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Hukilau Lanai

€€€€American, Seafood,
520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
+1 808-822-0600
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (216 reviews)
“tasting menu” (159 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent! Beautiful presentation and wonderful taste with tenderness that melts in your mouth. Recommend the sweet potato ravioli as an appetizer.

Thank Gregspw2014
Reviewed yesterday

One can chose to eat in the main dining room or more casually in the bar area. Either way the service and food are excellent. Recommend reservations as this is a popular place for fans of the musicians who play here. Have yet to have...More

Thank Bertalou49
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everytime we are on island our favourite spot is Hukilau Lanai! We had a 6:30 reservation but our table wasn’t ready the manager came by and apologized profusely and offered to bring us some pupus while we waited and listened to beautiful local music performed...More

Thank RobJakubow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was top notch. Food and choices was excellent. The Seafood Chowder and Mahi Mahi with a cheesy polenta was the finish to a perfect day. Not to mention the sound and feel of the ocean from the outdoor dining area.

Thank Debschat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do restaurant. Everything was wonderful, from the ambiance to the food to the staff. The local fish dinner was delicious and the prime rib was mouth watering.

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to celebrate our 50th Anniversary dinner with friends at the Hukilau Lanai. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the service or food. Our server made sure we were well taken care of, even standing on a chair to get the perfect angle...More

Thank Lyndy468
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked on line just two hours before- we were lucky as they were very busy and whilst there were people waiting in the lounge/ bar area- we didn’t feel rushed throughout our meal. The service is great. All entrees come with a choice of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived in Kauai, we asked the locals which was the best restaurant on the island. They immediately said Hakilau Lanai, so we booked my birthday dinner there for the end of the week. It was so delicious! They had a small but decent...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s difficult to choose, but I’d pick Hukulau Lanai in Lihue over Dukes. We enjoyed both in one week. The weather was damp, but Hawaii is still spectacular. Delicious soup, steaks, pork chops that were memorable and if course, Opa. Good times, good food making...More

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner with a group after a slack key concert. We got there late in service but the staff never rushed us. I had the Hukilau Mixed Grill with three fresh fish of the day selections and I can't pick my favorite. The Lilikoi...More

1  Thank Susan J
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24 February 2018|
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Response from Phillip G | Reviewed this property |
They have an extensive wine and alcohol menu so one does not need to bring ones own wine. Most restaurants with alcohol license do not allow outside alcohol.
Robert Z
7 November 2017|
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Response from Skybound34 | Reviewed this property |
Hello - Here's what I read on their menu. Don't know proportions of each ingredient, but your cooking sense will take over and guide you. The dressing is probably critical to the overall taste, but I don't know the... More
16 October 2017|
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Response from Wayne J | Reviewed this property |
You should contact them directly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-0600
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