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Hukilau Cafe

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55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
808-293-8616
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast place

Nice food if you can get in. We had breakfast here and enjoyed the omelets. The food was good for a local diner and very affordable. They only take cash, so leave your plastic at home!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Bart Q
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little restaurant is in a residential section and served wonderful local food. Great customer service!

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Thank Laura W
Denver, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we know the island life is a little different from the mainland, this restaurant is in a neighborhood with little parking and no hostess directing people what to do. The food was good, but not outstanding. It was a very good average experience.

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Thank Rhonda T
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Should have called ahead. Most local restaurants serve breakfast till 11. They had stopped at 11:05 when we got there. We ordered the chicken teriyaki sandwich and garlic shrimp. Because the shrimp was cooked with shells on, all the garlic was in the shells. The teriyaki chicken sandwich was very fatty. Had already ditched the bun to minimize unnecessary calories... More 

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Thank Debbie M
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The choices were not very exhaustive, the place was ok, and we liked it that way. For a fast breakfast, instead of McDonalds. A self-serve fresh water dispenser was available

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Thank Annik R
Eagle River, Alaska
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Nice food if you can get in. We had breakfast here and enjoyed the omelets. The food was good for a local diner and very affordable. They only take cash, so leave your plastic at home!

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Thank Bart Q
Decatur, Indiana
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We had planned to have lunch here for our group tour (seven people) during our Circle Island Tour last week. Got there about 1:30 p.m.--restaurant was closed. Not sure if it is closed on Wednesdays or what but thought it a little strange to be closed at that time when it advertises being open for lunch. Ate there about 10... More 

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Thank Joe S
greenwood, WI
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Omelet was perfect - had supreme. Pancakes were very fluffy and tasty. These macadamia nut pancakes were some of the best I ever had. CASH only so be prepared.

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Thank countryguy21
spokane
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Hearty food. fast service. the Loco Moco is amazing. !! Have to try. staff is friendly. feels like a family. We go here every time we go to Hawaii. 2 times a year. with our parents. And its a nice drive from Ohau as well.

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Thank CLAYTON C
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We got seated quickly, but there can be a line, since there are just a few tables inside. We tried the hungry Hawaiian, an egg/bacon/cheese sandwich and the French toast. We recommend trying the Portuguese sausage with the hungry Hawaiian (thanks to the friendly local for recommending it to us!) The girl working here was super sweet and friendly and... More 

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Thank LovesToFly0408
Caro, MI
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Out of the way place that has great food and very friendly service. We had the Loco Moco and the Hukilau Burger. Both more that we could eat and had to take some with us. The staff was very friendly telling us that lots of Military come in to get their famous burger. You need to watch for the sign... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Laie
  • Phone Number: 808-293-8616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?