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Big Kahuna

23 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Tex-Mex, Mexican / Southwestern
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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
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Phone number
(404) 343-0409
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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 Call our catering department at (404) 343-0409 or email
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Cross street
Peachtree Center Avenue
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Parking details
We validate parking in the SunTrust Plaza garage for up to 5 hours.
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Public transit
MARTA Peachtree Center Station
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 23 People Are Saying
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Hike (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was just fine. That's about all I can really rate it. The place was a very casual, hard top table atmosphere. I thought it was a little overprice for the quality. Not bad, but certainly not what I'd consider a good dinner spot on a date night. The Pacific Bar ambiance they advertise is pretty lacking, and the place feels more like a fast casual spot, but with higher prices.
For example, I got a steak burrito which came wrapped in aluminum foils (like a Chipotle or Moe's), but it was priced quite a bit higher than those places. I did enjoy having Longboard Beer on draft. Overall, it was just fine. Not good, not bad, just okay.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food, BIG portions....will definitely come here again.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was ok, but not great. Short handed on help for the group meant service was compromised. I like the menu and its variety. The draft selection was limited, but decent pics on it.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was great, easy to get a table. The music was just a bit loud and kind of inappropriate for a restaurant (a lot of hip hop). Overall, I would still go back!! 👍🏼

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Great variety of food and reasonably priced. Service was awesome.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

Convenient to hotel. Good variety of food. The food we purchased was very good with very generous portions.

vipHungryinatl (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on January 10, 2014

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!

ATLdiner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

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.

prettygirlwoo (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2013

My experience at Big Kahuna was great! The food was great and the service was great! I will be visiting again when I'm in Atlanta.

RobertH (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2013

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.

Yummy (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2013

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.

pattypatty75 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 8, 2013

Its a cool place to go watch is just your average bar food...not a big deal...prices are ok for the food u get..staff was eating at the table next to ours while on break..

Spooky (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2013

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.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2013

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.