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Gill's Lanai

54-3866 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
+1 808-315-1542
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 17:00All hours
Hawaiian, Seafood, Fusion
54-3866 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop on the way to Pololu Valley. We had lobster taco, hot dog, and poke bowl. Very fresh and delicious!

Thank momoftwo_NJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. This tiny little place has about 5 tables on a small patio and walk up service. We all had the Baja style fish tacos and loved them! Nicely cooked and full of flavor. Nothing was left on any of our plates....More

Thank Clem1964
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We stopped 3 times for fish and chips during this years Hawaii trip. The size of the portions were excellent for a very reasonable price. The service was quick and served hot. I liked the Lemon aide.

Thank PlPlJns
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch (fish tacos) after zipline tour. Order inside, sit on patio, very casual. Owner super friendly, definitely recommend.

Thank marathon-m0m
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Gills came highly recommended by one of the Ezra who works at the Kohala Zip line. He was 100% correct this place was amazing! We had the fried shrimp taco's. One with beans and one with chips and salsa. The were thoroughly delicious. The outside...More

Thank heajon
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Awesome restaurant and great staff. Food was great and fresh. We stopped here after we hiked in and around Pololu valley and it was a perfect refresh.

Thank Colby A
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We live here, so Gill's has been a convenient stop, especially on Sundays. I have food sensitivities, and in the past, Gill has freely offered to accommodate them. Apparently 'not today.' I asked for a simple pan-fried piece of fish and some fries, and he...More

Thank Bela J
Tracey G, Owner at Gill's Lanai, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

As a fellow small business owner in a small community, I was saddened to read this account of the unfortunate events surrounding your visit to my humble roadside restaurant. As you state in your "review", you have frequented my establishment previously without incident and ostensibly...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Cute roadside stop going to or coming from Pololu Valley Overlook. The friendly staff welcomed us and we met the owner (Gill) who had fantastic hair and a great smile!

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The reviews were very good so we decided to try Gill's Lanai. The fish and chips were very good. The organic lemonade was outstanding. Service was quick from a friendly staff and the price can't be beat on the Island of Hawaii. Not a lot...More

Thank PlPlJns
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Nice little stop for poké, fish tacos, smoothies, speciality hot dogs and the like. Shrimp taco meal, very filling, was $9.95, Ban Mi (vegan Vietnamese sandwich) was $5.95. Vegan options. Perfect after your Popolu Valley hike.

Thank Suzanne P
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54-3866 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kapaau
  • Phone Number: +1 808-315-1542
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Super fresh, locally caught fish for Fish n' Chips & delicious Fish Tacos, Korean Fusion Tacos, big gourmet hot dogs with lots of shoestring fries, all-fruit smoothies, fresh salads upon request with locally grown organic produce and also vegetarian items. Served in a casual & tropical roadside Hawaiian country setting!
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