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Hukilau Lanai

520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #1 of 102 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I tend to rely on Trip Advisor ratings and reviews as they usually align with my experiences and preferences, so when my wife and I visited Kauai for a week to celebrate our 40th anniversary, I selected Hukilau Lanai since it was the top rated restaurant on the island. My wife is gluten intolerant and we had previously had some... More

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SF Bay Area
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The best ribs we have had in a long time. We'll absolutely be back to eat more of them. The drinks were also very good, the setting wonderful (we ended up with a table right at the edge of the grade), and the service excellent. The other dishes (steak, surf and turf, fish) were also good and cooked as ordered,... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is located in a resort. The setting was very peaceful and relaxed. The waiter (Jason) was very accommodating and answer my wife's questions about the drink and food menus. She selected the Ono which she loved. I ordered the Pork Marsala which was excellent with tender pork and rich flavor. I had the Likikoi (passion Fruit) tart which... More

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Not sure why we never tried this place before tonite. We've been coming to Kauai for ten yrs----even had a place here and are familiar with most the regular eateries. This is a great restaurant with good, fresh local ingredients in a nice location. It has almost an Italian flare in their menu as the have many wonderful Italian inspired... More

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Vancouver, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was our 7th visit. Everything is local and imaginately presented. Fish and meats are always superb. Salads soups appetizers desserts all are wonderful. Wine list is awesome. Cocktails are great. Reasonably prices with great service and an ocean view in the distance. Love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were thoroughly impressed from the start. Service was impeccable, with even minor details. Waitress was very knowledgable and attentive. They have an amazing gluten free menu. The only thing is the decor - a little old school - doesn't suit the food. It's true what reviewers say it's one of the best restaurants in Kauai. I highly recommend it.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

You have to eat here. We stayed in kauai for 8 days and ate some amazing food. This place, by far, is the very best though!!!

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Ridgefield, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We drove to Wailua to try this restaurant on our last night in Princeville. It was worth the drive. The atmosphere is pleasant with views of the resort's gardens. Go for the food and service which was impeccable. Everyone had something different and it was all delicious! Try the Snapper in ginger sauce if they are offering it-so good! Get... More

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Nixa, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The view was great, with open air windows facing the beach. The food was good but for the price it wasn't anything life changing. Wait staff was friendly. Overall not bad but for the price not what I would have hoped.

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DFW, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We've been to Hukilau in years past and just HAD to return to celebrate our 42 Anniversary.. We made a 5:30 PM reservation so we could have the Tasting Menu (5:00-5:45 only). 5 courses with wine pairing for $40 per person...FABULOUS meal for a VALUE price. Gaspacho with pineapple sorbet ....Delightful Candied Ahi with fresh local greens...Wonderful House made Portuguese... More

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