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Hukilau Lanai

520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
+1 808-822-0600
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mixed grill” (207 reviews)
“tasting menu” (155 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very impressed with choices offered and service. Waitress was knowledgable. I had the extremely fresh Uku - Hawaiian Red Snapper - topped with a shrimp cevice, sitting in a sauce with sweet corn.y wife's steak was initially undercooked, but was replaced promptly with a perfectly...More

Thank Q472PNdon
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has been one of our favorites for years because of multiple factors. Their pupus (aka, Hors'd oeuvres) are really good. Try the Nacho's which aren't Mexican but Hawaiian---genius and not costly at all. The others are also good. They make good salads and...More

Thank zinmanfred
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Met friends here for dinner since we wanted to try Hukilau's Fresh Coconut Water Margarita. We were not disappointed. Beautiful sitting outside under their awning with a view of tropical vegetation and the ocean. The food was definitely enjoyed and well presented, mahi mahi special,...More

Thank JEB2729
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been to Kauai half a dozen of times and decided to celebrate a birthday at this restaurant. It was amazing! Out of all the restaurants on the island, this is thus far the best one, hands down. The candied ahi appetizer was simply...More

Thank Rene R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great restaurant and so pleased we found this a few years ago. Service is excellent and servers are friendly and helpful. Food is excellent . We both had the tasting menu which was delicious. If you are looking for that special restaurant this...More

Thank Manderj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was surprised at how filled the dining room was at 6 p.m., along with all the service help this restaurant has! Food was excellent and cooked to perfection - or as ordered! Quantity of order was more than anticipated. I ordered a medium-rare prime rib...More

Thank 476donc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hukilau Lanai has a good location and a good view, but without the fanfare of some of the more famous restaurants. But this place has all of the great food and service as the others. The fish is excellent, and the lobster and goat...More

Thank DaveC-AZCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress Shayla worked with my wife and her food alegies to come up with a perfect custom meal. It was our 30th anniversary so we were hoping for a great place. This was perfect. We ordered the same meal but they were very very...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place, the fish/ tenderloin was good, husband liked the prime rib. The fried lobster wontons were too salty - my fault for not realizing it was fried, but everything else along with the service was excellent.

Thank onmylist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for solid seafood for a dinner on Kauai. Hukilau Lanai was recommended by a friend. We made a reservation and still had to wait for half an hour. The people enjoyed the atmosphere and the food so much, that it took a...More

Thank Ari1962
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Sylvia S | Reviewed this property |
Your conditions don't work for an open-plan restaurant. One of the large hotels would be more suitable for you.
Jolene K
February 11, 2017|
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Response from frog55vt | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the bar - limited seating though. Food is worth it!
February 6, 2016|
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Response from Kat S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about happy hour but they do have still the sunset dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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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