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“Real Hawaiian, not just a drive-in”
Review of Hukilau

Hukilau
Ranked #76 of 2,209 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

There are so many Hawaiian drive-ins, it's hard to find a legit restaurant that serves real Hawaiian cuisine. LOOK NO FURTHER. The Hukilau consistently serves great food and reasonable prices. It's family friendly during lunch/dinner, then I think becomes a bar in the late night (never made it there that late). I great place to take out of town guests.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

This is a fun little restaurant in the Japan town area of San Jose. The place can get very busy especially during happy hours. Food is good - and if you want spam! (a special in Hawaii) then you can get it here too. They have a restaurant also in Hawaii. Very family friendly

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Very family friendly. Friday and Saturday nights they have live entertainment which is fun and takes us back to our Hawaiian vacation!

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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Hukilau is located smack dab in the middle of Japantown San Jose. Not a bad thing, although parking can be scarce. You may have to park on 5th or 6th Streets. The restaurant has two areas: a smaller area in front where the small bar is located and a larger room in back where Hawaiian music is played. Hawaiian-style food is served and all that my friends and I tried was thoroughly enjoyed. The service was friendly and attentive. I enjoyed the Hukilau and will definitely go back!

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Thank CA2Hawaii
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Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

Went here with some friends who live within walking distance. Loved it! Great authentic Hawaiian food. The appetizer with Spam was really good, despite my initial reservations. Everything else, including atmosphere with all the locals was very memorable.

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