The Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant

National Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

The Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant
3.7
3.5 Stars

10 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 6
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
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+63726071040

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Most Recent Reviews

Billy Ray B.
3.0 Stars
3

Over-priced drinks.

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Roy T.
2.0 Stars

We arrived in San Juan at around 9am after a long 6-hour drive from Manila. Of course we were starving and food was our first official business right after checking in our hotel. Apparently, good restos in San Juan open a bit late, around 10-11am. Even the one outside Flotsam and Getsam was closed that time. So we had no choice but to go yo Kahuna.

I have nothing against the place. It's an open area overlooking the Urbiztondo beach with the waves and all the surfers. Really good view when you eat your breakfast. Plus point for that! 128077🏻

What put us down were the service, the food, and the prices. I don't think these three were just not worth my visit.128529128529

I ordered their American Breakfast which cost 300bucks. Hmmmmm. Too expensive when what's in the meal was just two pieces of eggs, cooked according to how I like it - i chose sunny side up, fries sliced to look like potato cubes, three thin bacon strips, two slices of wheat bread with strawberry jam, and your choice of coffee, iced tea, or hot tea. Well the food tasted good, the usual stuff. I specifically liked the potato cubes, they were tasty. The bacon tasted bacon. Who says no to bacon? They were fried to the crisp I like. The sunny side up egg was sunny side up egg. The bread was Gardenia bread (i think) with the jam. The iced tea tasted okay. There was something weird about it. I think it's peach flavored.

All those for 300 bucks is too much for me. What did I pay for? The food came really late considering how easy it was to prepare them? The service was slow as well. We had to call them again and again to have our glasses refilled with bottomless (not iced tea) water. 128514

If I were you, I think I'd skip their food, given the choice. I can give their hotel a chance though. It's location is good, as I mentioned it's right in front of the beach where surfing waves appear more, and activities like competitions happen in that area.

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Isha S.
3.0 Stars

My friends and I planned a 2 day one night trip to La Union this past Thursday and Friday. When we got there, it was about 8 AM or so and we were hungryyyy. We immediately looked for a breakfast place and this was how we stumbled upon this restaurant, which is actually part of a resort.

The restaurant interiors are pretty and exude that beach-y modern charm. The place also offers a good view of the beach with the sand and rolling waves.

We were seated and had a look at their breakfast menu and this was where it started going a bit downhill. They offered Filipino breakfasts (longganisa, tapa, bangus, etc. which came with 2 eggs cooked how you want them and garlic/plain rice), English and American breakfasts. The meals also came with your choice of ice tea, lemonade or coffee. The prices ranged from 250-300 pesos, which were too pricey for me! I believe this feeling was justified as our dishes started coming out of the kitchen. Small servings and nothing extraordinary about the presentation and taste. You couldn't even have your two eggs cooked differently! 128556 Maybe they charge so much because of the view?

I don't know much about the resort but I think breakfast is complimentary. If you're not staying at the resort though, it would be a good idea to try and find somewhere else to eat as this isn't worth it.

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Janine S.
5.0 Stars

The food here is a bit more expensive compared to other local restaurants but I think you're really paying for the view (see photo). Why am I even complaining? We got free breakfast because we stayed in this resort 128514 but in case you're not and want to dine here, basic breakfast meals cost around 300php and you can choose from Filipino, English or American style 9786

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

Good view, nice ambience , friendly staff, good food, slow service but forgivable .... Affordable prices

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Vyanka V.
4.0 Stars

Although they don't specialize in serving Ilocano food, they still offer a delicious menu of Filipino breakfast, pastas, burgers, and of course drinks (both alcoholic and non). I tried their burger and I think it was worth my Php 300+. Servings were big and my tummy was filled halfway through the burger.

Over all, place has a good laid back ambience and delicious food.

PS: Who wouldn't wanna eat a burger with the view of the lovely sea and people just surfing and playing the ukelele?

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Miko A.
4.0 Stars

Great view.. Good food.. Affordable pricing.

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Luisa E.
4.0 Stars

Been having lunch and dinner at Kahuna during my stay at La union for my company's surfing competition 127940 woohoo work perks best bosses ever! 127860

I've had pinakbet, winning dish! Makes eating veggies a delight!

Alfredo fettuccine pasta al dente and creamy sauce w/ 2 garlic bread slices. Generous serving typical and satisfying. 128523

Quesadillas, the most influential dish I ordered my 2 boss dudes copied hihi. 128588

Beef steak Tagalog, beef was hard to slice.

Pork & chicken adobo, typical and satisfying good Filipino stuff 128020

Chicken stir fry, pretty good tender and tasty made eating veggies fun too 127812127807

Mango banana shake, fresh fruits blended in front of you plus they were generous with my shake but it sacrificed good presentation 127819127820 no mango slice like my boss' drink haha 128523

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Mavic G.
4.0 Stars

Vegetarian Omelet and Thai Spicy Curry were both tasty. If you're not a fan of spicy food I will not recommend it. It's too spicy even after asking them to put less spice into it. The omelet came with toasted bread and hashbrowns. Too pricey for a meal.

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Abbygale S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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