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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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Arlington, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love this place. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is awesome. We always make it a point to go the night before we go home as our special treat. Been consistently good for years!

Thank Gail B
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the best meal we had on Kauai. I would recommend you make reservations before you come to Kauai -- you don't want to miss it. One of us had the 5 course tasting menu and the other meatloaf. Every course was a WOW! The atmosphere was a delight and the service was excellent. Our server Brendan was knowledgeable... More 

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Beach Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Friendly staff. I am glad we booked a reservation on open table before our vacation as this restaurant fills up quickly and you need reservations.

1 Thank Kathy S
Narrowsburg, New York
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ordered the fresh pasta special of the day (kale, pesto,pork bacon,eggplant) in a slight cream sauce. Delicious! Also tender fried calamari strips w a wasabi sauce(this was highly recommended) a very authentic Caesar salad and up charged to the lobster sherry bisque (offered w the pasta entree). It was fantastic. No room for dessert. With two bar drinks and tip,... More 

1 Thank angieabruzzese
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is by miles the best dining experience in Kauai, and also the the best experience for the value. The service is outstanding, the food is next level, the dessert is a culinary mic-drop. Definitely do the wine tasting menu so you get as many different taste experiences as possible, its an amazing meal not to mention a great value.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason you can hardly get a reservation at Hukilau Lanai. The food and service are spectacular. The coconut cheesecake is my new favorite dessert.

1 Thank judgeboswell
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great dish there! The serve was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable! The place get packed for dinner, so reservation are a must here or you can wait for over 40 min.

1 Thank Vivi M
Redwater, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently fresh and cooked to perfection. I have never had a bad dish. Five course meal married with wine is always a good choice. Love the calamari and dip. Fish is always fresh and cooked perfect. Line ups are common, so be sure to make a reservation.

1 Thank Dana C
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had good food and good service. We had our valentine's dinner here. I was a little uncomfortable with it being inside a timeshare resort but after being seated, it did not feel like one. I had tortilla encrusted ono fish and my husband had prime rib. They did not really acknowledge that it was Valentine's Day but we... More 

Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don't get what all the great reviews are all about. The food was just ok and the decor is really dated. Definitely nothing special like the reviews would lead you to believe. We were a group of 4 and all agreed that it was not what we were expecting after reading all of the reviews. Also, the night we... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?