Kahuna Grill Closes, Makes Way for Mesa Burger
By edhat staff
Goleta's burger station in the Camino Real Marketplace, Kahuna Grill, has closed after 17 years in business in the popular shopping center.
With the same owners as the Natural Cafe, Kahuna Grill offered unique burger combinations, onion rings, and craft beer selection. The announcement came on Monday, February 25, as the location abruptly closed.
"It’s been a pleasure serving this community and we want to thank everyone for their kindness and support over the years. Mahalo!" said Jean Young of the Natural Cafe in an email to edhat.
Young also stated the Kahuna assets have been sold to another local burger spot. Mesa Burger, the Meigs Road restaurant owned by celebrity chef and local Cat Cora, will remodel the Camino Real Marketplace location next month and should be open in late March or early April.
"This sale allows us to focus on operating the seven existing Natural Cafes. Now we are in the process of looking into new locations in Ventura, Oxnard, and Camarillo. We are looking forward to many more prosperous years!" said Young.