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All 8 Naalehu Restaurants

Shaka Restaurant

95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
808 929 7404
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Ranked #5 of 8 Restaurants in Naalehu
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • English first
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English first
Naalehu, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

lousy fish, mediocre hamburgers, nice people, great French fries, not much else around so you still have to go there if you want a drink.

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East Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Would have given this place more but the fish was just a little over cooked. But you could taste the freshness and all the food was well prepared otherwise.

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New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We went because our B&B recommended it. .... "I BAD"... Really it is a local bar... that serves food AS needed.. so the name should be BAR in big letters and you would be prepared... After we sat down, we were rudely told that they only take cash!... We checked... yes, we had cash... we expect to pay by cash... More 

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Westampton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stopped by for dinner around 8PM because there didn't seem to be any other restaurants open within 10 miles. Both dinners (fish and chips, fried chicken) tasted like they were frozen when we arrived and then dropped into the fryer and served. The beer was served in a frosted mug but that was the best part of our meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Awesome little tavern/restaurant way down south on the Big Island. Didn't eat but had a beer and watched some football with the locals. Menu looked great, will go for lunch or dinner next time. They claim to be the southern most bar in the United States. Loved it!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped because we thought it would be cool to visit the southernmost bar in the USA. Little did we know that we were in for one of our favorite meals during out 11 day trip to Hawaii! The prices were very reasonable, especially compared to everything else in Hawaii. I had the loco moco and it was very good... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Food, service and price stoped for breakfast really large portion family owned and very friendly and the price is unbelievable compared to anything else in hawaii if you go by the black sand beach to see the turtles this is a must stop thanks

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Delicious Portuguese Bean Soup! We ordered Macadamia Crusted Chicken ( a special) and ribs. Both our entrees were tasty. The place definitely needs a good scrubbing and our server was dismissive and inattentive (she actually sat at the bar on her phone with her back to all the tables!). If you're hungry on the drive from Kona to Hilo, you... More 

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Mountain View, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I live in mountain View, Hi. every time I go to Kona, I always make a point to stop, Great food, Great service for the middle of know where!

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived after a long day at the volcano and this was the only practical option. Only problem is that we are white and were not given the time of day. Locals were welcomed with open arms over and over as we begged for service. Finally got food which was at best ok. Keep driving if you can.

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Address: 95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
Phone Number: 808 929 7404
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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