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Big Island Grill

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75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
+1 808-326-1153
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“loco moco” (184 reviews)
“chicken katsu” (75 reviews)
“roast pork” (47 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are frequent patron of this restaurant whenever we return home to the Big Island, and although we initially overlooked this joint, it is now firmly in our ‘must-go’. To begin with, the owner strive to maintain a clean and decent environment. It is quite...More

Thank mandikin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Aloha Friday in Kona and topped off with mud pie and song and applause from the patrons there. Our kalua pork and cabbage, teriyaki chicken , opah were great Portions large enough to share My favorite ice tea blend is so nice on a...More

Thank lynn48SpringTx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and service. The loco moco with home made hash is great. Love this place and prices pretty reasonable.

Thank mrjpav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best food in Kona hands down. I had chopped steak with pepper and onions with mash potatoes with pineapple coleslaw. 5+

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up going there twice and ordering the same meals. I had Kalua pork with cabbage, and it was excellent! Interestingly enough, it reminded me of German food. All other dishes were great, too. The service was speedy both times.

Thank alepot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must-try when visiting Kona! We had a Casual and comforting lunch here. The Coconut Shrimp Salad was fresh and delicious! Chop Steak was very tasty with onions; bell peppers, amazing mashed potatoes and side of sweet and savory pineapple coleslaw. Very nice homestyle cooking!...More

Thank Lavender64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go in for the meatloaf monday special and am never disappointed. Staff is exceptional. Friendly environment. And the price doesn't break ypur wallet.

Thank stmedic911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their welcome is hearty and the portions generous. You will leave the table feeling stuffed. This is the food that the locals eat and it is a blend of the various ethnic groups that immigrated to the land. There is plenty of fried meat and...More

Thank rexpig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eleven for dinner with reservations on a Saturday, 6:30 pm. Table was ready. Prime rib special $24. Server offered separate checks? Yes? No problem! Share an entree? No problem! No extra cost to split a meal. Very busy with lots of tables turning, but no...More

Thank sdavid614
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You know it’s going to be good when the locals are there! I had the combo plate with chicken katsu and beef teriyaki with rice and Mac salad. Really good. My hubby had the kolri ribs which he really enjoyed. Service was very good.

Thank PattiCNS
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January 16, 2018|
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Response from HawaiiFoodlover | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take American Express & most other major credit cards.
Kevin A
December 24, 2016|
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Response from Chowa-Rides-Again | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Parties of 6 or more have a 17% gratuity added. But you can always ask or ask to see your itemized bill. We did.
Zachary L
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Jason T | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable prices. More home style cooking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1153
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