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Cafe 100

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American, Seafood, Diner, Hawaiian
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969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
808-935-8683
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6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 51
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
awesome prices best loco moco

Had to try the loco moco with spam for the first time on the island. It was very affordable at $4.25. Very busy so you know its quick island fast food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Shavon C
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Had to try the loco moco with spam for the first time on the island. It was very affordable at $4.25. Very busy so you know its quick island fast food.

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Orange, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very rustic, local cafe. Walk up, order, get your food, and sit at picnic tables outside. But it is Hawaii, so that is the norm. They have several (more than 20) different versions of the Loco Moco. We have eaten lunch there 2 times (the first time in 2009). It was good enough to go again. Prices... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

They say this is where Loco Moco was invented. They offer a dozen different kinds of loco mock. For the basic one, its only $3.50 and filling!! The patty is delicious, egg perfectly cooked, gravy not too overwhelming. Try the korean chicken plate-- its all wings and drumsticks over rice with a scoop of macaroni salad, but the sauce is... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stopped here while on a day visit to Hilo. Had the chicken with beef steak teriyaki. The beef was a little chewy for my taste. But all in all meal was a good value for a quick meal. Would I return, yes. I just would not order the beef.

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Salinas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our entire family came here for lunch on our way to the Volcano. I argued for trying Hawaiian food, rather than eating fast food. My husband and I shared a Super Moco Loco, and my son had a Teriyaki Beef plate. It was around $23 for both and two sodas. My parents had hamburgers and french fries and sodas and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Totally a fan of anything with gravy! They have lots of variety of local foods and not to mention very inexpensive. All the food is made to order, so no reheating in the microwave to make hot. My favorite is the fish loco, i don't eat meat so nice to see a variety of different foods. Downside is, no free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I hit this place before heading south to see the volcanos. Heard alot about it on trip advisor. Had no clue whatsoever what the loko moco was. Nice clientele knew we we tourists and gave us the heads up about the hapa plate and loko moko. Awesome local food and it gets busy....for good reason. Clean, great food... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Cafe 100 Loco Moco? Yup, this is THE place that invented it. Is it the best loco moco you will ever eat? Probably not. Is it still REALLY good though? Hell yes. It is also worth making the pilgrimage to pay respect and give thanks for coming up with the greatness that is the loco moco. There is a whole... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A loco moco is a portion of rice topped with a fried egg, meat of some kind, and brown gravy. It's a local thing, like Kentucky Brown in Kentucky or poutine in Montreal. They have a variety of meats to choose among. My sausage wasn't hot though the rice was OK. If you want to eat local, go ahead. Otherwise... More 

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lahaina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First time coming to cafe 100 and having grown-up on Maui we know that this is a place to go when in Hilo. Let me tell you it is a must try. The Loco moco is so good and u can't beat the price $3 n change. The place is like right out of the 60s or 70s, and the... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe 100

Address: 969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
Phone Number: 808-935-8683
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Diner, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-935-8683

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Diner, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm

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