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136 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
808-961-3330
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Prime Rib

This restaurant does not really appear like it might be anything too special, but the prime rib was absolutely exceptional! I don't know if we were just lucky with our cut of meat the night we dined there, but it was unbelievably tender and had delicious flavor. If we are ever back in Hilo we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Coreena W
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hilo, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Visited this restaurant in Hilo, Hawaii for our anniversary. Called Coconut Grill next to Seaside Hotel. We had called the restaurant to ask if we needed to make a reservation. We made one and told worker Kahea that it was a special night for us, and gladly helped us get a 5:00pm dinner reservation. Upon arriving, our waitress was Rain... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restaurant does not really appear like it might be anything too special, but the prime rib was absolutely exceptional! I don't know if we were just lucky with our cut of meat the night we dined there, but it was unbelievably tender and had delicious flavor. If we are ever back in Hilo we would definitely dine there again.... More 

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Ontario
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This restaurant is adjacent to the Seaside Motel. It doesn't look like much from the outside; in fact I didn't want to stop here, but my husband insisted. I was glad he did, because the food, service and drinks were amazing. We hit Happy Hour, and the 2 Hurricanes I had for only $4 each were large, and they did... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Other than 1 waitress with an attitude (who was pulled aside by management), it was a great experience and food was good-very good.

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Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have been here many times before. I’ve actually done small parties here because they are really the only ones with a private room. Food is decent and their service was always poor. Your best bet is to have their simple salad bar to avoid the long wait. Today’s visit took the cake….the most horrible service I have received anywhere….and... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Grab yourself a MaiTai and check out the past tsunami levels painted on the windows. Live music most nights of the week we were there.

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The locals swarmed this place and I understand!! The food is AMAZING!! It is connected to the Hilo Seaside Hotel and the hotel offered free breakfast (with the package we purchased) and I have to say, THE BEST Home Fries I have EVER HAD!! The staff is nice, pleasant and helpful. Yes, We will be back!!

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We only ate here as it was included in our stay. The food was ok but it is hard to comment as we only ate breakfast here and both my husband and I had eggs and bacon. Toast wasn't included in the breakfast so we purchased it separately. Highlight of the breakfast was the complimentary banana bread they offer. Very... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Connected to Hilo Seaside Hotel. The food was OK, but not great. Except the salad bar was really good. Service was good and food came quickly

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This has become my "go to" place for lunch in Hilo. Service is friendly, the food is good and the place has a kind of 50's feel to it. In all my visits the it has been consistently good. Far above what you might expect from a restaurant connected to one of the lower cost motels in Hilo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136 Banyan Way, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4647
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-961-3330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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