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

$ South Kona and Kealakekua Bay Hawaiian Fodor's Choice

It figures that the best laulau 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 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 American Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

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

808-328–9566

Known For:
  • Authentic Hawaiian food
  • Friendly and welcoming proprietors
  • Plate lunches with chicken or pork laulau
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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