Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Conscious Culture Cafe

OPEN 7 DAYS

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.

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LUNCH DINNER

Liko-Lehua

OPEN Mon 10am-9pm – Sat 4pm-9pm

Burgers, fish & chips, pasta, great deserts, Lunch and dinner. Vegetarian options. Liquor licensed.

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BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Paul’s Place

OPEN 5 DAYS TUES-SAT, 7AM-2PM

Small, intimate cafe with popular breakfast items including eggs benedict. Advance reservations recommended.

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BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Surfbreak Cafe

OPEN 7 DAYS, 7AM – 3PM

Bagel breakfasts, toasted sandwiches & espresso coffees. Location is close to bayfront, sidewalk tables.

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Brunch Lunch Dinner

Pineapple’s Island Fresh Cuisine

OPEN 6 DAYS, TUES – SUN 11AM – 10PM

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.

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Lunch & Dinner

Ebisuya Sushi

OPEN 7 DAYS , 11:30 -2:00PM & 5:00 – 8:30PM

Refurbished plantation interior gives a charming ambience. Fresh sushi prepared by chef. Reasonably priced sushi platters. BYOB option. Reservations suggested on weekends.

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LUNCH & DINNER

Lucy’s Tacqueria

OPEN 6 DAYS WEDS – SUN, 10:30-9:30 PM/ WEEKENDS ‘TIL 10PM

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).

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LUNCH & DINNER

Naung Mai Thai

OPEN 7 DAYS, 11:00AM – 9:00PM

Another gem for fresh, affordable dining just yards from The Lotus Garden. Fast service. Eat in or call for take out. Advance dinner or lunch reservations suggested.

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DINNER

The Moon & Turtle

TUESDAY – SATURDAY 5:30- 9:00PM

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.

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Dinner

Kanpai Sushi Noodle and Sake Bar

OPEN 7 DAYS , 5:00PM – 12:00AM

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.

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BRUNCH, LUNCH & DINNER

Jackie Reys of Hilo

OPEN 7 DAYS MONDAY -SAT 11:00AM- 9:00PM SUNDAYS 5:00 – 9:00PM

Hilo’s most beautiful and historic building (‘Kaikodo Building’ a former bank) elegant dining room, higher end menu. Happy hour from 3-5pm.

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BRUNCH, LUNCH & DINNER

Cafe Pesto

OPEN 7 DAYS, 10:00AM -9:00PM

A popular restaurant for gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads. On Hilo’s Bayfront.

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DINNER

Hilo Bay Cafe

MONDAY – SATURDAY 11:00- 9:00PM

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.

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Lunch & Dinner

Puka Puka Kitchen

OPEN MONDAY – SATURDAY

Puka means ‘hole’ and this ‘hole in the wall’ restaurant is a local institution. Small seating area, take out available.

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LUNCH & DINNER

New Chiang Mai Thai

OPEN 7 DAYS MONDAY – SUNDAY

Thai food. Open until 9:00pm Friday,Saturday and Sunday.

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BRUNCH, LUNCH & DINNER

Mo’s Fish & Chips

OPEN 7 DAYS, 11:00AM -8:00PM

Eat in or take out options. At the end of Waianuenue street is a small park directly on the waterfront with lawn and tables. An excellent place for a picnic.

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