Restaurants & Bars

Lava Rock Cafe

Lava Rock Cafe

Volcano Village's newest favorite spot is a cheerful, airy oasis with tables and booths indoors and semioutdoors, under a clear corrugated-plastic ceiling. The cross-cultural menu includes everything from ..

Kohala Rainbow Cafe

Kohala Rainbow Cafe

This place is known for its healthful fare and made-with-care wraps. It serves fresh soups, giant salads, and homemade sandwiches and burgers, but the wraps are most popular -- herb-garlic flatbread filled ..

Ken's House of Pancakes

Ken's House of Pancakes

The only 24-hour coffee shop on the Big Island, Ken's fulfills basic dining needs simply and efficiently, with a good dose of local color. Lighter servings and a concession toward health-conscious meals and ..

Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill

Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill

This off-the-beaten-path eatery is hard to categorize: part sports bar, part family restaurant, part music/dancing (salsa, country and western), part neighborhood cafe. No matter what you call it, you'll ..

Hilo Bay Café

Hilo Bay Café

In the midst of a suburban shopping mall is this upscale, elegant eatery. It was created by the people from the Island Naturals Market & Deli, located on the other side of the shopping center. When you ..

Harrington's

Harrington's

This is arguably the prettiest location in Hilo, on a clear rocky pool teeming with koi (carp) at Reeds Bay, close to the waterfront but not on it. The house specialty, thinly sliced Slavic steak swimming ..

CanoeHouse

CanoeHouse

The setting is as gorgeous as ever, but this is not the same restaurant as it was when Alan Wong was the chef and the food coming out of the kitchen was nothing short of extraordinary.

Cafe Pesto

Cafe Pesto

Cafe Pesto's Italian brick oven burns many bushels of ohia and kiawe wood to turn out its toothsome pizzas, topped with fresh organic herbs and island-grown produce. It's difficult to resist the ..

Cafe Il Mondo

Cafe Il Mondo

A tiny cafe with a big spirit has taken over the Andrade Building in the heart of Honokaa. Tropical watercolors and local art, the irresistible aromas of garlic sauces and pizzas, and a 1924 koa bar meld ..

Brown's Beach House

Brown's Beach House

The nearby lagoon takes on the pink-orange glow of sunset, while torches flicker among the coconut trees. With white tablecloths, candles, and seating near the lagoon, this is a spectacular setting, ..

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