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Ka'aloa's Super J's

83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“laulau” (81 reviews)
“lau lau” (57 reviews)
“pork” (78 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
83-5409A Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a throwback - and I mean that as a big, huge compliment! The service was soooo friendly and laid back and the food - AMAZING. Ok but know this - its local food. You can get kalua pork with cabbage, lomi lomi...More

Thank CherHaines
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Super J's for lunch. The person who helped us was wonderful. Very friendly and wanted to make sure we were happy with everything. Also, explained what we were eating. Great food and very reasonable prices. I had lau lau. Excellent. They are...More

Thank MTS--1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended for good local food after kayaking in Kealakekua/CPT. Cook. Simple and limited menu, but executed well. Really 4 1/2 stars but can't rate it that. Chef wife LOVED the Kalua pork with cabbage and pork LauLau. I had Chicken LauLau. All the...More

Thank Dadof2boys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little hole in the wall exceeded our expectations. We stopped for lunch after reading reviews online and although it looked run down, it was exceptional. The family saw our deer in the headlights look s we reviewed the menu and she told us to...More

Thank Callmesugar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local food items precooked and salty, the prices are reasonable if you understand the menu seems locals order ala carte to go.

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Based on the recommendation of a local friend, we visited Super J's near mile marker 106. A small family run business that made you feel like home. The Lau Lau was superb! A complete classic Hawaiian menu is served. Their Mac salad could be classed...More

Thank Archie M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Very small hole in the wall on 11. You are not sure if they are open when you pull in, but they are! We had the pork laulau and the chicken laulau. Both were very good, as well as the salmon lomi. I would not...More

Thank Erik T
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We just stopped in to buy two mini laulau plates and ate them immediately in our car in the parking lot. The laulau is delicious, simple but seasoned so perfectly. One of the cheapest and best lunches we had on the Big Island!

Thank Sehaj S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We saw an episode of Andrew Zimmern on the Big Island and made a note to visit Super J on the drive down to the black sand beach. It's a tiny little place but the owner was super friendly and the lau lau were out...More

Thank Oski85
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

You'd be doing yourself a disservice to pass up Super J's for a meal. The fam will welcome you with open arms and make you feel right at home. They suggested the combo meal for us and we asked "what's that?" They lovingly said "trust...More

Thank JenniferLCSP
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20 April 2015|
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Response from jlcarter1975 | Reviewed this property |
According to an internet search it looks like they open up at 10 a.m. The costs for food is about $5-$8 (very reasonable for a plate of food). This is not a fancy place whatsoever. Imagine eating at someone's house with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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