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Big Kahuna, Atlanta, GA

Big Kahuna

3.5
3.5
87 Reviews
$30 and under
American

We can accommodate large parties, just give us a call: (404) 644-0909

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.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Tex-Mex, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (470) 821-7716

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    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 rkaba@bigkahunaatl.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 3 tiered menu option to fit your budget for a 2 hour buffet. Parties of 10 to 250 people are held inside our pacific coast inspired restaurant. For larger parties, we can accommodate up to 500 people in our separate garden atrium room over looking the downtown sky line. See more at http://bigkahunaatl.com/private-parties/

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Peachtree Center Avenue

  • Parking details

    We validate parking in the SunTrust Plaza garage for up to 5 hours.

  • Public transit

    MARTA Peachtree Center Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 87 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Kid Friendly

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Great for Lunch

  • Atlanta

    Kid Friendly

  • Atlanta

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Service was non-existent. Had to ask to put in an order and didn’t even get water re-filled. Two servers with very few customers. The servers talked to each other and ate - and did the absolute minimum for people dining. Should make this a fast food joint and just place orders with a cashier.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Conveniently located within walking distance to our hotel, Marriott Marquis. The food was good - surf n turf. The lemon pepper wings were delicious, very good. The chips n salsa should’ve been complimentary. We were disappointed that every other item we ordered was ‘out of stock’. The waitress should’ve opened with that. The mixed drinks weren’t very good. I had the blended margaritas and that was good.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was normal

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service

  5. JN

    JoeyN

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I would say it was quite good. I was hoping for the "famous" turkey burger but they were unavailable that night but what I had was tasty. The people were friendly. I hope to eat there again.

  6. OB

    OBXTourist

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    The service was great. The menu was limited and there wasn’t a kids menu. The cocktails were great though.

  7. KM

    KevinM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I would not return. Server could care less about checking on us after we were hurried thru our order. Food was nothing to look forward to.

  8. VP

    ValerieP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    It wasn’t awful but just not something we loved. It was a little cold in the restaurant which was tough to deal with. Food came out warm, not hot.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Valentine’s

  10. l

    lola89

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    The server did not get my order correct, and forgot to bring one of our beverages. Service was very slow, and food was cold. Will not return.

  11. TT

    TimT

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food and atmosphere was good. We enjoyed pur meal. When we were presented with the bill, it had an automatic 15 percent"covid surcharge". It was explained to me the it insurred that the wait staff would get tipped. To bad because I give 20-25 percent.

  12. M

    chrisM

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Everything was good except the dish my wife and daughter got. They asked the server if it was spicy/hot and he said not that much, but it was almost too spicy for them to eat, otherwise everything else was good.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Man we had a blast!!! Service and food were top notch!!!! Will definitely be going back!!!

  14. KK

    KelleyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, service and value! Near our hotel and easy to find.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Odd atmosphere since we went the night of the braves celebration. Very empty and dead but food was hot and good. Portions were big and drinks were good

  16. MS

    MichelleS

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Not the best food, prices are inflated, staff were friendly but added to the tip I gave them. I won't be back for that reason along with overpriced items that were low quality.

  17. MW

    MarciaW

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellant. Laid back atmosphere great after hectic work day!

  18. W

    Woodfinder11

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent! We could eat the peel and eat shrimp everyday…

  19. SS

    ScottS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Showed up for our reservation and were told they decided to close early. No warning. Had to scramble to find another restaurant.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant stayed open after hours to accommodate my party of 15 for my sons 21st birthday. Food was great, we had the whole place to ourselves. The bartender- I cant think of her name… was the absolute best!!!

  21. KC

    KarenC

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were a huge table in a Friday night and found the place empty. I’m guessing it’s location, because the food was excellent, the drinks were great and the service was wonderful.

  22. AP

    AyannaP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The calamari was amazing!!! Had to take an order to go!

  23. RF

    RobF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. The tacos are amazing, but the seafood is next level. Great cocktails. Had the perfect night.

  24. SQ

    ShannonQ

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation for 11am when the open, the doors were still locked at 11:30. There was a guy inside slowly moving chairs off the table, but never came to the door to ask if we needed anything. Ended up going next door that opened early.

  25. J

    Jason

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service! The tacos are amazing! Will return!

  26. BD

    BillD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Food was real..best rench fries ever..service was way slow..our server rarely checked on us..another girl that clears tables came and checked on us..beer and marguerite's were great..we'd go back

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food was nasty , poor service

  28. JM

    JayM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Arrived right before opening for a 12PM reservation. Staff inside who could see us. Finally, at 12:02PM, the waitress cracked the door and said, "We aren't going to open for another 45 minutes or so. I guess it was really busy last night, and they didn't prep for today." I said, "We have a noon reservation." To this, she replied, "Yea, I don't know what to tell you about that." From there, she stared at us until we threw our hands up and walked away. I have never had a more unprofessional encounter in my life! I would never recommend this establishment to anyone.

  29. L

    Loro

    Birmingham

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    This is a casual Mexican restaurant with an odd Hawaiian theme. The food is good, but it's not unusual. The chef was willing to adapt our orders to our diet at no extra charge. There is a wide range of standard Mexican dishes. Service was very good - friendly and attentive without being overly attentive. We were able to order and eat within an hour which was important for our schedule. This is a restaurant I would go to if it were convenient, and I would enjoy it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Choose this place because the burgers were told to be great ! It was but very loud with customers and the tv volume was very loud.

  31. SM

    SheilaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food and service. Would definitely recommend for a fun night out and we also had small children and they loved it as well. Margaritas were fantastic.

  32. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our group was very satisfied with the service we received. We had a group of 16 and everyone enjoyed their food selections. There were no long waits for seating or service. They also validate parking!

  33. TL

    TracyL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I had a reservation for 6 weeks for a birthday celebration with a group of 16 people. On the day of the big event when everyone arrived they were closed due to the holiday. Nobody from Big Kahuna staff bothered to call and let me know. Their website even showed that they were open. If you have a reservation double check before arriving!

  34. A

    Atlanta

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They have C rating with a 70 score. Didnt eat there due to this

  35. DC

    DianaC

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was good. The service was good. We went in for an early dinner and there was only one other table seated so it was very quick.

  36. L

    Luvfoodandwine

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Visited for lunch based on hotel concierge recommendation. Very casual atmosphere with very good food. Staffing was light but waitress did a great job handling all the tables. She was very personable and attentive to our needs/. If you are look for good tacos or salads, would suggest stopping by.

  37. z

    zakiyyahm

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was blown away by not only the service but the quality of the food. We had a big group an only one waitress who handled everything professionally and smooth. The food is unbelievable delicious and reasonable. Everyone said that they were going back. I

  38. D

    David

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was excellent, food was very good - I had the mushroom burger, which was very good. I thought the price for burger, fries and soda was a little on the high side, but it's downtown Atlanta, so probably reasonable, considering the area. Nice casual place. Diverse menu. I'll go again...

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Fajitas while tasty were not tender

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful experience. Staff was willing to work with the party and offered excellent service. The food was amazing and offered many different options for the various eating orientations present. Will definitely dine again!

FAQs

Big Kahuna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Big Kahuna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (470) 821-7716.

Big Kahuna is rated 3.5 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Big Kahuna

303 Peachtree St Ne Atlanta, GA 30308

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Peachtree Center Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Tex-Mex, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We validate parking in the SunTrust Plaza garage for up to 5 hours.

  • Public transit

    MARTA Peachtree Center Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (470) 821-7716

  • Catering

    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 rkaba@bigkahunaatl.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 3 tiered menu option to fit your budget for a 2 hour buffet. Parties of 10 to 250 people are held inside our pacific coast inspired restaurant. For larger parties, we can accommodate up to 500 people in our separate garden atrium room over looking the downtown sky line. See more at http://bigkahunaatl.com/private-parties/

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