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Hukilau Lanai

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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
+1 808-822-0600
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of thoroughly enjoyed the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing. It was awesome. Small portions with excellent and innovative preparation and locally sourced ingredients. Service was top notch. We sat in the covered lanai with views of beautiful tropical gardens and a distant ocean view. Overall excellent evening. Highly recommended!

Thank James P
Gardnerville, NV
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have dined here several times in past years, and the food and service is still first class. So many appetizers and entrees to choose from. Signature fish plate and prime rib for our friends; Korean pork for me and prime rib for my husband. Excellent wines available and other beverages. An initial offering of freshly baked bread to dip in... More 

Thank Sylvia S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I each had a seafood dish. Mine was with pasta. Large portions each. We also ordered a salad with great bread. Too much food. We each took home our uneaten portions. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Doug R
Rocklin, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming to this restaurant now for many years for special dinners during our annual trek to Kauai. Altough we stay 15 miles north in Princeville, we find Hukilau to be worth the dark drive. Fresh local ingredients make all dishes standouts. Whatever the nightly special fish is, go for it. Sauces often have a kick, but can be calmed... More 

Thank RocklinTravelers
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK, so you know our age group! A terrific setting overlooking a garden enhanced our experience. The food and service were just right, and we had a memorable evening. We'll go again if we're in the area again and want a nice dinner out.

Thank JOHN H
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't believe that I have never been to Hukilau Lanai! It is my new favorite restaurant on island! The atmosphere is so classy and elegant without losing the casual island vibe of Kauai we all love. The staff is wonderful and service is very professional and friendly. The food is delicious! Everything from the warm bread upon seating, entrees,... More 

Thank findingjfab
Lakeland, Florida
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were in the Hawaiian Islands to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The combination of outstanding service and service to make a memorable event is not common, and this establishment completely surpassed our expectations. The highlight of our evening which made the world of difference was our server Mark. He has worked at the restaurant for a... More 

Thank John C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and drinks here! We were sent on a referral by our Kayak tour guide. He did not hesitate when asked where to go for dinner. He immediately said: Hukilau Lanai. We made reservations, were sat right away, and our server was tremendous. Most of the table ordered a steak or fish dish. The steak was prepared masterfully. The... More 

Thank Gregory H
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Buddy Mike enjoyed an impressive dining experience on Kauai in Kapa'a at Hukai Lanai. We didn't have reservations, so we sat the bar and enjoyed the delightful attention of the bar tenderix. She was smart and appropriately talkative and directed to exactly the right food and beverage. I enjoyed the pork tenderloin. My buddy had the beef and mushroom... More 

Thank Alan S
Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting horrible service from the hostess at a nearby restaurant we stumbled upon the Hukilau. We had no reservations but they walked us to a table right away and apologized for not being able to seat us at the bottom tier of tables, which was 30 feet closer to the beach, no biggie our table had a great view.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?