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Hana Hou Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, American, Hawaiian
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95-1148 Spur Road, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
(808) 929-9717
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Local Fare well served !

Local cuisine and local clientele made this a good place to stop on our way up to the Volcano area. Service was great and I would recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Linda D
Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Renton, Washington
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190 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here again when returning to Kona from the volcano. I enjoyed again the Outrageous Cheese Sandwuch, open face with a salad on top... Who thought of that? My husband had the stuffed papaya with the chicken salad with Mac nuts. All was delicious.

Thank RonandJoan
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Local cuisine and local clientele made this a good place to stop on our way up to the Volcano area. Service was great and I would recommend it.

Thank Linda D
San Diego
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend told me about this place and we drove the multiple hour trip from Waikoloa to go there. This place is exactly what we were looking for... A local favorite serving good homestyle favorites for a reasonable price. My husband had the pork and I had the fish plate and they were both marvelous, although I think he "won"... More 

Thank LovinSanDiego
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177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm an uber fan of the google/eye table lol, their java & the Kailua pork platter w/ salad & home made rustica' cole slaw Only been for lunch & of course pastry + Ka'u java by night Save room for desserts, seriously !!! Fresh is omni-significant here and a constant; as they are 50yds from the farmers market You are... More 

Thank Sassyslide101
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice spot to stop at after a day of hiking on the mountain. Home style cooking and pies with a Hawai'i twist. The macnut chicken was awesome and the sauces so good. Had to take pies to go and really enjoyed them as well.

Thank Krisu K
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place while driving back from the volcano national park. The food was so good! Love that they had papaya as a side dish. So sweet! The MacNut chicken was delicious, Loco Moco was authentic, fish and chips - yum, and the desserts.........so good! Michelle, our waitress, was so nice and she is a fire cracker! Definitely glad... More 

Thank MOBR02
New Hampshire
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren't many dining options at this end of the island and the restaurant depends on tourists passing by. We stopped here because of the reviews we have read. Our waitress was great, food was quite good, portions large and the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely stop here again if I was in the area.

Thank Bill C
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Website drew me in but the reality is a bit disappointing. Menu basic, burgers average, to much mayo on the fish sandwich.

Thank Bruce A
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner here, and it's never been bad. Service is a tad slow, which is my only complaint. Food is delicious and there is a wide selection of dishes. Daily specials. We had a New Year's eve special there quite a long time ago, but it was one of the best meals we had in the... More 

Thank crazyoldcrone
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Awesome restaurant, great atmosphere. It was very busy when we visited but the service was top notch. The food great also. Would definitely go back.

Thank Mary Lou H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 95-1148 Spur Road, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu
  • Phone Number: (808) 929-9717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine


Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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