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Hilo Bay Cafe

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$$$
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Sushi, Pacific Rim
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123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
+1 808-935-4939
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove past the cafe when we just arrived on Hilo (first time on Hawaii). The kind waiter recommended the poke plates, and with good reason. We discoved one of the best things about Hawaii :). The portions are quite big with emphasize on the fish, which is of great quality. The restaurant is kind off Japanese inspired, has a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the Hilo Bay Cafe for lunch, and we were glad we did as the food was tasty and the view across Hilo Bay was excellent. You can choose to sit inside or out - sitting outside on the balcony is highly recommended to see the best views. We were delighted with dessert too. I had the Chocolate... More 

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Erie PA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying at the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. This was a short 10-minute walk through a nice park. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation but only had to wait 2 to be seated. It was quite warm, as it's open-air. We split a petite Caesar Salad, which was very good. My husband had the fish... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu variety at Hilo Bay Cafe is excellent. All of the beef options are local sourced cattle raised on the Big Island. The fish is of course also locally caught. If you enjoy sushi there is a good variety and you can sit at the sushi bar to watch your food being prepared. There is an good selection of... More 

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Thank greenhi3
Pahoa, Hawaii
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

AWESOME FOOD WITH HUGE PORTIONS...seriously HUGE portions. Everything is delicious. Staff is incredibly friendly and prompt. Prices are GREAT for the island and especially for how much food you get. You can not wrong.

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Thank Thereisonly1earth
Cromwell, Connecticut
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are with some friends in The Big Island and we stopped at the Hilo Bay Cafe for lunch. Most everyone had a hamburger which was outstanding. Their home made jicama slaw was delicious too.

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Thank Little_PC
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice building and atmosphere. Food was delicious and our waitress was very good. I would recommend making a reservation.

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Thank Doug K
Rentz, Georgia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the coleslaw! Very tasty dishes and not too pricey. Nice atmosphere! And over looks the water!

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DeKalb, IL
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, drinks, service and view were great, we enjoyed a relaxing lunch there and enjoyed it immensely, the rainbow sushi was fantastic!

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Thank tiggerlikestotravel
Hilo, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More than the average "restaurant" for the "right" price in Hilo, HI. To be honest I had my doubts from past experiences at their previous location. But this time it surpassed it! Three of us (all family) enjoyed a relaxing atmosphere (1), great attentive service (2), and amazing food (3). And something noteworthy; we just shared appetizers! We were set.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Sushi, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4939

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