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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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Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Loomis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Vancouver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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toledo, oh
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110 reviews 110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Hukilau is in a Hwy turnoff into a shopping center, inside of a hotel. Once you find it, it's well worth the effort. It's a nice size so all tables get some open air feel and face the hotel gardens. They do have a small lounge with a live vocalist and he easily could be heard from our dining... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had many orders to sample with a group of 13. Not one thing was less than exceptional foods, including beautiful and creative arrangement, but when you taste each bite, there are layers of flavors bursting into an orgasmic experience!! Wait staff and restaurant made the perfect evening with family and friends.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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180 reviews 180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We've been to Kauai perhaps 15 times, but had never been to Hukilau until this trip. Wow! The food really is excellent. We went three times in 2 weeks. We got the tasting menu with wine pairings the first time. The 5 courses were all decent to excellent, especially for the price and the large amount of food you get.... More

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