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Hukilau Lanai

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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
+1 808-822-0600
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 days 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 5 days 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
Drumheller, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A high end meal with excellent service. Our family tried a variety of dishes and they were all top notch. Plan ahead with a reservation.

Thank Joe R
Oakland, California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really marvelous restaurant. And it was very close to our hotel which was Plantation Hale Suites across the street. This is not your every day restaurant. Nor would you eat here every night. It's a little too posh, a little too expensive. The food is really good I would definitely recommend the mixed grill of local fresh... More 

Thank Askcharles
Honolulu, Hawaii
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter wanted to eat here. Of course, we dressed up, but this place is casual. Mark, our waiter was the best, best service and was attentive. My 84 year old mother love her prime rib, my aunt loved her Filet mignon, daugher loved her Pork Tenderloin, and my Wally Steak Crown Royal was meh, ok.

Thank BBM M

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?