When you're in Hilo or just passing through on the way to see the volcano, stop here for a great casual meal. It was easily accessible (actually, we stumbled in after watching an incredible movie at the marine center just down the street). We had a yummy hawaii pizza with passion fruit iced tea. We sat at the bar and were able to watch the back of the house operation. Both my husband and I have run restaurants and these people knew what they were doing. It's actually great to see a well run operation. Service was quick, pleasant and knowledgable: what else do you need? We are staying on the Kona side of the island and plan to go to their restaurant at the Kawaihae Harbor soon.
About prices: EVERYTHING on Hawaii costs more than it does on the mainland. That said, their prices were reasonable and actually at the lower end of resort prices. Try to confirm prices before you show up at any restaurant, even chains, to avoid unpleasant suprises.