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Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill

3533 Hwy. 70, Thatcher, AZ 85552
+1 928-792-2118
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average3%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
14 Dec 2016
“Always fresh and tasty”
14 Apr 2017
“Excellent food... Casual atmosphere”
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10:30 - 20:30All hours
3533 Hwy. 70, Thatcher, AZ 85552
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Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as we were passing through... The food was tasty as the service was good! The salad was fresh and portions we generous.

Thank Mark H
Architect70, Owner at Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is very appreciated in the restaurant industry where people are so eager to leave unfavorable experiences. We hope to serve you again-

Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a favorite spot for lunch for my wife and myself. The menu is basically Hawaiian and everything is good. We general eat salads, but have tried most of the menu. Eric, the owner, is a great guy and a good community supporter. The...More

Thank Ted P
Architect70, Owner at Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you Ted for your kind words and your support of Kainoa's.

Reviewed 1 February 2017

With how poor most of my experiences in Safford/Thatcher were last week, this place was a shining star. Great fish tacos, great rice, but the macaroni salad was just 'meh'. Really surprising how good it all was though, two tacos is enough.

1  Thank REDZMAN74
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not exactly sure what type of restaurant this is, you would think Hawaiian but I'm not so sure. I had the pulled pork as well as the Mac and Cheese. The pulled pork was horrible, I am assuming it was baked and not BBQ'd. The...More

Thank Gueon_LHC
Architect70, Owner at Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Sorry you did not enjoy your food. If you have never been to Hawaii you would not know the difference. Mac salad is the word you were looking for. We do not have Mac and cheese. Kalua Pork is not BBQ pork, it is slow...More

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

So we go to this place. We thought it was like most Hawaiian food places. It's not. Hot dogs to whatever delicacy they sell. We got the teriyaki chicken, a scoop of rice, some yellow beige Mac salad. No teriyaki sauce, it cost 50 cents...More

Thank dirtbag57
Architect70, Owner at Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

I am sorry to read your review regarding my restaurant . As for the pizza place down the road, R&R Pizza is a great place, they are good friends of mine. I'm glad you found something you enjoyed while visiting Thatcher.

Reviewed 14 December 2016

The kalua pork is excellent. The orange vinaigrette dressing is awesome and the salad greens are always fresh and crisp. The drive-up window is for pick-up only. A large scoop of white or brown sticky rice is served with every salad.

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this restaurant!! They have a pretty good selection of both chicken and beef and they have salads as well as meals. I had the marinated beef with rice and salad and it was all delicious! I love the salad dressing! Great prices....More

Thank JMcCabe1991
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Kainoa's is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in town. They have a very diverse menu but I always alternate between the same two entrees because they are so good! Each entree is served with two sides - rice and the best macaroni salad I've...More

Thank Diane D
Architect70, Owner at Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

Diane, Thank you for your kind Review! We appreciate your business!!!

Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Kainoas is a great place, take out or eat in. The food is always good and consistent. The staff is friendly and courteous, as well as informative about their dishes on the menu. Kainoas, also reminds me of Hawaii. Yes, there are food trucks and...More

1  Thank CandysKitchen
Architect70, Owner at Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Thank you for your review. It makes my day when customers can make the connection between my place and the "Plate Lunch" shops in Hawaii. Mahalo

Reviewed 1 February 2016

Meals are always tasty here. I would eat here more if someone would clean the place once in awhile. The ceilings and walls and floorboards are so caked in dust and grime that it makes me wonder what the kitchen cleanliness standard is. You NEVER...More

1  Thank 817jeannea
Architect70, Owner at Kainoa's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2016

Thank you for your review. We will use your comments for training. Our kitchen is visible from the dining area and we keep it very clean. During a rush it can get messy but never dirty because we are trying to cater to the customer...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3533 Hwy. 70, Thatcher, AZ 85552
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Thatcher
  • Phone Number: +1 928-792-2118
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