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Big Island Grill

) #12 of 199 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona $ American, ,
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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“loco moco” (204 reviews)
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American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a really good place to get away from the burgers and fries places along the beach. Good food, plenty of it, and very affordable. When you walk in, there will be a sign-in sheet. Write your name and the number of people in...More

Thank Pogi1994
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I ate here twice in the days! Both times I had the fresh fish broiled, and loved it! The rest of the family noted their food too, except the Portuguese sausage was ok not quite what we liked. Very friendly service. Great coffee. Kids loved...More

Thank Wes G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy here in this family-owned and operated restaurant, just good food at fair prices. Many locals frequent this restaurant. We had a craving for saimin, and it fit the bill!

Thank newmediasoup2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our meal, food and service were very good. We were told to try the Hawaiian Mud Pie, but had eaten too much, will have to save it for our next trip.

Thank Qfamily2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened by this restaurant, and it was a nice surprise. The food was very good and you could tell the locals ate there. The service was great and the price was moderate. They will change from the menu and give you what you want....More

Thank OJMO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get here a little early and avoid the wait. We were on the big island for a week and ate here for lunch 3 times! The portions are large and the prices are not... I had the chicken katsu with pineapple slaw and rice the...More

Thank Deanna O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parents actually live in Hawaii. When we visited them for ten days, one of our requests was to go to a place locals go instead of going every night to the "tourist" places. They took us to the Big Island Grill for dinner. We...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had breakfast here before heading to the airport. Food was very good. Definitely try the BIG saimin. A small size was very plenty satisfying. Pancakes and waffles were also very good. Service was a little slow, but they were packed. All...More

Thank eclarkebu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed dinner here with my family. The food was great and there was something for everyone. The mixed plates allow you to combine two different choices on the menu (for those who have trouble picking just one dish). The serving staff was friendly...More

Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long flight from New York to the Big Island, we were looking forward to going to 808 Grindz for loco moco and anything spam...unfortunately it was closed for renovation. But luckily for us Big Island Grill was still open for breakfast. What a...More

1  Thank Palmtreeslover
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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.
Scott G
10 February 2015|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
7.00 am to 11.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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