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Hukilau

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Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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230 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
+1 408-279-4888
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Tue 21:30 - 11:00
Wed - Fri 22:00 - 11:00
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Have you been to the islands and long for more of that great Hawaiian food, but can't find it? Well, if you're in the San Jose California area, visit Hukilau. It's located in an area known as Japan-town, or J town to many. I went there after a friend recommended it, and wasn't disappointed. The Teriyaki beef short-ribs were very... More 

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Thank Jim D
Morgan Hill, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We visited last Thursday for our sons 30th birthday. Love the sausage appetizer, kahlua pork quesadilla, fried rice and mac salad. Out of bread pudding (highly recommended) that night but macadamia nut brownie good substitute. Pineapple head mixed drink and long board beer on draft very nice. Sat in front window table on Jackson Str and met a very nice... More 

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Thank Carylgb2020
san jose, ca
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

First time eating here and won't be the last, we love Hawaiian food and this was the best outsode of Hawaii we have had. We had the Portuguese sausage appetizer and it was tasty but a little over cooked. The tako poke was tasty but a little chewey. We also had the fried rice with sausage which was flavorful. I... More 

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Belmont, California
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

One of a few 'local kine' owned and operated, 'local kine' food in the south Bay Area. Great food! Prices and portions are well worth it. Lunch hour, when we visited, packed the place. Nice bar area. Old style Hawaiian décor, kinda eclectic (for me). In Japantown, so that's nice as well. Hawaiian 'kanakapila' and other well known 'local guys... More 

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Wheatland, California
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367 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Earlier this year my husband and I visited Hawaii. I enjoyed the Hawaiian food there and when I saw this restaurant, I started craving Hawaiian food. The restaurant was pretty easy to find and parking wasn't a problem for us. We were seated right away. I ordered the Hawaiian burrito with guava juice and my husband had poke with plantation... More 

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Thank Kristen T
Clermont, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We were touring Japan Town and came across this restaurant looking for something everyone could agree on. The moment we walked in it felt like ohana. Everything we ordered was totally delicious and the Tahitian beer is incredible!! We will definitely be coming back every time we are in the area!! You'll be sorry if you don't try the spam!... More 

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Thank geomct
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

A really fun menu with some unusual turns on the typical island fare. Portions are large and the staff is fast and friendly. Better for small groups. I went with a large party and the band, which was excellent, was very loud in the confines of the back rooms so there was little table conversation going on. Late in the... More 

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Thank 1st_Negative
San Jose, California
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Excellent kalua pork, and fun variations on dishes (e.g. the fries). Super yummy poke, pupus and sandwiches. But the best? The Loco Moco. Try it! Great place!

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Thank Kari D
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The place looks fantastic! You feel like you are in Hawaii! Service was nice and food was served very fast. Had a delicious teriyaki pineapple burger for lunch!

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Gadsden, Alabama
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

This restaurant is located in the heart of Japantown in San Jose. There is seating and a bar when you first enter, with a really large back room for additional dining seating and large groups. We met up with family and friends on a Friday night and got in right away. Probably helped that we got there early (around 6pm).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
21:30 - 11:00
Tuesday
21:30 - 11:00
Wednesday
22:00 - 11:00
Thursday
22:00 - 11:00
Friday
22:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-4888

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