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Ka'aloa's Super J's

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Polynesian, Hawaiian
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83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303
808-328-9566
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Super J's has been featured on Bizarre Foods as they are well known for their lau lau's, chicken or pork.

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Thank Laura K
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is good, but service is very slow...truly mom n pop operation, so it taste home cook. The owners are very nice, just service slow, but I will return to buy their food.

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Thank KonaGramz
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best hawaiian food In Kona. Laulau's, poi, pasteles, are my faves. Eat in or take out. Price is right. Very reasonable. The best part is that they treat you like family from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave.

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Captain Cook, HI
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this place! Super J's is great local Hawaiian food prepared by a wonderful family. The pork lau lau (so tender), lomi lomi salmon, best poi on the island, and mac salad will have you wishing you had come before! Local style. Delicious.

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Thank ScubaSue49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is seriously the most amazing lau lau that I have ever ever eaten! Family super friendly! I am headed to the island in less than a month and it's one of the first stops!

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Thank Katie B
nyc
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I see the very high reviews, but I really did not think much of the food. It could be, because I do not enjoy traditional Hawaiian food? I ordered the chicken and pork lau lau and thought there was nothing too special about them. It tasted like steam pork and chicken. A bit bland. The lady serving the food is... More 

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Thank cue14
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

J herself helped us to choose dishes for this family-style lunch. Our favorites were the delicious and tender steamed pork in leaves and the coconut dessert. Don't let the weird family/office furniture scare you away, since the restaurant doubles as a family home. Can be a little hard to find, but this helps to keep tourist groups out. Will be... More 

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San Rafael, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Super J's at 6pm for some togo food after a day of kayaking and walking. We always try to sample the local Hawaiian food and J's laulau was fantastic--fresh, tasty, and the ti leaf aroma over all. Each course was $3, so in addition to chicken and pork laulau, we ordered a cup of the lomi salmon.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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219 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for island cooking in a Hawai'ian home atmosphere this is the place. The daughter running the place is SUPER nice. All the food is cooked in house, you can see the kitchen. And all of it is good (except the mac'salad - not a fan of it in general). The pork is awesome, my favorite was the... More 

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Rhode Island
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside - very humble place. But the food is fantastic. We had the pork laulau (falling apart and tasty, cooked in leaves so it's incredibly moist), plus the salmon salsa (not the real name) and rice. Everything was great and the owners were very welcoming and gracious. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: 808-328-9566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?