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Hawaiian Food Truck Opens New Restaurant in Sunset Valley

Big Kahuna’s dishing out loco moco, poke, and tacos on Brodie Lane

Poke and loco moco from Big Kahuna
Poke and loco moco from Big Kahuna
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Hawaiian food truck Big Kahuna opened its first brick-and-mortar in Sunset Valley in mid-June. The new restaurant is found within the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center at 5207 Brodie Lane.

The Hawaiian-leaning menu features dishes like loco moco (rice, hamburger patty, fried egg, gravy), imu-style kālua pork and cabbage wrapped in banana leaves, poke, and a bunch of teriyaki meats, fish, tacos, and burgers.

Big Kahuna’s original food truck, found on 5000 Burnet Road, remains open. Television chef Andrew Zimmern visited the food truck during the Austin episode of his latest show The Zimmern List, which aired earlier this year.

Big Kahuna’s brick-and-mortar took over what had been a location of barbecue chain Dickey’s BBQ, which appeared to have closed sometime in June. Co-owners Mark (who is also the chef) and Lori Jakobsen opened the truck in San Marcos, and relocated to Austin.

Big Kahuna isn’t to be confused with Big Kahuna Donuts, which closed in May. Its hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

The Big Kahuna

1309 West 45th Street, , TX 78756 (512) 760-9638 Visit Website

The Big Kahuna [Sunset Valley]

5207 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley, Texas 78745 Visit Website