We had everything from calamari to shrimp Needless to say more.More, As we point out to people that have been to TJ's we smoke our meat on a smoker which has a very different flavor from ribs not smoked. first visit was all about the full rack BBQ ribs with sides, which we took to a nice nearby beach and devoured with gusto. Had a St Louis style rib plate from Ohana and sadly it came nowhere near TJ's. Ohana Bar & Grill This was an extremely great place to eat. Sadly, we were sorely disappointed. Seating is very limited at the food truck, but shady tables are not far away within the Coconut Marketplace at Ali'i Gardens. We had 11 people for a dinner there, we talked to the manager ahead of time and made sure they could accommodate 11 as reservations were not taken and he reassured us that they could. I had the garlic shrimp. Food was delicious (From the Pu’Pu menu - Edwmame with a dipping sauce and Kelua pork spring rolls) both were delicious. For a food truck operation in a hot climate, this is a real achievement. We didn't stay at the resort linked to this restaurant, but we ended up getting their food for take out a few times. It was not busy at all, I asked about draft beer and got told "its all on the menu"....We watched the staff, chatting to friends, telling someone else they have no draft beer, serving someone they knew after 15 minutes of no service, we left and went down the road to "lifes a Beach" the place was full but the service was spot on, food was great too. It was delicious and a huge portion. For a food truck operation in a hot climate, this is a real achievement. !More, This truck offers ribs and other fare. A stop for lunch whilst shopping near by at the Kihei market place (opposite Kalama Beach Park) staff were attentive. Cant wait to go back!!! a try. We rank these hotels, restaurants, and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location. the best. ) Also nearby are oceanfront parks. Voyage beyond the usual burgers and fries and treat yourself to Polynesian-inspired specialties grilled over our 18-foot oak fire pit. The staff was friendly and professional but a couple of...the dishes were cold and one person was served about 7 or 8 min after everyone else had their food. !More, After an absence of two years we were eagerly awaiting our return to TJ's BBQ in the Ali'i Gardens Marketplace. Richard, the proprietor, and his wife Heidi, are both very welcoming folks, and service was fast both times. Had to gnaw the meat off the bone. We rank these hotels, restaurants, and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location. If you like real Bbq ribs this is the spot (not par boiled with liquid smoke). Sauce tasted like it came out of a jar. Get quick answers from Ohana Bar & Grill staff and past visitors. The calamari cooked perfect and the dipping sauce was tasty. There is a real attention to taste, which is always our first priority, followed by a clear knowledge of pairing ingredients for complexity, and also creating an aesthetically pleasing look. Needless to say more. As I said my title this brisket is so good I drove 150 miles to get it!More, A food establishment reaches the "excellent" category for me when they've been good enough to get me back there for a second visit, and when the second time is as good as the first. I recently made enchiladas with the pulled pork, my family is still talking about how good they were. Richard, the proprietor, and his wife Heidi, are both very welcoming folks, and service was fast both times. the food and especially if you need to watch some sports during your stay. which add a nice crunch. Seating is very limited at the food truck, but shady tables are not far away within the Coconut Marketplace at Ali'i Gardens. On our second visit, we ordered a brisket sandwich, which came with slaw, and a pasta dish with mushrooms. The sunset was gorgeous. The ribs were not tender and lacked in flavour. They were not overly busy so we were sad. Had to gnaw the meat off the bone.More, Thank you Bill for your candor. Highly recommend! Their ribs fall off the bone, but are not over cooked, they are just right. Every item is great, real smoked flavor because Richard uses a smoker, not some liquid smoke crap. Beautiful food and great service. This is quite possibly one of the best finds in Hawaii, my father was a chef but this man’s brisket of beef is the best I’ve ever eaten. (TJ's have retired as of Nov 2019 and moved back to Washington State. They will be sorely missed as their ribs and cheese cake were...the best. ) At the front of the market we found Ohana Q another barbecue stand. 75-6129 Alii Dr Alii Gardens Marketplace, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2311. On our second visit, we ordered a brisket sandwich, which came with slaw, and a pasta dish with mushrooms. OMG! This was an extremely great place to eat. I recommend this dining spot with hesitation! Beautiful setting right on the waters edge. We should have gone there on the first placeMore, This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Come with an appetite and I guarantee you’ll leave with a smile! Sauce tasted like it came out of a jar. We ordered the barbecue pork ribs. If a baby was present, it would have cried.More. more, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Television, Huaka'i Luau Maui- Journey Through Polynesia. But was worthwhile wait. I have eaten there more than 10 times. While the nightly live music has always been a favorite, itʻs Chef Woody Hiroʻs work in the kitchen thatʻs suddenly making waves. Their ribs fall off the bone, but are not over cooked, they are just right. Raised on Molokai but trained on Oahu… I have had the brisket, the sausage pasta dish, the garlic BBQ shrimp, the baked beans, and the mac and cheese.