Santa Cruz: Aloha Island Grille

Our day spent in Santa Cruz started with a quick lunch at Aloha Island Grille. The surrounding area reminded us of our hometown St. Petersburg, FL and the beaches with the surf shops and small boutiques. We love our Hawaiian food and were instantly attracted to try this place out. The Poke was not as fresh, however, the Kalbi Platter was good. Keanu’s is still our number one spot in Hawaiian restaurants!

Aloha Island Grille

1700 Portola Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

We also stopped at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, our first time here. We had to snag some funnel cake and ride the sky lift.

Keanu’s Island Kine Food

Alright everyone here goes the first post!

What better way to start off our new blog with a place very special to us. Keanu’s is a small family owned restaurant which has the most “aloha spirit” we’ve encountered outside of Hawaii and they’ve treated us like family every time we step foot inside. They’ve become well known around the small town of Vacaville for the best Hawaiian food. A well deserved honor in our opinion. Let’s get on to the food.

Half of the menu

The dishes are home-style with a legendary hawaiian taste. They have food that is readily available quick order style or prepared in the back. Majority of the plates are served with mac salad and two scoops of rice. Other variety of sides include salmon lomi lomi, baked beans, and poi.

Some note worthy mentions are the chicken katsu plate (Charmy’s favorite), garlic shrimp plate (Roger’s favorite) and the chili.

Chicken Katsu Plate

Garlic Shrimp Plate

Island Kine Chili

500 Elmira Rd
Ste E-1
Vacaville, CA 95687