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“Always Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe 100

Cafe 100
969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
808-935-8683
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Ranked #45 of 206 Restaurants in Hilo
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Seafood, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Polson, Montana, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Always Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We never miss a stop at Cafe 100 when we're in Hilo. Hands down the most affordable and consistently good traditional Hawaiian on the Big Island. I am addicted to their chicken Katsu, but have also tried their Loco Mocos and many other Hawaiian plate lunches. It can be very busy at times, but well worth the (minimal) wait. Excellent place to get items to go and take to one of the many parks in Hilo to enjoy.

Visited September 2013
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  • Korean first
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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Worst Plate Lunch on Big Island”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Cafe 100 was a huge disappointment. I love testing and eating plate lunch at various restaurants on the islands. Unfortunately, Cafe 100 was one of the worst. Stick with L&L.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awful- food from a can”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

You can make their food at home: put white rice on a plate, microwave a frozen and/ or fried piece of protein, add a can of brown gravy and top it with a fried egg. No wonder why the joint is cheap. Ugh. Terrible.

Visited May 2014
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lincoln
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Why wouldn't you eat here?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great food, so many choices. Not sure-just ask, staff is very friendly. Love the open air dining which is an option at so many HI places. There is just something charming about picking up an order that has been packed in a small cardboard box. Great prices too!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Eat like the locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Big portions for generally small prices. We has the Kilauea loco moco which replaces the gravy with chili. Also tried the somen salad (Japanese cold noodles) and Portuguese bean soup. Everything was tasty and BIG. Wish we had more of an appetite to try more food. Definitely where the locals go for a good bite to eat, and a must if visiting Hilo.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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