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Hapa J's

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2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
+1 949-276-6657
11:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the whole family and had another family meet us there too. We love Hapa J's. Food and drinks are always great! We love that it is loud in there so my kids don't distract other patrons. Great place to take the whole family and friends. We had the Kaluaa pig nachos, a couple tacos, quesadilla for the kiddos and... More 

Thank Lacey L
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Taco Tuesday. Nachos huge, good appetizer for 4 or big meal for one. Tacos all Hawaiian flavored. Don't expect Mexican usuals. Atmosphere is basic and noisy but fun.

Thank Steve V
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Their nachos are killer!! Enough to feed 4 hungry adults. We love this place and cannot find any nachos like this and we have been all over the United States. We will definitely be back again. We recommend this to everyone!! Soo good and very filling! It's a must try!

Thank amber c
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and friends love this place, and now I love it. They have a wide variety of food and drinks for a good price. The wait staff is friendly and the atmosphere is really chill.

Thank Julesrulles
Rochester, New York
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180 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I was warned that this was very large, but geez oh Pete it's enough for probably 6 hungry adults. I got it with the pork added,which was delish. I just felt guilty wasting so much food.

Thank Sharon R
Lafayette, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Must try - delicious flavorful food reflective of the Islands. Relaxed atmosphere, great service, great for family dining

Thank ppajer2017
West Nyack, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

had a wonderful dinner! Was looking at the items coming out to other tables. We ended up having Poke Bowls. Must have been a half pound of Tuna, scoop of brown rice, scoop of macaroni salad, seaweed salad, and green salad. It was just amazing! Food was fresh and delicious. If we weren't camping, maybe we would have saved some... More 

Thank kathleens924
San Diego, California
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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a round trip from SD to LA. We love mix plate style restaurants and frequent them while in Hawaii. As such we have had a chance to try many. I rank this high on my list as it has an extensive menu and the quality of the food was excellent. I had the Ahi Poke (large... More 

Thank agg2011
San Clemente, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This local spot has great Hawaiian food and customer service to match. We are always happy to recommend it to all the visitors to our retail store "HeavyTshirts" and have heard good reviews from them as well. We go here as often as possible for both lunch and dinner.

Thank MDurkee
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The food was fresh, delicious, quick and huge portions. My husband had the Kalbi ribs and I had the ahi tacos. Both were as good as they could get. Perfectly seasoned and served with a smile!

Thank Calbeachlady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Hawaiian, Bar, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?