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Hukilau Lanai

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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-822-0600
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Alexandria, VA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chantry and the Hukilau staff were an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding reception. Out of all the vendors whom we worked with to plan our destination wedding, Chantry and the Hukilau staff were by far the best. We probably weren’t the biggest party that they had, but we never felt like it. They always had time for... More 

Thank akaplan870
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favor and book a table for dinner! We loved every moment of our evening! I have gluten and dairy allergies and our server Brendon went above and beyond to make sure I was catered for! It is more on the pricey side but it is definitely worth every cent! Thank you and if we visit Kauai again... More 

Thank Cintyb
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! The setting is very nice, service is amazingly personal and the food is delish! My husband and I eat a plant based diet and they crafted an amazing stuffed squash dish for us on the first night we ate there. It was so tasty and the service so wonderful that we returned later in the... More 

Thank jmalexpersonal
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They have a tasting menu from 5-545 pm with or without wine pairing. Food was great. My BF doesn't like gourmet food and he ordered a lasagna. The cream pesto was superb.

Thank Arabella78
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local. The service was excellent, the location was great, and the food was good. I did think it was a bit over priced. I think it is worth trying and you can decide for yourself.

Thank BobZeeland
Overland Park, Kansas
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned to Hukilau Lanai during this year's visit to Kauai and still rank it as one of our top restaurants on the island. The setting overlooks a tropical garden with beach and crashing surf beyond. Open air, covered seating is on two levels so every table can have a view. Nice wine list with a number of choices in the... More 

Thank oldwanderingwoman
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hukilau, The Bistro and JO2 all are top notch. Hukilau has nice coveted outdoor eating area that's breezy. The food and service was excellent. In comparison the Bistro is more casual and JO2 more formal

Thank TexasOjo
Price, Utah
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must-do when we come to Kauai. Wife had the tasting menu (you need to come early) and I had the surf n turf (filet mignon and grilled Ono). Chef has a great imagination and the flavors were out of this world. Be prepared to spend some $$, but worth it. Hint: try the lobster bisque, and stick around after... More 

Thank Sc00terUte
San Jose, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super crowded and popular restaurant on Kauai's east side! Make sure you have a reservation especially if you want the front row outside! Food is fabulous! Service is attentive even when busy! Pre fixed dinner served at certain times. We were too late!

Thank kelceyryder
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223 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambiance of Hawaii past. Partially open air, slack key playing in the lounge area, mellow waitstaff...it really took us into a way-back. We took some local friends out to dinner, and this is where they chose. The selections are unpretentious,and each of our meals was prepared nicely, and tasted very good. The beef filet was particularly tender. I'll give the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-0600

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