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Moon and Turtle

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Seafood, International, Thai, Asian fusion
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51 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-0599
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An international menu with a pacific emphasis and a strong focus on fresh...
An international menu with a pacific emphasis and a strong focus on fresh and raw fish
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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and superb food

Great Asian fusion place! The dishes are very inventive, the combinations of flavors and textures are delightful. Friendly staff and local ingredients. Simple but very cozy dining room.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Yuri G
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great Asian fusion place! The dishes are very inventive, the combinations of flavors and textures are delightful. Friendly staff and local ingredients. Simple but very cozy dining room.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food is wonderful and staff very friendly. New dishes everyday prepared with such great, fresh ingredients. We love it here!

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Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The taste was outstanding. It's one of those rare dishes that you compare all of the great meals you've ever eaten, & it ranks up there near the very top.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We loved this place. They have exceptionally creative and fresh food in Hilo. Although we just had a light lunch, it is definitely worthwhile going back to. We started with the Smoked Sashimi, today's variety was some of the freshest ONO we have ever seen. They smoke the shoyu themselves and it imparts a totally unique flavor. Simply delicious. Our... More 

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Lanai City, Hawaii
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We enjoyed our first visit to Moon and Turtle. I would have rated it higher if there were more options on the menu, it seemed a bit limited. The service was great and ambiance pleasant (we sat in the back enclosed terrace area which had more room and a nice flow of fresh air. The food was good but not... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

The great reviews in trip advisor prompted me to go to this small restaurant in Hilo. What a great experience it was! From the moment I walked in the young woman behind the bar made me welcome and had a terrific IPA on the counter before I could blink ! The food was superb with local fish sliders as a... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited the restaurant twice with friends in February. The restaurant itself is clean, relatively quiet with lots of space between tables, and has a nice modern, laid back decor. Service was very good and attentive both when it was crowded the first time, and when it was fairly empty the second visit. Some of the dishes merit five stars,... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The several times I've dined here, the service was average, the surroundings clean and comfortable, the food yummy.

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hilo
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Been there several times and the menu changes. The food is always good when we go and the staff there is really nice and attentive.

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Lancaster,PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fresh local seafood and produce prepared well, with a unique twist – and it is just fabulous! The menu can change daily based on what’s available. App of Smokey Sashimi – Local Ahi, Kiawe smoked soy, Hawaiian chili pepper water, with extra virgin olive oil; and the Crispy Brussels Sprouts – Mom’s citrus with garlic fish sauce and crunchy baby... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-0599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Thai, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

An international menu with a pacific emphasis and a strong focus on fresh and raw fish
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?