Hukilau

3.7/5.0
4 reviews

230 Jackson St

San Jose, CA

279-4888

Category: Hawaiian

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Recent Reviews for Hukilau
July 24, 2007
Rei A.
Palo Alto , California
3 reviews
This is not a Hawaiian restaurant. It's actually Pan-Asian or Polynesian Fusion. I am Native Hawaiian, born and raised in my homeland and here in California for work. I went to the Palo Alto location because I was missing food from back home. This place is pretty good, it has all the local favorites. "Local" in Hawaii means a mix of Korean, Filipino, Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, Japanese, Chinese, Samoan, etc. type foods. Also, in the same style as "local" fast food places like Zippy's, L&L and such...you can get "plate lunches" with two scoops rice and mac salad. If you are looking for authentic Hawaiian cuisine, this is not the place. What it is though is a nice blend of the real cultures that represent the make-up of Hawaii. I have never found any "Hawaiian" restaurants in California that serve food like Masu's in Liliha. Real Hawaiian food unfortunately can still only be found in Hawaii and our second home...Las Vegas, lol! This is ... more
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December 19, 2005
Anonymous
56940 reviews
Love this place! HUGE portions for the amount of money you spend. good and fun atmosphere too.
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June 3, 2004
Lucia N.
San Jose , California
13 reviews
We took my husband for his birthday to Hukilau's. It was an alright hawaiian restaurant, but what i didn't like was the fact that they didn't have Kahlua pork.... what kind of hawaiian restaurant doesn't have kahlua pork??? So... this was the first time and last i went there, it is very tight specially when the band of hawaiian singers are in there. Waitress was nice and the food was ok so thats why i give it 3 stars... but for hawaiian food i suggest a Touch of Aloha in Milpitas. ALOHA!!
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January 19, 2004
David L.
San Jose , California
9 reviews
Hukilau is quite the experience. This slice of Hawaii in the middle of Japantown is entertaining and delicious. <br> Though not an upscale restaurant, the food is excellent. Some of my favorites include the Tako Poke and Kalau Cabbage. Fear not, for the less adventurous, there are burgers available also. <br> Portion sizes are good and the food is always fresh. The staff is friendly and is mostly students. <br> They also have a Poke bar which is open in the evenings which is entertaining to sit at. <br> If you are looking for something different in a fun atmosphere, I would recommend stopping on by.
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