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Hukilau Cafe

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American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers, Delicatessen, Hawaiian
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55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
808-293-8616
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    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
Cute place, good food good service

Liked the atmosphere, it was clean and food was good every time we ate there. Hours were kind of odd

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Karissa R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Citrus Heights
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25 reviews 25 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't recommend eating here if you plan to swim the same day. You'll sink quicker than Captain Cook's reputation. However, If you decide that you just want to swim in grease for the day then this is the place for you. The place is very local. If you are looking for a "local experience" then I recommend that you... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was taken her by a native Hawaiian friend who grew up down the street. Plan for a nap after breakfast! Portions are big and heavy - except for the egg sandwich I got. Go for the experience not necessarily the food. And it is small, so be prepared to wait.

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Utah
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I debated the 5 stars but in the end I think they do a really great job and they don't pretend to be something they are not. This is a really low key cafe off the beaten path. They serve traditional Hawaiian dishes that are very tasty and they do so for a very reasonable price. We really enjoyed eating... More 

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McCormick, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Stopped on our way to the Polynesian Culture Center based on a recommendation of a friend. Were not disappointed. Shrimp sandwich was great, the chicken plate was good as was the mixed plates. Portions of the plates were large - two could share a mixed plate. Parking could be complicated - you have to find a place on a street... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is great. If you are looking for a 4star fancy cuisine, just keep on driving. If you want a hole in the wall, authentic Hawaiian cuisine, and a nice place to rest. This is your place!! The food was filling and great flavors. Highly recommend this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We went there based in trip advisor reviews. Nit good. I had the loco moco, daughter had the chicken sandwich and my husband and son had the hukilau burgers. We felt them for hours afterwards.

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Berkshire,
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We tried breakfast and lunch and we loved it all. Great pancakes and burgers and loco moco. Great service too. Will be back again soon.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This food was awesome. So good in fact, my lunch consisted of the Hukilau Burger and a Loco Moco Bowl. I ended up eating my wife's food too. Then I took another Hukilau Burger and Teri Burger to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Liked the atmosphere, it was clean and food was good every time we ate there. Hours were kind of odd

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Bay Minette, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We saw a small cafe sign while driving the highway north toward North Shore in this small town. We missed the turn but turned at next road to left and ran straight at the cafe. This is a very small local cafe, so we obviously went for the local breakfast of fried rice topped with eggs and side of spam.... More 

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Additional Information about Hukilau Cafe

Address: 55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
Phone Number: 808-293-8616
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Laie
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

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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, Hamburgers, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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