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Hukilau Cafe

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55-662 Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2220
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little disappointed with this café. We ordered a variety of food from omelettes to French toast. The omelette, though generous were not tasty, neither was the side of potatoes. The French toast was much better in my opinion. They have an odd self-serve water system going on which is fine, but talk about cutting corners. We never... More 

Thank Clayton C
Jackson, Wyoming
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to try a breakfast plate with regular pancakes, bacon and eggs and it wasn't what I was hoping. The regular pancakes are very bland and taste like a plain bisquick recipe. The banana pancakes are VERY GOOD, but the French Toast isn't something you should pass up. I'll be sticking to my guns the next time I go.

Thank grillennchillin
Ogden, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch and the food was very good and there was plenty of it. They did a boxed plate lunch that had everything you wanted and it was very good it is a grade up from some of the other roadside stops. I would definitely stop here again

Thank Alan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick breakfast, and walked out full and pleased. Great little joint for a excellent breakfast. I had the hungry Hawaiin and my wife had the coconut pancakes. Both were outstanding.

Thank Olboystl
Southern California
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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 

Thank braidmacd
Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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.

Thank Katie M
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

Thank Momx10
Fremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

Thank JessCL404
Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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.

Thank Butch J
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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?