If you are an Indian Cuisine fan, and you’re in Kona, head on over to Kamana Kitchen in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This is one of the coolest, coziest places ever. The authentic Indian food is incredible. The service is top-notch, and the ocean view is beautiful. Get this. The ocean is so close, you can see the waves crashing on the shore’s rocks. Dine on their outdoor patio and enjoy the view and magical sounds. It’s mesmerizing and the perfect touch to the restaurant’s interesting ambiance.
Indian food might not be something you associate with Hawaii but once you arrive you’ll see why both locals and visitors rave about Kamana Kitchen. Every item on the menu features the freshest ingredients grown right on the Island and seasoned with exclusive Indian spices. Their claim to fame is the chef will prepare your meal fresh and exactly how you like it. If this is the first time you’ve tried Indian food, you are in for a wonderful treat. Make sure you tell your waiter, and they will graciously explain the different flavorful ingredients you will be tasting.
The Royal Garden option is perfect for newbies, and for sharing because it is like a sampler of different dishes. For example, meat lovers will enjoy Meat Samosa, Pakora, Lab Curry, Dal Fry, Chicken Tikka Massala, Naan, Papad, and Achar. No worries for the vegetarians in your group. The Vegetarian Thali Royal Platter includes Veg Samosa, Pakora, Naan, Aloo Maar, Palak anger, Dal Fry, and Papad, Achar, Both Royal Platters include a beautifully fresh salad and decadent rice pudding. In addition, vegetarians will be delighted with the many meatless menu choices.
The Kadai Paneer is fabulous. It’s one of the house favorites and for good reason. It is an extraordinary entrée created with house-made whole milk cheese sautéed and cooked with bell pepper, and onion in tomato sauce with a warming blend of Indian herbs and spices.
Bread anyone? Yes, but it is called Naan and it is unbelievable. It’s leavened bread made right on site using specialty flours and then hand-kneaded with milk. Check the different flavors out:
Topped with garlic and cilantro
Stuffed with cheese
Stuffed with almonds and raisins
A side of Mango Chutney, a sweet and sour sauce made from raw mango is delicious with a piece of plain or cheese Naan. Order something you’ve never tasted before from the Appetizer Menu and fall in love with bright flavors exclusive the Indian cuisine. The following appetizers will get you started!
Two pieces of a delicious combination of peas, potatoes, herbs, and spices wrapped in a crisp pastry
Two pieces of a delicious combination of meat, peas, herbs, and spices wrapped in a crisp pastry
A mixture of shredded vegetables dipped in a specially seasoned batter and fried
Tender homemade cottage cheese filled with a delicious mixture of chicken, herbs, and spices immersed in a special batter and fried
Say Aloha to authentic Indian Cuisine right in Hawaii and enjoy a flavorful meal like no other.
-Reservations are recommended, and takeout is available if needed.
-There is both indoor and outdoor seating available.