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Hapa J's

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2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
+1 949-276-6657
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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Lafayette, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must try - delicious flavorful food reflective of the Islands. Relaxed atmosphere, great service, great for family dining

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Thank ppajer2017
West Nyack, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

had a wonderful dinner! Was looking at the items coming out to other tables. We ended up having Poke Bowls. Must have been a half pound of Tuna, scoop of brown rice, scoop of macaroni salad, seaweed salad, and green salad. It was just amazing! Food was fresh and delicious. If we weren't camping, maybe we would have saved some... More 

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San Diego, California
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a round trip from SD to LA. We love mix plate style restaurants and frequent them while in Hawaii. As such we have had a chance to try many. I rank this high on my list as it has an extensive menu and the quality of the food was excellent. I had the Ahi Poke (large... More 

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Thank agg2011
San Clemente, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This local spot has great Hawaiian food and customer service to match. We are always happy to recommend it to all the visitors to our retail store "HeavyTshirts" and have heard good reviews from them as well. We go here as often as possible for both lunch and dinner.

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Thank MDurkee
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fresh, delicious, quick and huge portions. My husband had the Kalbi ribs and I had the ahi tacos. Both were as good as they could get. Perfectly seasoned and served with a smile!

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Thank Calbeachlady
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed dinner with my family on Friday night. The food was amazing...only problem was picking something as the menu is full of options for everyone. My kids loved their food leaving nothing on their plate (a rare occasion). The pork plate (can't remember the actual name of the dish) was excellent. The Hawaiian burger is a messy delight too!... More 

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Thank Chaps W
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Hapa J's is different... Great poke and signature Hawaiian dishes. Great happy hour prices that extend all day and some... for days! Definitely a place not to miss!!

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Thank Steve C
Los Angeles
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177 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I had no expectations when coming here for my bachelor party. We started off here, and had some drinks and some food. The portions are sizable. The quality of the flavors are incredible. Kudos to the chef and the menu. If you are passing through and looking for a very satisfying meal, I recommend stopping here!

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Thank David E
San Clemente, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We have been there at Happy hour and non Happy hour, busy all the time. Get there early if you don't have a reservation. The Kalua nachos are amazing, enough for a crowd!! Poke tacos were super fresh and good and the coconut shrimp was good and a generous portion. Lots of good things on the menu.

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Thank Michele1lSC
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to grab lunch to go to beach! Bowls, ahi tacos and salads were spectacular! Service from cute bartender was awesome! Great find! Very Hawaiian local with pan Asian twist! Don't miss!!!

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Thank Valerie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian, Bar, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 949-276-6657

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?