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Da Big Kahuna Waikiki

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2299 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2632
808-923-0033
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10:30 am - 4:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fun and affordable

We ate here one night after walking around finding very long waits at most of the restaurants in Waikiki. It seems like a place that will get more popular later in the evening but we were sat right away. We had a waitress bring us drinks and then food right after. It was pretty good food and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Birdie G
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here one night after walking around finding very long waits at most of the restaurants in Waikiki. It seems like a place that will get more popular later in the evening but we were sat right away. We had a waitress bring us drinks and then food right after. It was pretty good food and we loved the... More 

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is one interesting place - quite dark, the tempation of $3 Pacifico on tap, and live entertainment from (When we were there) a really good guitarist/vocalist. Loved the ambience, instantly relaxing, and great place to chill. The very short shorts wearing waitresses were quite friendly, there are TV's on, but you just tend to want to sit there and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place has got character. Live entertainment. There's a good range of basic food (burgers etc). The drinks are special and the sevice was great.

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This restaurant is alongside the Hotel Aqua Waikiki Wave, this is a down to earth place to eat that give you servings you cannot possibly get through, and the pricing is very reasonable, the service was good, but we must remember this is not FINE dining but good Value, for the Money and if you like big portions cooked how... More 

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Milan, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Based on my favorite movie, (I don't know it is first the chicken or the eggs) I wanted to try the famous Kahuna Burger. I was not disappointed: the burger is good, tasty as confirmed by Jules Winnfiedl (!). However it's not been one the best ever tried. I found strange burger did not come with French fries, which is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I dined here and would not recommend the food. I had the Huli Huli chicken which was bland and boring and my husband had a pulled pork sandwich which was equally as bad. The mozzarella sticks we got on the side were good though. Although the food wasn't great, the daiquiri's however were good. I think on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Ate lunch with an old high school pal who'd moved to Hawaii. She had the ham and swiss with pineapple and I had the kalhua pork sandwich. Both were good. To be honest, the BBQ flavor was pretty much the same as you get anywhere. It didn't seem especially "island" or anything. But it was filling and the meat was... More 

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Somerville, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Wife and I stopped in here for lunch, friendly atmosphere open sitting, we grabbed a stool and table next to the front window. Service was prompt and friendly, ordered the big kahuna burger and pulled pork sandwich both large portions and very tasty. The place seemed like more of a Bar / pub scene than restaurant, very lay back, had... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Good music & good food. Had one of the fish bowl drinks and it was yummy. family friendly and Its right in the middle of everything.

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South Bend, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped in for an early dinner and while the prices were decent and the pork sandwich was good, the server seemed to be doing too many jobs. She disappeared into the kitchen for a while, then was chatting with another server (who seemed to also be working the bar), which meant that we had to wait quite a while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2299 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2632
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-923-0033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:30 am
Monday
10:30 am - 4:30 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:30 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:30 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:30 am
Friday
10:30 am - 4:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?