San Rafael's family-owned restaurant featuring Hawaii's multi-ethnic convergence of cuisines. From barbeque beef short ribs to slow roasted Kalua pig, our Hawaiian menu offers a world of flavors for your choosing. Kids menu available.

Dine in / Take Out / Catering

810 3rd Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 453-2003
OPEN Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-8pm CLOSED Sunday-Monday

Photo by Ruediger Gros

Menu Specialties

Complete Food Menu | Drinks, Dessert and Party Trays Menu
Chicken Combo
Steak Teryaki
Coconut Shrimp
Chicken Katsu
Loco Moco
Kalua Pork
Egg Rolls


"Hey Bruddah, been looking for da kine? I just found it. I can't believe with all the back and forth that Marinites have with the Islands that there's never been a Hawaiian joint in Marin. Well, here it is, just opened, and I think it's a winner. No poi, no luau just good plate lunches with the right sides: scoops of rice and macaroni salad. I opted for the chicken combo, which was equal parts teriyaki, bbq and katsu. Really moist and juicy. The staff was all really friendly and I wish these guys luck. The location is in a kind of dead stretch of 3rd St., but I hope this breathes new life into the 'hood."

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"A world's worth of cultures have contributed their two cents to the Polynesian cuisine of the Hawaiian Islands; Portuguese, Japanese and Filipino among many others. At San Rafael's Mauna Loa Hawaiian BBQ, sibling owners Anna Chin and Bing Chiu honor the mixing and melding of ingredients and flavors that make island food unique, with a focus on the island tradition of the plate lunch. The siblings' family is mostly Chinese and their father ran Chinese restaurants in Gilroy, but over the years, Chin developed an affinity for the food and culture of Hawaii. "I love the plate food," says Chin, who travels regularly to the islands for inspiration. Regular customers, many of them from the Hawaiian Islands, contribute to the menu, too. Zippy's chicken curry ($9.75) was requested so often, Chin traveled to Oahu to learn how to replicate the ohana, or home-style, flavor in Marin."
--Marin IJ, 2013
Read the full review here.

Contact Us

Use our catering service and turn your next party or business event into an unforgettable Luau! We offer party trays and other specialties.
Please let us know your needs below. We look forward to serving you. Please call restaurant during business hours.
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