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Kanaka Kava

75-5803 Alii Dr Ste 6B, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1330
+1 808-327-1660
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“tongue” (9 reviews)
“pu pu platter” (6 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Polynesian, Hawaiian
75-5803 Alii Dr Ste 6B, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1330
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the Hawaiian food and kava drink. I’d recommend people read a bit about kava before trying it, so they know what it really is and appreciate it even more . The taro leaves and root steamed in coconut milk were really good and...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was super chill but don't go if you're in a rush. There was one woman working the counter and cooking the food. If you rush her she'll get pissed. We started with a large bowl of kava, a drink that made our tongues...More

Thank Caitlin J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alright, I will be the first to say, Kava is not a great tasting beverage! I can't imagine anyone drinking it for the taste, but if you are looking for something that is quite unique to Hawaii, you have to try it. It has a...More

Thank bcdrouin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kava was cool, it lasted a lot longer than I had expected and I wish it was a more comfortable place to sit. We would have stayed for a main course! The pupu platter was phenomenal, we were charged (with no apology) for a...More

Thank Agent17Sparkle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has wonderful food and Kava. It is small and has limited seating, but it's worth a try even if you don't like Kava.

Thank luvinheart
Reviewed 16 April 2018

My wife and I stumbled across this place while exploring Kona. It's tucked away in a little outdoor center, off the street. Really glad we found it! The poke was fresh and flavorful, the Kalua pork was also good, but the Luau Squid was the...More

Thank Dougc4498
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Kanaka Kava is a great local hang out, with yummy Hawaiian food. It is located in a little outdoor shopping area in the downtown area of Kailua-Kona. You walk up to the counter to order and then take a seat at one of the several...More

Thank Ellen_EL
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My wife has heard about kava being a relaxing drink in Hawaii. So of course she wanted me to de-stress. We ended up here every day during our vacation. And honestly we loved it. The the food is incredible and not bad for you like...More

Thank Deathoncall
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I have not seen kava since I went to fiji, it was fun being able to sit down and enjoy a cup and then go walk the beach.

Thank FogHat13
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Nothing else compares to their pupils platter anywhere in the state. Highly recommend if you want real Hawaiian food.

Thank JlovesBali
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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