolate truffles in a... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had made a 5:00 PM reservation when they opened so we could get a nice table on the edge of their garden area, and we had a very nice meal. We found the service to be terrific, the food excellent, and the setting to make for a perfect place to dine when you are in the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After reading some bad reviews of the Hukilau Lanai, we had very low expectations, but were pleasantly surprised at how good the food and service were. We ate fresh fish with an Asian sauce and salads, which were excellent. The waiter was very attentive. Definitely sit outside as the inside is sort of a funky, dated room.

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Chicago, Illinois
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fresh Fish, Great Preparations, Outstanding Service and a great Wine Selection. What more would you want? Reservations are a must.

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Kennewick, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our family had dinner at Hukilau Lanai twice during our stay. My husband enjoyed his filet mignon our second dinner much better than the first when he ordered prime rib and the prime rib was very fatty. The filet mignon was very tender with good flavor and they cooked it perfect. My daughter and I had the vegetarian lasagna which... More 

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Sturgeon County, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Ate here the first evening of our visit and chose this spot based on previous reviews. The setting is lovely, overlooking a beautifully landscaped area of the Kauai Beach Resort. The calamari appetizer was amazing, strips of fresh calamari instead of the usual rings, each strip lightly breaded and cooked to perfection. Best we've had. Four of us each enjoyed... More 

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White Plains, New York
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

great table outside. Beautiful night. We have eaten here before. Busy night, lots of conservation. I ordered Ono, DH ordered meatloaf. Salads were tasty.cold soup great he said. My fish was Horrible, too salty, even the rice. I was so disappointed. 3 bites, lots of water and I was done. The waiter noticed and I said, tell the chef, no... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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

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