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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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UP Michigan
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I tried the 5 course early tasting menu with wine pairings (5:00pm to 5:45 pm) and were very impressed with the quality, flavors, and presentations. The outdoor seating was perfect, and the service attentive. Would highly recommend.

Thank BaydeNoc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby brought me here for dinner. The service was awesome! The food was very good. I had the fish grill which had three different kinds of grilled fish. Hubby had the ahi tuna. The waitress Deb, knew her fish and menu. She was friendly but not overly chatty and made sure we did not want for a thing. We will... More 

Thank Camster1
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was easily the best restaurant my wife and I ate at during our recent visit to Kauai. The service was exceptional. Try the lobster soup for starters. Their meat loaf is exquisite. Highly recommended.

Thank Shameez R
Northern CA
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had shied away from the Huilau Lanai during the past four or five years because we just did not find the menu, including the Early Bird Menu, appealing to us for the price point. However, we had a lovely dinner meal there recently. Four of us, with diverse tastes, each enjoyed their meal. Appetizers included the poke (for our... More 

Thank patsyannie
Dumfries, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Start with the soup it is amazing. The filet is perfect. And for the first time ever I had the chocolate molten lava cake taken back, because the waitress did not think it was good enough. The food is amazing , the service great what more could one,ask for.

Thank Karen B
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has great food, cocktails and I'm sure normally they have great service as well. Pretty petty…but I was really upset that they brought my soup and salad at the same exact time. It cost them 1 star.

Thank elbowlicker
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in after a tour of the island and were well-rewarded by this gem. Our waiter was great! Lots of fun and good recommendations for entrees. Sitting on the outdoor patio, music in the background, new and unusual choices on the menu. Believe it or not, try the meatloaf! Delicious! All the choices showed the chef's talents and capabilities.... More 

Thank Debbie G
United States
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264 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ono in Hawaiian means #1 or "the best", And that describes Hukilau Lanai. A perfect example of Asian/Pacific fusion cuisine. From an early bird special to a fine menu choice of foods and wine pairings , this truly is A "Gotta Go" kinda place. IHG, Rube

Thank TrippingAmerican
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to just sit in the lounge and listen to the music while having pupu's and a good drink. The staff is great and remember us every time we come in!

Thank Amy T
Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, varied menu, good service, huge portions with 1/2 portions available, good wine and other drinks.

Thank Alisonstenger

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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?