Just back from our 3rd trip to the Big Island and finally made it to Puka Puka. Based on the reviews, we thought it might be a good one but they were always closed. The friendly head chef said that they are now also open for dinner---why couldn't we learn this before we had to leave Hilo?!?!
Anyway, Hilo is kind of a culinary wasteland. Nothing better than L&L---or, as we say, "L & L? Tastes like 'L " In our 3 trips to Hilo, we've hit quite a few of the (cheaper) places and, of them all, this place is the cream of the crop.
I had the garlic rice with lamb and my wife had the BBQ chicken. Very satisfying Hawaiian Soul Food! Mind you, this is a hole-in-the-wall, but the waiters are friendly and the food is tasty. (It would normally be 4 stars but this is Hilo, and for Hilo, it's a 5!)
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