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Hukilau Lanai

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
+1 808-822-0600
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Superb service Great menu choices Lovely location My visit included my wife, sister in law and her husband We were all very pleased with what we each chose and enjoyed every mouthful I couldn't fault the restaurant in any way The restaurant offered a good selection of wines, spirits and beers Overall a superb place to eat, drink and be... More 

Thank Clive A
Orange County, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best restaurant we ever visited! Book in advance since they could be not available the day you need. I would also recommend booking 5 - 5:30, they have special tasting menu till 5:45 and it was amazing! And great value as well (around $30 and $50 with vine, don't remember exact price). It is a course of five small... More 

Thank Olga_CA2013
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Hawaii for years and my friend has been telling us to go to this restaurant for a long time. Finally, two nights ago we walked over for dinner. We did not know what we were missing. It was busy and we did not have a reservation but they got us in about... More 

Thank Kurt I
Kapaa, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my most favorite places to eat. Fancy enough for special occasions but so too expensive to invite along some friends and family. The food is always wonderful, tasty and plentiful. The soup of the day is always inventive but delicious. The staff have is always friendly and provide great service.

Thank Fran808
Princeville, Hawaii
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My first time at this restaurant, I ate at the bar and it was delicious... second time, nothing special, I said to myself, it must be a bad day in the kitchen, third time, it continuous to be a bad day in the kitchen.

Thank Nilma C
Lihue, Hawaii, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hukilau Lanai has become one of my favorite restaurants on Kauai. All of their apps are good, especially their calamari and poke nachos. The pork tenderloin is my absolute favorite and the fish trio is also a winner.

Thank Gwyneth C
Arlington, Texas
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The beaches here are just the best. Lots of family friendly people and water is perfect. Must see when you go

Thank dunlee
San Francisco
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hukilau was recommended by someone on the island and they said they had the best seafood around, and it was highly recommended by others we mentioned it to as well. After our visit, I could see why. The seafood was fresh, and the presentation beautiful. The service was spot on - someone in the group got up to use the... More 

Thank P R
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190 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very Popular spot at the Beachboy resort. Reservations are recommended and can be done on line. Terrific service, great atmosphere, and excellent food. We had the Meat loaf, Marlin, Veggie Pasta, and Ono. All were top notch and plentiful. They have an extensive wine list, great desserts, and live music, although we could hardly hear it from where we were... More 

Thank TSExpert
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great variety of food options, amazing prices, only negative was the seating arrangement. We had a party of 12 and had to sit in the lobby area (couch seating) and made it hard to sit all of our plates, comfortably, on tables. Waiter was amazing (wish I could remember his name), and gave my husband and I complimentary truffles for... 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
Lunch, 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
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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 96746-1452
  • 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?