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Restaurants in Hilo

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Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo 681 Manono St, Hilo
Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo
Hawaiian • $$

Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo

681 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720

This restaurant is worth the wait time. Shortly after arriving at Hilo, we made it to this restaurant. The expected wait time was 26-40 minutes. We waited...

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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

If you're looking for fresh fish with an amazing taste, look no further! Jacquee's had amazing food with very fast service. The meal was so good, I...

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Ken's House of Pancakes 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Ken's House of Pancakes
Pancakes • $$

Ken's House of Pancakes

1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Ken's reminds me so much of the diners back in the East Coast in its decor and seats. Their pancakes are delicious and fluffy. As it should be. It's...

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  • Superb361 Reviews4.4
Pineapples Restaurant 332 Keawe St, Hilo
Pineapples Restaurant
New American • $$

Pineapples Restaurant

332 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

Drinks are SO good here, awesome price, and use fresh local ingredients! Got white sangria, red sangria ($5 on Sunday!), non alcoholic fizzy drink with fresh...

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Suisan Fish Market 93 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Suisan Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Suisan Fish Market

93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

Once you've had Poke from Suisan Fish Market nothing else will ever measure up. It was so delicious. The location was great to take it to go and eat in...

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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay 308 Kamehameha Ave #101, Hilo
Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay
New American • $$

Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay

308 Kamehameha Ave #101, Hilo, HI 96720

The service was impeccable! Went on a Saturday night with 5:15 resv for 4. We arrived at 5 and they were able to seat us. The place got completely full but...

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  • Superb289 Reviews4.3
Puka Puka Kitchen 270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Puka Puka Kitchen
Hawaiian • $$

Puka Puka Kitchen

270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

According to my husband who grew up in Hawaii, "puka" translates to "hole" and this place is definitely a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but...

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.6
Kawamoto Store 784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Kawamoto Store
Japanese • $

Kawamoto Store

784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Ohhh how I miss Kawamotos so much. I miss living on the big island and stopping by here on the way to class or the beach. Forever one of my favorite stops, and...

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Hilo Bay Cafe 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Hilo Bay Cafe
American • $$

Hilo Bay Cafe

123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

They have some good dishes. Staff is friendly and fast. It's a bit pricey! And sometimes you have to wait a long time for your meal to come. It's...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.3
Sweet Cane Cafe 48 Kamana St, Hilo
Sweet Cane Cafe
Vegetarian • $$

Sweet Cane Cafe

48 Kamana St, Hilo, HI 96720

Hi vibe spot... Huge portions and amazing staff! Best in Hilo!!! I enjoyed the dragon fruit bowl and it was HUGE! My friend enjoyed the pancakes and they were...

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  • Superb209 Reviews4.4
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

Great hotdogs with plenty of variations to choose from. I really loved the “Pocho” that I got. The Portuguese sausage was fantastic.I was saddened to see...

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Kamana Kitchen 1235 Kilauea Ave #180, Hilo
Kamana Kitchen
Indian • $$

Kamana Kitchen

1235 Kilauea Ave #180, Hilo, HI 96720

My husband and I were looking for a new place to eat and found this place. We hand sanitized and were seated at a booth, served water, given menus but if you...

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  • Superb224 Reviews4.3
Hilo Burger Joint 776 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Hilo Burger Joint
Hamburger • $$

Hilo Burger Joint

776 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

This place makes great food. Burgers are awesome and don't miss their wings. When covid isn't an issue they have good entertainment. They care for...

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Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips, LLC 50 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo
Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips, LLC
Fish & Chips • $$

Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips, LLC

50 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

We ate here twice while in Hilo and both times we had wonderful food and service. We were unfamiliar with the fish selection and the lady was very helpful to...

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  • Superb218 Reviews4.3
Liko Lehua Cafe 177 Kaumana Dr, Hilo
Liko Lehua Cafe
Burgers • $$

Liko Lehua Cafe

177 Kaumana Dr, Hilo, HI 96720

Quaint roadside cafe in a neighborhood. Try the homemade butters. We bought some but had to leave it behind at the airport. It can be taken in checked bags,...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.5
Kenichi Restaurant 684 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Kenichi Restaurant
Asian Fusion • $$

Kenichi Restaurant

684 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Ordered the tonkatsu ramen and it was one of the best that I've had in a long time outside of Japan! We ordered the XL which gives you double of...

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.4
Tina's Garden Cafe 168 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Tina's Garden Cafe
Asian Fusion • $$

Tina's Garden Cafe

168 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Wonderful hole in the wall spot for takeout. The portions are huge and everything was delicious. I recommend the Thai pizza, which is more like a quesadilla....

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Tetsumen 697 Manono St, Hilo
Tetsumen
Ramen • $$

Tetsumen

697 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720

We ordered the chicken katsu curry rice and vegetable jajamein as a takeout. The curry was good and came with some beef, carrots and potatoes in it. It was the...

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

The Booch Bar

110 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

Good old town cafe with plenty of breakfast and lunch items and sandwiches for a quick bite. Relax atmosphere and country site feeling.. outdoor seating...

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The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm 1790 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm
Seafood • $$$

The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm

1790 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

Although we came later for dinner (8pm), the kitchen prepared a fantastic meal for us without slacking on any of the presentation details. The atmosphere was...

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Hilo Town Tavern 168 Keawe St, Hilo
Hilo Town Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Hilo Town Tavern

168 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

Great little local place. Good pub food, a bit disappointed with the draft beer selection. Service was good....friendly servers! Go when they have local...

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  • Good209 Reviews4.2
Cafe 100 969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Cafe 100
Hawaiian • $

Cafe 100

969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Before leaving Hilo, I had to try Cafe 100's famous loco moco. I had it with a beyond burger patty instead. The gravy was flavorful, the egg was cooked...

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.3
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

What can I say.. This place is the best Thai restaurant I have ever been to. Prices are a little bit higher than others, but the portions are a lot bigger....

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.4
Cronies Bar & Grill 11 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo
Cronies Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Cronies Bar & Grill

11 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Stopped for early dinner after driving from Kona through Volcanoes National Park. Our server Savannah was super friendly and attentive- turns out she has...

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Don's Grill 485 Hinano St, Hilo
Don's Grill
Hawaiian • $$

Don's Grill

485 Hinano St, Hilo, HI 96720

The food was delightful! I got the sautéed ahi with brown rice. The ahi was cooked just right with butter. I put some soy sauce on my ahi and brown rice, (it...

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Coconut Grill 136 Banyan Way, Hilo
Coconut Grill
American • $$

Coconut Grill

136 Banyan Way, Hilo, HI 96720

Amazing amazing amazing food. Very decently priced - cheaper than an IHOP. Very close to the Hilton hotel - 10 min walk, 4 min drive and significantly better...

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  • Good221 Reviews4.1
Ponds Hilo 135 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
Ponds Hilo
Hawaiian • $$

Ponds Hilo

135 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

So, this was in August, but getting around to writing reviews now. We live in Volcano. Had gone to Ponds once for lunch, but can't remember much. However,...

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Lam's Garden 172 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Lam's Garden
Vietnamese • $$

Lam's Garden

172 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Great food and spacious atmosphere. The best Pho I ever had. I live Oahu and there's plenty of Pho shops, and nothing compares to this place. The soup...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.3
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

We tried this place today, it was so good. My husband is picky and he even loved it. We tried the green papaya salad, green pumpkin curry, chicken satay....

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.7
Miyo's Restaurant 564 Hinano St, Hilo
Miyo's Restaurant
Japanese • $$

Miyo's Restaurant

564 Hinano St, Hilo, HI 96720

Popular place. Indoor & Outdoor seating available.Good service even though they were very busy. Separate takeout window to pick up your order.Tempura was...

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American Restaurants

American in Hilo
Zippy's Hilo Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E Puainako St, Hilo
Zippy's Hilo
American • $$

Zippy's Hilo

Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E Puainako St, Hilo, HI 96720

My husband & I LOVE Zippy s...their employees have AWESOME customer service which is important in ANY customer service field ? Sometimes, you have to get...

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  • Good196 Reviews3.5
Joann's Lounge Bar 88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Joann's Lounge Bar
American • $$

Joann's Lounge Bar

88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Joanne and her staff are friendly and service is fast. Recommend this bar to anyone who is visiting Hilo. Locals are friendly to visitors and the atmosphere...

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K's Drive-In 194 Hualalai St, Hilo
K's Drive-In
American • $

K's Drive-In

194 Hualalai St, Hilo, HI 96720

This small spot provided one good breakfast sandwich for us. We were in the area searching for breakfast and happened upon it. Nice menu for lunch as well as...

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Pizza Restaurants

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

Antics Pizza

475 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720

So I'll be honest, the pizza isn't what you would call gourmet but it is decent. There are no real crust options. It is all thin crust pizza, but the...

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Pizza Hut 326 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Pizza Hut
Pizza • $

Pizza Hut

326 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

PiZza hut is classic and The location that I went to was one in which it still had the retro dining room inside. I've been trying to find one for a long...

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

Little Caesars Pizza

125 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720

Quick, easy, friendly service and a good pizza. We got our pizza without cheese because we are dairy free and it was really delicious. I would recommend for an...

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  • Good77 Reviews3.9

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Hilo
Reuben's Mexican Food 336 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Reuben's Mexican Food
Mexican • $$

Reuben's Mexican Food

336 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

One of the only Mexican places that I know of the Big Island that actually gives you real crab meat when you ask for a crab meat enchilada ? also you...

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  • Good173 Reviews3.8
Amigos Taqueria LLC 250 Keawe St Suite C, Hilo
Amigos Taqueria LLC
Mexican • $$

Amigos Taqueria LLC

250 Keawe St Suite C, Hilo, HI 96720

Amigo's Cantina is the best! Great people, with a fun, happy vibe. There's live music, dj's, freestyling, or karaoke depending on...

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Taco Bell 2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Taco Bell
Mexican • $

Taco Bell

2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

They've always been good with orders,they even come up to your window to take your order so by the time you get up to the window, your leaving as quickly...

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  • Good139 Reviews3.9

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Hilo
East Wind Fresh & Healthy Chinese Cuisine 14 W Lanikaula St #101, Hilo
East Wind Fresh & Healthy Chinese Cuisine
Chinese • $$

East Wind Fresh & Healthy Chinese Cuisine

14 W Lanikaula St #101, Hilo, HI 96720

Authentic Chinese food! They got the best fried rice in my opinion on the the while island! And. If you're planning on going there, I'd highly...

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  • Good96 Reviews4.2
Panda Express 368 Makaala St, Hilo
Panda Express
Chinese • $$

Panda Express

368 Makaala St, Hilo, HI 96720

They were all out of the new crispy almond chicken breast so the one star is for my disappointment. However, if they are that popular I can look forward to...

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Leung's Chop Suey House 530 E Lanikaula St, Hilo
Leung's Chop Suey House
Chinese • $

Leung's Chop Suey House

530 E Lanikaula St, Hilo, HI 96720

The scent, the feel, the traditional Chinese buffet array is always a favorite choice on pretty much anyday. They offer a full menu also.Food is fresh,...

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  • Good112 Reviews3.8

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Hilo
Verna's Drive In 1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Verna's Drive In
Fast Food • $$

Verna's Drive In

1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

This place is tasty. They no longer have seating (due to COVID). My family and I took the food to go and went to a nearby park. A lovely lunch place with yummy...

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McDonald's 2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

After such a long flight from Indianapolis to Hilo Hawaii, McDonald's was a very tasty and welcomed meal. The fries were fresh & hot ! Comfort food, ...

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McDonald's 255 Kinoole St, Hilo
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

255 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720

What with the state of things being with the virus they run a very smooth operation.Drive thru only, you can also order online with there app, order is taking...

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  • Good140 Reviews3.3
Dragon Kitchen Sushi 330 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Dragon Kitchen Sushi
Sushi • $

Dragon Kitchen Sushi

330 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

It was okay only thing inside restroom was a little messy and out of toilet paper. But that wasn't due to any of the restaurants in that building it had...

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  • Superb122 Reviews4.7
Sakura Sushi & Grill 200 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Sakura Sushi & Grill
Sushi Bar • $$

Sakura Sushi & Grill

200 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Wonderful Sushi Restaurant with a full menu of other tasty options. My husband & I ate here last night and we were so satisfied when we left. I ordered the...

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  • Good191 Reviews3.9
Sweet Thunder Products The Local Fusion Sushi 1710 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Sweet Thunder Products The Local Fusion Sushi
Sushi • $$

Sweet Thunder Products The Local Fusion Sushi

1710 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

The food here was fantastic and a great value! The poke bowl was absolutely packed with flavor and it had the perfect amount of heat. The shop/restaurant was...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.5

Thai Restaurants

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

Bangkok Villa Hilo

59 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

LOVE this place! Affordable, great curry and customer service. 100% recommend especially if on a budget while traveling.I like the massaman curry, spring rolls...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.7
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen 86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Thai • $$

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

86 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

We went here for heavy breakfast in Hilo. They open at 11 am and they have ample seating. The decor inside is really nice. We ordered the vegetarian spring...

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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine 88 Kanoelehua Ave Suite 111, Hilo
Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine
Thai • $$

Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine

88 Kanoelehua Ave Suite 111, Hilo, HI 96720

They are takeout only for now, from 4-8p. Ordered green papaya salad which was refreshingly delicious, Kang Penang with chicken was also yummy, and pad Thai...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.3

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Hilo
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

Ok so I had my doubts when I found this little corner restaurant on google, and was kind of surprised to see it on Yelp too. This is a BOMB local bento place....

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Isles Cafe 93 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Isles Cafe
Hamburger • $

Isles Cafe

93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

So great! Nice they open at 530 am since we didn't have time to hit the grocery store yet and I needed to get kiddo off to first day of sailing camp...

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Jack In The Box 50 E Puainako St, Hilo
Jack In The Box
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Jack In The Box

50 E Puainako St, Hilo, HI 96720

We love Jack in the Box! Every time we come to the Islands we visit the Big Island and we can't wait to get to the Hilo location! We have never been...

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  • Good111 Reviews3.5

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Hilo
Tamari Lunch 22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Tamari Lunch
Japanese • $

Tamari Lunch

22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

Love the price, food, and service! I ordered a regular plate lunch with their shoyu pork and pork croquettes. Comes with two scoop of rice, and salad! Super...

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Hilo Lunch Shop 421 Kalanikoa St # 101, Hilo
Hilo Lunch Shop
Japanese • $

Hilo Lunch Shop

421 Kalanikoa St # 101, Hilo, HI 96720

Have come here since I was a kid. Best place for bento style food for field trips, beach trips, picnics, or just plain old bfast. I go every time I visit home...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.5
Nori's Saimin and Snacks 688 Kinoole St, Hilo
Nori's Saimin and Snacks
Japanese • $$

Nori's Saimin and Snacks

688 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720

Aloha,Got my new supply of salt just in time. Nori’s salt is the best! Also, this time I got lemon peel Li Hing gummy’s. Holy cow!!! They are the bomb!...

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  • Good150 Reviews3.7

Vietnamese Restaurants

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

Pho 99

18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

We loved the delicious meal! The spring rolls were especially crunchy and we even got lettuce to go with it. The service was equally great, when my kid wanted...

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Phở Việt Restaurant 80 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Phở Việt Restaurant
Vietnamese • $

Phở Việt Restaurant

80 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Tucked away on a small street in Hilo, Pho Viet has the best pho in town, hands down. The broth is clean and flavorful. The noodles are always perfect. They...

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Le Yellow Sub 213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
Le Yellow Sub
Vietnamese • $

Le Yellow Sub

213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

We stopped here for lunch on a Monday. I have included a picture that shows the menu. We got the banh Mi sandwiches. The service is fast and the sandwiches...

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  • Superb55 Reviews4.9