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Shaka Restaurant

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95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
+1 808-929-7404
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped to have lunch and there were only about five other customers in the place. We had to go looking for the waitress and ended up finding the busboy cleaning dishes in the back. He got us seated and then a few minutes later the waitress showed up and before taking our order let us know it was CASH... More 

Thank Michael S
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way to the black sand beach after the green sand beach hike. There aren't a whole lot of options in the area. The service was good, the staff is very nice, the food however was not great. We had the poke and the lau lau plate. The poke wasn't great, we had better poke everywhere... More 

Thank Dylan H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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171 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Southern Most bar in the USA also services good food, we had the Tuna Poke (raw) and it was terrific, almost too much but delicious. The service was fast and friendly and there are some local characters that add colour.

Thank WernMachine
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Volcanoes until after dark to see Pele's glow. We were starving on our way back to Kona. Shaka Restaurant was open and we decided to try it despite the mixed reviews. It's locally owned, run by family members. You're on island time, grab a menu when you walk in, have a seat. Relax. Ono, ahi, hamburger steak... More 

Thank tandatours
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on our way to the black sand beach. The food was ok at best. The young man who brought us our lunch was a great kid and the rest of the staff pleasant. Other than that swing in for a cold beer and keep moving.

Thank unknownpharoah
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on the way to the black sand beach. From O'ahu originally so I'm used to Hawaiian style service, which has it kwirks, but the loco moco was awesome.

Thank Mark O
Moody, Alabama
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch during our drive to the black sand beach and the green sand beach and had a GREAT experience. It isn't fast food so allow plenty of time and you won't be disappointed. The food portions are very large and everything we had was very good. The house specialty is Loco Moco (I think that is... More 

Boise, Idaho
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We stopped at the southern most part of the US and watched the clif jumpers and talked to the folks down there and they said this place "you just have to do it". I disagree. It was understaffed and the waitress wanted to be some other place than at work. She didn't acknowledge us, some local did and told us... More 

Thank Eastacoastlover
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168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Southern most bar in the US. Hang loose here while you enjoy a freshly cooked meal on you way to or from Volcano National Park. Service staff here is friendly and will be sure you don't leave hungry. The walls are adorned with sports jerseys and pennants.

Thank DuffleBag2go
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and the food was great! They are reasonably priced and had a good selection of entrees.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-929-7404

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