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15-2872 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
808 965-1177
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average diner.

Forgot about this place until I just saw it listed....An average typical diner. Service was prompt and friendly. Scrambled eggs, cup of Joe and we were outta there....

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
westcoastgil
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Forgot about this place until I just saw it listed....An average typical diner. Service was prompt and friendly. Scrambled eggs, cup of Joe and we were outta there....

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Washington
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped in here for a quick lunch after flying in from Oahu. I had a club sandwich and my husband got fish and chips. It was average fare. My husbands fish looked fresh and my sandwich was ok. This is not a fancy place, but suited our needs.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good food, big servings and pretty good service. The town regulars eat here so it must be pretty good! Good happy our specials and it's busy all day.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

black rock cafe is at the core of pahoa. located dead in the middle of town its a restaurant offering great food and a friendly bar. it is a 'local' restaurant for sure with a great selection of your basic, non exotic 'grindz'(food). i can say their breakfast and lunch menu items are pretty great having eaten there many many... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stopped in here to have breakfast one morning. Service was fast and friendly. Food was good. Try the Moco Loco.

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Spokane, Washington
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

First, this is NOT a foodie haven. What you will find is down to earth good grub, with caring service and good value. I found myself going back three times. I had the Loco Mock, (gravy on the side) and later had a light breakfast and the next day a burger. The staff makes this place a delight. Notably, Ryan,... More 

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silicon valley
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food was unappealing and lacked flavor. The soda was flat. The server was nice, but the fish was so bad it was even disguisable with hot sauce. The hamburgers were bad also.

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Murray, Utah
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

we went here twice, the food was better than the place looks. I had Hawaiian stew one night and a salad the next. It was raining so hard that night we were happy to find a place to eat and get out of the rain!

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Leicester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Although the place feels ruin down and dirty, the food was pretty decent, with a nice French dip and chicken teri burger. The service was very friendly, which went a long way to improving things. It's just a diner, but a good stop off in Puna.

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great gathering place. Food is very good, atmosphere need improvement but all in all, not bad. Love sitting at the bar and relaxing and talking story with locals.

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  • Address: 15-2872 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: 808 965-1177

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