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“Top notch food at reasonable prices.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hukilau Lanai

Hukilau Lanai
520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #2 of 114 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Top notch food at reasonable prices.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We chose to eat at Hukilau Lanai after doing our research on Trip Advisor. A delicious meal at prices which were relatively afforable. Not a five star experience only because the setting and atmosphere was not comparible to some other restaurants. But, like I said the prices are very reasonable and the food was top notch. Definitely plan ahead and make reservations as soon as possible.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lompoc, California
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58 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Just keeps getting better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was not our first visit to Hukilau Lanai, we have eaten there several times as we travel to Kauai every year, and all I can say is it keeps getting better. The tropical garden atmosphere, impeccable service and delectable food keeps us going back. While having dinner there on our last trip, our server asked if we had ever tried their "tasting menu dinner". We had not, so we made reservations (a must!!) for a Sunday night and had perhaps the most memorable meal ever! Their chef and kitchen staff are amazing. I won't reveal the entire menu but it includes five courses, each paired with incredible wines from all over the world. Portions are not huge, but you will not leave this restaurant hungry. Example: Island gazpacho with a rum pineapple sorbet paired with a German Riesling, candied ahi in a coconut chipolte sauce, and so on. Dessert consists of a lovely cheese plate or vanilla bean creme brulee, but our server suggested we order both for my husband and I to share, which we did. They also were paired with delightful dessert wines.
Not only is this one of the best meals we've ever had, but it truly is a bargain for $40 a person including the wines. (Available without wine for $28, but the wines really make the meal.) Do try this exceptional restaurant for dinner (Closed Mondays) or the tasting menu which is available from 5 to 5:45 P.M. Reservations are imperative, in fact, we've learned to call several days in advance since the standard dinner hours book up early.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best dinner in Kauai!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In order to have dinner here make sure to make your reservations!!! It is sooo worth it! The food and service is amazing! We stayed in Princeville during our honeymoon and made the trip twice to the restaurant because the food was soo good! My husband and I ordered the wahoo and the mahi which were delish! We also ordered the poke a must!

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Los Angeles
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We love this restaurant as we can walk to it from our condo and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing.

Visited May 2014
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“lovely table, by the tiki torches, drinks with flowers in them!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My friend lives on Kauai and recommended this place. The food was good. We both had fish plates. The tasting menu was only available for the earliest seating so we were not able to try it. Our waiter was great. I wish I could remember his name because he did a fine job. If you go, request a reservation by the outside front. Our drinks were tasty. All Kauai cocktails are $11-14, so be prepared. I had the Pina Colada, after all I am on vacation! One of my favorite idle time activities is to go out for fancy dinners and Hukilau Lanai did not disappoint. Lots of fun! The front hostess girl was a tad snide, no biggie!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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