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55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
808-293-8616
Today
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: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
What a burger

Had the best burger ever at the Hukilau Cafe. Before I get to the burger , the cafe is a hole in the wall and the service is slow but your on the island and everything is laid back. Back to the burger, it had egg, cheese, a beef patty, and topped off with teriyaki beef and onions. Man this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Ddb2422
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Odenton, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I'm sorry to say this but this place is not that great. First off, yes I know it is a hole in the wall, and I know it's a small family business but the service and food wasn't what I expected. We came for breakfast around 9:30am, and wasn’t greeted at all. We walked in and there was about 4-5... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had the best burger ever at the Hukilau Cafe. Before I get to the burger , the cafe is a hole in the wall and the service is slow but your on the island and everything is laid back. Back to the burger, it had egg, cheese, a beef patty, and topped off with teriyaki beef and onions. Man this... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have been to Hukilau cafe a lot. Very friendly service. Food is awesome and very reasonable. Parking could be a nightmare sometimes tho. I highly recommend Hukilau Cafe to anyone.

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Coto de Caza, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went here while up in Laie at 11:30am on a Tuesday and almost left. First. Yeah it's a hole in the wall. I knew that. But when you walk in you aren't really greeted and told what to do/ where to sign in. There were 3 empty dirty tables so I asked should we sit? She said oh. "No... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a small hole in the wall place located on the North Shore side of Oahu, off the beaten path in a residential neighborhood. You will definitely need a map or GPS to find this place. As a local, I like this kind of place. The food is cheap, filling and tasty. The ambiance is local rustic. That means... More 

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Provo, Utah
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a very busy place but really good. We went for breakfast on a Saturday and had to wait a bit but everything was pretty quick. If you're staying in Laie, it might be easier to park somewhere else and walk to the restaurant. There were tons of cars around it. The food was heavy but very good. Good... More 

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Citrus Heights
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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, 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, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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