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Shaka Restaurant

95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
+1 808-929-7404
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would've rated Shaka higher but we visited on an evening when the kitchen closed early. We were bummed because we were hungry but settled for a few beers instead. We later found out they were closing early because someone they knew passed away. The...More

Thank veritas2578
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard good things but for us it was alright.... we were noticing some issues with the cleanliness of the restaurant and washrooms making us wonder about the cleanliness of the food preparation areas. The food was alright as well.

Thank DeborahSETA
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Please don't expect the ruth chris steak house. But, Shaka has provided me many a delicious veggie burger, poke bowl, and cheese fries for my late night cravings. Late night in Naelehu is 7pm by the way. I took my family here multiple times when...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Dry old fish. Specifically asked for fresh fish, but got old stale frozen fish. The place looks decent from the outside and quite inviting. They serve some local beers. The best part of the restaurant is their bathroom.

Thank Pasha R
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This was really your average fried seafood place as far as the food goes. The staff was friendly enough, and the beer and smoothies were great. Expect your order of fish, chicken etc to be deep fat fried whether it says that on the menu...More

Thank NHNightbird
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great locally owned bar and eat. Most southern in the US! Have a beer and snack here on the way to southpoint.

Thank Chrisinda678
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stopped to have lunch and there were only about five other customers in the place. We had to go looking for the waitress and ended up finding the busboy cleaning dishes in the back. He got us seated and then a few minutes later...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stopped here on our way to the black sand beach after the green sand beach hike. There aren't a whole lot of options in the area. The service was good, the staff is very nice, the food however was not great. We had the...More

Thank Dylan H
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Southern Most bar in the USA also services good food, we had the Tuna Poke (raw) and it was terrific, almost too much but delicious. The service was fast and friendly and there are some local characters that add colour.

Thank WernMachine
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Volcanoes until after dark to see Pele's glow. We were starving on our way back to Kona. Shaka Restaurant was open and we decided to try it despite the mixed reviews. It's locally owned, run by family members. You're on island time,...More

Thank tandatours
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95-5673 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-929-7404
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