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Hukilau Lanai

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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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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local. The service was excellent, the location was great, and the food was good. I did think it was a bit over priced. I think it is worth trying and you can decide for yourself.

Thank BobZeeland
Overland Park, Kansas
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Returned to Hukilau Lanai during this year's visit to Kauai and still rank it as one of our top restaurants on the island. The setting overlooks a tropical garden with beach and crashing surf beyond. Open air, covered seating is on two levels so every table can have a view. Nice wine list with a number of choices in the... More 

Thank oldwanderingwoman
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hukilau, The Bistro and JO2 all are top notch. Hukilau has nice coveted outdoor eating area that's breezy. The food and service was excellent. In comparison the Bistro is more casual and JO2 more formal

Thank TexasOjo
Price, Utah
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must-do when we come to Kauai. Wife had the tasting menu (you need to come early) and I had the surf n turf (filet mignon and grilled Ono). Chef has a great imagination and the flavors were out of this world. Be prepared to spend some $$, but worth it. Hint: try the lobster bisque, and stick around after... More 

Thank Sc00terUte
San Jose, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super crowded and popular restaurant on Kauai's east side! Make sure you have a reservation especially if you want the front row outside! Food is fabulous! Service is attentive even when busy! Pre fixed dinner served at certain times. We were too late!

Thank kelceyryder
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222 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambiance of Hawaii past. Partially open air, slack key playing in the lounge area, mellow waitstaff...it really took us into a way-back. We took some local friends out to dinner, and this is where they chose. The selections are unpretentious,and each of our meals was prepared nicely, and tasted very good. The beef filet was particularly tender. I'll give the... More 

Thank babbettandcaptbill
Sunrise, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to give this restaurant 3.5 stars but I am not able to. I had the lobster bisque which was average, the only thing that salvaged it was when I dipped the focaccia bread in the bisque it was good. Then I had mixed grill which is a sampler of three different fish. The Mahi was cooked well... More 

Thank Adam W
Napa, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found a treasure in Hukilau Lanai! Food, service and ambiance. A trifecta home run. Don't miss the opportunity if you are in Kauai.

Thank vikingpilot
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were to meet friends here for dinner; they were sick, still we thought we would check it out. The food was lovely, the wait staff very helpful and kind, and the atmosphere was terrific. There was some light jazz coming from the lounge area as well. Great night.

Thank Sue B
Reno, Nevada
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308 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always hesitate when I read about a restaurant in a large resort area on Tripadvisor because I know a lot of Tripadvisor ranking is due to the number of reviews, not just the ranking in the reviews. This place definitely had the pluses, and the negatives, cited in the reviews. The ambience is bland, rather contrived with the torches.... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?