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Jolene's Kau Kau Korner

45-3625 Mamane Street @ Lehua, PO Box 5057, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
808 775 9498
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Ranked #11 of 14 Restaurants in Honokaa
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Mar 16, 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great little spot. Dirty, delicious, and friendly. The Korean chicken was amazing, as was the Korean beef. Want some two scoop rice? This is the spot to do it in Honoka'a.

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
843 helpful votes 843 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

After our wagon tour in Waipio Valley we stopped in at Jolene's, just a short drive from the nearby valley on our drive home, where we were greeted by Jolene herself. Our food was freshly prepared and served with a smile in a "small town setting" - the perfect way to complete our visit to the area. Is this a... More

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Princeton, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Small cafe in town where the owner (Jolene) greets you, waits on you, and serves up some really good food. I'd definitely return here for a meal.

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Salem, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Title says it all. "Real" Hawaiian food was OK. Service was desultory at best. Ladies did not appreciate the rest room.

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new hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

After out horseback ride we asked for a recommendation for a local lunch and were told Jolene’s in town. Place is nothing to look at, plastic patio furniture, but we decide the specials looked pretty good so we give it a try. We got a Korean rib and chicken dish and Katzu chicken, teriyaki beef, and shrimp tempura dish. Not... More

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New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We almost didn't go to Jolene's, but I saw it in the Frommer's guide after we passed it and we decided to give it a try. It does look a little cluttered, worn and dingy, but we were the only tourists in the place and I think that's always a good sign that you are eating like the locals, which... More

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HENDERSONVILLE
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Stopped for Lunch. Table cloth was old and stained with ground in dirt. The decor was over done with tons of fake flowers, some of which looked like they had not been cleaned in a long time. I had a ham and cheese sandwich that was quite tasty, tropical juice drink that was lacking in flavor. Hubby had a bacon... More

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scarsedale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

the service was terrible, but the food was really good. the lady was nasty when she served and as soon as you got your food, she dispersed till you said you have to pay then she shows up. the food is well priced.

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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Had lunch here. The decor was unappealing as was the food.

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Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011 via mobile

We read about this place in the blue book and decided to try for lunch on our way from Puna to Kona. The odor of urine was so overpowering as we walked in te door that I could not bear to order food. Not sure if it was really urine or not, but my nose would not allow me to... More

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