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    The Wedding Cafe, Manoa

    Recently Consumed:

    Zaney's, Downtown Honolulu
    Bob's Bar-B-Que, Kalihi
    Restaurant Yamagen, Moili'ili

    Below you will find a never ending list of restaurants that I want to visit or re-visit:

    Young's Fish Market
    Alan Wong's Pineapple Room
    Cafe Sistina
    Indigo Eurasian Cuisine
    Yakiniku Toraji
    Sushi Masa
    Ono Hawaiian Foods
    Tsukuneya Robata Grill

    If you would like to give me a tip on a new restaurant that is opening up, or give me a recommendation on some of your favorite restaurants, please send an e-mail to:

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    The following posts should be completed someday (!):

    New Diner's Drive In
    Border Grill
    Penang Malaysian
    Chez Panisse
    Zuni Cafe
    Indonesia Restaurant
    Boston's North End Pizza
    Happy Inn
    Kat's Sushi
    Fritz's European Bakery
    Makino Chaya
    Singapore/Bangkok Posts
    Chin's Kahala
    Hata Restaurant
    Ebisu Catering Service
    Bubba Burgers
    The Eggberts
    Blossoming Lotus
    Hamura Saimin Stand
    Bob's Big Boy

    WHEW! I hope to have them done by year's end!

    Upcoming adventures

    San Francisco, CA

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    London, UK
    Paris, France
    Chicago, IL
    Seoul, South Korea
    I won't be able to visit Korea this year.
    San Francisco, CA
    New Orleans, LA
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Shanghai, China

    Hopefully, some of you can provide me with recommendations for some good eats!

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February 16, 2006



Mmm! Big Kahuna's! It's small and the room gets really hot and stifling, but this is still one of my favorite places to go for pizza. Hope you enjoyed the food there! :)


Awsome choice for pizza! I haven't eaten there in a while. I like the sandwiches too!! Oh and the Garlic cheese balls, forget the name but I know they changed it from Kahuna _ _ _ _ _. I guess somebody thought it was offensive.

Kat & Satoshi

love all their food! the pizza, sandwiches, and the garlic cheese balls (I forgot the name of it too!) definitely good food! gotta get some when I get back to Hawaii!

clare eats

how can a craving hit u that suddenly *ack*


Tried their pizza but haven't been there yet. Someone brought it in at work on time. I like it, I like it!

Kat & Satoshi

ooh, how long have they had eat-in space? I guess I haven't been there in a LONG time!



the last time i went to big kahuna's (sometime early in '05) there were signs saying that they would be moving due to the work the C&C or state would be doing on Puuloa. are they not moving? did they somehow get a reprieve? if so, that's great! because besides tsunami's on kuhio ave, i think big kahuna's pizzas are the most ono, if unconventional.

sometimes the pics you post are the bane of my conviction this year to eat more healthily....mmmm garlic cheese balls...*mouth watering*


Hi Reid - How was the crust on that "sumo"? Sometimes when there are too many topping the crust gets really mushy.


the Mexican pizza is my favorite. Sumo is my 2nd favorite.

Big Kahunas rules!!! :o)


I love the big kalua pork sandwich from there... Its enough for me for like 2 days! I've never tried the pizza so I guess I'll definatly have to check it out now!

Ivory Thomas

What happened to the Big Kahuna Pizza place. I went by there on 23 May and the place/building/hut was gone???? Could it be because of the road construction???

Ivory Thomas


They moved to the shopping center on Pai‘ea Street, next to Blimpie's. Wow, prices have gone up since last year. Da Sumo Special is now 6.95/18.95. Dozen garlic cheese balls are now $4.95. Sandwiches are now $7.25. Just had the kālua pork sandwich, finished the whole thing.


Big Kahuna's is now located on Paiea St. off of Nimitz Highway, in the airport trade center between Blimpie and L&L! They added new items to the menu!!! Miss the ol' shack feeling but they did a great job with the new place!!! same number too! 808-833-5588


Please post menu.
Thank you


That looks delicious! I miss that place! The kalua pig pizza is a winner!


Do you think they will overnight it? Yeah, I know it won't be the same, but better than nothing. I'm a former resident and the cheese balls, although I remember them under a different name, are second to none.


You probably know this already, but Big Kahuna Pizza is now in the Airport Trade Center, in the space that used to be the ramen restaurant next to the 24-hour L&L.


I just ate there, great news Atm machine is just down the side walk & they even have bathrooms, just down the hall.
Same great charm & wonderful staff. Family oriented! A must for tourists


In Ewa for 5 days and never got to da Big Kahuna (not planned that way). Finally did find it on the way to the airport (too late). Oh well, next trip! Until then I will remember the ol' location and many surprise meetings with friends as I passed through on business.


A friend has moved to Hawai'i, and I sorely miss Big Kahuna's. I hope he'll send some to me here in the Mainland.


Besides being a bit bigger for seating (still small though) and convenient rest room access, they now are air conditioned. The old shack had great atmosphere, but I do appreciate that air conditioning!

Still great food!

val Young

I only had a Day in Hawaii and that was the request of my family was to bring a big kahuna pizza home. We did and they loved it.
crazy but it is to fly for


Stopped in for a day last week on the way home from Taiwan and wanted pizza for supper so off to the Big Kahuna for the personal Mexican. Next trip through will be doin it again.

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