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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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was really your average fried seafood place as far as the food goes. The staff was friendly enough, and the beer and smoothies were great. Expect your order of fish, chicken etc to be deep fat fried whether it says that on the menu or not. The macadamia nut concoction that they fry everything in was well tasty.

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Thank NHNightbird
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great locally owned bar and eat. Most southern in the US! Have a beer and snack here on the way to southpoint.

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Thank Chrisinda678
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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 

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Thank Michael S
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

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 

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Thank Dylan H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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172 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

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.

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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 December 30, 2016 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 

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Thank tandatours
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 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.

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Thank unknownpharoah
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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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 

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Thank CRNAPREZ
Boise, Idaho
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?