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Two Ladies Kitchen

#1 of 11 Dessert in Hilo
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274 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2948
808-961-4766
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 107
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 1
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Simply the best

If you love mochi or looking to try it, this is the place to get it. The Strawberry mochi was delicious but all of the ones I tried are just as good. It is hard to pick a favorite flavor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mauiguy808
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Pukalani, Maui
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Pukalani, Maui
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190 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love mochi or looking to try it, this is the place to get it. The Strawberry mochi was delicious but all of the ones I tried are just as good. It is hard to pick a favorite flavor.

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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best mochi I have tried. The mochi wrapped strawberry is pretty large, and soft and sweet. Couldn't bring this back because it is so perishable. But the variety box of 6 is under $10. If you are in Hilo and love mochi or are curious to try it, THIS is where you should go.

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Thank jcess7
Portland, OR
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the mochi dough is like a pillow! The strawberry mochi is really very good as is everything else. The filler ones are better than the flavored mochi. Its really within walking distance from the main downtown area of Kamahameha.

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Thank rkwpnw
Anchorage, Alaska
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414 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

To all lovers of that yummy, sticky, and gooey Japanese dessert: a visit to the Two Ladies Kitchen is a MUST STOP during your Big Island travels... by far, the most delicious mochis we've ever eaten are found in this tiny downtown Hilo shop :))) Their hallmark item is the famous strawberry mochis, which feature a whole fresh berry and... More 

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San Jose, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Everyone should stop by Two Ladies Kitchen to sample and get some snack for the road. We have tried 5 or 6 kinds of fruits but I still like the strawberry daifuku the best. The shop staff was so friendly that she gave us an extra big strawberry mochi because the one we got was too small!

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Thank Stella C
Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This place is super small. It's not so hard to find with the help of an online map. The tiny counter has pre-boxed sets of treats or you can pick your own selection. Everything is beautiful.

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Thank Jill F
Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

OMG - the best. VIstors or Kamaaina you know this place is IT. Small store front but in the back the workers are busy as a bee; making mochi for you. My favorite is Poha. It's to die for!

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Thank BBM M
Hawaii
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Two Ladies Kitchen is definitely the go to place for all kinds of mochi. I've had mochi in Japan and this is just as good or even better. Better because they are so innovative with their multitude of filling choices. Definitely one of the top places to get omiyage as they surely make Hilo proud.

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Thank blujeansHawaii
Hilo
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

With the various types of mochi or manju, you are bound to find at least one that you will like. I love mochi, so it is heaven for me to pick the ones I like. However, their pre-packed containers will surely satisfy any mochi lover. Best to pre-order if you are visiting during holiday times...

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Thank HiloAmy
Danville, CA
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten mochi and manju before but this was better and much nicer looking. We loved the fresh fruit covered with mochi though it was a bit pricey. The passion fruit (lilikoi) mochi was likewise also delicious. We will return when we visit Hilo in the future.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 274 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2948
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-961-4766

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  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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