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Hukilau Lanai

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Swiss Chard & Mushroom Tart
Homemade pie crust, salad of arugula, red onion, lemon vinaigrette
BBQ Ribs
Smoked‎ pork back ribs, hawaiian vanilla bean hoisin BBQ, pickled watermelon, micro-greens
Adam's Poke Nachos
Ahi poke, local tomato, avocado, tobiko, inamona, wasabi cream, crisp wonton chips
Sweet Potato Ravioli
Roasted okinawan sweet potato, kilauea feta cheese, lemon grass cream sauce
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had night hopes after reading all the reviews. Thought we’d discover another hidden gem. More of a diamond in the rough. Tho the service was lovely the food suffered from being way, way, way over salted. The poke nachos and the Caesar salad were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stubey
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a bad seat in this restaurant. My reservation was honored. The food, cocktails and pricing were fair for Kauai. The service was professional although lacked a genuine feeling. I would go here again. I celebrated an anniversary mile stone here and would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thankfully a local shopkeeper recommended this place to us. It’s very popular so we made a reservation for the next night and had an amazing dinner! The Filet Mignon was fabulous and the special coconut cheesecake was out of this world! Nice atmosphere, reasonable prices,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Barb K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster bisque, lobster and goat cheese wontons, and poke nachos are to die for!! The locals recommended this place as the best place for a nice dinner and they were absolutely correct!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kwlindgren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with waiters who cannot remember what you ordered. I ordered ahi and received instead a 3 fish sampler. After a bad delay the ahi was great. RESTAURANT: A Food quality B Value A Ambiance A Location B People watching D Staff D Service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank james90211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant itself is a bit hard to find since it is behind the Coconut Marketplace shopping center, but it is well worth finding! We did not have a reservation (recommended), but they seated us in about 15min. The service was friendly, quick, and attentive....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KennethW503
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Contrary to other, recent reviews we did not find that the menu offered a variety of interesting choices, and far too many, lazy instances of mash with everything. On the plus side, the starter salad and a pineapple gazpacho were good, as was the prime...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing dinner here on our last night in Kauai, lots of choices and all reasonably priced ( for Hawaii) Very good cocktails as well as great prices for them..

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank flymonkeys
Reviewed November 6, 2018

One of our best meals so far in Kauai! Service was outstanding and the food was well prepared and good. We both had fish dishes and we were both very happy with our choices. Would definitely put this on the list of restaurants to try!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mtsomerville
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We enjoyed dinner at the Hukilau Lanai. The food was very good. We had eaten there several years ago, and unfortunately since then it has become more popular, and suffered a bit. The menu has few offerings, and is more expensive. Service was a bit...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
I second the advice of another traveler to just call them and ask. Since the restaurant is part of a resort complex, I would be amazed if it did not operate on Christmas Day. But it might offer a buffet or some other type... More
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Phillip G | Reviewed this property |
They have an extensive wine and alcohol menu so one does not need to bring ones own wine. Most restaurants with alcohol license do not allow outside alcohol.
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November 7, 2017|
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Response from EandS_10 | Reviewed this property |
The Wally Salad consists of Romaine Lettuce Cucumbers Cherry Tomatoes Bacon... More
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