k-HOP may not sound as catchy as iHOP but we're more than happy to bypass the Mainland's most popular all day breakfast joint for an all year menu that includes everything under the rainbow and not relegated to seasonal specials as with most franchises of the like. Ken's House of Pancakes has been around for 40 years and continues to be the breakfast destination of choice for locals and regular visitors to the Big Island. Weekly specials, a massive menu, and a fantastic no frills atmosphere keeps patrons nestled cozily into their seats and eating whatever their heart desires. We consistently find the Macadamia Nut Belgian Waffle or Pancakes on our table and you must be sure to sample the Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast before settling into your own in-house favorite.
The Kona Coffee Belt is well represented at the Kona Coffee Cafe and seeing as their shop is located near the base of its slopes you can't get a much fresher roast of a top grade 100% Kona Coffee without standing on the elevated plantation farms above. We're talking about ordering a soothing cup of the world's best coffee or espresso at the doorsteps of its creation. This is a coffee lover's dream come true.
Throw in the Aloha service and happy spirit of the locals that pop in and out of this establishment every morning on the leeward side of the island and you might as well track down the nearest Kailua Kona Realtor and start talking condo prices. You'll never want to leave this rock because you'll be spoiled for coffee from here on in.
In addition to the other blended drinks (including fresh fruit smoothies), pastries and snacks, your sweet tooth gets a serious kick from a literal ass. Kona Coffee Cafe sells the world famous and exclusive to Hawaii Donkey Balls - rich milk THICK chocolate covered macadamia nuts that put the Mauna Loa (now owned by Mainland Hershey) brand from the local ABC stores to shame. There a little heavy on the sales pitch to get tourists to take some Kona Coffee back to the Mainland, but hey, why wouldn't you?
Grab some Kona and your Balls and you're good to go. What a way to start the day on the Big Island!
The Big Island Grill in Kona is an eatery destination point for everyone in the area and very popular with tourists as well. Practically ever item on the menu at Big Island Grill will fill your belly with aloha but the Loco Moco (hamburger steak and egg over rice, covered in gravy) is often a first choice and often repeat contender on all future orders.
Poke is Hawaii's answer to sushi. It typically consists of cubed Ahi (yellow fin tuna) and is marinated and spiced in a variety of ways with added condiments coming from Japanese influence.
While its no surprise that an island chain responsible for this fish dish is full of establishments that have mastered the art of poke, the general consensus is an overwhelming one in favor of Da' Poke Shack in Kailua Kona. Variety is the spice of life at Da' Poke Shack as an exquisite compilation of spices find their way into the fresh caught and subsequently cubed Ahi and eventually into your eagerly awaiting grasp. The menu reads more options (including Create Your Own) than one is accustomed to with this island favorite and no item disappoints. It is not uncommon to make several visits to sample one of each before deciding on your favorite - a difficult task but one happily undertaken by the multitude of patrons frequenting the shack.
Our Create Your Own pick involves the in-house Shack Sauce while our Island Delights choice insists upon the Signature Tako. Your's? That's for you to decide!
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Spam is a food staple on the Hawaiian Islands and is found at the forefront of menus in popular eateries. Visitors to The Big Island rave about the Spam Musubi, in particular the one served at Kawamoto Store in Hilo. Stop by Kawamoto near Waiakea Pond and order this light meal known to turn even the most fickle food snob into a fan of this canned watchamacallit.
8. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Address : 348 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone : (808) 834-0888
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L&L’s strong Hawaii roots provides the company the clout in being able to give customers an authentic Hawaiian taste and an authentic experience. And at the pace of growth of the franchise and the level of attention the company continues to receive, L&L has become the biggest thing to come out of Hawaii since surfing!
The spirit of Aloha is a very important part of everyday life in Hawaii. At L&L, you’ll experience the warmth and welcome of the islands through our food and our atmosphere.
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9. Kona Blue Sky Coffee
Address : 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738
Phone : (808) 886-6789
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Kona Coffee has become famous worldwide for its uniquely rich flavor.
For generations the volcanic mountains of Hawaii's Big Island have produced one of the finest coffees in the world. Sheltered from the Pacific tradewinds, the Holualoa area has a unique climate of seasonal rainfall and sunny blue skies - the perfect environment for growing the superior Arabica bean known as Kona Blue Sky Coffee.
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10. Big Island Steakhouse
Address : 2510 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738
Phone : (808) 886-8805
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