We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 212 Hilo Restaurants

Kow's Restaurant

87 W Kawailani St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5678
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #99 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
Write a Review

6 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have driven past Kow's chinese food place hundreds of times, but today remembered that we needed to stop in and try it out. It is decorated real nice, like restaurants used to be. The waitress was very friendly and seated us promptly. I had the Vegetarian chow mien with tofu. It was great. I would have liked more chow... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Good Chinese food lots of locals so u know that the food is good. Service fine. Prices reasonable. Probably would not eat here again though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Keaau, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This review is only for the combination lunch. The restaurant was very clean, there was plenty of parking, the service was fast and the food was great. The price was about $20.00 for two and included combination plates with three items and hot tea to drink.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

the owner didnt care about customers or even talk to them. the food is sloppy and gross. attention all onliner do not eat at kow!! tell the owner that he sucks and the food sucks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilo, HI
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

Stick with the crab rolls. Everything else is cheaply and sloppily slapped together, and overpriced. And even the crabrolls take FOREVER to come out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2007

I actually couldn't believe that any Chinese restaurant could be that bad. We were in Hilo for eleven days, and this place stands out as the worst meal of our trip. We ordered several pork dishes and they were nearly all fat and gristle and completely inedible. The gravy on the noodles tasted like it came out of a package.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Kow's Restaurant also viewed

Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Been to Kow's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kow's Restaurant

Address: 87 W Kawailani St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5678
Phone Number: 808-959-3766
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Cuisine: Chinese

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kow's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?