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Hukilau Lanai

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-822-0600
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must make reservations due to high demand. If you are looking for an excellent first class restaurant and great menu choices you must stop here.

Olympia, Washington
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My favorite restaurant on Kauai. The food is consistent, wine prices reasonable, and while not cheap it's a good value for the Islands. My wife had the tasting menu, which had five different mini menu items. She enjoyed immensely. Mom had lasagna which she really liked. For three nights! I had the Mahi mahi, but didn't care for the sauce.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful dinner in a beautiful setting. The wait staff was very attentive, and the food was impressive. Everyone enjoyed their meal--the kids loved their pasta and fish, and the mixed grill with fresh fish was excellent. Great selection of wines and drinks. I would gladly go back for dinner if we visit Kauai again. It was by far the... More 

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new york city
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113 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ahi Nachos was delicious, but could go a little lighter on the sauce, but nonetheless enjoyable. I had the mixed grill of 3 types of fish, perfectly cooked, again a tad too heavy on the sauce and the orzo. Overall a satisfying meal, the outdoor seating area is way too bright for dinner, almost harsh. The inner ambient lighting... More 

Thank gnewey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The prime rib is so juicy!The salads are mouthwatering.Drinks are fun,service is great.Love the atmosphere.What a great menu for gluten ,dairy,and meat free options.

Thank Lisa L
Longmont, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The prix fixe menu with or sans the wine pairing is absolutely terrific with a pleasant lanai view of the ocean. This is our third visit to the island and each time the Hukilau does not disappoint both for the quality of the cuisine and the beautiful setting. Excellent varied menu.

2 Thank Michael U
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A definite place for dinner every year when we are on the island. The food is always outstanding. The fresh fish is selected daily and always excellent. The candied Ahi is a super appetizer. Great wine list. Always great and friendly service.

2 Thank Mike m
Princeville, Hawaii
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ordered the tasting menu and decided to add wine at the last moment. An inspired decision! Each course was beautifully presented and delicious. The accompanying wine was perfectly matched in flavor. This is my new favorite dining experience on Kauai. My companion ordered steak was was extremely complimentary.

1 Thank Sandppiper229
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visit Kauai quite often. This is our favorite restaurant. My recommendation is, if inclined, try this restaurant early in your trip, you might want to return. It's not cheap but everything else is excellent. Food fantastic, atmosphere (open air) and wait staff have always been wonderful.

Thank OregonOutBound
Washougal, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary at Hukilau and it was fantastic! I'm gluten free and they adjusted their menu to meet my needs. we went with the 5 coarse meal with wine pairing and each serving was outstanding. Our service was excellent and their attention to detail was superb.

Thank douglum2015

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-0600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?