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Mama's Hawaiian BBQ

American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Barbecue
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850 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 792-2350
10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is fantastic and fresh. The service was excellent. Very pleasant and personable staff. And the prices are great.

Thank Jennifer D
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Mama's Hawaiian BBQ is located very near the University of Arizona and most of its clientele are students in this location. It serves Hawaiian cuisine which is mostly borrowed from Asia. I like their barbecued shortribs which is an offshoot of the Korean "cousins". Of course, it has to have the Spam Musubi which is a slice of spam on... More 

Thank Ricky O
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We ate at mamas the second week in June while visiting Tucson again. We are originally from Hawaii and are well versed on Hawaii local food, the macaroni salad was way too sweet and watery however the chicken tonkatsu was very good, the mahimahi was dusted with lemon pepper, which is unusual And was good , but quite a small... More 

Thank 69Malia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Three of us had lunch. Usual fare, wanted to try the spam sushi but they were out. Good food. Teriyaki usuals, what was really good was their desserts. Lemon bar was surprisingly delicious and pineapple upside down was good too. Price seems a bit high but portions were large. Nothing special on the inside but adequate and clean.

Thank Consuelo J
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Say aloha to authentic Hawaiian food! The LOCO MOCO - Mama’s special seasoned ground beef, topped with a fried egg, served on two scoops of white rice and covered with beef gravy or the BIG KAHUNA - Beef Teriyaki, Chicken Teriyaki and Kalua Pork served with your choice of two sides! How about - SPAM AND EGGS- This island favorite... More 

Thank LovetoeatoutTucson
Houston, TX
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319 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I don't even bother looking at the menu. You have loco moco? Shut up and take my money. Steamed rice topped with a ground beef patty, topped with gravy, topped with a fried egg. Delicious.

Thank TheAnswer
Green Valley, Arizona
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

One of the best Hawaiian Barbecue places we've ever dined. The food is filled with lots of delectable flavored. The service is great. You can order food to eat in or take out. The prices are very good. We will definitely come back again.

Thank Dan C
San Francisco, California, United States
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Eaten here several times, easy parking, public transportation, great Hawaiian food and fast, friendly service.

Thank Barney P
Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I am constantly amazed at the diversity of menu and speed of food delivery 24 hours per day even when hundreds of UA students are demanding in their drunkeness from these folks.

Thank mtrinko
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Varied side dishes to choose from including veggies and brown rice (will pay a bit more for .50) Try the almond encrusted tilapia. Not greasy at all! Service very good! Great sauces! Price right! Definetly value meal! Very close to University!

Thank Yvonne A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 792-2350

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