Big Kahuna will Make Waves this Fall

October 19,2012

Tom Nahas, a founding member of the team that introduced Atlanta to the successful Twisted Taco brand, and his business partner Rahim Kaba are excited to introduce their new concept Big Kahuna to Atlanta’s bustling Downtown dining scene. Set to open in the SunTrust Plaza this fall, Big Kahuna reflects the lifestyle of the sun, sand and surf, featuring all-natural, top-quality burgers, creative salads, Cali-Mex tacos, Baja fajitas and fresh seafood.

“We are excited to present our new West Coast concept in Atlanta’s Downtown district,” said Nahas, founder and co-owner of Big Kahuna. “Big Kahuna was conceptualized for our patrons to feel like they’re sitting in a friend’s beach house, even though our space is in a world-class office tower in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.”

Sure to become a dining destination for Downtown business professionals, visitors and dwellers alike, Big Kahuna draws inspiration from California’s beach culture with a menu focused on fresh ingredients and eclectic flavors. The culinary experience begins with the “First Wave” appetizers and dips, including Big Kahuna creations like the “Humamole,” fresh guacamole combined with Sel’s signature hummus.

Diners looking for a juicy burger can select from a wide array of distinctive offerings including the “Mediterranean” with mixed greens, feta, fresh tomato, red onion, roasted red pepper and Greek yogurt cucumber sauce, or the signature “Big Kahuna” with American cheese, fresh tomato, lettuce, sweet onion, yellow mustard, Heinz ketchup, homemade Kahuna sauce and “mom’s pickles.”

Made-to-order tacos and sizzling fajitas infuse Cali-Mex flavor into the menu with a variety of authentic ingredients and unique flavor like the “Acapulco” with habanera pineapple cabbage slaw and roasted chipotle mayo. In addition, “Steamer & Surf Platters” – served grilled, steamed or fried – feature a variety of fresh seafood options, crispy homemade hush puppies and a choice of drawn butter, cilantro lime tartar sauce or classic cocktail sauce. Guests can select from the freshest seafood including jumbo snow crab legs, jumbo steamed shrimp, crab, shrimp burger, fresh cod and the fresh fish of the day.

A welcome addition to Downtown Atlanta’s happy hour and late night scene, Big Kahuna offers a variety of tropical cocktails making it the perfect place to end the workday or grab a drink before or after an exciting Downtown event.

Inspired by the ocean along with the light and colors of seaside landscapes, Big Kahuna’s design was completed by iNvision Design Group, who had the vision to create a beach oasis in the heart of Downtown Atlanta. The vibrant space features raw materials like river stone and reclaimed wood juxtaposed with polished concrete and movable glass walls, striking a balance between classic surf elements and contemporary design in soothing colors. A 12-foot Silver Surfer statue suspended from the ceiling serves as the focal point of the dining room while glowing glass pendants create the sense of moving water, completing the relaxed Big Kahuna vibe.