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Holy Smokes BBQ

54-3842 Akoni Pule Highway, ., Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
+1 808-896-2323
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“rib plate” (2 reviews)
“cole slaw” (2 reviews)
American, Barbecue
54-3842 Akoni Pule Highway, ., Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here after our guides from kahala ziplining recommended this as a great place to stop and eat. I must say, I was not disappointed. My husband and I both had the pulled pork tacos. They were delicious and price wise really good too,...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this place. DEERISHOUS food, friendly service where they treat you like family! The tacos had delicious JUICY pulled pork...in a crispy shell topped with refreshing slaw. We are from LA and we have great food, but even then, their...More

Thank CaliAngie
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We read the reviews, so we had to try BBQ from a trailer and judge for our selves. The brisket was very tender and the BBQ sauce was like I never have had with exceptional flavor. The service was very good and the wait time...More

Thank PlPlJns
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We live in Kapaau, and Holy Smokes is a regular treat for us. Absolutely delicious family favorite. Yesterday I picked up a side of ribs and a large cole slaw for our picnic at the beach and it was perfect. Two of my favorite people...More

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were late arrivals - maybe 1 or 2 PM but they closed down after they served us because they were running out. Boy were we glad we got there in time!! I had the Funk which was Char Sui pulled pork which was delicious....More

2  Thank KL S
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I eat here all the time, I am from KC originally and am very picky about bbq but once you have this authentic smokey bbq you will be a very happy camper, big servings!!!

Thank jonathanditto
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We love to eat, especially BBQ. This was, BY FAR, the best BBQ we have ever had! We had the pulled pork tacos and the brisket sandwich. The pulled pork had amazing flavor and the shell was crispy and fresh. The brisket was incredible and...More

1  Thank kbdowland
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We drove from Kona to the Pololu Valley Lookout with the specific intent of stopping at the Holy Smokes food truck for lunch, and boy were we glad we did. Believe me, the other reviewers were right about this one - the food is incredible....More

1  Thank Christine Too
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Looking for some decent BBQ in Hawaii led me on a lunch trip to Hawi to visit Holy Smokes BBQ. I had the pulled pork taco and my wife had the "Mini" baby back rib plate. My taco was yummy and the cole slaw topping...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after Our ATV trip. Pulled pork taco's are killer! Tons of food of one, plenty to share. Chicken dishes are yummy as well. Great service I would recommend

Thank MrWong44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54-3842 Akoni Pule Highway, ., Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kapaau
  • Phone Number: +1 808-896-2323
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We are a native Hawaiian run small business. We enjoy serving good food at a reasonable price. We are not fast food, although we can usually serve our costumers fairly quickly, you can always call in your order.
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