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Big Island Restaurants

Manago Hotel

Updated 01/06/2014

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About 20 minutes upcountry of Kailua-Kona, the historic Manago Hotel is like a time warp. A vintage neon sign identifies the hotel, while Formica tables and old photos add to the authentically retro flavor. T-shirts brag that the restaurant has the best pork chops in town, and it's not false advertising. The fresh fish is excellent as well, especially the ono and ahi. Meals come with rice for the table and an assortment of changing side dishes, which usually include a

macaroni, potato, and tuna salad, and a braised tofu and sautéed veggie dish.

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Restaurant Information


82-6155 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, Hawaii, 96704, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon.

Updated 01/06/2014


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By Jim

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Jun 29, 2006

Best pork chops in da world

We stayed at the hotel and everyone from the rental car clerk at the airport to co-worker's spouse recommended this place and the pork chops. Cheap, tasty, friendly service. Big portions. Felt like home. Not gourmet food, but awesome comfort food.

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May 31, 2005

Manago is the true spirit of Aloha!

The Manago Hotel is the true spirit of Aloha with great food, service and fun! My family goes there at least twice every time we go back to Kona. The pork chops are heavenly and family style is the way to go!

By Ken

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May 12, 2004

Pork chop pork chop pork chop

This place would never be mistake for a tourist trap. This is where the locals eat and it is clearly why. The menu is comfort food Hawaiian style. Two small, unadorned. but thick and juicy pork chop serves the protein portion on a simple meal - bowl of rice accompanied by a few vegetable sides (cabbage, green beans, and potato salad). The fish too is simply cooked in butter and garlic, nothing fancy but simply delicious. For <$10 per person

I cannot imagine a better deal on the island that catches the local flavor.

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