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Island Roots

75-5756 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1731
+1 808-938-1748
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7 Aug 2018
“Best food truck food ever”
8 Apr 2018
“Awesome garlic shrimp and fish tacos”
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Seafood, Street Food
75-5756 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1731
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you ever are in Kailua Kona you must try the food truck. He is at Lowes parking Lot on Tuesday's. You can look up where he is each day. If you want some local food and plenty of it then it is a must....More

Thank phxchyn
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I'm a bit of a sucker for food trucks and was really glad that we tried this place out. The menu is an interesting mix of Hawaiian and Mexican food, and among the various things we tried, we liked the garlic shrimp (non-spicy) and fish...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We ate at this food truck many time while visiting Kona, and it was by far one of the best food experiences we had! This place is not to be missed!! It's right down the street from the Kona Brewery, and it's a true gem!!

Thank Darci L
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Food is great! We love the shrimp plate with the seafood coleslaw. Large portions and very tasty. Fun to take to one of the beach front parks.

1  Thank kambisue
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

we were looking for a lunch stop before heading to the volcano .it was a great stop. excellent food and service. The shrimps were perfectly cooked . not overcooked. owners are a hardworkng couple. the wife takes the order while the husband cooks. highly recommended...More

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I ordered a combination of shrimp and ahi fish, with brown rice and seafood slaw. It was all delicious, especially the shrimp. I expected it to be deep fried, but it wasn't. So less fattening and very delicious!! The young lady who served us was...More

Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Went to the food truck day (Friday) in Kona and chose Island Roots. We had the lime & cilantro shrimp and Kay's sweet chili shrimp. Both were delicious and certainly would have them again. The sweet chili dish was pretty sweet But no less tasty....More

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We had the liloki shrimp,volcano shrimp and the ahi tacos. We were all pleased with our meals and the portions were large. The corn bean salad was a bit tasteless other than that it was very good. Lack of seating was the only disappointment.

Thank cdndean2015
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Chef Robert prepares fresh to the order shrimp plates in 3 different preparations. Freshly prepares Ahi, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi over a salad or with rice and Seafood or Kimche Slaw. Island Roots is one of the best Food truck experiences ever! Don't miss it while...More

Thank eucoman
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We got spicy volcano shrimps and an ahi plate. The shrimp plate was delicious but get it with seafood coleslaw. Their kimchi wasn't the best. But the coleslaw was good. I would stick with the shrimps. The ahi was not great.

1  Thank watermelonshakes
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19 August 2015|
Response from Kay R | Property representative |
Of course! Since we're an eating establishment, dogs are no charge.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Street Parking
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5756 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1731
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-938-1748
HEADS UP! Island Roots is trying a NEW LOCATION - For the next few Tuesdays in December, we'll be at KONA INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE. Come check us out starting December 15th! "Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... That's, that's about it." Come join us for some fruit of the sea AND MORE! We're open Tuesday - Friday this week and every week. By Kona Boys in Kealakekua Tuesday & Thursday from 11-5:30, weather permitting. Dixson 76 in Kona on Wednesday 11-5:30 & Friday 11-4:30, weather permitting. We can't wait to serve you! Chef Robert, Sam & Kay - The Island Roots Team
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