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“No advertisement needed, the burgers say it all.”

Island Ono Loa Grill
Ranked #13 of 311 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian
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Dining options: Takeout
Description: Delicious American char-grilled food with Hawaiian influences, served quickly and inexpensively. Featuring as many local ingredients as we can, including the delicious Punalu'u Bake Shop Hawaiian sweetbread buns for almost all of our sandwiches, goat cheese from Hawaii Island Goat Dairy, lettuce raised in Waimea, and tomatoes from Oahu. All of our burgers, fish, chicken and hot dogs are char-grilled for smokey goodness! We're the only place on the entire Big Island to get Vienna Beef hot dogs, the best hot dogs in the world! And we're also the only place in the state of Hawaii to get that Midwestern classic, the pork tenderloin sandwich. The sweetbread makes them amazing! Our French fries and onion rings are fresh cut every day. We lightly batter our onion rings, which makes them crunchy and delicious! Do you want to taste what fresh fish tastes like char-grilled? It's amazing, and we offer it here. We only offer fish caught here in Hawaii, and it's never, ever frozen. It's wonderful to live in a place where you can eat fish pulled out of local waters! We're a little hard to find but worth the effort. We're in the back of Ali'i Sunset Plaza, behind Lava Java and The Sandal Stop.
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We found this place tucked away behind some shops but over time word of mouth will speak volumes.....good burgers! Also don’t be put off as you look at the front window which seems dark with tint for apparent reasons, to keep the sun out. Just come inside and the smell will lead you to the counter ready to order. Enjoy a good burger!

Thank BrownSkid
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were truly impressed the quality and taste of Island Ono. My husband had the goat cheese burger...yes I know it sounds strange, but it was AMAZING! Such unique flavor. I had the volcano burger which was also delicious. The onion rings are great. They don't offer beer or wine, but allow you to bring it in.

The restaurant was clean. Service was great. Food was served promptly. The prices are so good. It is a casual place with the best burgers we have ever had. I would highly recommend.

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Thank ThePilotsWife07
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

It is not a typical sit down restaurant but still very good. Get there somewhat early since they do run out of items. The smoked bacon burger is very solid but I really wanted to try the macadamia pesto burger but they were out :(

Thank bair1397
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Really quite good burgers but not the 8th best in the US. that sign sets the customer expectations way too high. Very good service. Let’s say .....maybe the best burgers in town.

Thank TFSCalgary
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

this a joint. and that can be good. they pride themselves are putting together a good burger. the meat is fresh and tender cooked exactly as asked. ours had a goat cheese added to the burger and that raised it a notch for our palate. very casual dress, like much of the kona area joints. credit cards are good here. fast service and can be taken away.

Thank worldexplorer53
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