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Kaleo's Bar & Grill

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American, International, Barbecue, Pub, Fusion, Hawaiian
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15-2969 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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Always good food

We ate there four times in our four days on the Island. Always a treat. The menu has a variety of foods and prices. A great value for Hawaii

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Anderson Springs, California
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Anderson Springs, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate there four times in our four days on the Island. Always a treat. The menu has a variety of foods and prices. A great value for Hawaii

Thank CobbSprings
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was brought her by a friend for lunch. Wasn't too sure from the "Pahoa style" exterior, but the interior is charming. Coconut Crusted Fish was absolutely divine! Attended with a yummy salad (I am not a big salad eater and ate every morsel) and Pineapple Ice Tea. Appropriate for families, fabric tablecloths, fresh flowers, killer service, locals at the... More 

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Los Osos, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to sit outside and watch the people walking by. I had the blackened Ahi BLT sandwich, it was amazingly delicious and fresh. At a nearby table 3 guys each had a huge dessert of ice cream and all good things fattening. We all cleaned our plates. There is a beautiful bar inside. I would definitely go back

Thank BaywoodJill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kaleo's is a very popular place, with nice atmosphere and great food in the little town of Pahoa, Hawaii. Been there before and loved it. I enjoyed their orzo salad, yummy with fresh basil and feta cheese! Even the bread they brought to the table was very fresh tasting and wonderful. My husband ordered the Ono fish (a must in... More 

Thank luvintotravel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In searching for places to eat around the Hilo area, we found Kaleo's online and made the trip. Call for reservations if you want to sit inside, they had someone playing music inside. The food choices are good as was the preparation.

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Luftenberg an der Donau, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been in this restaurant a view times with a group up to 10 people and tried each others menues of course 😉 All of them where very good. Except one time we got bad ribs... eveything else was fine.

Thank Herbert G
Travelers Rest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived (without making reservations) and were promptly seated. Server was somber and didn't greet us. Her first words were 'Are you ready?'! The food was average but the passion fruit cheesecake made our day!

Thank ronnie29690
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife were skeptical about trying this place after reading the wide range of reviews and driving by the establishment on our way through Pahoa but we decided to give it a go. The inside is clean and quaint and the food and service were excellent. Don't let the appearance of the building or the folks on the street sway... More 

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Dyke, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu descriptions sound great, creative, fresh. I was looking forward to a good healthy meal. Unfortunately not to be. The fish was heavily breaded and deep fried although the menu said sauteed. What was supposed to be a tamarind sauce,had only one flavor very sweet. The vegetables? Maybe a 1 tablespoon full. They were very busy but the service... More 

Thank ChefSarah67
Elmira, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were bedraggled and hungry after trekking down to Champagne Pond and just happened to stop by for a meal. Dispite our appearance, they were very kind to us. We had Kailua pork and cabbage, Chicken, and baby back ribs - and all was wonderful. We couldn't eat it all and chose to try to take what was left with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15-2969 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: 808-965-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, International, Barbecue, Pub, Fusion, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?