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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%
Travellers talk about
“loco moco” (179 reviews)
“chicken katsu” (72 reviews)
“roast pork” (47 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
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 yesterday via mobile

Staff recommendations you can trust. Ox tail special is very good, saimen sorry I forget how to spell the soup was very good too. If meat guy, get the chicken and beef teriyaki combo, and just ask for a sweet potato as you won’t need...More

Thank abcsAbcs
Reviewed yesterday

So yummy and filled with locals (which is always a great sign). Make a trip here. It will not break your budget.

Thank Nina E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were told about this place by our Mauna Kea guide. The food was great and so was the service. The mud pie was fabulous and a must for dessert. It’s great for sharing.

Thank 1Hawaii
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a local place in Kailua Kona town. They have a good variety of choices and your best bet is the “mix plate” you pick two choices on entree and two sides. Roast pork and chop steak and onions were my choice and it...More

Thank sean96823
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to have breakfast there for the first time this morning. Pancakes were very moist and fluffy, the eggs over medium were perfect. The service was fast, friendly, and attentive. Will definitely eat here again the next time we’re in Kailua-Kona

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We searched online for “best brunch”, and Big Island Grill came up as a favourite among locals for the “Loco Moco”: a large portion of rice, meat, and eggs smothered in gravy. Smothered is an understatement! It comes out looking more like soup at this...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is way off the normal tourist path. I only found it as we were on our way back from another attraction and the menu had things to suit a picky eater in our group. I had the loco moco, which is a Hawaiian...More

Thank IronRabbit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where ever I travel, I make a point of finding the local favorites. I can't believe that, in my many trips to Kona, this is my first stop at Big Island Grill (B.I.G.). In a word, "onolisious". True broke da mouth.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant under locals and visitors. The place was packed so we ordered take aways. The portions are generous and prices very reasonable. Lots of local dishes to choose from. We visited twice during our week long stay.

Thank Reinet J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food at an affordable price. We saw many locals who knew the waitresses and some brought their whole, extended family.

Thank LarryErickson
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January 16, 2018|
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Response from HawaiiFoodlover | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take American Express & most other major credit cards.
Kevin A
December 24, 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
August 24, 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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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