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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 22 restaurants in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just happened by around lunch time, a bit ready for grinds so stopped in. It was surprisingly dang good and will make a point to go back. I had a local plate lunch and every dish was just fine. Hope you get the chance to grab a bite-especially if you are grinding your way up to Makalei. Stop by for... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We would have driven right past if it wasn't for a lady in the parking lot of The Royal Kona Coffee Visitor Center telling us about Kaaloa's. It was only a couple blocks south. The Laulau and mac salad was very good. The restaurant is very simple and low key. My wife, daughter and I were both pretty wet from... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were in the Big Island and came across Super J's based on the comments. At first we were skeptical but man it was so good. I wanted to eat it every day but unfortunately our kids wanted the more traditional food from the mainland. Must have for a authentic Hawaiian dish and the ladies are so sweet!

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Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I love this place. When I'm on the Big Island I usually eat here 2-3 times. the first time I ate here was several years ago. I was looking for Hawaiian food and I found it on the internet (not sure which site Yelp or Tripadvisor, etc.?). When we got there it looked like a somewhat rundown house on the... More

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Florence, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Amazing food at a place you have to look for. Hard to find place and doesnt look like much but you will be treated like ohana and the food is so good.

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Raleigh, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

So glad I did my research and knew to look for Super J's, cause I would have missed it. If I could have some of Super J's pork lau lau right now I'd be a very happy girl. It's nothing fancy but it's authentic and fabulous and made with LOVE. Get the pork lau lau, then get more to go-... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We found out about this place on our last day on the Big Island. Another place we stopped at to grab a quick bite told us about the most original Polynesian food on the island, and it was only 15 minutes away from where we were. We drove around for a while and finally went back to Super J's. It... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Go here!! Ask the proprietress to make a plate for you. Great food and I learned about the food and her lifestyle. You are sitting in her house & fresh food was being delivered as I ate. A wonderful experience!

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stopped in here for some very authentic Hawaiian food, LauLau, and it was a real experience. The food is simple yet different than anything we had ever had in Hawaii. This is a must do if you want to try what is a friendly experience that includes great local food!

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Belmont, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was the best meal we had in the Big Island! It's a wonderful hidden gem. We had the pork and chicken lau lau - both amazing but the pork was our favorite! Absolutely delicious.

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