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55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
808-293-8616
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 am
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Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most of the people here should have been skipping a meal (or several) instead of eating here. Unless you are a male teenager split the pancake orders. The OJ is not expensive nor is it very juicy. We thought this was a must, it was not but we did have a very good breakfast. Loved the Hawaiian French toast (half... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Two thumbs up for the Hukilau Cafe and their delicious Hawaiian Hawaiian French Toast. We enjoyed this and the teriyaki beef full breakfast. Be prepared for a very down home experience, meaning there are few formalities and it is cash only.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We needed a good breakfast and read a few reviews here. Unfortunately, breakfast service ended at 10 am so we missed having their famous banana pancakes. Everyone ordered different hot sandwiches and they were mostly good. The Mahi Mahi fish sandwich, however, was heavily breaded and seemed like something from a Costco package. If you're visiting Laie, go for a... More 

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Fremont, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed lunch here after spending the morning zip lining at Keana Farms. We had the Hukilau burger, loco moco with mushrooms, BBQ mix plate and butter garlic butterfish (special). The burger was one of the best burgers we've ever had, and the loco moco has my daughter's GOAT vote. Other selections were solid as well. Walls are a low tech... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying on the North Shore you have to come try their banana pancakes. Its a fun "dive" with good food in a fun location. There can often be a wait but haven't had to wait more than about 20 minutes.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend suggested this place and I was pleasantly rewarded when i finally got a chance to go. It's a hole-the-wall type of place with great food at good prices. I had the pork plate lunch that came with rice and Mac salad. I picked the small plate for $5.50 but for me there was enough for two meals or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Check the opening hours, missed it 2 days. Nice staff and good food. Authentic. Both sweet breakfast for the ones that likes them, and more "foodish" ones.

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Cardston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe is kind of run down and no AC super hot inside, not enough room for big groups!!we took our food and ate it at the beach!! The food is good prices and real Hawaiian I had a shrim burger which was really good my husband had the stew which was tasty but kind of a small portion, he... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently the movie Fifty First Dates with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler used the name of this cafe in their movie. The loco moco here is amazing and the best i've ever had! Seriously delicious and super reasonable! We went through toward the end of our vacation. If I had known about this sooner, I would have wanted to eat... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and he food was great! The local staff were very friendly and the cost was affordable ! Great local vibe!

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Laie
  • Phone Number: 808-293-8616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?