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“Takes you back to the islands” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kealoha's Island Getaway - CLOSED

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Kealoha's Island Getaway
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
South Pole
Level Contributor
127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Takes you back to the islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Aloha, I absolutely love this place. Being here really makes you miss being back in Hawaii. It's as if they plucked this restaurant right off the shores of Waikiki and transplanted in Chino. Definitely my favorite Hawaiian/Islander type eatery in the Inland Empire.

First and foremost, the food. They have a great selection of authentic island dishes, seafood, and even regular restaurant fare cooked with a little Hawaiian twist. I highly recommend their ribs and pork entrees, they are outstanding. I've also had their teriyaki chicken and coconut shrimp, both were delicious. What makes a huge difference are the sauces they serve with their dishes. They just add a unique flavor that is amazing.

Secondly, the atmosphere. It's obviously Hawaiian/Polynesian stuff, but well done and not tacky or touristy looking. The bar is also nice. We once went on a Saturday night, and walked in to the music of a live Hawaiian band.

The place is a bit pricy, for two people we paid somewhere around $70. But it was totally worth it for the outstanding eats.

So if you are missing a nice Hawaiian experience, definitely give this place a try. Listening to live Hawaiian music, being surrounded by all the people in tropical attire, smelling the island food, and looking at all the different Hawaiian decorations, you actually believe for a moment you're back on the Islands.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Jerry E
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13 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Chino, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Hubby and I went to an early dinner on a Wednesday evening about 5:30 p.m. Love the atmosphere and the beautiful water feature. Only about four other parties in the place when we arrived and they had already been served. Waiter arrived promptly and our drinks were served quickly. Hubby ordered Hawaiian burger and fries, I ordered Hawaiian chicken sandwich. It took 40 minutes until our food was served. The taste of the food was very good but slow in arriving. We had purchased a discount card and were using the buy one get one dinner under $15. Problem is most of the items on the menu exceed this amount and most of the items on the menu are not to our liking as we are not big fish eaters. They do have entertainment on several nights and even Karaoke.

Visited June 2013
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Thank librarylady13_10
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CHINO , CA
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“just visiting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

A lil too expensive , food is too sweet and needs more of a selection. Oh they and they never carry my brand of liquor any way!

Visited April 2013
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Thank ELEANOR R
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Long Island, Ny
Level Contributor
128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good Food, Fine Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

The food is very good here, well worth a number of visits to sample a variety of platters. The service is very good as well. All in all a fun place to eat on the casually classy with family and friends.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Pointlessly
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Anaheim, California
Level Contributor
66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Kealoha's Taste of the Islands & Mai Tai Lounge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

We chose an appetizer of sweet potatoes. You can order it as a half order or full order. The half order was four slices of sweet potato served with a chipole dipping sauce. It was very good. For an entree, I ordered a combination plate of pork ribs and shredded pork. The pork ribs were dry. The shredded pork was moist and good. My husband ordered the fish and chips and thought they were good. The island drinks were very good. The server was very friendly and competent.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SoCalFrancie
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