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“Great burger joint!”
Review of Da Big Kahuna Waikiki - CLOSED

Da Big Kahuna Waikiki
Price range: $10 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Houston, Texas
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317 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Great burger joint!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

After a morning of snorkeling, my family went Da Big Kahuna for lunch. My grandson and I each had Da Big Kahuna Burger and shared an order of cheesy-garlic fries. The meal hit the spot and was very delicious.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank joelikes2travel
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Holt, Michigan
Level Contributor
232 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Nice place - decent prices”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

I enjoyed Da Big Kahuna. The place was a bit dark and smelled like a bar (more than usual) but the staff was extremely friendly and the service was good. I'll be back!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Nicolle Z
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Alice Springs, Australia
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156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Badly need to lift their game!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

A spontaneous visit to this place for dinner was a big mistake! A gentleman in a white jacket stood outside the main door giving out free coupons and he was pulling people in...... I wonder how many will go back. Firstly, the place had an odd odour and the decor looked worn and shabby ....or maybe it was just the lighting?? Anyway, after seating ourselves, a waitress moysed on over to take our drink order......she was so casual and lacksidasical one had to wonder how she kept her job. We were not offered any water and the query we had about one of the dishes was met with weary disinterest and an abrupt, "So do you want that?" When the order of fish & chips arrived, the cutlery was just plopped in the middle if the table. The actual fish was pretty mediocre and sat upon a mountain of fries in a basket with a small dish of mayo and a lemon wedge. We couldn't get out of there fast enough though the waitress did mention that she would bring back the change so we could leave a tip......so nice of her! The only redeeming feature was the lava flow cocktail I ordered which I loved and which made up for the terrible (free) mai tai I had first up. There are MUCH better places to eat in Waikiki than this place!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank flametrees
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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Preference to locals”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

I stopped in for lunch, with high expectations. The best thing was the beer was cold. The food less appetizing. Edamame cold and wrinkled, burger was average, fries and gravy just ok. I watched two different couples sit at the table beside me, both left within five minutes after receiving no service. Only one waitress on duty New Years day, and the bar tender, in clear view of the table, was focused on friends and other apparent locals. Come on! You are in a city filled with tourists. Service should be your prime focus. Stay away. There are better places to eat that deserve your money.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Ron1985
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Upland, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Dingy bar”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

This place wasn't good. The name sounded cool but it was a disappointment. The pork was dry and the rest was nothing special. They didn't have a coconut to put their drink in like they had listed. Really the only thing this place has going for it is live entertainment and a big tiki that makes for a sweet picture

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Thank Andrew S
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