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Cafe 100

#14 of 186 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
+1 808-935-8683
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Wailuku, Hawaii, USA
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was raised on the Big Island. No trip back home is ever complete for me without a stop at Cafe 100. Over the years, my family has made me try other places but Cafe 100 is still my favorite. Must have the gravy burger, somen salad and the lilikoi drink. Happy, happy, happy!!!

Thank Roni793
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198 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place; home of the loco moco. I tried their chili loco, which was just chili over rice, cheese and a fried egg... wasn't impressed though. Their cheeseburgers are good with a sweet mustard sauce. They have a daily specials hotline to hear their specials. Their fries are crispy and plentiful. Good place to try.

Thank kdooka
Lindsay, Canada
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family stopped for lunch after a morning of waterfalls and the Tsunami Museum. Service was very quick and great helpful staff at the window. I had the classic loco moco - at $3.25 for a container of rice with one patty and one egg - it was a great price and enough food for lunch and very satisfying. My... More 

Thank Don M
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by Cafe 100 when I was visiting Hilo because I heard it was the original loco moco place. And it did not disappoint!!! Granted I didn't have many meals in Hilo, it was by far the best. Even though there was a line at lunch time, it went by quickly and I got my food even quicker. I... More 

Thank lanniesu
Tracy, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cheap food! The super loco moco will have you full for sure! The regular loco moco is a great deal so if you haven't ever tried one, here's a perfect opportunity at a great price.

Thank ladurant2982
Victoria, Canada
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to get your fill of loco-moco. If you don't know it - it is rice with gravy and some meat and an egg - the Hawaiian version of poutine. Family of 10 were all satisfied. Refill on drink for $1. Lots of covered seating. We will visit again!

Thank twp007
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is cheap and ok. Don't know what else to say. Even if I lived here I wouldn't go back. The food is just not that good.

1 Thank Henry H
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Had read about Loco Moco at Cafe 100 and so glad we stopped by, twice! Typically Loco Moco is served with a beef patty or Spam but Cafe 100 serves about 30 different kinds of Loco Moco. For pescatarians there are fish LM and for vegetarians there is also a veggie option. Yum comfort food!

1 Thank JSF723
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Tried our first 'Loco Moco' here, as well as Chicken Katzu, good food, great price! You place your order at the counter and can eat there at one of their tables or take it to go. Pretty fast too

Thank Brigitte W
Brigham City, Utah
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I honestly cannot see how this eating establishment can get more than one star. We stopped by Cafe 100 in Hilo on our way back from a visit to the Volcano. The food was extremely tasteless and horrible. Processed cheese, stale bread, no flavor and poor service. An extremely rude man behind the counter pulled a 'Shanaynay face' on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food, Diner, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8683

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