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Hapa J's

$$ - $$$American, ,
2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
+1 949-276-6657
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (36 reviews)
“taco” (26 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Met a couple of out of town visitors for dinner, no reservations for 4, but no problem being seated right away. Enjoyed the mixed drinks, food & service very much! Pulled pork quesadilla, from the happy hour menu was superb!

Thank Nur E
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We met our son and daughter-in-law for dinner on a recent Sunday night. So glad they got there before us because the place was rammed. It was hard to navigate around the tables and to hear anything above the noise. The menu was vast, full...More

Thank Mrsteacherlady
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here. I wish we had known that some of the appetisers were sharing size as we definitely over ordered. The food was great but the cocktails were even better! But why shut at 9pm? We were set for a rip...More

Thank quikflik
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is an excellent Hawaiian restaurant, contrary to another person's over lengthy review. The recipes are all from a Hawaiian chef who lives on the Big Island - a native Hawaiian! The restaurant is super chill, mainly locals, not tourists - the bar is like...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The tacos were fresh hand made with corn tortillas. The chips and guacamole were great. The servers were polite and attentive. The south room was full and very loud. We enjoyed our meal but it was difficult to hear ourselves speaking to one another.

Thank 401l
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Gotta try the unique food options here and make sure not to miss the pulled pork. This place has an island feel to it and the portion sizes are big. Pleasant music and good service round out the positive experience. It was recommended to me...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I always feel a little mean leaving three stars especially when the people were nice and the food was more than edible. Service was reasonable attentive and the food was served really fast, which really served our purposes well! We were driving to LAX and...More

1  Thank Chrissy G
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The restaurant stayed open for us. We arrived a bit later in the evening. The staff was very accomendating. The food portions were very generous,but to me was very bland. They should concentrate more on quality than quantity.

Thank RDShark
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

During one of our "lunch dates", my wife and I had lunch at Hapa J's, and it was fantastic! My wife and I love trying new places, and we have a particular fondness for Hawaii and Hawaiian cuisine. So we were very pleasantly surprised to...More

Thank anthonyshong
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

You have to try the "man fries" and the Kahului pork quesadillas amazing each time I have been there. The macadamia mac and cheese was also very tasty. They have a full bar and relaxed service. The food is very interesting and most things there...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-276-6657
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