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Hana Hou Restaurant

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Japanese, American, Hawaiian
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95-1148 Spur Road, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
(808) 929-9717
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

Dinner special was a Sweet Ginger crusted Ahi, and it was delicious. Very nice waitress, and the live music was pleasant!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
James N
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Rydal
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is local and delicious. They also bake some amazing cakes. The entire time we were eating the place had people coming in for pickup or to eat in. Don't miss this place!

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Thank Sherrie J
Naalehu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love this place, we go there very frequently, and suggest it to any tourist we meet at this end of the Island. The bread for the sandwiches are made in house, as are the desserts. They have daily specials, that are quite special. You can bring your own alcohol, at no charge, if you feel it is necessary. They also... More 

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Thank NaalehuGal
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on the way back to Hilo from snorkeling on the other side of the island. The food is simple but very good. The specials were excellent.

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Thank joelwx39
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all- this place was spotlessly clean. It's a friendly, simple, diner type restaurant with yummy local cuisine. Big portions - my 2 kids could've easily split their grilled cheese sandwich it was so big. No children's menu but offered grilled cheese and hamburgers so no trouble to find them something to eat. Nice and bright inside with breeze.... More 

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Thank Emma N
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a roadside diner which does it well! We came back for seconds ......& not only to take pictures of the sign that says "most southerly restaurant in the U.S...." Fish tacos at $11. Home -baked bread. Friendly service and even an impromptu Hawaiian dance during lunch.....this place was tasty & charming. (Also : nice copper wall ornaments for... More 

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Thank AlvaJoyce
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner special was a Sweet Ginger crusted Ahi, and it was delicious. Very nice waitress, and the live music was pleasant!

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Thank James N
DC
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is very down home, island feel. Loved the food. Staff were very friendly, easy going but very attentive. Service was quick but not rushed. Really enjoyed it.

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Thank JBinDC2
Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate two dinners here while staying at the Macadamia Meadows B&B, in part because it was the only restaurant we could find that was open! The food was fine, but nothing particularly great. The teriyaki burger I had the first night was the only dish that really stood out as better than average. The service, however, definitely brought this... More 

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Thank Alicia B
Boca Raton, Florida
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tell you what. If you are on your way to Volcanoes National Park from the west side of the island, say from Kona, this restaurant is right on the way. It is about a 25 minute drive to the park from the Hana Hou restaurant. We stopped here for lunch on our way to the park. First off, it is... More 

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Thank Araxiel
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We spent the afternoon at South Point and the Green Sands beach and headed back to Hilo about sunset. We stopped here, just a short way from the South Point area, to have some local flavor. The restaurant was simple, but decorated nicely. The staff was very friendly and there was live music (not great, but entertaining). The food was... More 

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Thank DuaneNewman

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 95-1148 Spur Road, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu
  • Phone Number: (808) 929-9717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?