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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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English first
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The food is delicious, reasonably priced, and seems very authentic. The owner is extremely friendly and talked to our group throughout nearly the entire meal. Even the pickiest of our group loved the food. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because her place needs to be cleaned and tidied. The fridges of random containers of who... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

What an amazing place on Big Island!!! We missed it a couple of times actually as it looks like anything but a restaurant. Once we parked the car, we walked up to the entrance (more like a grilled doorway) and were greeted by the 2 immensely lovely ladies who run the place, in other words, the mum and her daughter!... More

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Raleigh, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Foodies that we are, we were looking for some authentic Hawaiian food. We didn't know what laulau was, but after reading reviews, we knew we had to stop here. A-mazing experience. Upon our approach, we thought it might be closed, or that we had the wrong place, but as soon as we walked in we were made to feel welcome... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Read the reviews and made a point to stop and this little unassuming store/cafe is absolutely worth 5 stars! The plate lunch was one of the best I've ever had from any island and really is so cheap its amazing. The 2 tables inside you can eat at but really you should grab this and go down to the beach... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Authentic. Delicious. Affordable. Easy to miss on the street because it's so unassuming, so keep looking. The pork lau lau is incredible, and a sweet little dog wanders around as you settle down. The owner is full of kindness -- and even feeds you in her house.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went to this small hole in the wall, it's a house, and had the best laulau in the world! The owners are a hoot and know what they're doing. It's a local joint so you know it's good. Try the kulolo if they have it, it's different brown sugary taro, polenta like, dessert.

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Vacaville, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sought out this place after reading TripAdvisor Reviews. Didn't know what a lau lau was, but needed to try it! Just as other reviewers have written, it is an eclectic place, one you would never stop at if not for the tantalizing reviews. Enjoyed the lau lau, pork and cabbage, and a desert bar and the feeling that we had... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Get the pork lau lau. Cute family-run place. It's certainly a must if you're on the big island. You might be confused if you're in the right place when you get there but you are there. The restaurant is their house but don't let that fool you

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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Super Js is not really a restaurant. It is more like a lunch wagon in someone's living room. Literally. The chef has pushed a few lazy boys to one side, set up a couple of folding tables, and added 8 chairs. There is a small kitchen with a homemade wooden counter. No view. I get the feeling that when the... More

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Escalon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were told that Super J's had the best laulau (taro wrapped pork) in the world. Summer Anderson said the same thing. Had to try it. Considering myself a bit of a laualu connoisseur, I stopped by. I loved the place...very local. When we went in, we sat a folding tables with plastic outdoor chairs. At the other end of... More

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Additional Information about Ka'aloa's Authentic Hawaiian Food (Super J's)

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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