I was there twice. It was located between the big hotels on Banyan Drive.
The Malasadas are great as advertised. A Malasada is a thick Portuguese style donut.
Traditionally it is eaten with just sugar on top but local variations are endless. The cook them on site and start to come out fresh and hot at about 8 am. I was a donut baker for 5 years and consider myself a self appointed donut snob. These were great.
I had lunch there as well. It is not very good. The tables have no placemats, meaning silverware goes on the table and yet when people left the restaurant the tables were not cleaned. (Danger sign) I had a native pork dish with onions ($6) and the fish and chips ($16). The pork dish was interesting it would have been a full meal had I ordered rice.
The fish and chips were a good value as they had four pieces of fish on the plate and a ton of fries. However I found the fish…fishy tasting. I usually get that taste when the fish is not fresh.
I had the same fish the day before in another restaurant and raved about it. I think the fish may have been frozen. It is too bad because the batter was pretty good.
If I had a do over I would go to the upscale hotel next door, the Hilo Hawaiian, the price for their fish and chips was the same $16.
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