A variety of choices on the menu including vegan, gluten free and organic meats. As the name suggest this restaurant makes Kim-chee& sauerkraut. Kombucha on tap.
Burgers, fish & chips, pasta, great deserts, Lunch and dinner. Vegetarian options. Liquor licensed.
Small, intimate cafe with popular breakfast items including eggs benedict. Advance reservations recommended.
One of Hilo’s most popular dining spots directly opposite The Lotus Garden. Featuring live music nightly & Sunday lunchtimes, Open air dining so every table enjoys a view and a breeze. Menu is ‘bistro style’ with daily catch featured. Cocktail menu plus local beers on tap. Sports Channel at bar. Happy hour 3-6pm. Advance reservations suggested.
Refurbished plantation interior gives a charming ambience. Fresh sushi prepared by chef. Reasonably priced sushi platters. BYOB option. Reservations suggested on weekends.
Popular Mexican in Hilo. Sister restaurant to ‘Gorditos’ Restaurant in Seattle -owned by the same family. Licensed with house margarita specialties. Open late on weekends. A few hundred yards south of Lotus Garden on Kilauea Ave (3 doors away from the 24 hour ‘Laundry Express’ laundromat).
Two blocks from The Lotus Garden, down a small side street, this is a restaurant started in 2013 by some local chefs who are back from working in top restaurants of New York and Honolulu. Menu changes daily. Usually fresh catch plus locally grown produce featured. Small cocktail bar with innovative cocktails.
Sushi, noodle dishes and cocktails or sake or Japanese beers. Charming ambience (You can’t really tell it was a former Subway Restaurant). Open late.
Hilo’s most beautiful and historic building (‘Kaikodo Building’ a former bank) elegant dining room, higher end menu. Happy hour from 3-5pm.
This is a more fancy restaurant, isn’t strictly speaking in ‘downtown’ but you could walk it in 20 minutes or drive it in 5.. Some outdoor seating. Great views of the bay and the water from inside and out. If the conditions permit, you can see views of Mauna Kea from here. Advance dinner reservations suggested by phone or online.
Puka means ‘hole’ and this ‘hole in the wall’ restaurant is a local institution. Small seating area, take out available.