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362 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
808-935-5571
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, restaurant needs work!

We went to Jimmy's on our first night in Hilo during our last visit to the Big Island from our home in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. The food is pretty good overall, with a fairly wide range of options on the menu. Service was a little on the slow side, but that was mostly because the place was busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Adrian D
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Coquitlam, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went there 20+ years ago and it was memorable for the good. Our current experience is memorable the other way. They have way passed their prime and need to move on to other ventures. At lunch time there were only two other clients. While the waitstaff were friendly, the interiors are tired and the cooking uninspiring at best. For... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Jimmy's on our first night in Hilo during our last visit to the Big Island from our home in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. The food is pretty good overall, with a fairly wide range of options on the menu. Service was a little on the slow side, but that was mostly because the place was busy (always a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The water tastes gross. Food was okay, service is terribly slow whether its slow or busy. We have to wait forever. One of the waitresses was rude, she wouldn't help us. Not really a great dining experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Got the shrimp sashimi steak and Katsu special it was great besides the part that there were only four tiny sashimis and two little shrimps .

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

I LOVE the food here especially their Katsu. I've had many things on their menu and have never been disappointed. The only thing that tears me to pieces is the restaurant. It's not really a pleasant place to eat in. Get take out and you'll be please :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2008

Ono Japanese cuisine

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Address: 362 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
Phone Number: 808-935-5571
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Cuisine: Japanese

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  • Address: 362 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-935-5571

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  • Cuisine: Japanese

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