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Shaka Restaurant

95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
808 929 7404
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Ranked #4 of 7 restaurants in Naalehu
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch here,nice friendly people & service. We enjoyed our lunch here,nice friendly people & service.

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

It doesn't sound like our experience at Shaka was typical but after eating there we wished we had stayed hungry. The restaurant definitely has a local atmosphere, which we usually, enjoy but the parts we could see were dirty which makes you wonder what the kitchen is like. The service was very poor and the food was undercooked to the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Not much to choose from as far at eaterys go on this stretch of road. Friendly staff, good service and a decent meal. Menu has something for everyone.

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Highland Village, Texas
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222 reviews 222 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The real reason I stopped was just for the novelty of eating at the southern most restaurant and bar in US (not including territories). It really is more like a sports bar than a restaurant, but worth the visit to say you did it...and buy a t-shirt :).

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Henley-on-Thames
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185 reviews 185 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were driving around the island when we realised we were hungry and hadn't seen anywhere to eat for quite some time, so we stopped here. Given that it has little in the way of competition for miles around, we wondered if we would find high prices and poor food, but this was definitely not the case. I was also... More

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East Wakefield, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

After reading these reviews we decided to try this place. As we were in Naalehu a few weeks earlier and passed it up for another restaurant in town we thought we’d try it on this trip. We were there for lunch, we ordered a grilled chicken sandwich basket and a mushroom and onion burger. Both sandwiches were tasty with lettuce,... More

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Middletown, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were traveling from South Point and Green Sand Beach to Black Sand Beach and stopped at this local restaurant. We asked some of the locals on the street where we should eat and Shaka was one of the restaurants. The restaurant was filled with locals at the bar and the restaurant was noisy. We ordered two of the true... More

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Łódź, Lodz, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It is not fancy, it is not artdeco, it is not even “wait to be seated”, but they have a damn good food, and you can really feel how and why Naalehu is different from towns Kona or Hilo. It is the southeast point, but it is also native Hawaii. I give them a SHAKA :]

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San Diego
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138 reviews 138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Don't let appearances put you off. The Shaka looks like a roadside bar in need of sprucing up a bit but once you get past this and go inside, the folk are friendly and the food outstanding. Surprisingly, the menu was quite extensive and very reasonably priced. I have eaten a lot of fish and chips in my time but... More

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Kingston, WA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It doesn't look very impressive just driving up to it but the service and the food was very good. The atmosphere is fun-filled and upbeat. They had Kona Brewing "Lavaman" on tap which is a vry good Ale. There way of cooking Hot wings is delicious with a side of homemade Coleslaw and the Pulled Pork Tortillas are Tasty. Evidently... More

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