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Ka'aloa's Authentic Hawaiian Food (Super J's)

83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-328-9566
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Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We found this restaurant based on a Fodor's guide recommendation last year, and I'm so glad we checked it out. On the outside, it looks trashy and the inside is nothing fancy, but the food is delicious! The lau lau (pork or chicken bundles, steamed in taro and ti leaves) are tender, juicy and flavorful, and the plate lunch is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Seriously, the best laulau I've ever had. Pick some up to-go and bring it to the beach! Very casual dining atmosphere if you eat in.

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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our family of seven enjoyed the best authentic hawaiian food at Super J's! We loved the casual atmosphere, where you could talk with Janis & J from the table while they cooked. It was a learning experience for our kids about different cooking methods, and ingredients. It was nice seeing other family members helping, and my daughter enjoyed talking to... More 

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Kailua Kona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A great place to stop for lunch. Their Kalua Pork Cabbage and LauLau plate were very delicious. I have had many pork wrapped in taro leaves and these definitely are the best ever! They were on the Food Channel with Sunny Anderson. Check it out! Aloha.

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I almost don't want to write this review for fear that tourists will really discover this place. What a find! You can easily miss it along the highway. Be sure sure order the lau lau plate lunch. It's a Hawaiian classic and one of the best foods you'll NEVER find at a classic tourist luau (but a staple at truly... More 

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Indiana
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179 reviews 179 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Don't be put off by the shabby ramshackle appearance of this place. The family is delightful and the food is very tasty. Disappointed they were out of mac salad, but the lomi and laulau were delicious. Served with a scoop of rice for a complete lunch plate. Most of us thought the pork laulau was better than the chicken, but... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

i must have driven past this place 4 times before reading on trip advisor about it, and its as everyone mentions, very good food, but look out for it as its easily missed

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

After months of being back on the mainland, I realize I did not review on one of our most memorable lunches in Hawaii. Not really a restaurant per se, Super J's delivered the best Laulau we've ever had(3 visits to the Big Island in the last 10 years and multiple Laulau tastings )Highly recommended for a quick meal, as u... More 

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Metropolis, Illinois
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128 reviews 128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant doesn't look like much and if you eat in it will be at a white, plastic fold-able table with white plastic patio chairs. There is some bottled pepper sauce (homemade) on the table as well in a squeeze bottle. The owner/cook is a joy to talk with. While we were waiting on our food, she played us a... More 

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Wenatchee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

You've got to try this place! Atmosphere isn't great but the fabulous friendly people make you feel as if you are eating with your favorite family members. In our party of four we had pork and chicken Laulau. I'm not big on pork would would highly recommend this one. Came with Mac salad and white rice and the tomato salsa... More 

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Address: 83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-328-9566
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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