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Moon and Turtle

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Asian, Japanese, Seafood, International, Fusion
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51 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-0599
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis...
We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis and focus on locally sourced ingredients.
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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    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
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We ate here last year and loved it and it's every bit as good as we remembered. The menu is small and changing, but every dish we've tried has been delicious. The presentation is artistic and the restaurant has a friendly vibe and good service. For the quality, the prices are a bargain.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ann W
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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221 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last year and loved it and it's every bit as good as we remembered. The menu is small and changing, but every dish we've tried has been delicious. The presentation is artistic and the restaurant has a friendly vibe and good service. For the quality, the prices are a bargain.

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Thank Ann W
Eagle, Colorado
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Went to this restaurant for my first time last week with my parents and boyfriend. Wow !!! Our server was kind and knowledgable with humor too, as we had some delicious appetiZers I start - the sashimi was delightful as well as our ahi. We also split the vegetarian stir fry large plant and the large mahi plate. All... More 

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Thank Erica H
Langley City, Canada
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks Yelp! Found this great place and had the best meal of our trip. The Mac n Cheese is amazing, interesting cocktails. menu changes often, depending on whats fresh that day. Well Done Chef Mark. We will be back next time thru Hilo ALOHA

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Thank Rob S
Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shared an appetizer and salad with a friend and we both enjoyed the freshness and flavors of the meal. Service was also fast and friendly. Will go there again.

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Thank Ami96720
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a definite stop for foodies in Hilo.The chef formerly worked at Roy's Waikiki and Nubu 57 in NYC. Friendly and knowledgeable family run business. The quality of the food and presentation is unrivalled at this price point (how can the food be this high quality and fresh, and still still remain so reasonably priced?). There were 6... More 

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Thank mauitenor
Hilo, Hawaii
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My granddaughter and I had the best meal and lovely setting last night. It's an interesting menu with pacific rim infusion. There are happy hour prices from 5:30 and 6:30. I really enjoyed my meal and will be back!!

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Thank halekawehi
North Bend, Oregon
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to try this restaurant after hearing such good things about it from friends and a lot of "buzz" on the Big Island. We visited for lunch on a Friday and the food was delicious. Very fresh and perfectly cooked. My Mom ordered the Ahi Katsu sliders which were cooked well done per her request but definitely... More 

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Thank Erin59860
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch today at this fabulous place. the food was delicious. We loved the place and highly recommend it. We walked from our B & B.

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Thank gwood811
Perth, Australia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visited the Moon and Turtle when it opened a couple of years ago and had a different name. They may have changed the name to Moon and Turtle but every thing I loved back then remains the same, really interesting food with a menu that changes daily. Immaculate service. Family run with a local couple who got their restaurant... More 

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Thank keithf772
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dinner taste great and the price was reasonable, but there is really nothing "special" about it. My husband and I are into asian fusion and new american cuisine, and I pretty much can the reproduce the food we got here without much trouble. Not bad while finding a place to eat my "home-styled" food while traveling I guess.

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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: Asian, Japanese, Seafood, International, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis and focus on locally sourced ingredients.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?