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$$ - $$$, Hawaiian, Asian
230 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
+1 408-279-4888
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good59%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“kalua pork” (5 reviews)
“loco moco” (3 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian, Asian
$$ - $$$
230 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hukilau is located in the middle of JTown. There is metered parking in the area, but it can be a challenge. The area is totally worth visiting, though. This restaurant is reminiscent of Hawaii with saimin , poke bowls, and inspired island cocktails. Of course,...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dropped in for dinner after visiting Pa’ina Café in Las Vegas a few days earlier. This is another great venue located in J-Town for Hawaiian local food! Ono grinds! Alika took very good care of us and the staff are very professional and efficient. No...More

Thank Ghost4314
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We were totally pleased with our first experience here and plan to come back a few more times to try more menu items. We went on a Saturday night around 8:30PM We were greeted immediately by this nice Victorian mustachioed gentleman We were seated immediately...More

Thank Monty H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This place is in Japan Town and it's a Hawaiian joint. I had the Kalua Pork quesadilla and it was big and good. The portions are huge and the food is tasty.

Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Hukilau is very extensive with good Island foods. I ordered the Kalua pork Loco Moco and it was delicious. Others had the Teriyaki beef sandwich, Spam fried rice, and the kalua port burrito. I would definitely go back to this restaurant.

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I came up to San Jose because I still have family in the area. The plan was to meet up with some high school friends and former coworker friends. This was the best place to do it since the vibe is always "aloha" and the...More

Thank heuster3
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We really enjoyed out meal! The staff was friendly and the atmosphere chill. I had the fish tacos (definitely preferred the grill version, high five to the staff for recommending I try one fried and one grilled). My wife had the chicken katsu curry. It...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Have you been to the islands and long for more of that great Hawaiian food, but can't find it? Well, if you're in the San Jose California area, visit Hukilau. It's located in an area known as Japan-town, or J town to many. I went...More

1  Thank Jim D
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We visited last Thursday for our sons 30th birthday. Love the sausage appetizer, kahlua pork quesadilla, fried rice and mac salad. Out of bread pudding (highly recommended) that night but macadamia nut brownie good substitute. Pineapple head mixed drink and long board beer on draft...More

1  Thank Carylgb2020
Reviewed 13 September 2016

First time eating here and won't be the last, we love Hawaiian food and this was the best outsode of Hawaii we have had. We had the Portuguese sausage appetizer and it was tasty but a little over cooked. The tako poke was tasty but...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 pm - 11:00 am
9:30 pm - 11:00 am
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-4888
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