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Rebel Kitchen

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79-7399 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7911
+1 808-322-0616
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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san francisco
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place! You can't go wrong ordering anything on their menu. We had the Ono, the Pulled Pork and the burger. All good. The fries are crispy. The beer on tap is delicious (one had a hint of ginger), and even the music is good. Check it out!

Thank Cecilia B
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is small restaurant which you normally would not stop at unless you had read the reviews first. But the food is great, the service is great and you get good value for your money. We had a Thai style coconut curry with fish, and if you like it a bit spicy - then this dish is just fantastic. Even... More 

Thank Aspi E
Lafayette, Colorado
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361 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made the short drive from Kona to the Rebel kitchen. Cute town with vintage shops...Very cute restaurant. Excellent excellent food. I had the jerk chicken sandwich on a rosemary bun.. it was loaded with fresh lettuce and tomato and avocado all in generous portions. My husband had the Ono sandwich, equally delicious. Potato salad on the side was delicious.... More 

Thank canada777-1207
Kailua kona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No other word describes the amazing food. I had the bbq,pulled pork and it was out of this world as was the homemade ketchup and bbq sauce. A "do NOT miss" kind of place.

Thank Kathleen B
Dublin, Ohio
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104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate lunch here on the way from Volcano to Waikoloa Village. Great food and beer selections with outstanding service. Highly recommend!

Thank OSU_Fan1967
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for food, drink and a local vibe. Happy we found this spot. Had the jambalaya and some local beer. It did bring the heat. They make there own coffee infused hot sauce.

Thank Roy S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was hoping for a restaurant style place but instead you order at the counter and then find a table. I had the onu sandwich. It was good but my hubby's burger was better . So delicious. Lady was a little grumpy and it was hot in there with no ice water. Just self serve water from a jug. All that... More 

Thank Melissa K
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Don't be swayed by outside appearances, this place has food that you would never expect. From the awesome logo to an amazing menu that the owner cooks. It's a small space that you can sit indoors or outside. Waitstaff is limited and they are running like mad taking orders, pulling down T-shirts, pouring beer and other beverages along with ringing... More 

Thank loveumissu
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A great little spot out of the way of the touristy areas. Great burger and fries. My favorite so far is the shrimp and bacon sandwich.They make their own spicy ketchup. The lemonade is tasty. Highly recommend the jambalaya as well. If the weather is nice, sit outside.

Thank smalltowndiva
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a shrimp bacon sandwich and veggie burger 🍔 (with bacon) both were 👍 great. Our sever was fantastic, very warm and seemingly happy woman with a genuine smile. Eat here, you will be glad you did.

Thank Mark T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7399 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7911
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-0616
Family run restaurant serving ono grinds on the Big Island. Everything is made onsite using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner, also serve beer & wine which can be enjoyed in our awesome outdoor seating.

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