Portland >Food & Dining > Big Kahuna's Barbeque
8221 N Lombard St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720345.589352 -122.751189
Neighborhoods: North Portland Neighborhood Services, St. Johns
They catered my outdoor wedding BBQ. So so happy! My guest loved their food and I loved their great, personal service. They were a huge part of making my day fun and memeralable! Love them and their food!
FANTASTIC food, good people – My husband and I had Big Kahuna cater our Hawaiian Style Wedding Reception last week. The food was just fantastic. My guests were constantly saying how great the food was, some even went back for a third helping. Gary the owner makes all of his own BBQ sauces and they make the food even better. The service was great too, at the end of the evening we had a ton of leftovers and he went and bought tin foil and ziplocks to put them in just to be nice....Big Kahuna is OUTSTANDING!
Outstanding Island Grub for a Great Price – FYI...can now be found at 7123 N Lomard St.
Just visited for the first time and were very pleasantly surprised by great service and even better food.
You get plenty for your buck here.
Look forward to our next visit.
Big Kahuna's BBQ has moved just down the street! – Big Kahuna's has moved to 7123 N. Lombard Portland, Oregon
there food is really good there now smoking with wood and charcoal and there specials are the bomb!
Even the food network guy was there! very cool!
will be back soon! Thanks!
Tried their BBQ chicken sandwich at the Spring Beer Fest, was not impressed – The food court at the Spring Beer Fest this past weekend was small. Only about 5 vendors. I finally settled on Big Kahuna, even though I'm not a huge BBQ fan. I recall two outsiders coming up to me and saying how great the food is. One particular guy said he was a BBQ judge and Big Kahuna was the best thing ever. So I settled on the chicken sandwich. To say I was unimpressed is a big understatement. First, it was very small. I got a small chicken breast on a small bun, no lettuce, pickles, nothing. There was a fair chunk of fat on it too. I expected that to be trimmed off. I was also expecting to find it well barbecued, but no such luck, it looked like they just threw it on the grille for a few minutes. I could have done a better job. It wasn't hot, just luke warm. First impression is everything. Not much flavor, didn't give me the impression of BBQ, and the portion was not worth it. I can say with no doubt in my mind, I will never go back.
Best Hwaiian BBQ! – I read the reviews and not sure what there talking about Big Kahuna's BBQ has great food! there pulled pork is the best around, and there portions are huge I can never eat it all! I to was at the beer and wine fest and the food was hot! maybe that person was drunk, I will be at the beer fest this year and belive me, I will be eating at Big Kahuna's BBQ! Just can't see why any one would say bad things about this place! the place is clean, there food is great! there service is fast! Oh well! there lost! I say, give a look for your self and you will see! just know this place is busy! if you have to, call your order ahead of time. Trust me I have been to many BBQ places and it somtimes takes for ever! Big Kahuna's is great food served fast.. Just my two cents
Pulled Pork Sandwich is Fantastic! – We had our company lunch for 60 people catered by Big Kahuna, I am so glad that I found them on the internet! They were here right on time, set up and serving in no time. Food was hot, and our people got through the serving line quickly. We had pulled pork, beef, and sausage. Good sized portions, no one left hungry. I have been looking for good pulled pork for a long time, and I have found it! Tender and moist. And the BBQ sauce, spicy or mild, is served on the side, the spicy is very good, and has a good 'kick' to it. The potato salad was also very good. Everything was delicious, and I am anxious to take my family to their restaurant. I am hoping they will get their second location down in this area! Great Job, Big Kahuna!
Perhaps I should've come at lunchtime and ordered something else... – So, I've been eating a lot of teriyaki things lately, and I thought I'd give this place a try. I had teriyaki chicken with tropical fruit and some vegetables (the latter comes with cheese, but I was allowed to order them without, no problem). For some reason I had expected larger portions; it turned out to be a relatively poor value for $6.75. The sides especially seemed small, and were good enough but nothing fantastic (particularly the fruit, which came straight from a can).
More positively, they have a nice website, which offers great coupons--I ended up paying $5.25 for my meal, which seemed about right. The food was decent overall, and I'm sure my experience would've been different had I arrived earlier and ordered something hot off the bbq. The bathroom, also, is top notch, always a plus in my book.
Great Hawaiian BBQ! – Me and my girlfriend went into Big Kahuna's today to get some lunch, she had the Pork ribs with mango cole slaw and mild bbq sauce and I had the pulled pork sandwich with the cole slaw as well, let me tell you the pulled pork is the bomb with the spicy bbq sauce and my friend said she loved the ribs, it was tender and great flavor. the place was full we were luck to get a table. the sevice was great! and I understand the Hawaiian lady that works there teaches hula class after the restaurant closes. how fun! anyway, we will be back soon to try more things off the menu.
Best BBQ ribs and pulled pork! – we had the plate lunch it came with your choice of sides and I got the pork ribs and pulled pork and I have to say the rib's were the best I have ever had, the pulled pork so tender and most you need to check this place out. we will be back for sure.
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