Broke Da Mouth Grindz & Catering

Broke Da Mouth Grindz & Catering – Serving Kailua-Kona Home-cooked Classics with Aloha
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you need a taste of all the Hawaiian and Filipino classics, put Broke DA Mouth Grindz & Catering on your radar. Their homecooked deliciousness keeps the line going down the block on a daily. But they’re never too busy to serve the Kailua-Kona community and tourists alike with plenty of aloha.  

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

A true local favorite, Broke Da Mouth Grindz & Catering goes above and beyond in serving homecooked meals with a smile. Their menu features a wonderful array of Hawaiian and Filipino classics, taking you on a culinary journey through to the very last bite. They use time-honored recipes to build monstrous flavor in all their dishes. Plus, they always go all out in serving up huge portions that promise to leave you feeling stuffed to the gills.

Word has long since gotten out about their fantastically delicious fare. So, you can always expect to see a line coming out the door and down the block when you arrive. For the shortest wait possible, you must show up at least 15 minutes before they open their doors. After that, it’s just busy, busy, busy all day long.

Despite that, the team always manages to put the aloha spirit at the center of all they do. They greet every guest with a friendly hello and warm smile and then get to work in delivering their meal as requested. They have to work fast, however, so there’s no time for small talk. But they still show their gratitude for every visit through their fast, friendly service.

Every last item is as good as the last, so you cannot go wrong no matter what you order. If you’re not sure what to expect from a particular item, just ask the team before ordering. They’ll give you a quick rundown of the ingredients and preparations to help you decide. If you cannot decide what to get, ask to make it a Mixed Plate. With that option, you get to choose three items from their Plate Lunch menu, so you can see what suits your fancy.

There’s no dine-in service. So, you must take your order to go and hit the road. If you don’t want to eat in your car, head over to Kona Airport Park for picnic tables and a wonderful view. The drive there might prove excruciating, however, as the scent of your delicious meal wafts through the car.

Their top menu items include:

Pupu Platter
For a whirlwind trip through all the best island flavors, treat yourself to their Pupu Platter. This appetizer features tempura mushrooms and crab cakes to start. On top of that, you get your choice of ahi poke, like Shoyu Sesame, California Style, or Spicy Masago Avocado.

Garlic Furikake Chicken Plate
If you could only try one thing here, it should definitely be the Garlic Furikake Chicken Plate. To create this popular entrée, they cover their chicken in a flavorful breading and then pop it in the deep fryer until golden brown. Once that’s done, it goes for a swim in the sweet and savory sauce before sliding onto the plate next to your side of choice, like white rice, French fries, or tuna potato macaroni salad.

Bi Bim Bap
If you’d like to create your own flavor combinations, don’t hesitate to try the Bi Bim Bap. For this dish, you’ll need to select between their BBQ chicken and BBQ beef – or ask to skip the meat if you prefer. Then, you have to select between white rice, brown rice, or kook-soo noodles. After that, they’ll combine your selections with sauteed veggies and sunny eggs to complete this picture of perfection.

If you have a major sweet tooth, then you’re in luck. Their Ube Mud Pie never fails to delight with its super-rich sweet potato flavors and buttery graham cracker crust. Their Kona Coffee Ice Cream Cake is equally decadent, as is their Banana and Ulu Lumpia Ala Mode. Prefer to keep it simple? They have Tropical Dreams Ice Cream available in single and double scoops.

Insider Tips:
-If you prefer to sit tight and have your food brought to you, visit the Foods O Hawaii website to put in your order.
-You can order big party platters for pickup. Just give them a call well ahead of time to make your order.