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Hukilau Lanai

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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
+1 808-822-0600
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brooke was our server and she was terrific. Reasonable prices for one of our best meals on our vacation. You can't go wrong with any of the entrees here.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had all been traveling and wanted to stay onsite for dinner. This was not a hardship! The views of the gardens were lovely, the tiki lights flickering, the waitstaff was attentive and the food excellent. I was so tired (it was 3 a.m. at home) so I just had the charcuterie plate and a salad. One friend had the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had dinner here, our last night, and what a way to end a fantastic trip. Obviously from all the reviews, the food is great; you can't go wrong with anything on their varied and creative menu. Our waiter, Andrew, was friendly and very accommodating. The food presentation is appealing and not pretentious at all. The restaurant is open... More 

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Brandywine, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beach Boy in early September 2016. I got in late the first night after a busy day and I was hungry. I didn't want to wander too far to get some dinner. I walked up to the hostess desk in the restaurant and they told me I could sit at any... More 

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Upland, California, United States
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Made same day reservations for a party of four through Open Table. We got there a half-hour ahead of time, we goofed off on the grounds for about 20 minutes and they took us about ten minutes early. I wish every thing in life went this smooth and you always got your money's worth. The mahi was perfect, best I... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The bar area has artists everyday from around 6-9pm. Do check their schedule on line. You do need a reservation but the bar seemed to have a few open tables/chairs. We all enjoyed our fresh fish meals. We did have leftovers so they are generous with the portions. The restaurant has seating inside or on their covered patio. If it... More 

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Thank Jackie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fun evening trying the prix fixe/tasting menu with wine pairings, lobster bisque, and the Hukilau mixed grill, an entree of three different fish filets. The tasting menu with wine pairings was an excellent offering and fueled some good conversation. The lobster bisque was delicious. The mixed grill was tasty, but the teriyaki sauce became a bit overpowering.... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant previously and it is just as good. We were so looking forward to eating here and it exceeded our expectations. The food was great and service was excellent. I recommend the Macadamia nut crusted chicken, this was delicious and the sauce served with the chicken was wonderful. My husband had the mixed grill, a selection... More 

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Thank Manderj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to come here based on the trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The food and service were awesome! Although we had a reservation we had to wait a few minutes for a table, so we grabbed a drink at the bar. I ended up sticking with water (saving up for wine with dinner), but my husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful dining experience on all levels. I had the mixed grill with three varieties of fresh fish simply prepared with outstanding flavor. The chef chose to let the fresh fish speak for itself and stayed away from breading, thick sauces or heavy spices. My meat-loving friends had the pork and it was also excellent. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?