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Black Rock Cafe

15-2872 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
808 965-1177
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Ranked #19 of 28 restaurants in Pahoa
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  • English first
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English first
Pahoa, Hawaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The place does indeed look like it needs a good clean but most places in Pahoa do. The menu is almost too large to have justice done to it but just choose carefully. There are always specials & liver is normally one of them, which I like. The service is fair: It is seat yourself & the kitchen fast enough.... More

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Amazing place...everything from Pizza to Asian foods on the menu, and everything has always been great. Comfy booths and tables, and very casual....shirt and slippers (flipflops) and you are dressed fine. A friend loves the Oxtail Soup Even a fair amount of parking, which can be a problem in Pahoa

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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We ate at Black Rock Café twice, once for breakfast and lunch. We enjoyed both visits. The services was fast and friendly. For breakfast I ordered a short stack of hotcakes. They covered the whole plate and were wonderful.

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Aspen Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

With some work this COULD be a great restaurant. First of all, it was dirty! They need to take everything out and just clean it. The Mexican Nachos were not. The chili and jalapenos seemed to be from a can, with only enough cheese for half the the chips and the salsa was seriously lacking. The house salads (dark greens,... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at his restaurant. I ordered the fried mahi-mahi and he ordered the teriyaki beef. The mahi-mahi was overcooked and the teriyaki beef was stringing. The both tasted like they came from frozen dinners. The salad as watery and the salad dressing (I had ranch and he had blue cheese) both tasted sour.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this place out since we have been to Kaleo's and Luquin's several times. We sat down at the table and were greeted by a friendly young man wearing jeans and a t-shirt. To start, we split a chopped Chicken Salad. It was OK, but the chicken was disgusting! There was a grey gelatin... More

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Somerset, NJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stopped into this cafe on our way to the beach to grab a quick, local, sit down breakfast. It looked inviting enough (on the outside) and we were seated quickly. Inside, not so inviting. It has very basic, outdated decor, with the booth seat taped up with electrical tape and walls unpainted. The server was pleasant and our breakfast... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Everyone we talk to says the same thing - we've been there once and won't go back. Huge menu....too huge, they can't do a good job on that many different things and somehow the three things we ordered all tasted the same - tasteless.

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South Jordan, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stopped by for lunch, it was wonderful. First of all, it's a cute little place and the Christmas decorations were lovely. We tried a variety of things on the menu, all of them were great. Very prompt attention from the staff. Lunch for 6 was under $50. It was all very tasty and affordable. We will be eating here... More

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Louisville, Colorado
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130 reviews 130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We had planned on eating lunch at the recommended bar & grill down the road but they were closed. Plan B had us at Black Rock Cafe. Our first impression was not great. The restaurant area feels like it needs a solid scrub down. Our menus smelled like a dirty sponge had been used to wipe them down. Service was... More

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