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Hukilau Lanai

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Seafood, Hawaiian
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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
8088220600
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Best Restaurant Experience On Kauai

Everyone we asked steered us to this fine restaurant. We were not disappointed! The food choices, many locally caught fish, were all tasty. Nothing to recommend specially because everything we ordered, appetizers, drinks, entrees, were delicious. I wish I could remember our waiter's name because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Jim T
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Everyone we asked steered us to this fine restaurant. We were not disappointed! The food choices, many locally caught fish, were all tasty. Nothing to recommend specially because everything we ordered, appetizers, drinks, entrees, were delicious. I wish I could remember our waiter's name because she was (italics) special; very attentive and helpful with questions about our selections. This was... More 

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Hilo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This place is always packed, for good reason, so you'll want to make reservations. Rumor is that there was a lady who owned the Hukilau Lanai + Gaylord's, another once-excellent restaurant in Lihue. Her daughter married the chef and they inherited Hukilau whereas Gaylords got sold (and temporarily became 29 North). I don't know if it's true, but if it... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I ate here twice on my trip to Kauai, both 3 years ago and this past week. The first night this trip, I had the mixed grill plate is amazing with 2 kinds of fish, plus a shrimp skewer and a coconut curry sauce, and it was just as good as I remembered. The second night we went I had... More 

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arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visiting Kauai for the first time for our 28th anniversary we googled placed to eat, and Hukilau lanai popped up. I read all the bad reviews first but decided to try it ourselves. Perhaps they have had a change in staff and chefs because we had a FABULOUS time. The service was quick and personable, meals came hot and the... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This setting is almost oceanfront. almost oceanview and almost very good. Food is nicely conceived, well plated, and good ingredients. Service is a 9 out of 10, which on Kauai is remarkable. I know the owner and the entire history of the restaurant. Worth a stop if you like conventional food done well.

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Albuquerque
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Kauai Coast Resort for 2 weeks and ate here 3 times and we loved each meal. The first was with a group of 12 and the other 2 visits were just my wife and I. The menu is extensive and everyone in the large group enjoyed the meal and that is saying something! Go at 5... More 

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ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice place. Would suggest reservations if you wish to be seated in the lanai area with a view of the very attractive grounds. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. He was very knowledgeable about the various types of seafood available and helpful with suggestions. Food was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I return to Kauai every year and I never miss going to the Hukilau Lanai when I visit -- usually more than once. It's one of my favorite places on the island. Reservations are a must and I would suggest calling many days in advance if you want a particular time. They are always packed as many locals eat there... More 

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Benicia, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We eat here every year. Always great seafood with a nice sauce. Love the gazpacho. And the baked goods are wonderful. Nice setting. Ask for the lower lanai. And very good value.

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New Albany, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal at the Hukilau Lanai. We were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation on Father's Day. Although the restaurant appears to be older, the gardens are very pretty. We had fine service from our waitress and our food was delicious. We would certainly return the next next time we visit Kauai!

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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

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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