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Poke To Your Taste 790 Leilani St, Hilo
Poke To Your Taste
Seafood Markets • $

Poke To Your Taste

790 Leilani St, Hilo, HI 96720

I googled a poke place for my boyfriend and I to grab some Poke on our way out of town from Hilo and stumbled upon Poke To Your Taste. 10/10 recommend going!!...

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Kawamoto Store 784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Kawamoto Store
Japanese • $

Kawamoto Store

784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Great local okazuya style lunch kitchen, if you're local at heart you can't go wrong, go early, close 12 noon, my favorites cone sushi, nori chicken,...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.7
Pho 99 18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Pho 99
Vietnamese

Pho 99

18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

Stopped by for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We were one of the two parties dining, but by the time we were done the place was packed. Good reason, too. This...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.8
Big Island Top Dogs 811 Laukapu St #6, Hilo
Big Island Top Dogs
Burgers • $

Big Island Top Dogs

811 Laukapu St #6, Hilo, HI 96720

So impressed. We've lived in Hilo for about 3 years, and this will now be on our short list of top places we crave. I had the chili dog and it was...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.7
Panchos Tacos Truck 15-2942 Pahoa Village Rd, Pāhoa
Panchos Tacos Truck
Mexican

Panchos Tacos Truck

15-2942 Pahoa Village Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778

My husband and I absolutely love Panchos Tacos! We have tried quite a few items on the menu and everything was always super flavorful and delicious. We have...

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  • Superb110 Reviews4.8
Saucy Dogs 14 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Saucy Dogs
Hot Dogs • $

Saucy Dogs

14 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

Ordered a Nathan's hot dog topped with kalua pork and it was delicious. A large portion in a sweet bun that comes with a bag of chips. Friendly customer...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.7
Aloha Mondays 1348 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Aloha Mondays
Caterers

Aloha Mondays

1348 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

We literally have not gotten anything from Aloha Mondays that we DIDN’T like. The Wakame potato salad is so amazing and creamy. Their katsu sauce is great....

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.8
Dragon Kitchen Sushi 330 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Dragon Kitchen Sushi
Sushi • $

Dragon Kitchen Sushi

330 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Very high quality products. They sell organic socks and they are great. I also buy eye pillows that is unbelievably comfortable to put me sleep. The most...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.7
Puka Puka Kitchen 270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Puka Puka Kitchen
Hawaiian • $$

Puka Puka Kitchen

270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

My family said it was the best chicken katsu they've ever had and every bite of the Ahi Don was absolutely delicious. The garlic rice is a must and the...

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  • Superb225 Reviews4.6
5-Spice 2064 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
5-Spice
Korean • $

5-Spice

2064 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

The food is great! They have plate lunch and family meal options. Prices are very reasonable and portion sizes as well. They also have other items for sale in...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.8
The Booch Bar 110 Keawe St, Hilo
The Booch Bar
American • $$

The Booch Bar

110 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

Finally got to dine in! My fiancé and I have been wanting to eat here for a while but it is always fairly busy.... We went on a rainy Saturday lunch date and...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.6
Tamari Lunch 22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Tamari Lunch
Japanese • $

Tamari Lunch

22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

Super small lunch shop with the most delicious Japanese food in all of Hilo. I got a large plate with the menchi katsu, veggie curry, and dashimaki. It came...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.8
Le Yellow Sub 213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
Le Yellow Sub
Vietnamese • $

Le Yellow Sub

213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

The lemongrass pork banh mi was one of the best I’ve ever had, if not the best. Super flavorful + delicious fresh ingredients. We also enjoyed the Thai tea....

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.8
Koji's Bento Korner Inc 52 Ponahawai St, Hilo
Koji's Bento Korner Inc
Hamburger • $

Koji's Bento Korner Inc

52 Ponahawai St, Hilo, HI 96720

The food was delicious! I had a friend visiting for the first time from Canada, and I wanted to wow her with our local foods from Hawaii! We did! She loved the...

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  • Superb102 Reviews4.7
Ratana's Green Papaya Salad 211 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Ratana's Green Papaya Salad
Thai • $

Ratana's Green Papaya Salad

211 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Delicious Thai food in Hilo. Great price quantity fresh ingredients. The owner are super nice and friendly. Nice location and easy to find street parking. Must...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.6
Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo 681 Manono St, Hilo
Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo
Hawaiian • $$

Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo

681 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720

**vegetarian review** Hawaiian style cafe for a vegetarian is like any other breakfast place - mainly omelette and French toast etc as options. I got the...

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  • Superb435 Reviews4.5
Antics Pizza 475 Kinoole St, Hilo
Antics Pizza
Pizza

Antics Pizza

475 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720

It's been a minute since I've been on the Big Island (sigh), but here are my notes for this place: "awesome concept, passionate owner, friendly...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.7
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo 64 Keawe St, Hilo
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo
Grills • $$

Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo

64 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

One of the most beautiful meals I've had! One of the best services too!! Our waiter Chandler was the sweetest and such a likable guy. He made our...

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  • Superb393 Reviews4.5
Pineapples Island Fresh Cusine 332 Keawe St, Hilo
Pineapples Island Fresh Cusine
New American • $$

Pineapples Island Fresh Cusine

332 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

Fun place and great atmosphere. Located in Hilo town you can people watch while you dine. I enjoyed a burger (excellent) while my son enjoyed the Coconut...

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  • Superb381 Reviews4.5
Suisan Fish Market 93 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Suisan Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Suisan Fish Market

93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

So many great choices. Poke here was so yummy and loved the pineapple with the plum seasoning. Cute spot right by the water but it was rainy out so didn't...

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  • Superb298 Reviews4.5
King's Vietnamese Cuisine 839 Manono St, Hilo
King's Vietnamese Cuisine
Vietnamese

King's Vietnamese Cuisine

839 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720

I finally found an awesome Banh Mi sandwich right in Hilo, that honestly is one of the best I have had. Bread is warm and crispy, filled with your choice of a...

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  • Superb39 Reviews5
HeartBeet Catering 48 Kamana St #101, Hilo
HeartBeet Catering
Caterers

HeartBeet Catering

48 Kamana St #101, Hilo, HI 96720

All I can say is WOW! Jasmine, and her team are exceptional. From the first inquiry over 2 years ago, through the pandemic and finally, during our event I have...

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Bangkok Villa Hilo 59 Kalakaua St, Hilo
Bangkok Villa Hilo
Thai • $$

Bangkok Villa Hilo

59 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

On our way from Hilo to volcanoes national, I decided to pick up some Thai food for myself. I called to order for a stir fry . I thought the place would be big...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.6
Scicchitano's Pizzeria 2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Scicchitano's Pizzeria
Chicken Wings

Scicchitano's Pizzeria

2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

A rare good Italian style cuisine on the island. Friendly and fast service. Good to delicious food seasoned just right and baked just right. Not greasy like so...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.7
Tina's Garden Cafe 168 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Tina's Garden Cafe
Asian Fusion • $$

Tina's Garden Cafe

168 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

This is the best Thai-food we had in Big island.We ordered the Thai spicy garden curry at the first time and it was amazing. We came back again the next day...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.5
Liko Lehua Cafe 177 Kaumana Dr, Hilo
Liko Lehua Cafe
Hawaiian • $$

Liko Lehua Cafe

177 Kaumana Dr, Hilo, HI 96720

Small, unassuming little shack that punches above its weight class in what it serves up. More of a take out place as there's only one picnic table, but...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.5
Tacos Jalisco lllp 277 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo
Tacos Jalisco lllp
Mexican

Tacos Jalisco lllp

277 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720

Great food, great prices, love the covered outdoor seating, hecho en México sodas, and super convenient location! The only drawback, for me, is that all...

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  • Superb30 Reviews5
Millie's Deli & Snack Shop 94 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
Millie's Deli & Snack Shop
Deli • $

Millie's Deli & Snack Shop

94 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

As an out-of-Stater a little hole in the wall sandwich & wrap restaurant where the wraps, sandwiches, salads, milkshakes , smoothies and shaved ice taste...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.6
The Temple Bar 64 Keawe St Front 102, Hilo
The Temple Bar
Wine Bar

The Temple Bar

64 Keawe St Front 102, Hilo, HI 96720

We discovered this cute little place on a quick search for something light to eat and drink. Oh boy, I'm so happy we got to try the tapas here. The...

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  • Superb132 Reviews4.5
Liquid Life Hilo 697 Manono St Suite 101A, Hilo
Liquid Life Hilo
Health Food

Liquid Life Hilo

697 Manono St Suite 101A, Hilo, HI 96720

Great little gem with vegan options. Ordered the pitaya smoothie and the vegan breakfast burrito. Both slapped and hit the spot just as you'd want it....

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  • Superb39 Reviews4.8

American Restaurants

American in Hilo
The Booch Bar 110 Keawe St, Hilo
The Booch Bar
American • $$

The Booch Bar

110 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

Finally got to dine in! My fiancé and I have been wanting to eat here for a while but it is always fairly busy.... We went on a rainy Saturday lunch date and...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.6
Hilo Bay Cafe 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Hilo Bay Cafe
American • $$

Hilo Bay Cafe

123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

Great food with equally amazing views but make a reservation for the outside table especially! Lucky enough to eat here on a Wednesday but had to settle for...

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  • Superb274 Reviews4.3
Joann's Lounge Bar 88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Joann's Lounge Bar
American • $$

Joann's Lounge Bar

88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

We had layover in Hilo and took an Lyft to a local Bar, our Lyft driver Felix. Recommended Joann's. It was super close to the The airport, Beer was cheap...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Hilo
Antics Pizza 475 Kinoole St, Hilo
Antics Pizza
Pizza

Antics Pizza

475 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720

It's been a minute since I've been on the Big Island (sigh), but here are my notes for this place: "awesome concept, passionate owner, friendly...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.7
Pizza Hut Express 391 Makaala St, Hilo
Pizza Hut Express
Pizza

Pizza Hut Express

391 Makaala St, Hilo, HI 96720

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Little Caesars Pizza 125 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo
Little Caesars Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Caesars Pizza

125 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720

ABSOLUTELY LOVE their Deep Dish Supreme or Deep Dish customized... and their chicken Wings are Amazing and their Stuffed crazy bread & Sauce. . And Italian...

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  • Good85 Reviews4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Hilo
Panchos Tacos Truck 15-2942 Pahoa Village Rd, Pāhoa
Panchos Tacos Truck
Mexican

Panchos Tacos Truck

15-2942 Pahoa Village Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778

My husband and I absolutely love Panchos Tacos! We have tried quite a few items on the menu and everything was always super flavorful and delicious. We have...

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  • Superb110 Reviews4.8
Tacos Jalisco lllp 277 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo
Tacos Jalisco lllp
Mexican

Tacos Jalisco lllp

277 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720

Great food, great prices, love the covered outdoor seating, hecho en México sodas, and super convenient location! The only drawback, for me, is that all...

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  • Superb30 Reviews5
Amigos Taqueria LLC 250 Keawe St Suite C, Hilo
Amigos Taqueria LLC
Mexican • $$

Amigos Taqueria LLC

250 Keawe St Suite C, Hilo, HI 96720

Picked up carne asada nachos to observe National Nacho Day on Sat. Nov 6. It was so delicious and tasty. I enjoyed it down at the beach in between ocean swims....

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  • Good132 Reviews3.7

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Hilo
Ocean Front Kitchen 555 Kalanianaole St A, Hilo
Ocean Front Kitchen
Chinese • $

Ocean Front Kitchen

555 Kalanianaole St A, Hilo, HI 96720

Ocean Front Kitchen might be a little out of the way but it is worth the time to get there. The food is fantastic & portions are large. We had garlic...

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  • Superb66 Reviews4.3
Sum Leung Chinese Kitchen 50 E Puainako St # 106, Hilo
Sum Leung Chinese Kitchen
Chinese • $

Sum Leung Chinese Kitchen

50 E Puainako St # 106, Hilo, HI 96720

When I was a kid my great grandma would always buy food from here. I haven't eaten here in years. But I stopped my recently to buy a plate, manapua, won...

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Panda Express 368 Makaala St, Hilo
Panda Express
Chinese • $$

Panda Express

368 Makaala St, Hilo, HI 96720

Never thought I'd be yelping Panda Express but here I am. This location specifically had the best HONEY WALNUT SHRIMP. It was made like restaurant quality...

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  • Good125 Reviews4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Hilo
McDonald's 325 Makaala St, Hilo
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

325 Makaala St, Hilo, HI 96720

Order a Local Deluxe Platter, Egg McMuffin, Dr Pepper and a Hi-C. The food was good but both drinks were horrible we ended up pouring both of them out. The...

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  • Good41 Reviews3.7
Taco Bell 2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Taco Bell
Fast Food • $

Taco Bell

2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Fast and quality service. The appearance of the food should be used in the advertisements. Quality is their goal and this location goes beyond the standard....

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  • Good157 Reviews3.9
Verna's Drive In 1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Verna's Drive In
Fast Food • $$

Verna's Drive In

1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Last stop before Hilo Airport. Get that greasy bag full of burgers in your rental car & eat it at the gate! I highly recommend the mana burger - it's...

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  • Good184 Reviews3.9

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Hilo
Poke To Your Taste 790 Leilani St, Hilo
Poke To Your Taste
Seafood Markets • $

Poke To Your Taste

790 Leilani St, Hilo, HI 96720

I googled a poke place for my boyfriend and I to grab some Poke on our way out of town from Hilo and stumbled upon Poke To Your Taste. 10/10 recommend going!!...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.9
Suisan Fish Market 93 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Suisan Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Suisan Fish Market

93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

So many great choices. Poke here was so yummy and loved the pineapple with the plum seasoning. Cute spot right by the water but it was rainy out so didn't...

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  • Superb298 Reviews4.5
Amano Fish Cake Factory 30 Holomua St, Hilo
Amano Fish Cake Factory
Seafood

Amano Fish Cake Factory

30 Holomua St, Hilo, HI 96720

Best gobo fishcake tempura. Only thing, I haven’t seen it in our Oahu Waipio Costco for months now. I miss it. ?Cut up some spam, brown it and pour cup...

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  • Superb23 Reviews4.6

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Hilo
Ratana's Green Papaya Salad 211 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Ratana's Green Papaya Salad
Thai • $

Ratana's Green Papaya Salad

211 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Delicious Thai food in Hilo. Great price quantity fresh ingredients. The owner are super nice and friendly. Nice location and easy to find street parking. Must...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.6
Bangkok Villa Hilo 59 Kalakaua St, Hilo
Bangkok Villa Hilo
Thai • $$

Bangkok Villa Hilo

59 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

On our way from Hilo to volcanoes national, I decided to pick up some Thai food for myself. I called to order for a stir fry . I thought the place would be big...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.6
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine 2870, 110 Kalakaua St, Hilo
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine
Thai • $$

New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine

2870, 110 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

this place exceeded my expectations , i was skeptical at first because i have had really great authentic thai food but wow the fried sweet potato , shrimp...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.4

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Hilo
Kawamoto Store 784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Kawamoto Store
Japanese • $

Kawamoto Store

784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Great local okazuya style lunch kitchen, if you're local at heart you can't go wrong, go early, close 12 noon, my favorites cone sushi, nori chicken,...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.7
Tamari Lunch 22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Tamari Lunch
Japanese • $

Tamari Lunch

22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

Super small lunch shop with the most delicious Japanese food in all of Hilo. I got a large plate with the menchi katsu, veggie curry, and dashimaki. It came...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.8
Hilo Lunch Shop 421 Kalanikoa St # 101, Hilo
Hilo Lunch Shop
Japanese • $

Hilo Lunch Shop

421 Kalanikoa St # 101, Hilo, HI 96720

Laulau was amazing!! The rest of it was great but this really stood out. Going again tomorrow for breakfast. They could charge almost double and it would still...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.4

Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese in Hilo
Pho 99 18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Pho 99
Vietnamese

Pho 99

18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

Stopped by for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We were one of the two parties dining, but by the time we were done the place was packed. Good reason, too. This...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.8
Le Yellow Sub 213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
Le Yellow Sub
Vietnamese • $

Le Yellow Sub

213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

The lemongrass pork banh mi was one of the best I’ve ever had, if not the best. Super flavorful + delicious fresh ingredients. We also enjoyed the Thai tea....

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.8
King's Vietnamese Cuisine 839 Manono St, Hilo
King's Vietnamese Cuisine
Vietnamese

King's Vietnamese Cuisine

839 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720

I finally found an awesome Banh Mi sandwich right in Hilo, that honestly is one of the best I have had. Bread is warm and crispy, filled with your choice of a...

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  • Superb39 Reviews5