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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (37 reviews)
“kalua pork” (12 reviews)
“loco moco” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gotta try the unique food options here and make sure not to miss the pulled pork. This place has an island feel to it and the portion sizes are big. Pleasant music and good service round out the positive experience. It was recommended to me...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always feel a little mean leaving three stars especially when the people were nice and the food was more than edible. Service was reasonable attentive and the food was served really fast, which really served our purposes well! We were driving to LAX and...More

1  Thank Chrissy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant stayed open for us. We arrived a bit later in the evening. The staff was very accomendating. The food portions were very generous,but to me was very bland. They should concentrate more on quality than quantity.

Thank RDShark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During one of our "lunch dates", my wife and I had lunch at Hapa J's, and it was fantastic! My wife and I love trying new places, and we have a particular fondness for Hawaii and Hawaiian cuisine. So we were very pleasantly surprised to...More

Thank anthonyshong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to try the "man fries" and the Kahului pork quesadillas amazing each time I have been there. The macadamia mac and cheese was also very tasty. They have a full bar and relaxed service. The food is very interesting and most things there...More

Thank FoodandWineReviews
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Always satisfying when we go and a great spot for happy our or Taco Tuesday with a unique blend of Hawaiian fusion. My kids love the Mac-N-Cheese, also the potstickers and hot wings are crazy good as well. Hinano on draft along with many of...More

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 21 July 2017

the food is just amazing....huge portions of Hawaiian fusion food....great happy hour....got nachos with mounds of pulled pork pile on top...so good

Thank kendallhart
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Taco Tuesday is best night. Pork nachos are amazing and lots of good beers on tap. Kids they hire for service are better than most. Great place to bring families. Not a date place unless you just want a quick bite at the bar.

Thank Goulee
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I have been here several times and the food and service are always consistently Good. Great to walk in and be able to have a conversation and not feel rushed to order. The Seared Ahi Appetizer, Mac Nut Mac n Cheese and Maui Onion Soup...More

Thank Debbie P
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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