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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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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Family run, down home cooking. Breakfasts are large, so good to eat late morning so no need for another meal until dinner. Best place for Ono: macadamia nut crusted, grilled, coconut crusted, and others.

Thank Richard F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Neat place to meet local for a little inside info on the southern area of the island. Try their specials!!

Thank Vernon H
Alexandria, Virginia
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We made a pit stop at this random restaurant for lunch and we're glad we did. A cash only dive, this place served up a very good smoothie and my fish and chips. Friendly fast service too. The fish was super fresh and local.

Thank minhnvu2014
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Good local food, quick nice service, basic diner atmosphere, clean. Doesn't feel like a bar (although it serves alcohol and bills itself as Southernmost bar in USA). Only cash!! But there is an Atm machine. Fried ahi poke particularly good.

Thank Rose-Ranch
Dallas, Texas
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We wanted dinner around 7:30 pm in the Ocean View or Naalehu area and Shaka is the only choice. So we stopped in around noon to check the menu and it looked promising. Ono, Ahi, Ribs etc... We arrived at around 7 pm that night and were greeted warmly by Matthew, the young son (?) of the owners. We sat... More 

Thank irloyal

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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, Pub, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?