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Shaka Restaurant

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95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
808 929 7404
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Go a couple hundred yards and get a better meal at Hana Hou

Decent food. A little overpriced in my mind. Biggest problem is that they only accept cash, and their "cash machine" doesn't always cooperate.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
NaalehuGal
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Naalehu, Hawaii
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Naalehu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Decent food. A little overpriced in my mind. Biggest problem is that they only accept cash, and their "cash machine" doesn't always cooperate.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a bar with a bar atmosphere. The portions were large, but The food is overpriced and bland. There's not much else to say here, but I will continue so I can get this posted.

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This Bar and Grill is a "must" stop either coming or going to the south point of the Big Island. Interesting place with local people eating and/or working at the restaurant. Service was prompt and cost was not outrageous for hamburgers and beer. The Loco Moco is a huge plate of food so be prepared to eat a lot. The... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stopped for a beer just to do it, but had lunch. Real locals place. One of us ordered Lau Lau, which was "interesting". The BLT was pretty good, but the place was not clean. Couldn't eat in the bar area because of smokers, so sat in a "closed" area and wiped mouse turds off the windowsill with a napkin.... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Southern most bar in the US! Came here after a long, hot walk to and from the Green Sand Beach. Pretty low key and casual. Beer by the pitcher. Food was ok. Had the Loco Moco which was good

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Fresh ingredients, friendly service, good food. Variety of dishes to choose from, good atmosphere. Love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Love their fish and chips. Love the atmosphere down to earth they make you feel like you are part of the town. Wish more places like this existed

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A must-stop for lunch between Hilo & Kailua-Kona. The Moco Loco is a "heart-stopper" and the Kalua Pork w/ cabbage is as good as it gets. Always entertaining patrons on hand!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is one of those nice surprise hole in the walls that you always hope to find. The food was great. The service fast. The couple selling jewelry outside were very enjoyable to talk to. We could have stayed for hours talking and obtaining an authentic Hawaiian education. It would eat here again. Scored 3 stars only as its a... More 

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Lytton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stopped in twice ..Real good food, service was friendly but they should try to keep their serving clothing cleaner..no stains or spills please..or wear clean aprons

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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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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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