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Kaleo's Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, International, Fusion
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15-2969 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well driving late in the evening from volcano after visiting the national park we went through the old town - recommended at the turn about first exit to right on the turn its takes you past kaleos if you turn the second right it takes you on the highway near town to hwy 130 both roads end at 130 the... More 

Thank Bruce a
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were renting a house in Pahoa and this place had great reviews. Ate here on our first night. Great waiter, all the food was great especially the coconut calamari. Prices were higher than what we thought, but it was worth it. We wanted to come back another night but did not make it. We were there early and the... More 

Thank dfsohio
Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband ate here during our honeymoon and it was amazing! At 7:30pm in the evening the restaurant was bustling and going. Promptly we sat down and ordered an appitizer of calamari. Best. Calamari. Ever. I couldn't even believe I was eating Calamari. Compared to the many times we have had it we were blown away by the... More 

Thank Whitney B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to see the lava flow and were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed the food. I was the best food we had on our trip, everything was fresh and loaded with flavor!!!

Thank Debbie T
Port Aransas, Texas
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291 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend lived in the area, and she took us here while we visited for 10 days. The food is excellent and fresh! We had ordered pina coladas which were garnished with flowers and were devine! I usually ordered the ono (wahoo fish) and it was breaded and came with sides. Another time I ordered the steak which was cooked... More 

Thank London2121
Hilo, Hawaii
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161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaleo's has been our favorite in Pahoa and in fact in East Hawaii for years. Our recent visit confirmed this. The old favorites (like coconut crusted ono) are there--and the specials (we had an octopus appetizer that was FABULOUS) always make the visit interesting. The place is busy--because the food is so good. Be sure to make a reservation. Sometimes... More 

Thank HLW648
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would recommend. Great food and large selection. Service is quick and employees are nice. We definitely want to return again before we leave.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wilmington, North Carolina
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was after 8 o'clock when we arrived in Pahoa. Luckily a friend had recommended Kaleo's because there wasn't much else open. The outside at least in the dark looks a little rundown but we were in for a surprise. The owner/manager greeted us as we came in the door and we had a great time. There was live entertainment... More 

Thank walkoj6
State College, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pahoa does not seem like the place for a fancy restaurant but Kaleo's attempts to be just that. They were a welcoming place and even though we had to wait to get the large table that we needed they let us hang out on the porch and served drinks. The meals were good, but not great, and considering the prices... More 

Thank 321KMD
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 - our friends are locals and recommended Kaleo's for dinner. I checked the menu before we arrived; this was helpful as they have a number of delicious options for you to consider. Our children enjoyed their meals too - pasta dish and burger with fries. Will definitely return when we are in Pahoa again.

Thank Robyn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, International, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-2969 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: 808-965-5600

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