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Mama's Hawaiian BBQ

Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Barbecue
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850 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-4438
+1 520-792-2350
10:00 - 03:00
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mama sure does have a way of cooking her Pulled Pork! Man do those piggies taste good! The variety of sauces are wonderful from sweet and tangy to knock your socks of HOT! The Teriyaki chicken is the best! The noodle salad, beans and rice can't be beat! Whether you go in to eat or have it catered, Mama's makes... More 

Thank K K
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Never having tried Hawaiian BBQ, I was at something of a loss to decide what to get. The staff was very helpful and charming, offering me a taste of the Kalua Pork and providing me with extra sauce to enhance the experience. The portions were so ample that it will provide at least one additional meal. If I were so... More 

Thank coeurclair
Richland, Washington
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Maybe we ordered the wrong items but I did not think the restaurant was worth all the hype. Sure it's different but food was nothing special. The service was quick and friendly but I'd try somewhere else before going back here.

Thank iankarrie
Tucson, Arizona, Usa
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and even had their Big Kahuna plates for our Christmas dinner. Tender, juicy, tangy meats will suck you in. Get the macaroni salad and white rice for your sides. You can't miss out on those two! The Teriyaki sauce is amazing and we can buy it by the bottle. Check out their bbq... More 

Thank Jeff S
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

It has been years since we lived in Hawaii and sometimes I still miss the lunches that I used to get over there. Two scoops rice and the only style of macaroni salad that I have ever liked. Not sure what makes it so different but it is so wonderful! Going to Mama's brings me back to those days. This... More 

Thank Joanne A
Halifax, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great fast food place. We had never eaten Hawaiian food before so we asked quite a few questions about the various dishes. The chap who served us was really helpful talking us through the menu. After we ordered the food came quickly, and was eaten quickly!! This is the ideal place for a quick refuel. Good food, great service and... More 

Thank LiciaW
Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food is fantastic and fresh. The service was excellent. Very pleasant and personable staff. And the prices are great.

Thank Jennifer D
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Mama's Hawaiian BBQ is located very near the University of Arizona and most of its clientele are students in this location. It serves Hawaiian cuisine which is mostly borrowed from Asia. I like their barbecued shortribs which is an offshoot of the Korean "cousins". Of course, it has to have the Spam Musubi which is a slice of spam on... More 

Thank Ricky O
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We ate at mamas the second week in June while visiting Tucson again. We are originally from Hawaii and are well versed on Hawaii local food, the macaroni salad was way too sweet and watery however the chicken tonkatsu was very good, the mahimahi was dusted with lemon pepper, which is unusual And was good , but quite a small... More 

Thank 69Malia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Three of us had lunch. Usual fare, wanted to try the spam sushi but they were out. Good food. Teriyaki usuals, what was really good was their desserts. Lemon bar was surprisingly delicious and pineapple upside down was good too. Price seems a bit high but portions were large. Nothing special on the inside but adequate and clean.

Thank Consuelo J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-4438
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-792-2350

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?