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“Best food truck food ever”
Review of Island Roots

Island Roots
Ranked #124 of 307 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Description: 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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Description: 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
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. The garlic lime cilantro shrimp with the brown rice, slaw and kimchi are absolutely amazing. I've never loved kimchi. Well I'm here to tell you it was absolutely amazing. Very mild but the flavors were phenomenal. This guy knows how to cook. He sets up some tables to eat at. We sat there and overlooked the ocean with the nice breeze and Hawaiian music. Truly a nice experience. GO FIND THE BLUE "ISLAND ROOTS" FOOD TRUCK. You won't be sorry.

Thank phxchyn
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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 tacos the best. On the day we visited it, it was stationed on the parking lot of Lowe's and there were only a couple of tables, so you'd want to make sure to get there early.

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Thank Andy H
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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!!

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Thank Darci L
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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.

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1  Thank kambisue
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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 if you are looking for a shrimp truck experience.

Thank Maria A
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