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15-2872 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
808 965-1177
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Black rock cafe

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
herzondarryl11
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Hawaii
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Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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daphne alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

stopped in for breakfast. Sweet bread French toast, mushroom omelette. Waitress was friendly and gave good service. Will be back to try lunch!

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DEAL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Well - great Apple pie, coffee was good and the service was good old style diner style. A lively establishment that has style and quality eating at a reasonable price. Clean operating toilets would have given it 5 stars.

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Trumbull, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We ate here our first night on the island, exhausted from 12 hours of traveling. The service was fast the staff very friendly and the food was good. Even though the bar next door was rocking (it was Saturday night) the restaurant was quiet enough for easy conversation. Prices were reasonable and even though an earlier review posted a mandatory... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was our second time stopping for lunch at the Black Rock in Pahoa. On the previous occasion (last March) we had enjoyed the place, but recent reviews suggested that it had gone downhill (like the lava which was stalled just above the town when we were there this time!). We were pleasantly surprised to find that the place was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Food here was so-so. Service was ... okay. We were surprised to see an 18% gratuity tacked on to our bill. Jacked up the price quite a bit on an otherwise affordable meal. We ate at quite a few meals on the island and didn't notice a mandatory gratuity before...

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London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just your average family restaurant but good daily specials. Atmospheric bar on other side with live music and good local beer with can be served at your table. Friendly relaxed service. We ate here twice.

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's a diner. Did you come to Hawaii to eat diner food? If so, the food is fine. As others have noted, though, it's dirty. Really dirty. And the bar connected to it is beyond dirty. The service was fine. FWIW, the food came out swiftly and efficiently.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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  • 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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