We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kahuna Grill

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7010 Market Place Dr, Goleta, CA 93117-5900
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Mon 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 36: English reviews
Silver City, New Mexico
Level Contributor
50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We have visited the Kahuna Grill on a number of Santa Barbara stops. And it consistently satisfied us. We seem to always go at lunch time and they are always busy. So it is often a little wait, but not bad at all. The food is consistently good. I have tried different menu items and never disappointed. Yesterday I had... More 

Thank Pat0110
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

While visiting from Arlington Virginia, I stumbled across Kahuna Grill. My ninety year old father tucked in to his burger and root beer float, and enjoyed every bite. The people working there were super kind and brought my father additional root beer. I had a avocado burger, and as someone living on the East Coast, having that delicious stuff top... More 

Thank Noel B
Santa Barbara, CA
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We've eaten here a lot over the years and I ALWAYS enjoy the good hot food and friendly staff. Especially like the Hawaiian Plate Lunch and Dinner. Great sticky rice, salad and chicken or beef. Teriyaki everything is really good here.

Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Kahuna Grill obviously does not care who they hire, I have given them several chances and won't return. Employees would rather be socializing, they don't care about the customers, and don't pay attention to order detail. Food is never served correctly the 1st time, always has to be sent back to be corrected.

1 Thank PAM I
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I walked in and thought I was at Island's. It's a spectacular little knock off, for sure. I was thinking I wanted a chicken sandwich, but went for the turkey burger instead and wasn't disappointed. I was hoping they would do a smaller version of the wedge salad, but they only do it at the larger size (other salads you... More 

Thank rsmmama
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great place for a burger and beer. The atmosphere is good and they have surfing videos playing. I can't recall if there is Hawaiian music, but if not, this would add to the place. You can sit inside or outside and the food comes pretty quickly. Good place to go before or after a movie.

Thank Chris_Jacobs43
Palm Desert,CA
Level Contributor
186 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you have kids, they love this place. Burgers are just great. You basically stand in line to order and they bring food to your table. Most of the Kahuna Grill's have an outdoor seating area, so you can bring your dog which we love.

Thank Offthebeatenpath011
United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Da kabob is delicious. I love the condiment buffet. The decor & atmosphere make you feel like you're in Hawaii.

Thank Cindy C
Goleta, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been here many times… Enjoy the food and the quality is good but the burgers are a bit pricey. I enjoy substituting the turkey burger for some of the more lavish hamburger options – never have a problem doing this.

1 Thank Billsb001
Gallatin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
207 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We've now eaten twice while on vacation. Sort of a raucous Polynesian touch. My Santa Barbara Burger was loaded with avocado and hard to hold with one hand. I sorta drooled all over my plate. The fish and rice also looked nice. The great thing it is in a kind of food court with many casual dining options.

Thank OldOldBob

Been to Kahuna Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7010 Market Place Dr, Goleta, CA 93117-5900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-685-3711

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kahuna Grill and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Kahuna Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?