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Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill

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3533 Hwy. 70, Thatcher, AZ 85552
928-792-2118
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Was not expecting such good food in a small town. Went here on the recommendation of a local and was not dispappointed. The decor is laid back, beach surfer theamed and the music they play is good classic radio. Wasn't sure what to order so got a 2 item to try different things and the pork had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Florence, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Think rip off poor quality L&L bar-B-Q. Service is painfully slow too. How long should it take to put pre-made food in a styrofoam box?!

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Florence, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Was not expecting such good food in a small town. Went here on the recommendation of a local and was not dispappointed. The decor is laid back, beach surfer theamed and the music they play is good classic radio. Wasn't sure what to order so got a 2 item to try different things and the pork had a great smokey... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a Hawaiian-themed fast food restaurant. The food is excellent. In several visits, I have only experienced quality, flavorful offerings. The decor is kind of cool, with the menu printed on actual surfboards above the order counter and color choices inspired by surfing culture. Other than that it is typical fast food with hard surfaces that reflect noise and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Eaten here several times (beginning Spring 2014) and always have the Misoy Chicken with bacon and avocado (as a wrap, or as a green salad combo) - ask for the "orange vinaigrette" instead of the standard ranch dressing. Hawaiian smoked/roast pulled pork meat w a sweet, soy-based bbq sauce is also very good. Most sides are just OK, but rice... More 

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Thatcher, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I say mostly good food because the service and food depend on the employees working. You learn quickly the ones that don't want to be there and that influences the service. The food is good. Sometimes the meat is over cooked and sometimes undercook. The majority of the time I go there the food has been good and the service... More 

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Architect70, Owner at Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this review

I would love to know more about your experience so that I might train my staff better to help us give a better experience. I love sincere feedback because I want Kainoa's to be the best experience in town. Please ask for me the next time you are in. It will involve a free item More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went their twice this week while being in town on business. The first time the kid at the counter did not greet me and I had to greet her to get an order started. The food though was good. The next day I go back for lunch. The girl at the counter is friendly and takes my order. I watch... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was not expecting to find Hawaiian food in Safford, but here you go! It's pretty good. It's not like eating luau food in Hawai'i but it's still very good. The teriyaki chicken was good. The bulgolgi beef is different than you'd get at most Korean restaurants but it was tasty none the less. Fun environment and good staff.

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Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Meat extremely tasty, originally cooked and seasoned and of 5 variety. Service lovely kind and efficient Price extraordinarily low. What more?

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Thatcher, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The kalua pork here is wonderful! Also try the paradise wrap! You can get the yummy pork in a salad, for a healthier option. We eat here all the time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We ordered a ton of food to feed family at a gathering. Everyone enjoyed the tacos, rice, chicken and beef dishes. We had a large range of eaters and across the board, people were happy with the food.

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  • Address: 3533 Hwy. 70, Thatcher, AZ 85552
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Thatcher
  • Phone Number: 928-792-2118

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