Food Critic Segment/Restaurant Reviews

Kauai, HI “Hukilau Lanai”


Hawaiian Surf and Turf, Fresh Island Fish, Peppercorn Crusted Tenderloin with Crown Royal Demi Glaze served with Red Skin-On Mashed Potatoes

Excellent Food, Reasonably Priced and Great Atmosphere!


My husband and I visited Hukilau Lanai on May 13, 2017. We were staying at a hotel within walking distance and thought we would check it out.  It is located in the Kauai Coast Resort and has a beautiful entrance with waterfalls and tiki torches.  It was very tropical and inviting.

There was a long wait as we did not have a reservation but we sat in some comfy chairs in the lounge/bar area until our name was called.  We were pleasantly surprised to be sat in the main dining room at a beautiful table for two on the edge looking out onto the beautiful greens and ocean (however it was getting dark at this time). The waiter was very friendly and attentive and the food was divine. We were so happy to have found this beautiful place.


The Lobster Curry Bisque was fantastic (as you can imagine) made with Lobster, Red Curry, Tomato, Sherry and Coconut Milk.  Silky, heavenly. I would like to have that right now…(as I smile).


Local Mixed Greens, Leilani Farms Mixed Greens with Pickled Fresh Beets, Corn off the Cob and Basil Vinaigrette.  I upgraded with the Point Reyes Fermented Blue Cheese. Divine.


Pork Tenderloin Grilled Medallions (super tender and moist) brushed with Spicy Korean BBQ Sauce served with Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato Mash and topped with a Wasabi and Bean Sprout Garni’


*As shown on the cover photo; The Tenderloin and the Local Hawaiian Fish both were melt in your mouth and I was SO happy!  I love, love, love, good food!!  It was beautiful to look at and every single thing on that plate was delicious.  I asked for a side of Cracked Peppercorns because I am in love with Pepper (I can never have enough pepper).  Beautiful Tasting Demi Glaze.


“Cheers to us”


We didn’t have Dessert this time but everything looked delicious and had some type of Hawaiian-Island Flair.

I would highly recommend Hukilau Lanai and we will definitely go back the next time we are on the island.

Hukilau Lanai 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1452

Happy Eating!



4 thoughts on “Kauai, HI “Hukilau Lanai””

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s