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Hapa J's

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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Pub
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2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was great before hitting the beach with family. Staff were friendly and accomodating for our party of 8 with children. Food was good overall. Wings appetizer were crunchy on outside and juicy in. Edamame offered before food. I had the Loco Moko which was good, but not as good as original in the hawaiian islands. Kids meals were sufficient... More 

Thank Alvinobambino
San Clemente California
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great night out. Never tried Taco Tuesdays before and I was pleasantly surprised. Nice variety of taco flavors, low prices and the food was really good. I especially liked the Chicken tacos but we tried the short ribs, coconut shrimp, and poke and ALL were good.

Thank DonnaKarson
San Clemente, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I go here with some regularity, generally with groups of friends. The food is good, but the mai tais at happy hour are the main draw. They are authentic, delicious, and pack a wallop. Don't have more than one or have a DD!

1 Thank Katibone
Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Love the Tako (octopus bowl). Child's plates are enjoyed by the children, burgers and kalua pork both good. Chocolate pudding dessert,

Thank j s
San Clemente, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Since I go to the Hawaiian islands quite frequently for vacation and love the food. Napa J is where I go when I need to taste Hawaii. Great cocktails, good service and the food is good. It does get crowded but is family and kid friendly.

Thank Lee192672
San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Hapa j's is a great way to get your Hawaii fix for food, if not the island scenery. The staff has Avery friendly Ohana vibe and is flexible in meeting the diners needs. Hapa j's menu has many island favorites (such as Kalua pig, loco moco, ahi poke, Hawaiian fried rice, and octopus poke) and they do a great job... More 

Thank Roland P
Laguna Beach, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Today I was looking for something different and found it! Great food and cocktails and get service at a reasonable price. Inside feels like any restaurant that you might go to in Hawaii casual laid-back .. Nothing too fancy . You must try the MAN STYLE HAPA FRIES with Kalua pork cheese sauce is absolutely delicious $17 enough for three... More 

Thank FoodandWineReviews
San Clemente, California, United States
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190 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

we had friends come in and they wanted something different so took them to hapa js and it was good again . We have loved this place since it opened but its had its struggles . I may never eat in the dinning room again but the food on the bar menu is really good service is better and the... More 

Thank Kelly C
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We had 2 Great lunches there last week Poki bowl and Poki salad were amazing. Great Island drinks as well. My Husband enjoyed there loco moco Fish is so fresh and delicious. Will come again love this place

Thank mgreenlees
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is a great place for lunch and a bowl of Poke! Surf films on TV come in shorts or swim suits with flip flop enjoy a Poke Bowl and a beer. Great for kids and families, friends or couples friendly staff and good food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-276-6657

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