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Hukilau Lanai

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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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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Everett, Washington
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Kauai two weeks ago and decided to eat at the Hukilau Lanai after hearing several people recommend it, and it was AMAZING! The food was cooked to perfection and great detail was taken to ensure that we had a first-class experience. Our waiter Johnny was superb, and took excellent care of us, giving us recommendations about other... More 

Thank Julia A
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful setting in a resort - view of Pacific beyond the hotel's many pools. This meal was outstanding! I think it was the best entree I've ever had - anywhere! Husband loved the seafood bisque and mixed grill of three fish. Nice that entrees come with a choice from four salads or a decent serving of soup. My tenderloin was... More 

Thank JC19511911
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing and beautifully prepared food which catered for my very particular dietary requirements. The server, Mark, was outstanding, helpful from beginning to end of meal. Although at an initial glance it looks pricey, bread and salad to start are included in the entree prices. If you are staying in the area try it out.

Thank Anonymous186225
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first time to the Hukilau resturant and we loved it. Will definitely go back! I recommend making reservations, they are very busy!! The atmosphere is really nice, the wait staff is very friendly and the food is excellent!!! A highly recommended resturant!!

Thank llllr
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I should start this review by saying that I went in with high hopes based on the reviews. It did not live up to the hype. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great! Good ambience for a date night, bit pricey for the quality, the crew in front was a bit aloof, not quite unwelcoming but close, but our waiter... More 

Thank Shanna J
Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy looking for good local food places. Hukilau Lanai was highly recommended and we were lucky enough to be able to get in that night. Food was excellent, quite flavorful! Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great place for atmosphere for everyone from families to seniors to honeymooners!

Thank laserra1963
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it here. I started out with the lobster wontons, then upgraded $2 more for the lobster bisque soup instead of a salad. I ordered the mixed fish. 3 separate pieces of fish which were that night mahi mahi, marlin and hebi. All 3 were delicious. I was too full for dessert.

Thank Sungod95
Kalama, Washington
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delightful dinner. My husband and I enjoyed every bite of our dinner, from the complimentary homemade foccacia bread with olive oil/ balsamic dipping sauce, the delicious wonton appetizer, our main course fish dishes and the delicious molten lava chocolate cake. Our waiter was Brendan, and he was attentive and friendly, and made checked carefully with the chef to... More 

Thank wishIwasthere99
Livonia, Mi
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Over the past few decades, we have made two dozen trips to the island of Kauai. Over the years, we have had different favorite restaurants come and go. There was "A Pacific Cafe", several operators ago of "The Beach House" and other restaurants of which I have forgotten the names. On our most recent trip to the island in early... More 

Thank dlindenm
Tyler, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is good. Fish dishes are great, and, when you ask Kapa'a locals what restaurant they really like, this one almost always makes their list. The night I was there, they had live local music. The location has a nice view out the back toward the ocean, with a garden area outside. Service is relaxed and good. Reservations are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, 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?