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Cafe 100

#53 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
$$
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    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
My first time with Miso Fish AWESOME!

My cousin Jay took me there and recommended the Miso Fish it was so delicious that I'm craving some just writing the review. I had it with the Mac and Rice. They were average but, the fish was so ONO! This is also the birthplace of the famous Hawaiian special Loco Moco. Great island food you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
MrMouser
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Fairfax, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Fairfax, Virginia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My cousin Jay took me there and recommended the Miso Fish it was so delicious that I'm craving some just writing the review. I had it with the Mac and Rice. They were average but, the fish was so ONO! This is also the birthplace of the famous Hawaiian special Loco Moco. Great island food you can try for pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We were told to stop at cafe 100 and try their Goody Good! They are the best little treats EVER! We tried both strawberry and coconut and loved them both! We got a loco moco which was great and at $3.50 how can you go wrong! You can't beat their prices! Cheapest place we have found and the food was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just ate here. Food was terrible and overpriced. I got the fried chicken and teri plate. The best thing was the rice, sad but true. My husband got the Kailua pork combo. Not good. My son got the chickwhich, a fried chicken patty sandwich that was worse than McDonald's $1 McChicken and cost $4.95! My daughter got a hamburger for... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I'm not sure why cafe 100 is a popular restaurant. You have to stand in line and place your order at a window. They only have seating outside at picnic tables. It took me a long time to place my order because I couldn't find anything that was appealing on their menu. I ended up with a ham and cheese... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had been looking forward to trying the famous Loco Moco. We were not disappointed at all, we had both the original and spam locos with a side of tasty Mac salad. Place was busy the entire time we were there and prices were affordable.

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Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Looking for a place to eat with young children this place hit the mark. Figured it had to be good when we saw the ambulance and utility trucks in the parking lot. Food local and fresh made to order.

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Saskatchewan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I thought it was pretty good! And it's a really filling cheap lunch. Spam is not for everyone, but you have to try a loco moco with spam at least once while you're on the island. I can't really compare it to other places because this was the only time I tried it, but I can say that there were... More 

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Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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, Seafood, Diner, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?