Taken over by their brother Keone Palama and now partnered with Jo Grace; the name Kanaloa's will live on through Kauai Food Truck as the name is synonymous with quality local seafood, shrimp, fish tacos and shave ice along with many local favorites which are made upon request.
Keith and I planned to spend the day snorkeling, so we wanted to fuel up with a decent breakfast. I had noticed the Kauai Food Truck parked in Old Koloa Town when we first arrived in Kauai, and mentioned how we should try and come back sometime to check it out. Since breakfast options at our hotel were a little more expensive than anticipated, we took our chances to drive out to the truck. We arrived just as another couple did, but the chef had not yet. So we had to wait a bit in order for her to get set up - even though the sign said open at 7am, I forgot we were on "Island time". I took my time overlooking all the menu items, as the other couple asked if only breakfast was available or if they could order lunch. The response was they could try to do the lunch, depending on what they had available right now on the truck. Being that it was a little after 8am, I still wanted a traditional breakfast and a few items looked decent. I chose the Sunrise Platter, which comes with your choice of eggs and meat with a side of white rice and fruit cocktail for $7. This took the longest for them to make, but we did not mind waiting at the little plastic chairs and tables they have set up on the lawn with umbrellas for shade. Keith chose the Breakfast Sandwich, and loved the Portuguese sausage in it for only $5. The size was pretty large and perfect for him. We also shared a strawberry-guava juice for $1. Overall, the food was average but prepared fresh to order and the service was super friendly and down-to-earth with total "Island style" flare.
They were super excited to hear how we found the truck, plugged their Facebook page, and invited us back for lunch. Although we never did return to eat while we were there, we did pass by the next day during lunch hours and saw they were even more crowded. Another good sign for the Kauai Food Truck.
Total Rating: 3.875
Food: 3.5, Price: 5, Service: 3, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5
What I ate:
scrambled eggs, SPAM, white rice, with fruit cocktail
Plus Keith ate:
egg, Portuguese sausage, lettuce, tomato, on a large potato bun