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Big Island Grill

American, ,
75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
+1 808-326-1153
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“loco moco” (207 reviews)
“chicken katsu” (69 reviews)
“roast pork” (41 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were here on our last visit, 10 years ago! The food was just as good as we remembered it! This is a spot where the locals eat, with solidly good food, reasonable prices (for Hawaii) and convenient location. This place is not fancy, but,...More

Thank carybenn53
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As tourists we wanted to eat some good Hawaiian food. We found the best Kalua Pork with cabbage at Big Island grill and didn't have to go to luau to experience it. My husband had fish and chips and said the fish was fresh and...More

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The reviews were great on the site but....... it is NOT something to go to if you want something better than the typical dinner food. The portions were good....service was friendly and fast. .......but not that cheep at $15.00 a person for a roast pork...More

Thank norman m
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Big Island Grill was easier to access than some other restaurants in the area. It had a big enough free parking lot and a sign visible from the road. The food was ample, very good and they had daily specials. It was a spacious...More

Thank travelbuff373
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been to this restaurant before, but on this trip to Kona, we were very disappointed. The Korean chicken was so so salty. The Katsura pork and cabbage did not taste very good. It's too bad because on our previous visits to Kona , this...More

Thank Mary Lou M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Slow service and my fish of the day which was Mahi mahi caused me to get fairly ill about 1 hour later. Noticed preferential treatment to what appeared to be locals which is dumb given the location but that's their choice I guess.

Thank atl157
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here due to reviews on line. Boy were we disappointed. I ordered the spare ribs with coleslaw and garlic potatos. Partner broiled mahi mahi with rice and salad. First let's start with the service - we signed I as the sign suggest. We...More

Thank tazmania630
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in and put our name on the list, since there wasn't enough room to wait, we stepped outside and waited just outside the entry door. They called our name but none of the workers came outside to let us know. One of the...More

Thank Localboy17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visiting from the mainland or a different country keep an open mind it's local food. I've seen people sit down and then up and leave because it's not what they wanted and in the back of my head I'm saying "good, faster service...More

Thank kcastro1385
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hawaii has a special dish they call "Loco Moco". Big Island Grill offers a "Super Loco Moco". It was great and so large my husband and I split it.

Thank Shayne M
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Kevin A
25 December 2016|
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Response from Chowa-Rides-Again | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Parties of 6 or more have a 17% gratuity added. But you can always ask or ask to see your itemized bill. We did.
Zachary L
24 August 2016|
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Response from JKL1104 | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable prices and huge portions. The kids menu is also really fairly priced with big servings.
Scott G
11 February 2015|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
7.00 am to 11.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-1153
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