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Shaka Restaurant

95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
+1 808-929-7404
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
“loco moco” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service awful. No hello cash only nobody came to check in. Looking waiting for absolutely old tasteless discusting inedible food. Dirty place and even dirtier bathrooms. Avoid at all cost.

Thank Annreisen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were returning to Kona after a full day in Hilo and the Volcano National Park and all the restaurants along highway 11 were closed.....and then we four starving haoles spotted the lights of Shaka Restaurant! We did a quick check of reviews and they...More

Thank Linekinlady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened here after our road trip to South Point. Food okay, cold beer great, service okay as well. I wouldn’t make this a destination eatery unless it’s on your bucket list...eating at the most Southern Restaurant in the US. Seems like just another place to...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Dont go to this place, the two women in the bar who is also the waitresses is the most rude restaurant staff I ever met. The food lack taste and its noisy in the restaurant.

Thank Loouiissee
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I'm sure establishments have good and bad days, thus some of the poor reviews. However, we stopped here during our stay in Naalehu and I'm so glad. My only regret is that I forgot to purchase a t shirt! The food was great. My son...More

Thank jymcdtucson
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I enjoyed the pork and cabbage dish. It had been a while since I was here. I use to live in the area and would often frequent with my family. It has changed ownership since then and the name changed a little but it all...More

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This place has a pretty good website and we decided to try it on our way back from the Black Sand Beach. It was a big disappointment. First, we walked in and the server had no idea and one of the regulars rang the bell...More

1  Thank Erik T
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad we ignored some of the reviews we saw. The wait staff and cook were super nice. Prices were reasonable and food was amazing! Have a Mai tai and the grilled ono. You will not be disappointed. Oh, and the kids loved the...More

Thank corilynnb
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We had a very large group stop here on our tour of some of the island's highlights, including the nearby black sand beach at Punalu'u. Food was great and was an extra strong mai tai! We enjoyed our visit and left super stuffed!

Thank Msmcshiz
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This rustic restaurant was a nice rest stop for my family as we were making our way from one side of the island to another. We you enter there is a small dining room/ bar that looks about the average size of a living room....More

Thank MonaQuin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-929-7404
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