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

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83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-328-9566
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Eat with the locals

Great place to feel like a local. Eat at long tables that you share with others. Good food, with only two choices when we were there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Ottawa, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to feel like a local. Eat at long tables that you share with others. Good food, with only two choices when we were there.

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Vienna, Austria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

If you like tasting traditional food, visit Super Js. It's a small kitchen and you'll have to sit on plastic chairs and tables. But that doesn't matter because you come here for the food. When we came here there were only 3 dishes. We tried pork and chicken laulau. It was delicious, try it! The meals were directly served by... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had tender chicken thigh cooked in a ti-leaf (?) and my husband had pork cooked the same way. Delicious! Just try it. Not open everyday so check before you go.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you want an authentic Hawaiian meal and experience it in a friendly atmosphere, this is the place for you! We stayed 10 days on the Big Island and traveled the whole island from top to bottom and side to side. Ate laulau and kalua pork everywhere we went and this was BY FAR the best. They are open limited... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is great for the vacationer looking for an authentic Hawaiian experience. My family and I stopped for lunch on our way back from a historic park. After hiking, we were hungry! We spotted a small restaurant on the side of the road claiming authentic food, so we decided to give it a try. All four of us ordered... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Given the Trip Advisor feedback on this place, we decided to go there twice just to find it closed each time for whatever reason. Deceiving especially when you are in Waikoloa. So if you are tempted by this place, do not take any chance and call before moving there.

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you want to eat local food that speaks about the culture and "terroir", Super J's delivers. Laulau is pork or chicken wrapped in taro leaves and steamed to melt in your mouth perfection. Being Hawaii, the sides are rice and mac salad. Ambiance is second hand formica and benches by all smothered in ALOHA. Worth the drive.

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Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After reading all of the positive reviews on Yelp, we decided for an impromptu lunch stop. We were a bit hesitant walking up to the restaurant, as the building does not have the look of a 5 star place, but we wanted to see what all the rave was about. The woman taking our order was very friendly and was... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Not the most convenient place to get to but well worth the effort. The Lau Lau is the best in Hawaii with a constant stream of locals coming for take out. The prices are very low for what you get. The earlier you get there the better as this place often sells out before end of day as everything is... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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207 reviews 207 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Lau Lau was terrific, never had anything like it. We love getting into the local scene and this is about as local as one can get. This place is loaded with people coming and going for take away. We asked the server how long they had been there, they could not come up with a date... just answered 'generations'. So,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

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