At the Hukilau Lanai Kauai you can enjoy delicious, ethically prepared gourmet cuisine in a beautiful island atmosphere with stunning ocean views. Here nightly live music mingles with the sounds of the surf, and tiki torches illuminate the beautiful tropical gardens and beach side pathways. Hukilau’s Hawai‘i-centric cuisine is served in an open-air dining room, and their menu is dedicated to providing iconic island flavors using only sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. A unique wine list includes 20 bottles of wine for “twenty-something dollars” and an extensive cocktail list features classics, Island Style drinks, and inventive libations from the friendly bartenders. Come see why Hukilau is rated as one of the top 10 restaurants in Kauai.
Authentic and Hawaiian
Made from scratch, all of the dishes on the menu use local Kaua‘i ingredients, and the restaurant’s aim is to keep things authentic and down to earth while never ceasing to dream big. This comes through with every dish and their playful reimagining of classic dishes with modern techniques and culinary ingenuity. Enjoy classics like the filet mignon, mushroom meatloaf, and the farmer’s market vegetable lasagna like you’ve never experienced them before.
Start your meal with delicious appetizers like Candied Ahi (fresh tuna rubbed in Cajun coffee spices and a coconut chipotle sauce), BBQ ribs with pickled watermelon rind, Poke nachos (that’s fresh raw tuna seasoned with soy sauce and wasabi), or a delicious Lobster Bisque with decadent flavors of sherry, coconut, and red curry. Salads are perfect for sharing and are bursting with fresh, organic produce like arugula, sweet corn, vine-ripe tomatoes, and macadamia nuts.
Whether your party is in the mood to share dishes like the house-made charcuterie platter with pork and mushroom pates, coppa di testa, summer sausage, and more, or you want to focus on indulging yourself with your own delicious dish, everyone is sure to find a new favorite at Hukilau. Nightly fish specials showcase the island’s local bounty with five different preparations available for your snapper, ahi, mahi mahi, ono, opah, and more. Homemade pastas provide the perfect complement to fresh clams in a tomato broth, and grass-fed island beef is perfectly prepared in dishes like the Wally’s Steak Crown Royal (tenderloins with a whiskey demi-glace) and the Makaweli Beef. An extensive list of vegetarian and gluten free menus are also available.
Dedicated to conservation and sustainability, Hukilau Lanai Kauai has an amazing series of programs designed to give back to the local community while responsibly utilizing the natural bounty of Kaua‘i. Join them for dinner at one of the top 10 restaurants in Kauai Tuesday through Sunday (5-9pm) or come early for a phenomenal 5-course dinner with wine pairings for just $50 between 5 and 5:45pm.