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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 11
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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
Mixed bag

Food was good. Tuna & lobster ravioli for appetizers were a hit. Main dishes were fine, but service was slow. Waitress seemed snippy, informing us all that there were no free refills for us. Understandable for soda drinks, but not for the iced tea. About twenty minutes later on returning to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
micdic10
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Chicago, IL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Chicago, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food was good. Tuna & lobster ravioli for appetizers were a hit. Main dishes were fine, but service was slow. Waitress seemed snippy, informing us all that there were no free refills for us. Understandable for soda drinks, but not for the iced tea. About twenty minutes later on returning to the table, she noticed a lemon with some ice... More 

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Portland, OR
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A recent dinner at Hukilau was not only tasty, put service was great & we were seated outside with ambience. We had both fish & steak & took our waiters suggestions on preparations. We will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Their are so many gluten free options you won't feel deprived. Freshly baked gluten free roll delivered on request, salads that are clear of croutons, and flourless dessert options make this an easy menu to choose from. Local ingredients, unique flavors, and a commitment to service create a fine environment.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our last night of vacation and it was a great end to a wonderful trip. The atmosphere is so pleasant. It is open to a beautiful landscaped courtyard with the ocean in the back. There is plenty of space between tables. Our waiter Johnny was so attentive and pleasant without being intrusive. He joked with my... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I picked the Hukilau because something popped up while I was reviewing Trip Advisor for things to do on Kauai. I followed the link and found they had an AMAZING gluten free menu. I made a reservation. It was Mother's Day. It was amazing. Amazing. They treated the gluten free side of the table just like the glutenous side! We... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Hukilau Lanai is located in the Kauai Coast Resort in the Coconut Market Place. As you enter the Hostess Podium is on the left where you check in. Our table was located in the "upper part of the restaurant, separated by 3 steps the "lower part is non-air section. You might was to ask for a mini flashlight especially if... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant since it was next door to our Courtyard Hotel in Kapaa and WOW, what a great choice! We went on a Friday night and did not know how popular this restaurant was so we did not make a reservation. The receptionist told us there would be a 45 minute wait so we sat in the hotel... More 

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San Rafael, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dinner was good - average. The menu is island/tropical fare with a focus on local farms and fish. The food was well prepared but lacked that real "wow" one would expect in better/higher end restaurants. It was unmemorable, neither my husband or I can remember what we had for dinner (and that's not because we had wine with dinner). We... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Read reviews and decided to try it out. Well worth the trip. We both had the gazpacho with pineapple rhum sorbet, then I got the prime rib au jus and my husband the opah. Everything was delicious and we accompanied our meal with a bottle of Falanghina at a decent price. Don't forget to make a reservation because they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary here May 1, 2015. I had reserved a table online a month earlier and noted the special event. On the day of our dinner they called to confirm and I reminded them at that time about the special occasion but they already had it covered. We were seated exactly on time and... 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, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?