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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
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washougal, Washington
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this restaurant two years ago and loved it. Since we were once again in Kapa'a we decided to try it again, and ended up visiting twice during our 6 days there. We love coming here, because as gluten free travelers, we can get an outstanding meal without worrying about becoming ill. They offer a gluten free menu, but... More 

Thank Mamashu
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I order the Wally salad and crown royal beef medallians every time! This is the best food on the island! Everything I've tasted has been amazing! The worst part is that they are not open for lunch, too! I can never decide on just one dessert, either!

Thank Janien J
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, meal, and service. Book early, as reservations are booked well in advance. While known for their fish entrees, I had the prime rib and it was amazing. This restaurant lives up to its ratings.

Thank Jbreview
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While driving toward Hanalei after a day at the beach we decided to find a place to grab a bite in Kapaa. We happened upon Hukilau Lanai and were very lucky to get a table without a reservation. The service at the restaurant was excellent, from the young man who greeted us, to the young woman who approached as in... More 

Thank Kenuchiwan
Amherst, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If go to Kuaui you have to eat dinner at this restaraunt! Great food, wine and a great friendly staff.

Thank jeroldm2017
Berkeley, California
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268 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going to Kauai on an annual basis for nearly 30 years. I love food – reading about it, finding it, buying it, cooking it, and especially eating it. I always enjoy finding a gem before others do, and letting people know about it. In the case of Hukilau Lanai, it was many positive reviews by others that... More 

Thank Andreas G
Anchorage, Alaska
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding cuisine and fantastic wait staff! We had 5 course tasting sampler meal. My husband had it paired with wines for each course. It was such creative, delicious use of local food. Definitely eat here but be sure to make reservations.

Thank WarmAkHello
Goodyear, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our evening at Hukilau Lanai. The service was excellent, and the food was fantastic. If you can't decide what to have, the mixed seafood grill is a great option as you get large portions of three different fish. Great ambience.

Thank MIDIMan87
Cantwell, Alaska
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just go here, and be glad you did. Yes, it's expensive! However, you get more than you pay for. If nothing else, just go for a drink or two in the lounge section. Comfy couches and chairs in a relaxing environment. Mahalo nui loa, Hukilau!

Thank Jamin R
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I picked the restaurant as it was recommended by TA. Service was professional, maybe a bit too much. Looks really like an 100% IT organized and optimised restaurants. Having said that: the flair is missing. Food was excellent. Hence only 4/5

Thank ArnoldN

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?