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Kanaka Kava

€€ - €€€, Hawaiian
75-5803 Alii Dr Ste 6B, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1330
+1 808-327-1660
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
€€ - €€€
75-5803 Alii Dr Ste 6B, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1330
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Came here by myself on a whim, reading about Kava, which this place is one of the few places that does it. Try the poke too. Both are weirdly good, but I would share the food and drinks next time XD

Thank robby321
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Try kava You got try the sampler place which has all of the essential real Hawaiian foods It's as good as it gets if you want to try the real thing Chef John Konainn.com

Thank John B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This place looks like a to-go coffee bar in an outdoor mall, and indeed they serve kava primarily - but there's also food and it was great. There is almost no seating, we were invited to sit at the small counter. Had great conversation with...More

Thank AndyTheGameInventor
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had learned about Kava years ago from our dive buddies at Jack's Diving Locker. They equated the taste as "booty juice" (divers will understand the reference). The experience is one to try at least once in your lifetime. Kava has a mild sedative effective,...More

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had a Pu Pu platter. We had Marlin poke which was excellent. There were so many interesting foods that we sampled. The salad dressing is wonderful. I tried poi and it was good here. Kava is a drink made from a root with a...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Tucked behind other restaurants and shops, this tiny cafe/patio is worth finding. Yes, I went to try the kava. Yes, I was intrigued by the idea of the drink's supposed "clarifying" effects. And, yes, I'm glad I tried it. ***Even better is the sweet potato...More

Thank Janelle E
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Wonderful local food served on nice Hawaiian platters or bowls. Plenty big servings to share or inhale. A little hard to find so park behind in Coconut Plaza lot and walk down past Outback. Try the Kava as well!

1  Thank travel2train
Reviewed 6 April 2017

You go here for three things. 1 The ambiance/atmosphere. Everybody is laid back and local. Very few tourists since there's no booze. Just writing this review I wish I was there right now. 2. The feeling. This stuff the way they make it is very...More

1  Thank capndrake
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Hidden little spot tucked away off the main drag with a local feel. My wife and I split a fish plate (maybe ahi?) with poke and uala (sweet potatoes). I grew up as a kid in Hawaii with native family, and this food was as...More

Thank Mastashen
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went here because we thought it would be fun to try the kava. It was very fun! They describe the taste perfectly, sort of like dirty potato water with the slight numbing and a slight elevating of the mood. From photos it looks like a...More

1  Thank galleygirlBoston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5803 Alii Dr Ste 6B, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-1660
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