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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Hilo Japanese

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Honolulu
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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19 reviews
5 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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Mililani, Hawaii, Usa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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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Lake Elmo
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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Address: 1261 Kilauea Ave Ste 230, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4287
Phone Number: (808) 961-4454
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian

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  • 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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