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“Average diner type” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Big Island Grill

Big Island Grill
75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
808-326-1153
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Ranked #16 of 233 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Average diner type”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I found this place on recommendation of the owner of the condo I rented. The food was okay, service was a little slow, and the atmosphere was that of a local diner. I order an oriental type salad with coconut shrimp. It was good, but not excellent. I'd say it's an okay place to get a bite, but by no means a fancy dinner date. Prices were $12-20 a plate.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Huntington Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Food Great Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The best chicken teriyaki I have ever tasted! My wife had the Teriyaki Oriental Salad which was great too! I would not get the garlic mash potatoes they were to dry. There were other sides offered I think I should have went with the Potato Mac salad. This place was recommended by Lana who has a Massage studio within walking distance. I recommend both!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Your go-to place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

3 meals between 25 February & 4 March
We all have 'em where we live; that go-to cafe, diner, etc. The frequent answer to the question about breakfast, lunch, or dinner. B.I.G. is that place in Kona; good food, reasonably priced, and friendly service. Wait staff was spot on with recommendations. Granted, the service was sometimes slow but never painfully so. Gravy (Loco Moco) was exceptional, the stuff of dreams (according to my wife). Speaking of Loco Moco, the menu opportunity to customize (more than just ground beef) your Loco Moco was great. I recommend the Portuguese sausage.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marshall, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Food - greater portions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nice local restaurant, with great food. Always enjoy eating here. My husband loves the teriyaki beef. The fresh fish items on the menu are also a good choice.

Visited February 2013
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119 reviews 119 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Hotel Recommendation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

The lady at the concierge of the King Kamehameha refer us to this local establishment! And she was right on! Very large portions for the price! The place was packed so we got a carryout...another guest waiting for a carryout and we asked him for what he liked and he reference the "Beef Teriyaki". So that is what we ordered and it was fantastic! It came with two scoop of rice and another side dish! I will be back....one more time before I leave!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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