Fodor's Expert Review Kaaloa's Super J's Authentic Hawaiian Food

$ South Kona Hawaiian Fodor's Choice

It figures that the best laulau (pork or chicken wrapped in taro leaves and steamed) in West Hawaii can be found at a roadside hole-in-the-wall rather than at an expensive resort luau; in fact, this humble family-run eatery was featured on the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Plate lunches to go include tender chicken or pork laulau, steamed for up to 10 hours. The kalua (earth oven–baked) pig and cabbage is delicious, and the lomilomi salmon features vine-ripened tomatoes. Owners John and Janice Kaaloa grind their own poi sourced from taro in Hilo and Waipio.

Hawaiian Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

83-5409 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Honaunau, Hawaii  96704, USA

808-328–9566

Known For:
  • Tasty kalua pig and cabbage
  • Friendly and welcoming proprietors
  • Lomilomi salmon
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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