Hawaii BBQ Deli

Hawaii BBQ Deli: Tasty BBQ With A Hawaiian Twist
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Hawaii BBQ Deli in the Kona Coast Shopping Center on Palani Rd is a local hotspot and cornerstone in the Kailua-Kona community. A favorite eatery of visitors and locals because there’s something for everyone on the unique menu offering delicious Chinese fare with a Hawaiian twist.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

If you’re hungry for something tasty and filling on the go, check out Hawaii BBQ Deli in the Kona Coast Shopping Center on Palani Rd. This local hotspot is a cornerstone in the Kailua-Kona community and is a favorite of visitors and locals alike. There’s something for everyone on the unique menu offering Chinese fare with a Hawaiian twist. Plus, their friendly staff and excellent service add to the outstanding experience. Hawaii BBQ Deli has a casual, no-frills atmosphere so if you are looking for a fine dining establishment, wait to visit here later. But by all means, make sure you visit before leaving Hawaii! 

Customers eat here time and time again for the delicious food, which the owners call a modern interpretation of classic dishes created with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. We love that about Hawaii. Everything is fresh, from the fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices to the meats and fish. Everything is fabulous and fresh! The bottom line is this place serves up the best breakfast and lunch at the best value in the area! 

The reviews are in. “Best food around!” We’ve been here six times and haven’t been disappointed yet!” It’s not fancy, but it’s not supposed to be!” “I will go back the next time I’m in Kailua Kona!” “Everything has been fantastic! I would recommend this place to everyone!” 

As mentioned above the chefs at Hawaii BBQ Deli take traditional fare and switch it up with a modern interpretation. For example, The Build Your Own Local Fried Rice, Chow Mein or Chow Fun allows you to create and customize your very own meal. Select from chicken, beef, charsiu, vegetables, shrimp, and house. You will get plenty and it will be cooked perfectly! Get the crispy noodle plate with gaugee, crispy chicken, or seafood. Both selections are out of this world, good! Other popular dishes include garlic shrimp, roast pork, shrimp burger, and mixed barbecue plate. After all, they are called Hawaii BBQ Deli!

Featured Menu Items

  • Spam Musubi
  • Shrimp Chow Mein
  • Bento Plate
  • BBQ Mixed Plate
  • Cheeseburger
  • Crispy Chicken with Fried Noodles


  • Crispy Gau Gee
  • Crab Cheese Wrap
  • Deep-Fried Spring Roll
  • Crispy Chicken Wings
  • Pot Stickers
  • Pu Pu Platter: Feed a crowd! This is a tantalizing treat featuring teriyaki beef, chicken, fried shrimp, chicken katsu, and crispy wonton that is available in small, medium, and large sizes.

Soup and Noodles

  • Wonton soup
  • Hot & Sour Soup
  • Egg Flour Soup
  • Char Siu Veg Saimin
  • Spam Saimin
  • Seafood Tofu Soup
  • Won Ton Mein
  • BBQ Beef Saimin with Egg

Chow Mein

  • Beef Broccoli Chow Mein
  • Chicken Chow Mein
  • Shrimp Chow Mein Char Siu Chow Mein
  • Chow Fun
  • Beef Chow Fun
  • Seafood Chow Fun
  • Chicken Chow Fun
  • House Chow Fun
  • Singapore Curry Rice Noodles

Side Orders

  • B.L.T.
  • Pancakes
  • French Fries
  • French Toast
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Ham & Egg Sandwich
  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Twister Fries
  • Garlic Cheese Fries
  • Ham & Egg Sandwich
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Gravy Cheese Fries

The amazing menu goes on and on! It’s fun to read, but even better to eat! They also have special mixed plates featuring combinations like the seafood combo with Mahi, Mahi, fried shrimp, and calamari or the New York steak combo with fried shrimp, fried Mahi Mahi, and calamari. The extensive menu can be viewed online. Check it out on the website and get ordering, and eating today! Ono and Aloha!

Insider Tips:
-It’s easy and quick to order Hawaii BBQ Deli Simply text 8089902316 with your name and address or use the online system found on their website.
-Mini plates are available at lunch for $2.00 off and include white rice, macaroni salad brown rice, or green salad.