We were on vacation in Kauai. We came here for my wife's birthday. It did not disappoint. It may of been the best meal we have had. We both had fish that we incredible. The service was fantastic. The food and desserts were awesome. We set on the Lanai and it was great. We will absolutely come here again if we are able to get back to the island. This place is great for a romantic dinner!
Hukilau is one of my favorite restaurants in Kauai.
I eat there every summer when I visit the islands - it's always great.
Beautiful ocean views! Friendly staff good food and reasonably priced wine offerings! Perfect setting for Kauai vacation dinner!
Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and warm and professional service.
The tasting menu served during the first 45 minutes after opening was some of the best food we have had on Hawaii. It was a bit slow to come out but worth the wait.
Our meal was perfect, service was great. Highly recommend!
Fabulous restaurant with great food and service. Our waiter was perfect except he stood too close to us or the table (in our personal space) where it was awkward as we were either looking at his waist line or craning our necks to look upward at him.
This is one of our favorite restaurants on Kauai. The view is pleasant but it is the food and service that are exceptional. We always reserve ahead of our vacation for outside patio dining. We've never been disappointed.
The food was absolutely delicious! The service was impeccable. The live music was divine!
Been going here for fifteen years in trips to Kauai. Definitely my all around favorite restaurant on the island!
Service and food were excellent. I look forward to going back.
Awesome food and service.
We have traveled to Kauai five times and this was the best dining experience by far!
Had a reservation, but still had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. A couple of notes on the food: Beautiful selection of local seafood, and the mixed grill was superb. On the other hand, the salad was over-dressed, and the prime rib wasn't very tender (but cooked perfectly). Special birthday chocolate on the dessert plate and truffles to take home were a delightful touch! Great dining experience overall.
What a great place to eat! It was my birthday dinner and My wife and I had the 3 fish combo and it was over the top!
Shout out to our server Sean! He was simple one of the best servers I have ever had!!!!
Hukilau does it again. They are reliably excellent. It's not cheap, but it's good every time. I'm not generally a fish person, but my wife got the three fish combo, and had to keep me away with her fork. It was SO good. I'm a convert!!
Always amazing food and sweet and welcoming staff!
Really enjoyed our meal. Great outdoor table & view, really great service, and super great food. One our best meals ever, best for sure in Hawaii.
All of the positive reviews for the Hukilau Lanai are correct: this is the best restaurant we've encountered on Kauai. Everything was just right: the food was fresh and delicious, the service was truly outstanding and the view was beautiful.
This is how good it was: the only thing I can think of as being "less than perfect" is that the light bulbs in the dining room ceiling fans were CFL's. These tend to suck the color out of everything, including the food. But, that's it. Everything else was spot-on.
I would go back to Kauai for several reasons, and dining at the Kukilau Lanai would be near the top of the list.
We were staying at the Beachboy which is the property that the restaurant is located on. So the first night we chose to eat there for convenience. It was so good, we ate there 2 more times. It is worth driving there. One of my favorites is the meatloaf--what a great way to start the vacation after that long flight and time zone changes. The perfoect comfort food. And much better than my Mom ever made. WE eventually tried just about everything on the menu and loved it all.
There are 20 wines in both colors for $20+ each and they were good.
And I loved the coconut cheese cake!
Portions are extrememly generous and , if you are staying at a time-share, you have lunch for the next day!