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$5 - $12
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American, Hawaiian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know what dark forces go into the creation of the Hot Mess Kalua Pork Sandwish, but it was one of the most amazing things I had ever tasted. Our family of four also tried the burgers and the loco moco. The burgers were...on par with the best we had experienced anywhere. The loco moco was solid (but we had had better elsewhere). Speedy service (though we were there off peak hours), generous portions, good value. Unassuming little place, exceptional food. And that Hot Mess Sandwich...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

World famous cheeseburgers lived up to their reputation! Reasonably priced with option to upgrade to island grass fed beef.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

We always make a special trip to this place when we visit the Big Island. We drove all the way down from the Fairmont Orchid to eat there. Some of the best burgers and fries I ever had

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 17, 2021

Our family of four (with teens) grabbed a great lunch at the Island Ono Loa Grill after one of our snorkeling adventures in Kailua-Kona. We thoroughly enjoyed it and every family member found something of their liking. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the Loco Moco. It...was a casual place and easy to get in and out of. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021 via mobile

We ate here for lunch on our last day in Kailua-Kona and we are SO happy we did. I had the Macadamia Nut Pesto Burger with fries and it was all absolutely delicious. Burger was cooked perfectly and that pesto…OMG. The rest of the family...loved their food as well. I highly recommend this place! We’re definitely coming back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2021 via mobile

Everything we ordered was so great we went again for a second and third time. Loved the fresh fish tacos, the homemade onion rings, and macaroni salad.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 2, 2021

Our first taste of Hawaiian food did not disappoint! We shared the Moco Loco and it was delicious! Big servings with plenty to share. Our son got chicken strips that perfectly suited a picky eater. While we were eating, it kept getting busier and I...was impressed that they warned people that it would be a bit of wait for their food. Good food, good service, and walking distance to our hotel!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021

I had the sandwich on two visits and a platter on the third. /the coleslaw is both unique and terrific.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 2, 2021 via mobile

Bacon cheeseburger was fantastic. Juicy burger, great flavor. Staff is very friendly, location is good; outside seating is available, parking lot behind the building, and still right off the street. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

Excellent cheese burger and great fish tacos. You won’t be disappointed! Wife is very picky and ordered the fish tacos and they were delicious!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Yes, Island Ono Loa Grill offers takeout services.

Island Ono Loa Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4