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Restaurant Miwa

Japanese, 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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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A more homespun Japanese restaurant with a sushi bar

We have enjoyed eating at Miwa's on many trips to Hilo after hearing about it from a friend whose husband's family lives in town. In addition to tempura, teriyaki and other "regular" Japanese menu items, we've had miso butterfish and other more "local" delicacies. The restaurant seems to be a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Elmo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have enjoyed eating at Miwa's on many trips to Hilo after hearing about it from a friend whose husband's family lives in town. In addition to tempura, teriyaki and other "regular" Japanese menu items, we've had miso butterfish and other more "local" delicacies. The restaurant seems to be a favorite for local residents. Don't be put off by the... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Miwa's can be counted on to make it your way. Want soba noodles instead? They'll do it. Taste is good and service is great.

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Lanai City, Hawaii
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The best part of the dining experience would be the service. Our orders came out quickly and our servers were excellent. After going to many Japanese restaurants, modern and traditional it's apparent to me that this restaurant either needs an interior renovation, entertainment/music or exceptional food in order to keep me coming back. The sushi was nothing special visually and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Restaurant Miwa is in the back corner of a strip mall in Hilo. The food is really great and the staff is wonderful. It is worth the effort to find this restaurant. It is usually full of local folks enjoying the food.

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Wailea, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It's in a strip mall and that is the only downside. The food was good and I loved the black seaweed salad. Service was good too. We also ate at Ocean Sushi but I thought Miwa was much better

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Hilo, Hawaii
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went to Miwa for the first time tonight, just moved here one week ago, and was really impressed. When we first entered we were welcomed and shown to our table, and asked what were wanted to drink. Gave us time to look at the menu and then we ordered the deluxe menu where you can order three thinks plus... More 

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University Park, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I shouldn't have eaten so much but I wasn't about to leave a morsel of my delicious dinner! I made a reservation for three, which may not have been necessary because the restaurant was not full. Almost immediately after being seated our waitress, dressed in a beautiful kimono, came to ask for beverage orders. I ordered a large Sapporo Beer... More 

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Fremont, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food and service was good, prices were reasonable. Food portion was hearty. Will come back here on a future trip.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Every entry I've tried is great. Some of the specials are outstanding. Prices are reasonable. The service is excellent and the place is quiet and comfortable. This is an out of sight (in the Hilo Shopping Center) treasure.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a good restaurant with good service and good food. I recommend them for almost anything on the menu because they do it well. There are no inspired dishes so expect good comfort food, not gourmet. Worth your while.

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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, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian

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