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.