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Hukilau Cafe

55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
808-293-8616
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Laie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Blanchester, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very good loco moco and Hukilau Burger, which has teriaki beef on top of the burger. Nice little cafe that we saw on man vs Food.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hukilau is definitely a "locals" spot for breakfast, which was a good sign. We only had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table and once we were seated the service was great. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly, and this ended up being the cheapest (but best) breakfast of our trip!

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canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stopped for lunch and ordered Hukilau burgers and fries. The food was awesome, one of the best burgers we've every had. Friendly and efficient staff made our meal even better. We enjoyed the humour and warmth of all the local people, they made us feel at home.

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Brazoria, TX
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It became obvious this is a popular place for food for the locals, based on how many folks came in and picked up the take-out. And the ones that ate inside were greeted by name by the staff. The place is not air-conditioned and got rather warm while we were there for lunch. Ceiling fans weren't much help. I felt... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Although our waitress was very friendly, I would not recommend this restaurant. It was hotter inside than outside during the heat of the day, and the place was swarming with flies. We ordered the Maui burger, which was fried pieces of fish on a bun. It was very affordable, but the quality was just not what we expected from all... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ordered loco moco, fried rice omelette, French toast, corned beef hash, pancakes, cheese/ham omelette and drinks. Very quick and efficient service. We were 7 in the group and we were told that we can move the chairs but not the tables? So we had to sit in two separate table settings. We were not allowed to be friendly, lol.

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Laie, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I literally live right across a small street from the Hukilau Café. I have known Kalani, the present owner, since he was a boy, and I knew his Choy family relatives (as in chef Sam Choy, his mother, father and siblings) who previously started it up . . . but that was many years ago, and today Kalani deserves all... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I love this place... I visited after my husband insisted we go there as he had read reviews and raved about the burgers! I am SO GLAD we did ... I do not usually eat burgers but this time I made an exception and it was a good one. The Hukilau Cafe is a nice little place that is clearly... More

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My family and I had a great time and we ran into a friend while we were there which made it even better. Best food on the North Shore.

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Hauula, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The staff at Hukilau Cafe is outstanding we love the food and staff its the one place I know I can come and feed my family without any complaints Thank you

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