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Mauna Loa Hawaiian BBQ

810 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3313
+1 415-453-2003
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good57%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“rice” (3 reviews)
“hawaiian food” (3 reviews)
“sol food” (4 reviews)
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Barbecue, Hawaiian
810 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3313
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Truly enjoy this place. It takes us back to memories of Hawaii. I say order the BBQ plate or Hawaiian Plate. The owners are very sweet.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Leigha F
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Good food, nice people. Mauna Loa Combo has several kinds of meat cooked different ways. They are fine with switching out the sides for rice.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank fordamouse
Reviewed September 17, 2017

This restaurant is literally around the block from Sol Food. I shake my head every time I pass the huge line at Sol Food to go and easily park right next to Mauna Loa and go in for some "old school Hawaiian cookin'." Yes, spam...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank YourCardShark
Reviewed January 12, 2017

I'm reluctant to give this place a good review because there aren't a lot of seats and I don't want to stand in line like they do at Sol Food. I am in a rut and always get the Kalua Pork, but have tasted other...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank rhardman2016
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We found this place by accident next to a city parking lot. We enjoyed the BBQ chicken and coleslaw so much that we went back the next night. The portions are generous. They have a large variety of beverages, including beer. The staff is friendly...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank B B
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Best Hawaiian fare outside of the islands! The Spam musibi is the best. The Kaluia pork is excellent as are the Korean spareribs. And you can finish up with a shave ice.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Michael W
Reviewed December 12, 2015

In a toss-up between which ethnic cuisine to go to -- this eatery situated on the same block as Sol Food has no waiting lines, is easy to get to and be done with. The food is Hawaiian as expected and the prices carry the...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank 99MD2015
Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Fast friendly service. Great atmosphere. I had the Hawaiian BBQ chicken on my first visit, coconut shrimp on the second trip. Sides were rice and macaroni. Outstanding! Flavor filled served hot and fresh. A real gem.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank fprandy
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

So much great barbecue for a great price! I got the Hawaiian bbq chicken and it was delicious and a very generous portion. I would definitely come often if I lived in the area!

Date of visit: August 2015
2  Thank Allie T
Reviewed July 27, 2015

On very short notice I had to find some food for a group of 8 hard working guys in the late afternoon. Recalling that Mauna Loa was a short walk away, I called them and said, "Can you please make a take out order for...More

Date of visit: June 2015
2  Thank Bruce415453
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-453-2003
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