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Shaka Restaurant

95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
+1 808-929-7404
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very large group stop here on our tour of some of the island's highlights, including the nearby black sand beach at Punalu'u. Food was great and was an extra strong mai tai! We enjoyed our visit and left super stuffed!

Thank Msmcshiz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This rustic restaurant was a nice rest stop for my family as we were making our way from one side of the island to another. We you enter there is a small dining room/ bar that looks about the average size of a living room....More

Thank MonaQuin
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Due to our schedule, we weren't able to get to dinner before 7pm, and every other restaurant was closed except Shaka restaurant, so we ended up there. DW and I were hot, tired and hungry. But didn't feel like spending $20 per person so ended...More

Thank CompmanSD
Reviewed 4 July 2017

After our visit to South Point called into this restaurant being the most southerly restaurant in USA. Nothing flash we sat out on the verandah. Service was good as were the drinks. Our meals were varied comprising fish and chips,Bean soup,pulled pork rolls. I must...More

Thank dennisp859
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

What a find!! This place is soo so yummy! Its family owned and it reminds of soul food only Hawaiian style! Nice selection of beers and beverages. I got the Laulau, my sister got the Loco Moco, and my mom got the pork and cabbage....More

Thank ksperling
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were staying 10 minutes away and made this our afternoon stop. Beer was very cold and every time we ordered food it was excellent! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is staff should be a little more friendly. It takes a...More

Thank Machiasriver
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I would've rated Shaka higher but we visited on an evening when the kitchen closed early. We were bummed because we were hungry but settled for a few beers instead. We later found out they were closing early because someone they knew passed away. The...More

Thank veritas2578
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I had heard good things but for us it was alright.... we were noticing some issues with the cleanliness of the restaurant and washrooms making us wonder about the cleanliness of the food preparation areas. The food was alright as well.

Thank DeborahSETA
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Please don't expect the ruth chris steak house. But, Shaka has provided me many a delicious veggie burger, poke bowl, and cheese fries for my late night cravings. Late night in Naelehu is 7pm by the way. I took my family here multiple times when...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Dry old fish. Specifically asked for fresh fish, but got old stale frozen fish. The place looks decent from the outside and quite inviting. They serve some local beers. The best part of the restaurant is their bathroom.

Thank Pasha R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-929-7404
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