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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 330
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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 meal on Kauai

We tried several restaurants during our 10 day vacation on Kauai, but the Hukilau Lanai was by far the best restaurant we visited. We had a great view outside, a super nice Canadian server and a fabulous meal. This restaurant may be a little pricier than most others, but the quality of the food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Mark W
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Mill Creek, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Mill Creek, Washington
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We tried several restaurants during our 10 day vacation on Kauai, but the Hukilau Lanai was by far the best restaurant we visited. We had a great view outside, a super nice Canadian server and a fabulous meal. This restaurant may be a little pricier than most others, but the quality of the food and service makes up for it... More 

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were staying in Princeville; so driving all the way to Kapa'a for dinner didn't sound all that appealing. We were really happy that we did! First of all, our waitress was wonderful. She couldn't do enough for us! Secondly, the food was great! There was a nice selection of fresh grilled fish (Ono, Opah and Ahi)... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I arrived at this restaurant which is located inside a hotel. It was active and there was a duo playing music in an area in one area of the lobby. We ordered a drink at the hotel lounge bar (there Mai Tai's are very good) and were then seated at a beautiful table for 2 on the... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Located in a hotel but not a hotel restaurant that is owned by the hotel. The food is excellent. Everything I ate there i loved. The poki nachos is excellent, fish is fresh, all appetizers are good. I come back all the time and it's all good. I would recommend making reservation early otherwise the only times available are 5... More 

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Plano, TX, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Hukilau Lanai at Kapa'a, in my opinion, is the best restaurant on Kauai. I have dined here in 2012 and again in 2015. For the quality of food (outstanding), service, view, setting, etc., the prices are quite reasonable. I find nothing about this restaurant that can be improved. My only regret is not dining there three or four times while... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food is best! Service wonderful! Make reservations right away for dinner. It's the best non-secret on Kauai. Try the tasting menu and wines that go along with it. Dessert? Creme Brulee or Coconut Cheesecake.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a nice place to have a romantic dinner during our time in Kauai and came across Hukilau Lanai. We made reservations (recommended) for Saturday night. Our table was perfect -- we were seated along the railing of the outdoor area at a table that overlooked the beautiful grounds of the resort where the restaurant is located.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our favorite restaurant on Kauai. Delicious fish dishes. Try Wally's salad with the main course.it's all excellent.

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After encountering several restaurants here on Kauai with high prices, bad food or poor service we were thrilled with Hukilau Lanai. We were seated shortly after arriving right at our reservation time at a table on the patio with a great view. Our waitress was fantastic and the food great. Prices not too, too high and a soup or salad... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wonderful dinner here our last night on the island. I would definitely recommend this place and go back.

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?