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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
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at this small unassuming place for lunch on a Wednesday and were blown away by the food. The women working at the restaurant seemed to be the owners and cooks. The food was simple but excellent, included a dessert, and was very affordable! We would definitely return for this local authentic Hawaiian deliciousness!

Thank kristenrohde
St. George, Utah
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we drove by, we didn't realize it was a restauraunt. Then my husband remembered seeing this place featured on Andrew Zimmer's show. They only have a few simple offerings, kahlua pig and laulau pork and only one side dish. What they do offer is simple food done well. The seasoning is just right. If you want to... More 

Thank StaceyDoll
Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for Hawaiian food without the glitZ this is the place. The food was good and fresh and the family ownership is very unique!!

Thank Jennifer J
Manhattan Beach, California
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at Super J's is great -- especially the Lau Lau. Everyone in our party had it and loved it. This is a small, family run restaurant that is easy to miss -- make sure that you don't!

Thank Johnwiz
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about Super J's the last time we were on the Big Island and wanted to try it, but there was a sign hanging on the door saying that they had sold out of laulau for the day. We had better luck on our next trip to the island. We went there for lunch at 11:30 on a... More 

Thank Brad X
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at super J and was delicious! We walked in, and the staff was very welcoming! The chef asked us how hungry were we, and once she figured it out she Tailored around us the choices and the size of the dishes, all we had to do was just sit down and wait for the meal. We had:... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We came in to try some local food and were greeted warmly by the owner, the food was delicious, including a hawaiian dessert cake that was available. We will defiantly return on future trips to the island.

Thank Tara L
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Head south on Mamalahoa Hwy (HI 11) from Kailua-Kona and be prepared for a treat for your taste buds. Keep your eyes peeled and slow down or you’ll miss Super J’s; it’s a small ranch house with parking for a few cars on the makai (ocean) side of the road. It’s convenient on the way to or from Pu’uhonua o... More 

Thank RFDjr
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Awesome Hawaiian food plate. Friendly & quick service. Perfect for lunch and dinner. No wifi available but great local owners. The taste is authentic Hawaiian dishes. Not very much room to sit & eat but take out will suit just fine as its served in take-out dishes. Awesome!

Thank 808Tita229Sista
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just the best Hawaiian food in this little Mom and pop restaurant! It's worth the drive from Kona. I would suggest to try it for lunch time.

Thank Tracey P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • 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?