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Moon and Turtle

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51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
+1 808-961-0599
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went and ate at the bar... Fun time and good food. I would definitely go back when I find myself in Hilo again.

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Thank Caroline F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a lovely little place with a different menu every day Good value for a money.. They use fresh ingredients from locals Lots of flavours Don't miss it

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A chef pal told me we should absolutely dine here during my visit, and I am so glad we did on the final night of my Japan+Hawaii trip. This place puts the fusion in fusion, from the innovative cocktail menu to the daily-changing appetizers and main dishes with Hawaiian and Asian accents. I was very impressed by the unique spaetzle... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Review after review of "interesting" and "delicious". Not our meal! "Flavorless", "bland" and "mediocre" were the terms we used.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason I say that is it changes everyday and there a just a few items to select from so be sure there is something for everyone in your group. That being said the Food is great. Well prepared, well presented and very tasty. Service is outstanding.

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Thank Frank P
istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner here, on the recommendation of our B&B. It felt like a local gem. Very relaxed but excellent food. The menu is small and constantly changing, but you can't go wrong with anything on it.

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Thank kkl68
Northern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love small restaurants with a talent for creating original, farm to fork type meals and this place definitely fills that bill. It was obviously a favorite with locals which is always a good sign. The food and service did not disappoint. Our best meal on the island.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attitude is all important. We’re from San Francisco and we love to eat. But we know after many, many trips to Hawaii that food and restaurants in Hawaii are for fun and local color and to fill our stomachs. We don’t expect excellence. Good service; some local products; fun. These folks have tried. It's a small place. Looks good. Centrally... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've dined at Moon and Turtle 3 or 4 times now, and it just keeps getting better! Tuesday night four of us ate there. We sampled and shared 7 of 8 dishes on the menu. Every single one was mouthwateringly good, with creative use of local ingredients and Asian spices. Our favorites were the tetsuyaki marlin poke; the smokey sashimi;... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I are on vacation from NY and stopped here on our way back from the Volcanic National Park. We came here for dinner with a reservation and they sat us very quickly. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. The food was family style - therefore, the plates were shareable with the family. Everyday the menu is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Hawaiian, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?