Places to Eat in Kona Hawaii: Broke Da Mouth Grindz in Kona

74-5565 Luhia Street
(808) 327-1113

For those of you not familiar with the Hawaiian Pidgin language, “broke da mouth” is how we describe food that is so incredibly good you don’t talk at all, you just eat. Award-winning Broke Da Mouth Grindz is appropriately named. This hidden little neighborhood eatery boasts unbelievably good Filipino and Hawaiian food in a colorful, inviting atmosphere. Voted as one of the Best Plate Lunches on the Big Island, Broke Da Mouth Grindz in Kona serves up ample portions of local favorites, and if you’ve never had our local food before, this is the place to introduce yourself to it. Broke Da Mouth Grindz is located next to our Kona Coast Vacations office, so we know from personal experience that you’re gonna love it!

Broke Da Mouth Grindz in Kona’s Specialties

Maybe you’ve already heard the hype about Broke Da Mouth Grindz’s garlic furikake chicken while looking for places to eat in Kona Hawaii. Whether you have or not, you’ve got to try it, though everything on their menu is broke da mouth good. Pork adobo, garlic shrimp, braised short ribs, kimchee fried rice, teriyaki beef, burgers, Hawaiian lau lau and more top their menu offerings. Want breakfast? That’s broke da mouth kine good too! Kick off your day local-style with a steak melt omelet, adobo fried rice with two eggs, or garlic furikake chicken fried rice and two eggs. If you’re heading out to see the amazing Big Island sights, be sure to take along some of their awesome musubi rolls. Prices for full plate lunches average about $11 per person, which is quite inexpensive for the amount of quality food you’re getting. Hosting a Big Island event? Broke Da Mouth Grindz also offers catering.

How to Get There

Broke Da Mouth Grindz in Kona is tucked in a little out of the way shopping center in Kona’s industrial area; it’s a little hard to find, but it’s worth seeking out. From Ali‘i Drive, head northwest on Ali‘i, it will turn into Palani Road. Take Palani Road to the second light; that will be Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway (Highway 19). Turn left. Go to the next light at Makala Boulevard and turn left. The first left off of Makala is Luhia Street. Turn left there. Follow Luhia past the Kona International Marketplace. Turn left into the parking lot just after the Marketplace; if you get to Ka‘iwi Street you went too far. As soon as you turn into the lot, take an immediate right, and drive along the side of the building into the main parking lot. Broke Da Mouth Grindz is located in the middle building.

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