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About Big Kahuna
Big Kahuna combines the the surf and south by offering a creative menu featuring fresh ingredients and eclectic flavors. This California Mexican restaurant in Atlanta overlooks the downtown skyline with amazing crafted tacos, juicy burgers, tasty burritos and refreshing cocktails like margaritas, moscow mules, numerous draft beers and an 80 inch to watch all your favorite games.
Our coastal setting allows the customer to be comfortable in Atlanta while envisioning the crashing waves of the Pacific Coast. Big Kahuna brings Southern California surf inspired Baja-mex and classic American food prepared with a coastal flair.
Big Kahuna is the perfect location for business luncheons and dinners, convention events, students and large parties. Contact us to set up a great meeting or event for your group.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Californian, Tex-Mex, Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Peachtree Center Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Serve a taste of California at your next office luncheon, meeting, or party with catering by Big Kahuna! For full catering options, see our menu and details at http://bigkahunaatl.com/catering/ Call our catering department at (404) 343-0409 or email email@example.com
We validate parking in the SunTrust Plaza garage for up to 5 hours.
MARTA Peachtree Center Station
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Big Kahuna Ratings and Reviews
Although we had a confirmed reservation, Big Kahuna refused to seat us because they said they don’t accept Open Table reservations made on the same day. They did not apologize, and objected when we stood in the entry trying to figure out where we should go. Don’t go there, or at least don’t count on a confirmed reservation there.
We were in town for a busy market when we know that most restaurants downtown require a reservation. We had an 8:45 reservation and got there about 10 minutes late due to poor directions. When we arrived, the place was empty and we were told that the kitchen was closed! It was a Friday!!!
The only good news is that the manager referred us to Gibneys in the neighborhood where we had amazing burgers and wonderful service!
We booked Big Kahuna for dinner before the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve. We had a group of 10 that included kids 9-14 years of age. Even though there was no kids menu, the selection of tacos, burgers and appetizers gave the kids plenty to choose from (and they even accommodated a picky eater by making a cheese quesadilla!) . The tacos blended traditional taco fillings with unexpected creating a refreshing taste. Great beer selection, too. The service was excellent! We had planned to walk from the restaurant to the Georgia Dome (about 20 minutes by foot in 40 degree temps) but to our surprise the restaurant was offering a free shuttle to the stadium! BONUS!! We will definitely visit again.
We were in Atlanta for a seminar and stayed through the weekend. It happened to be the same weekend as the SEC Championship game. We found this unique restaurant nearby. It was supposed to be closed all day for a private party but the manager graciously left it open. There was nobody sitting inside as the weather was gorgeous outside. It took a while to get our menus and drinks but we were not in any hurry. The staff was very friendly. The food was delicious and the manager made us his unique drink. We just had a fabulous time and will visit again.
Overall we had a nice lunch at Big Kahuna. Good menu and the wait staff essentially kept our beverages full until... One note...if you decide you want the "grilled" cod fish tacos, they apparently don't exist...despite what the menu says. That is what I ordered but was brought fried fish tacos. When I inquired about it, our waitress said they don't have that and that all their fish was lightly battered...huh? Anyway, I said I did not want fried food and asked for her to change it our for the grilled chicken. After sent the fried fish back, we all felt our service started to wane...
In the end the food was good but service very average...won't go back as it is out of the way and I don't consider it to have been an exceptional experience.
Had a wonderful experience at Big Kahuna. Great menu with delicious food and very reasonably priced drinks. Kudos to the wait staff. Very attentive and friendly and even made an item for us that wasn't on the lunch menu. My only complaint would be the "please seat yourself" - had to wait a bit both times we were there for a waitress to notice we had sat down. Would be better if they showed you to a table.
Looking for a great eat in Midtown (financial district) that's not outrageously priced??? Big Kahuna is on the street level of the Garden Suites at the Suntrust building (Peachtree Center). Fresh tacos with a wonderful California style. The Hummamole is a must try! It's hummus and guac (big surprise) and it's amazing. It's great for a business lunch or a casual lunch with friends. Can't wait to go back.
My kids and I went to meet my husband for lunch (who works downtown). The restaurant filled up at noon with local business people. However, they did not cater to children at all. There was no milk or children's menu that was available so my kids ended up splitting an adult entrée. The food was good and serviceable but nothing stood out about the meal.
This is the place for you if you like to wait. It took 40 minutes to get our appetizer, then another 25 to get our meal. They only had two waiters & one bartender working on a Saturday evening - our reservations were for five - & the place was only half full at best. Our waiter seemed friendly, but I think he forget to put our food order in because other tables were being served before us. The food was pretty good, just the service & wait stunk. The drinks were good, but as with everything else, took a long time to be served. They turned away several groups of people who did not have reservations and the waitress was pretty rude to those people. In all, I was shocked. This must be a popular lunch place because it was not for dinner.
I went with my boyfriend, and we sat outside. The patio is really nice, and the food was good! We waited a while for our food and we were not checked on regularly (but I think the waitress was new)--I didn't mind so much because the evening was so nice and the other staff were accommodating!
I work close by and we all received coupons once Big Kahuna opened. I have gone twice for lunch, and it was busy and the food was good. On July 11, 2013, I went there with 2 co-workers to celebrate a birthday. My burger, although I didn't request it, was medium well. Unfortunately, the service was not good. Whenever we asked the waitress for something, she never said, "ok, coming right up", or "sure thing", she just looked at us, then walked away. At one point, she was suppose to bring us more tortillas for our cheese dip. The cheese dip got cold and stiff. She started talking to someone at the bar. We waited, and finally had to ask her again. My friend's food was wrong, and it was like pulling teeth to correct it. I won't be back.
So, let me preface this with.... we went here on the night of the Final Four championship game, which was approx. 1 mile away. To say the atmosphere was crazy busy, was completely an understatement. The servers tried really hard to keep up, but the place was packed. This is a small restaurant, downtown, with a smaller menu of bar-like food. The seafood nachos were pretty good, and the burgers had amazing flavor. The place was packed, so the noise level was very, very loud - so much so, that everyone was yelling (and again not helping the noise). I can imagine that this would be a chill place to grab bar food, have a beer and watch sports on any other given day.
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