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Reviewed 23 March 2021

If you came to Hawaii to be in a hurry, you came to the wrong place. But if you take a minute to slow down and find the rhythm of the island, then you can be rewarded with discoveries like What's Shakin. There were 6...of us, so we had a fair sampling of the menu offerings and it was all great. They make it as you order, so be prepared to relax and enjoy the idlyllic setting and you'll be rewarded. If you stick around for the lunchtime crowd to die down, then you'll also have the opportunity to talk story with wonderful people. Places like this make Hawaii special.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 17 November 2020 via mobile

Our second time here and we love it. As you drive out from the beautiful rain forest this little gem awaits you at the top of the hill. The fruit smoothie was delicious,

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 April 2020

We made reservations. Still the workers were overwhelmed. Because they make everything fresh, be patient. it is worth the wait. Convenient outdoors-only seating. The view is nothing particular. Friendly service and nice presentation of the food.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 19 March 2020

After a lengthy stroll thru the Botanical Gardens this roadside shop was a welcome treat. We ordered the Green Dream - Avacado, Banana, Macadamia Nuts, Fresh Lime, Pineapple Juice & Coconut Milk - DELICIOUS

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Delicious smoothies and they have a covered patio where you can sit and stay dry if it’s raining. I highly recommend

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

Delicious fresh fruit smoothies were why we came to this off the beaten path food stand. This place was recommended to me by a coworker. The food looked amazing too but we stuck to the smoothies and my wife and I shared a Pina Colada...Shake which was awesome. No sugar or ice is added to the smoothies and the shake was made with Hawaiian Dreams coconut ice cream. Place was hopping so we weren't the only ones who knew about it. The drive there was awesome too as it's an old sugar mill road with one lane bridges along the coast. Wished we had more time to explore as there was a botanical gardens and beach access that would have been cool to check out.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020

I remembered this place from when we visited the Big Island a few years ago. I was hoping to get to it again and we did and the smoothies were just as I remembered...fresh and delicious! There are lots of different selections to choose from....They use fresh ingredients and have banana trees growing off to the side. They also have coconuts which you can buy and they will open for you so you can try the milk. Our grandchildren were very excited to get to do this. It is a great treat to stop after you've visited the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens which are close by. There are tables to sit at outside and on their deck. High recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Great smoothies. Fast service. Nice music and seating. Greet place to stop after the Botanical Gardens.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020

Homemade everything! Smoothies, sandwiches, and shakes. Fresh coconut! Resonable prices and tasty treats.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020

We have been here a few times previously. We stayed in Kona recently and came over twice for smoothies and sandwiches which were great as always. About $20 a person for a smoothie and a sandwich / wrap. Located at the end of the scenic...drive or beginning if you start from the north. The botanical gardens on the scenic drive are also worth a stop.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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The answers above are correct. This is a different place
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Response from capncusp | Reviewed this property |
The last time I was there it was still for sale. (3 weeks ago) Best to call them. The ladies said even if it sold they would be open and they would still be working there. No problem. Aloha, Ron
18 January 2016|
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Response from RhettL905 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do customer lunches/sandwiches to worth a try....
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Frequently Asked Questions about What's Shakin'

  • Yes, What's Shakin' offers takeaway services.

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  • What's Shakin' is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5