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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 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
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 review
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
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Well, after a fun day at the black sand beach we went to Shaka Restaurant, Na'Alehu, Hawaii. Pet peeve of mine is that they don't take credit cards but you can get cash at their ATM for a fee, of course. Service was poor and the onion rings came from someone's frozen bag. The young lad's BLT sandwich was good,... More

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Springfield, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stopped by here after visiting the National Park as it was the only place still open. Unfortunately, the kitchen had just closed, but they offered us fried chicken and french fries. I probably should have known better, but I was hungry, so I accepted. Honestly, some of the driest fried chicken I've ever had. However, the breading tasted like... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stopped at this place because we saw in an online review that they serve garden burgers. It came with fries and choice of mac salad or coleslaw. Portion was generous, the bun was fresh, and burger cooked just right. It was under $10! Compared to prices around resorts it was very reasonable. My husband had salad and veggies were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stopped buy when we were driving around the island. I had the Loco Moco can't remember the meal my husband got, but both were delicious even though we couldn't finish it all. We had a wonderful conversation with the owner and one of her sons. Others have mentioned that service is slow and the building is old. So what. This... More

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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