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Cafe 100

#51 of 211 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Diner, Seafood, Hawaiian
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969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
808-935-8683
Today
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not to be missed on the island of Hawaii.

this is an iconic Hilo local restaurant. For the real experience try their loco moco that comes in many variations. My husband ordered this and had more than he could eat. I had the mahi which I enjoyed very much. An experience to remember. An interesting variation to fast food. Tables are out side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
cklevine
,
Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

this is an iconic Hilo local restaurant. For the real experience try their loco moco that comes in many variations. My husband ordered this and had more than he could eat. I had the mahi which I enjoyed very much. An experience to remember. An interesting variation to fast food. Tables are out side with a roof overhead.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We got the tasty loca moco and the price was good. I would say only locals were there waiting for their food. This place was strictly carryout,but the food was good

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Catch the Loco Moco, in any of a dozen+ configurations, this is THE place to 'go local' in Hilo. With a "fast food" setting, order and recieve your order at the window, abundant outdoor picnic style seating surrounds. The food is substantial, home style prepared and an excellent value. You won't see too many tourists here and is an excellent... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Looking for a taste of Hawai'i then you need to go to Cafe 100. Loco moco is a local favorite and you will be happy and full when you leave. So many options and so affordable. If you are not a large eater you can split your dish. The classic loco moco is white rice, hamburger patty, sunny-side up fried... More 

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Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Poi is very popular on the island and this is the place to get it. Great variety. They top all of them with gravy except the Vegetarian variety, which my sister got and liked it. SPAM is also a big hit. Neither of them are 'my cup of tea'.

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Lanai City, Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's not a fast food restaurant but the food comes out just as fast as McDonalds! We always get the stew gravy and gravy burgers. Their selection of loco mocos are expansive along with plate lunches of all sorts. I didn't get any pictures of what we ate because it was gone as soon as we got it! LOVE Cafe... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Prices very reasonable. Get your plate with gravy or not; white or brown rice. Great green side salad too.

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Hawaii
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107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had been wanting to check out Cafe 100 for some time when we stopped in. We were headed downtown and to Mike's so it was on the way. I had the salmon loco moco. It was good enough, but we didn't realize we would have to sit outside in the heat. It wasn't as fast as Blaine's either. I... More 

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Fast food Caloric Not weight watchers fare Tons of loco mocos avail (@ the relocated after tsunami) dare I say The Loco Moco Origin of Species dining establishment All variations as good & filling as expected lol Seasonal Halloweenie loco is a fav

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Lebanon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Service was good but I am not fond of spam. Food is filling but I like more gourmet fair, My teenagers loved it.

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?