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Moon and Turtle

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51 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-0599
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Eustis, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter had us drooling with his description of each meal he was great.All ingredients were fresh and local.Menu changes daily. Small menu but every combination was unique tasty and delicious. The 4 of us all shared the 4 meals and had desert.My favorite was the vegetable stir fry with black tree fungus and pork and desert the Lily Koi... More 

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1 Thank Lynn N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit dinner place in Hilo! Super friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, interesting cocktail selections and very delicious Asian fusion food! We loved the ceviche and the wild boar fried rice - The restaurant changes menu every week so maybe there are more delicious surprises coming up~

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1 Thank Phyllis C
Juneau, Alaska
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but nice interior. Excellent service. Softshell crab sandwich as an appetizer? Rolled my eyes back into my head was so good. Killer desserts too. Do not miss this.

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1 Thank FrequentTraveller293
Surf City, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quaint setting in downtown Hilo. Very good service; limited menu. Not for those who do not enjoy fresh fish/seafood. Our lunch was very good; great flavor and good pricing.

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1 Thank ndmock
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The spider sliders (soft shell crab), wild boar fried rice, and yaki-udon noodles with pork belly were spectacular. The bar tender served us with casual island friendliness as it was a slow day.

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1 Thank Travels4workand4fun
Hilo, Hawaii
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a small establishment in a quiet part of downton Hilo. The specialty dishes change daily so it's a good idea to call ahead to find out what the day's dish will be. The rest of the menu is limited.

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Haiku, Hawaii
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We were told that this place was the place to go too......but ....NOT......we went for lunch....and it was empty......placed our order.....it took 45 min. to get the food.....i ordered something that was supposed to be great.....the salted dry fish fried rice.....it was DRY.....tasted like OLD fish not salty and it had no favor.....my friend had the stir fried vegies....it was... More 

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Thank norman m
Andover, New Jersey
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We chose this restaurant based on Yelp reviews and had the best meal of our trip! A small, bistro style dining room welcomes guests with a European flair. Families should not be put off, though, as children are welcome. The menu is small and grouped into small and large plates. Our server was very helpful guiding us to 2 small... More 

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Thank Mary E
Fresno, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Hilo is awesome ... Dining here is just okay. There are a few gems and this is one. Its one of the cleaner, cuter establishments. Food is great and inspired. I love the island flavor without all the greasiness of the local comfort food. I really appreciate their vision.

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Thank casey h
Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I think this is one of Hilo's best. It has a limited but innovative menu and everything is always outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, International, Fusion, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-0599
Description
We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis and focus on locally sourced ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?