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Hapa J's

€€ - €€€American, ,
2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
+1 949-276-6657
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“nachos” (36 reviews)
“taco” (27 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a short stay in San Clemente I did a quick search for the best food in town and Hapa J's popped up. After reading that is was Hawaiian cuisine we decided to try it. Unfortunately the visit started off on a pretty bad note...More

Thank DrewmanG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had this little place recommended to us and we were so glad that we stopped there for lunch! It felt so welcoming and just like a little taste of Hawaii inside. And the food had the island flair as well! It was clean and...More

Thank boloca
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Man fries. Those things are my go to meal at the moment.. Super tasty worth giving a try. Other menu items are really good atmosphere is nice and location is really nice.

Thank westley_evan256
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Recently enjoyed the famous enormous nachos here. Only order if you have several people to help you finish them. So yummy

Thank pkcoz
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Just a quick meeting for a non-profit and the service was great and friendly. I've been there before and enjoy the eclectic Hawaiian/Chinese menu. The food is good and the atmosphere is friendly.

Thank Sherry R
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Met a couple of out of town visitors for dinner, no reservations for 4, but no problem being seated right away. Enjoyed the mixed drinks, food & service very much! Pulled pork quesadilla, from the happy hour menu was superb!

Thank Nur E
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We met our son and daughter-in-law for dinner on a recent Sunday night. So glad they got there before us because the place was rammed. It was hard to navigate around the tables and to hear anything above the noise. The menu was vast, full...More

Thank Mrsteacherlady
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here. I wish we had known that some of the appetisers were sharing size as we definitely over ordered. The food was great but the cocktails were even better! But why shut at 9pm? We were set for a rip...More

Thank quikflik
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is an excellent Hawaiian restaurant, contrary to another person's over lengthy review. The recipes are all from a Hawaiian chef who lives on the Big Island - a native Hawaiian! The restaurant is super chill, mainly locals, not tourists - the bar is like...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The tacos were fresh hand made with corn tortillas. The chips and guacamole were great. The servers were polite and attentive. The south room was full and very loud. We enjoyed our meal but it was difficult to hear ourselves speaking to one another.

Thank 401l
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-276-6657
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