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Hukilau Lanai

₱₱₱₱American, Seafood,
520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
+1 808-822-0600
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mixed grill” (216 reviews)
“tasting menu” (159 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our favorite dinner on the island. From the view to the live music and food, it was a memorable meal. I loved their carrot ginger soup and seafood dishes. Everything was high quality and you could tell the chefs are top-notch. It showed...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got a dinner reservation for HL, be advised they're not open on Mondays so keep that in mind. That said, we tried the lobster and goat cheese wontons: amazing. Then we tried the lobster bisque: even more amazing, best I've ever had. Then I...More

Thank RJ K
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite restaurants on the island! I made the reservations on Yelp and we arrived approx. 15 mins before our scheduled time. We were seated after waiting 10 mins. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the menu. The Lobster and Goat...More

Thank Deb8365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our recent trip was the tastings dinner here. We don't really drink wine, but we could order the 'early bird' tasting dinner w/o wine at a reduced price. The menu was unique, perfectly paced, our waiter was outstanding. Portions were...More

Thank Walt E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and ended up waiting 25 minutes before we were sat. At first the service was extremely slow but once our starter was served the rest flowed like clock work! Beautiful scenery. The food was the best we...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had very high expectations for this restaurant based on the very high ratings and reviews given on Trip Advisor. We did have reservations for dinner on this night and were really surprised at how rude the hostess was to the couple in front of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people are very friendly, food is good. I love the view and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Definitely will recommend it!

Thank glowjock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two weeks in paradise and we finished with a beautiful meal at Hukilau Lanai. Ceaser salad, Gazpacho to start. Prime Rib and Pork Tenderloin and finally the warm Lava Cake were enjoyed and shared by the two of us. We sat on the covered patio...More

1  Thank 659SaraH659
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need reservations for this place. Trip Advisor indicated this was the 2nd best place on Kauai so we gave it a try. The service was good. They have a lot of people working here but most of them are focused on serving the food...More

Thank KarenBSF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very low key old fashion restaurant located right on the beach. The food was excellent. Our group had salads, lobster bisque, steaks, fish, cheesecake and chocolate cake. Everything was absolutely delicious. The service was very attentive. Would recommend.

Thank moppa
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24 February 2018|
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Response from Phillip G | Reviewed this property |
They have an extensive wine and alcohol menu so one does not need to bring ones own wine. Most restaurants with alcohol license do not allow outside alcohol.
Robert Z
8 November 2017|
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Response from Skybound34 | Reviewed this property |
Hello - Here's what I read on their menu. Don't know proportions of each ingredient, but your cooking sense will take over and guide you. The dressing is probably critical to the overall taste, but I don't know the... More
16 October 2017|
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Response from Wayne J | Reviewed this property |
You should contact them directly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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