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Ka'aloa's Super J's

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Polynesian, Hawaiian
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83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you want to try REAL Hawaiian food, not the fake stuff they sell at Holel Luau's and the like, try this place. It's a favorite of both local people and clued in tourists. The menu is small, the owner will clue you in regarding what the various dishes are like. Try one of each. After you've made your order... More 

1 Thank kurtinhawaii
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Do. Not. Miss. This. Food. The location sneaks up on you along the highway. We had the pork lau lau and it was incredible. Great food that's local and authentic.

Thank hwalstrom
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Family run place right off the highway. It appeared to be very popular with the locals. The women who were operating the business were incredibly friendly. We had both the chicken and the pork lau lau and both were good but the pork was the best. At $3/each this was a huge amount of tasty meat. Be adventurous and give... More 

Thank katbear7
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is a family run business. It's pretty much a take out for Hawaiian food in a humble setting. Their specialty is laulau, which is a pork belly meat, with a tiny piece of butterfish wrapped in taro leaves and then wrapped in ti leaves. It's delicious, and should be a must try for anyone visiting and wanting to try... More 

Thank Tompresser
Bonney Lake, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here in our way back from Volcano. Very easy to miss off the highway but unforgettable food. Homemade and authentic, this was the best Hawaiian food we had on the island while we were here. Incredibly nice people and family run.

Thank Allyson G
Beatrice, Nebraska
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I had this on my list of places to try but actually almost drove by as the outside is VERY misleading as to what you will find inside. Walked in and was told to just have a seat which took us back for a minute, then asked what they had on menu and was told "LauLau" - of which they... More 

1 Thank Robin D
Buckeye, Arizona
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had watched a clip about this place on the Food Network, so I had an idea of what to expect: genuine Hawaiian food, made out of a family's kitchen. The owner was tolerant of our ignorance as we selected a variety of things to try. We ordered a pork lau lau, chicken lau lau, macaroni salad, rice, lomi salmon,... More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals we've had. Worth the trip. Everything is wonderful, but the pig with cabbage is one step above that. Make sure you have their house hot sauce, peppers in water. Absolutely a SUPER place to eat, and cheap. 2 people for the combo, $12!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lincoln, Ne
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This little, bright yellow, hole in the wall is worth the trip! We walked in, great welcome, asked us what we wanted, we paused, she said, "Sit down. Let me feed you." She asked how hungry we were so she could decide what to fix us, even asked about allergies. We enjoyed a great Hawaian dinner for $20 including drinks.... More 

Thank Hunleygirl
Vale, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Stopped here on the way home from Volcano National Park on a recommendation from locals. Was not disappointed. Great food and wonderful people. Not great ambiance, but a must try.

Thank Mike R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?