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Papa Nalu Aloha Grill

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Hawaiian
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3499 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563-1402
850-932-4837
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local Hawaiian restaurant

This little restaurant serves great fresh food with a Hawaiian flare. The owners are always visible and active. It is clean and well staffed. Service is prompt and efficient. The aloha platter is great as well as the wraps and Mahi tacos. Prices are reasonable and the restaurant serves a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Fran H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This little restaurant serves great fresh food with a Hawaiian flare. The owners are always visible and active. It is clean and well staffed. Service is prompt and efficient. The aloha platter is great as well as the wraps and Mahi tacos. Prices are reasonable and the restaurant serves a nice change to the chain restaurants.

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved the food and atmosphere! We weren't sure about the place from the outside, but the food and service was amazing!!! I had the Kealoha which was excellent!! I know it doesn't look like much from the outside, but it's worth it!!

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Navarre, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Runs out of Nalu rolls and desert lumpia too often, both are our favorite. Food is as close to authentic Hawaiian as you can get being so far from home. My favorite place to eat.

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Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Like others said, we had high hopes of something different, but it was just a bunch of things bought at the local grocery store and heated up. Then add their special sauce which is like a spicy mayo. Kids mac and cheese was Kraft. My shrimp was the normal breaded frozen kind out of a box. We did have a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I seriously crave their fish & rice bowls! Eaten many times and have never had a bad experience. Food and service are excellent! One if my favorite places to eat in Gulf a Breeze. Try their shrimp wraps too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is real Hawaii. Check this out. 🍍🏊🏽🌈😎. Recommend the Kailua pork and of course the macaroni. Great options on sauces, all great!!!

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Gulf Breeze
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Deb and her staff are alway really nice. And the food is so...delicious. From their "pupus" the Asian dumplings, which are always so tasty as a starter. And that is followed up either with the spicy Hawaiian wrap or the Mahi Tacos, either way I can't go wrong. I've yet to have a dessert, I'm always too full. By the... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place brings back a taste from home. My grandmother is Hawaiian and their food takes me back to grandma's kitchen. I love their Kalua pork. Needs to have more smoked flavor.

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laconia, nh
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I found this restaurant by researching Trip Advisor while visiting Pensacola and we feel it truly, truly deserves it's #1 rating for area restaurants. I did not expect it to be located in a small shopping center off the main drag, but we sat outside nonetheless, next to a trickling fountain, and never even noticed if any traffic was passing.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and loved it! The Mahi Wrap was perfectly blackened and delicious as were the Aloha fries. My husband tried the Teriyaki Burger and he loved it-said it was one of the best burgers he's ever had. The service was excellent and staff very friendly. Great value for your money and large servings too! We will definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3499 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563-1402
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Gulf Breeze
  • Phone Number: 850-932-4837

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?