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Ka'aloa's Super J's

83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lau lau” (131 reviews)
“pork” (74 reviews)
“taro leaves” (10 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just stopped in to buy two mini laulau plates and ate them immediately in our car in the parking lot. The laulau is delicious, simple but seasoned so perfectly. One of the cheapest and best lunches we had on the Big Island!

Thank Sehaj S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw an episode of Andrew Zimmern on the Big Island and made a note to visit Super J on the drive down to the black sand beach. It's a tiny little place but the owner was super friendly and the lau lau were out...More

Thank Oski85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You'd be doing yourself a disservice to pass up Super J's for a meal. The fam will welcome you with open arms and make you feel right at home. They suggested the combo meal for us and we asked "what's that?" They lovingly said "trust...More

Thank JenniferLCSP
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Very traditional, local plate lunch. The Lau Lau is either chicken or pork cooked in Taro Leaves. It was good but not great great. A mini plate comes with one Lau Lau and a scoop of rice. A regular plates also comes with macaroni salad....More

Thank Chicago_Gal_UK
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nice family run business. Great Hawaiian plate lunches and takeout. Lau lau's are delicious as well the pateles. Service is prompt and courteous. Ambiance is a bit rustic - so takeout is a good option.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were excited to try authentic Hawaiian plate lunches here - and the lau lau was delicious.If you don't want to hang out in the restaurant (they have a couple of tables), consider taking it to go and head toward a beach!

Thank slp9700
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This tiny place appears to be a mom and her daughter. They cook like they were at home. So they do run out of food frequently. A relatively small menu is on offer here. But the food is really good. Probably the best lau lau...More

Thank 1poorguy
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Just stopped in for lunch at Ka'aloa's Super J's and it was awesome. We first visited here two years ago. Service is super friendly and the food is excellent. Choices are chicken or pork laulau, a traditional Hawaiian dish wrapped in taro leaf. One of our...More

Thank MNtraveler34
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Wow, if you're looking for authentic Hawaiian plate lunch- then this is the place. A small hole in the wall that's totally worth it. A must if you're in the Capt Cook area or just passing through

Thank riverata
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Don't miss it -- it's really worth it. TASTY pork -- moistest I've ever had. Loved the place. Bit like walking into the extra bedroom, with all the odds & ends piled up. It isn't really like a restaurant. Two or three folding tables set...More

Thank OceanannieR
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20 April 2015|
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Response from jlcarter1975 | Reviewed this property |
According to an internet search it looks like they open up at 10 a.m. The costs for food is about $5-$8 (very reasonable for a plate of food). This is not a fancy place whatsoever. Imagine eating at someone's house with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: 808-328-9566
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