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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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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    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
Worth a look

Hard to find hole in the wall but the food was very good and wait staff and locals were friendly and pleasant. Hulilau does is a cash only place and they have no air conditioning. I strongly recommend for breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
John R
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Evanston, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Hard to find hole in the wall but the food was very good and wait staff and locals were friendly and pleasant. Hulilau does is a cash only place and they have no air conditioning. I strongly recommend for breakfast.

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Sacramento, California
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129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There are some places you go to just you feel you should with no really rational reasoning behind it. The Hukilau Cafe is one of those places. The food is good but nothing to really write home about. The Loco Moco with grilled onions tastes the way a Loco Moco should. I didn't get to try the Hukilau Burger which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was very standard island breakfast food; rice, spam/Portuguese sausage, eggs. The place does not look very clean, it is in a somewhat residential area that has seen better times.There is just one wait person/front of house and one person cooking, so service is hit or miss depending on how many people there are.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 45 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 22 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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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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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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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, 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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