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Paul's Place

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) #8 of 196 Restaurants in Hilo $$ - $$$ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
+1 808-280-8646
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (29 reviews)
“caprese” (17 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 2:00 pmAll hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small find has, 4 two tops and normally needs reservations at least a few days in advance. We were early, and weren't going to be able to slip in, but Paul found a way and then the magic started. He cooked up an incredible...More

Thank JoeSchroeter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small place only a few tables. Because of this you have great service from some wonderful people great food. I only wish they where open on Mondays! A favorite place in Hilo for sure!

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service here was phenomenal. Because we had to wait they gave us a free waffle, which happened to end up being probably the best waffle I've ever had in my entire life. After that, the eggs benedict came, it's a shame it didn't last...More

1  Thank Harry N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, the service, and the atmosphere are superb. Paul and his server are totally hospitable, but of course it's the amazing food that is primo. Plus coffee of course. Will tell anyone going to Hilo to make this a must go to place! Karen

Thank Karen E
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Make reservations a few days to a week in advance! The entire restaurant only seats 8-10 people...and don't be late because they will release your reservation and give it to a walk-in...which by the way, there were a lot. Don't be one of them! If...More

Thank Ginger K
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

My friend who lives in Hilo excitedly made a reservation for this 6 person restaurant. Yes, you read correctly. This place can only seat 6 people at a time. We had reservations at 8:30 and we're promptly seated at the middle table, by the window....More

Thank travelingteacher808
Reviewed June 20, 2017

The reviews are not kidding you. This is the best place to eat in Hilo, AND there are only three tables, so get a reservation or expect to wait/not get a table. Paul is a wonderful guy, he chatted with us, made us the best...More

Thank GeoLady86
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Small place, but excellent food! Paul is friendly and the place is very comfortable and homey. Eggs Benedict, Bagels & Lox, and the chicken salad are my favorites. Also, very good coffee.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Forget reviews of great food. Attitude of the owner and management says everything! Arrived at 1:10. Was asked by woman if I had a reservation. I replied no. Then was told, "we aren't serving anymore but you can come back tomorrow." Seriously, I came today...More

2  Thank hawaiigo
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

It's a very small place but the food is amazing. We happened in after searching for a breakfast spot. They take reservations but we didn't have one and got there just in time. My wife had the waffles and I had the bagel and lox...More

Thank hexanero
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Priscilla H
July 5, 2016|
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Response from KVCrew | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, you sent this to a reviewer, as well!
April 10, 2016|
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Response from gina22devine | Reviewed this property |
If you plan far enough in advance he might do it.
carolyn S
March 5, 2016|
Response from ColoradoSR | Reviewed this property |
Paul will make a special meal for you. He doesn't carry GF bread but he will create something delicious for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-280-8646
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