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Reviewed August 25, 2022 via mobile

We had the Super loco moco & Small Saimin .. between the 2 of us. According to my husband that’s the best damn brown gravy I’ve ever had (and that’s saying something since he’s from the Midwest!). The best part of the meal was the...fresh papaya!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Great food! Locals hangout. Great service! Loved it and careful for gluten-free! We had breakfast here!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

we have eaten here several times - it is always really good! plates are large and staff is friendly - will go back again!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

We have been going to the Big Island Grill since 2009. It is a must for every visit. There food is every bit as good as it was the first time we ever visited. They have limited their hours now to only 8 to 2,...and they are only open Tuesday through Saturday. They serve breakfast all day (maybe the lunch items too, don’t remember). So if you want to visit, you will have to get their during this limited time frame. They have pared down their menu, which is kind of a bummer because they took off one of my favorite items, but oh well- I have other favorites there as well so it worked out:) As long as this place is open, we will come back every single time we are on the Big Island.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022

Great basic family restaurant. Loco Moco, B.I.G waffles and, of course, Spam, all served with a friendly smile.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

I had a list of Hawaiian foods I wanted to try. They had loco moco on the menu. It consists of rice, gravy, eggs and your choice of meat. I chose portuguese sausage. I also had POG (passionfruit, orange and guava) juice. It was filling...and tasty. The staff was friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022 via mobile

Always a favorite of locals and visitors alike, they opened their dining room today. They still offer take out and drive through but having the dining room open is wonderful. Had Local Moco today. Nummie as always. Welcome back!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2021

Good food, great atmosphere and excellent view or the bay. Perfect location along the bay front and within walking distance of many shops.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021 via mobile

Teriyaki chicken and Katsu loco moco with rice and macaroni salad was the bomb. We also had the teriyaki steak that was very tender. They have a limited menu right now but still plenty to offer. Go to Instagram and look for current menu. They...also have specials each day.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 4, 2021

We had one of our more memorable meals here. Kailua pork was fantastic and the burger was great. Service was fast and we had enough left over for a huge breakfast the next day.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2020

This was the best Hawaiian meal we had in Hawaii and we tried lots of places. We had the kalua pork and cabbage, short ribs, and Korean chicken. All were excellent and in large portions! Even my teenagers were full with just one plate!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

Daughter had the bowl - excellent. Our SN son loved everything, finished his omelet and helped dad with his breakfast. Very well prepared. Very kind staff.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

It was outstanding and reasonably priced. Service was good, food was tasty and the parking lot was full. Definitely would go back several times.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

This is our 5th trip to the Big Island with the last being 2 years ago. We found that some things have changed or are new but not the Big Island Grill! We've been twice already for supper and both times the service was fast,...friendly and excellent! The food is great and portion sizes are huge! Prices have gone up a bit but that's to be expected. Still a bargain. Both nights were $35 for the two of us including tip but no dessert or drinks. I highly recommend the Loco Moco and the Beef Teriyaki.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

When you see a lot of local people and families - you know its gotta be good! We were recommended here by the reviews on Tripadvisor. Good call. This was my first Loco Moco and it was amazing! The place is more like a local...diner. Service was good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from kdsims0410 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations but you can get seated quick even when they are crowed.
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Response from ItsMona | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t. We had a larger party, and they tried to rush us. We had barely finished eating and they asked us to leave. They said they wanted our tables to seat others and told us to leave and go to the beach!
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Response from katatonic4u | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they are expensive at all. Plates average around $8-10
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Yes, Big Island Grill offers takeout services.

Big Island Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5