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Restaurant Miwa

Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian
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1261 Kilauea Ave Ste 230, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4287
(808) 961-4454
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ok food

Good service, food was average but just what we needed. Sushi was fresh as you would expect in Hawaii!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Travelers0205
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Greer, South Carolina
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Greer, South Carolina
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206 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, food was average but just what we needed. Sushi was fresh as you would expect in Hawaii!

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Kansas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We went in September, there were only four people in my group. We ordered a few appetizers and dinner entrees. I order the mackerel and it was overcooked..pretty tough. We had a few beers and hot tea. Our bill with tip was over $270. I guess if the overall meal was exceptional, I wouldn't have minded but nothing we had... More 

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Thank IRV70
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106 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I only review this restaurant once every so often just to update Trippers, those folks who take the time to review establishments before spending their dollars on its offerings. If you are in the mood for good Japanese food, you won't be disappointed. I eat there at least once every week for business lunches and have been for the last... More 

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Hilo, HI
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I'm a late-comer to appreciating Japanese food even though I've lived in Hawai`i all of my life. Restaurant Miwa is not pretentious - the menu ranges from comfort food like steaming hot iron pots of udon and chicken tofu to special occasion combinations of tempura and tonkatsu or teriyaki chicken. But the atmosphere is nice enough for a special occasion... More 

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Thank roots_reggae
Hilo, Hawaii
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

As usual, the food at Miwas was terrific! Mary Ann and Shigeo and staff continue to serve quality meals. The tonkatsu teishoku I ate was very tasty!

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Thank Kekoa303
Honolulu
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179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I brought my daughter here to celebrate a special birthday as we were in Hilo on a brief family vacation. We must have gone on the wrong night-- there was a very large party and service was slow. I have been here before and was always very pleased with the meal and service. This time it seemed like we were... More 

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California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This one was a nice surprise. Great, but small, sushi bar with a sushi chef I was glad to have met. He has been there for a long time and understands the subtleties of what makes great sushi. Chef took the time to explain some of those differences and I enjoyed it very much. Small things make a huge difference... More 

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Thank Mike H
Mililani, Hawaii, Usa
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One of the best Sushi Bars I have eaten at. Excellent service and atmosphere. The Sushi chef was knowledgeable and friendly. The wait help courteous and accommodating. Prices reasonable and they have a full selection menu . My suggestion is to sit at Sushi counter great conversations and you can watch the chef in "action"

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Thank Glenn T
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent restaurant Fresh fish, excellent service, and good atmosphere Miwa is a hidden gem in Hilo

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NC
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181 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Wonderful food - traditional Japanese cuisine - always delivers what you expect. Get there early so you don't have to wait for a table. My favorite go-to place when I am in the mood for this food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1261 Kilauea Ave Ste 230, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4287
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: (808) 961-4454

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?