Go toThe Kau Kau Depot in Waikoloa Village for inexpensive, good, home style local food as an alternative to the pricey resorts on the Kohala coast. The owner, Malcolm, is likely the friendliest person on the island and exemplifies the "Aloha Spirit". He greets everyone, both residents & visitors with genuine, upbeat energy and thanks you for your patronage once you leave. Nothing fancy about the restaurant, but just good comfort food. My favorites are the Loco Moco, rice, hamburger patties, eggs covered in brown gravy; a true "gut bomb", and the juicy classic burger & fries for only $7. Malcolm is also an avid golfer, so if you want local knowledge of where to play golf on the Big Island, he's got great inside information on the courses.
Melissa Ozaki, is a talented Waikoloa artist focusing on island themes also shows her prints & tiles at the restaurant and is quick to talk story not only about her artwork but general information on the island.
After a meal at the Kau Kau Depot, you leave with a full stomach and good feelings to start the day because of Malcolm and his friendly staff.
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