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“Good, but #1?”
Review of Hapa J's

Hapa J's
Ranked #12 of 216 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Orange County
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good, but #1?”
Reviewed January 19, 2010

The place is well done. Looks like a building right out of Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu. Although the food is good, there were no fish offerings for the day. How can you have a lunch plate and no Mahi Mahi? Anyway, give it a try and I am sure you will enjoy it.

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Mission Viejo, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Fabulous, Unique Menu”
Reviewed December 26, 2009

Just went here for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised. We sat in the bar area as it is a bit cheaper and experienced great, authentic Hawaiian food. The place is set up with a Hawaiian feel and the waitress told us that the chef recently came over from Hawaii. Next time we are in the area, we will definitely go back.

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Newport Beach, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great food, Great Service”
Reviewed December 2, 2009

This restaurant was very good. The food was delicious and very tasty. They were flavors I had not had before and I really enjoyed them! They had great selection of wine which I really enjoyed. The ONLY reason I have it a 4 is because it was a bit pricey for me. I would still go back for sure! I hear they have a great happy hour.

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United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed October 19, 2009

Nice people made us very welcome on 2 visits, 1st just for cocktails. Very pleasant and informal surroundings and really great food.
It is very clear that Hapa J's is a great addition to the San Clemente scene.

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irvine
2 reviews
“wow wow wow - terrific hawaiian asian fusion food!!!!!”
Reviewed September 29, 2009

down to earth friendly unique and delicious restaurant. family friendly as well! food is authentic hawaiian with an asian flair and extremely fresh! excellent and interesting drink menu - love the white ginger martini and the virgin mary isn't too bad either!!! a must experience!

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