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“Attention to Detail Makes this a favorite for locals and tourists alike”
Review of Hukilau Lanai

Hukilau Lanai
Ranked #3 of 129 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Hukilai Lanai is located in Kapa'a in a Shell Hospitality time-share, but don't let that put you off. The food is great, the service extraordinary. On our most recent visit, we arrived at 5:30 pm, so we were able to order the amazing Tasting Menu [available from 5:00 to 5:45]. Two members of our party were vegetarians, but that didn't slow things down the least bit. The kitchen easily substituted a fish dish for the locally produced sausage sampling. They even baked-to-order a small, gluten-free loaf of bread for one of us with wheat allergy. Everything was delicious, and the portion sizes, for a tasting menu, left us stuffed. We did, however, find a way to savor every bite of the creme brulee dessert. Hukilau Lanai is a don't-miss-it restaruant on Kauai.

1  Thank Dave F
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We did the tasting menu, arrived before sundown and sat on the lanai. The food was well prepared, very tasty, the wind was nice enough although they weren't exactly the pairings I would have made- some heavy reds with lighter entrees.
You are sitting on hotel grounds, the pool is between you and the ocean, Nice grounds, but they are what they are. Service was prompt but we had multiple servers shuttling the multiple tastings. Less personal that I typically enjoy.

Overall is was a lovely experience, tasty food, and a very nice price.

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Thank SBN_NJ
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We ate at lots of different restaurants on our vacation/honeymoon. We ate here on our last night and it was amazing and very romantic!! The service was great we made a reservation (highly recommended) and had no wait. The view of the gardens and the beach were beautiful. Order the lava cake, you won't regret it! So happy for our last meal on Kauai.

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Thank Holly B
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

I live on Kaua'i and this has always been a favorite place to go for special occasions and to take guests from out of town. Always consistently good food, (love the fish), service and entertainment which is just outside the dining area so you can hear it but it doesn't over power your own dining experience. Nice terrace that is closer to the grassy, torch-lit area. Of course, no matter where you sit, you will see the wonderful sunsets and hear the ocean and feel the ocean breeze. Best place for dinner that I can count on. One more thing--there is a nice private room for large parties and the food and presentation are always top notch.

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1  Thank Grapejuice49
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a great restaurant if you're looking for the best selection of fresh fish. Lots of choices in types of fish and preparations. They have a Happy Hour tasting menu that's great! Five courses w/ wine for $40! Great deal for what you get! The bar area is nice, as well, and you can eat in there if you couldn't get a reservation. Most nights there was live music. Try for a reservation. This is a great restaurant with a nice staff.

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Thank jackysunshine
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