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Big Island Grill

75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
+1 808-326-1153
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited at around 4 in the afternoon and the restaurant was nearly empty. We ordered the fried shrimp and the kalua pork and cabbage plate. We also got pineapple slaw and mac salad sides. The pork tasted great and was a very large serving....More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super great food. Very busy and only breakfast and lunch. Great meal and great dessert. Friendly and efficient staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was one block from where we were staying, we did try to get in on a Sunday morning place was packed and people waiting outside, very popular with locals so you know it's good. We ended up going the last day in Kona,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the staff here know true aloha. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. I would definitely go back and recommend highly. I had catch of the day - mahi-mahi my favourite and my friend had steak both were perfectly prepared. We spoke with...More

Thank tessp999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff greet you at the door and sit you at a table. Even though we had not visited in over 10 months they remembered us and what we drank and ate. Fantastic local cooking weath breakfast, lunch or dinner. My favourites are the breakfast...More

Thank ChelseaMartin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is crowded, with more locals and some tourists. The atmosphere is family oriented and casual. The prices are fair, and the food and service is great! Delicious salads! I will come back.

Thank janahn875
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want good food, large portions, and reasonable prices (for Hawaii), this is the place for you. Definitely a place where locals might go. Little ambience and plain decor, but very nice owners and staff and really good food. Had their shrimp and it...More

Thank 306karenm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a fancy restaurant but it is very popular with both tourists and locals. The first time we went there we couldn't even get a parking spot and there always seems to be a waiting line. You definitely get what you pay for....More

Thank Gayle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu has great variety, great taste, big portions and good service, I was in Kona for 3 months and this place was regularly visited by my wife and I. Highly recommend. You must have a slice of cake... you’ll never forget about it.

Thank Fitz N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a favorite with Kama aina and visitors alike. We sailed in just before the place closed and were graciously seated. We know exactly what we wanted - Saimin for him, and a breakfast of fish and eggs over easy for me. The soup was...More

Thank grgrosen
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16 January 2018|
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Response from HawaiiFoodlover | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take American Express & most other major credit cards.
Kevin A
24 December 2016|
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Response from Chowa-Rides-Again | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Parties of 6 or more have a 17% gratuity added. But you can always ask or ask to see your itemized bill. We did.
Zachary L
24 August 2016|
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Response from JKL1104 | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable prices and huge portions. The kids menu is also really fairly priced with big servings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1153
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