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Kanaka Kava

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75-5803 Alii Dr Ste B6, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 327-1660
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks

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    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Pearl of our trip

This restaurant was our Pearl of the trip. We had been to Kona before but some how missed the Daylight Mind restaurant.We ate both breakfast and dinner here on one day. On the main drag but at the back of the building looking out onto the ocean. Great food and view. Service was good. Definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Ken D
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St. Albert, Canada
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St. Albert, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was our Pearl of the trip. We had been to Kona before but some how missed the Daylight Mind restaurant.We ate both breakfast and dinner here on one day. On the main drag but at the back of the building looking out onto the ocean. Great food and view. Service was good. Definitely recommend.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

service is friendly, no rush! had a late night snack, then some kava shared with another couple. Enjoyed the vibes and walked back to our little condo in good mood!

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Kealakekua, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Good food, not too expensive, Hawaiian food. Every dish is a winner!! Great staff, small place with outdoor seating. I recommend this place highly!!

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Denver, Colorado
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Ok it's in a strip mall, but good, down home kava in a laid back area. Love it! Fun way to chill with friends.

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Pittsburgh
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love Kanaka Kava. The awa is great! I always get some to go. The people are wonderful. Don't forget to order some Ono hawaiian food while there. Their haupia sweet potato pie is to die for!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Killer Kava served traditional style. Low key locals hang out. Awesome local grindz. Freshest ingredients. Awesome, happy, friendly employees make you feel like Ohana.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Friendly staff and relaxed vibe. Went here twice to drink kava. Also they have real hawaiian food. I tried the taro, and though it was not my cup'o tea it was defenatly interresting. The kava is great. Would recomend and return. A selection of different kavas would have been awsome.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

there are not many places you can go to get real hawaiian food not just the local meat and potato stuff. Heck you can even try Kava a south pacific drink, I send all my guest down to this place from the kona hawaii guest house. Its a place to not miss. You get the real hawaii here. it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is an outdoor kava bar. It's in a complex with a lot of other restaurants, shops and bars, so you have to meander to find it. We had already ate and it feels more structured towards the kava bar but I hear the food is excellent. It was my first time trying kava and the owner was serving it... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Found this place when the Japanese restaurant next door was closed. Nice woman introduced the 3 of us to Hawaiian food. Some of it turned out good (poke), some not so good (squid). Grateful for their casual hours - they stayed open past 11PM when we needed a place to eat at.

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Additional Information about Kanaka Kava

Address: 75-5803 Alii Dr Ste B6, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: (808) 327-1660
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5803 Alii Dr Ste B6, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: (808) 327-1660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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