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Shaka Restaurant

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95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
808 929 7404
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Decent

This place was alright. Local plates were standard but hard to get excited about. Had their ahi tuna sandwich that was plain but good. The cock-a-doodle-do was good and the pitcher of beer was very settling. Need to meet Preston at the green sand beach to get their locals deal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Matthew J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was alright. Local plates were standard but hard to get excited about. Had their ahi tuna sandwich that was plain but good. The cock-a-doodle-do was good and the pitcher of beer was very settling. Need to meet Preston at the green sand beach to get their locals deal.

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Thank Matthew J
Meridian, Idaho
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, FRESH fish and chips!! They only take cash - but of course, they have an ATM. Prices are reasonable, staff and friendly and there's a full bar.

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Thank Lynette F
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day driving from Kona to Volcano and back with many stops on the way.. we came across Shakas at about 8:30p or so. Was the only place open for miles (most places close early in Hawaii.... not an issue, just something to remember) and the sign said Southernmost Bar in America... so why not.... There were a... More 

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Thank CurtisCATL
Fresno, California
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had driven across saddle back road and we're headed towards Konami from Hilo. We were hungry and spotted this place. Quaint, yes, small, yes, locals yes. First off the coldest beer I had all week. Ordered fish and chips and they were great. We all ordered something different and all were full and surprised. This is a small family... More 

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Thank Kelly R
Niles, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Breakfast cooked to order -- excellent. Hamburgers big and tasty. Nice people serving there. Can catch football games on two TVs in the bar.

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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We spotted this as we drove passed and saw the sign saying most southern bar in USA so we had to do a u-turn and check it out. Just has a pint of local brew which was very nicely chilled (I could have done another). Interesting characters at the bar with friendly chat and banter.

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Thank MCCCCCC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It's a great adventure to find this restaurant. Its quiet and quaint and you can tell that this is the place the locals go. For one there's not a whole lot of other places to go and for two they're very friendly and welcoming. It's neat to finally find this place because you feel like you're in the middle of... More 

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Thank ktbeeme
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Bad Taste, I colud not finish my plate even I was hungry. A lot of flies, dirty restrooms (no soap, no toilet paper). Unfriendly waitress. It is a Football-Bar not a restaurant!

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Thank Tom_Timmer
Grand Forks
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Southernmost Bar in USA! Had to be done! Beer was cold! Not a four star place but wasn't expecting that. Staff was friendly.

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Thank cascade411
Barrie, Canada
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159 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This place truly is average. My boyfriend & i only stopped because we thought the sign was funny how it said its the most southern bar in the USA... so we thought we had to stop now. Food was okay, my boyfriend got the hot dog and it was average and i got the kalbi which wasn't actually pretty good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 808 929 7404

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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