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“Refreshing spot Downtown”

Pineapple's Island Fresh Cuisine
Ranked #3 of 250 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Steps away from the Farmers' Market, Pineapples is in a great location to enjoy a meal in a nice atmosphere with friendly staff and a good variety available from the menu to choose from. The veggie tacos and the Maui onion soup were the stand out dishes from what we ordered. We were looking forward to trying their pineapple-upside-down cake (after all, their name is Pineapples -- it should be good!) - but unfortunately the last slice was ordered right before we requested it. We were told it's made daily, so to check back early the next day. Since we had made a day trip over to Hilo from Pauko we weren't able to do that. Perhaps next time!

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Thank SugarScout
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We did our drive from Waikoloa to Hilo one day and it was already getting dark when we reached Hilo. So we just wanted a quick dinner before we head back to Waikoloa. A lot of restaurants were full because it was the Mother's Day weekend! So we end up trying the Pineapple in the back street. What a good surprise! :)
They were also quite busy so they offered us a table on the street. Food was delicious and fast service. I had the coconut fish and it was very good. The server was very nice too.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

When we made the reservations we were asked if we preferred a particular table. I asked for a table looking out on the street. When we arrived we were seated in the middle of the room. The touch of bringing water in bottles for the table water service was a great idea. We had the Terikaki Beef which was spiced perfectly and not sweet as some Teriyakis can be in Hilo. The Ribeye with Roquefort Butter was cooked perfectly and paired with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and well seasoned grilled vegetables. The Avocado Salad had the best looking and tasting Avocado we have seen in Hilo. The dressing which was ordered on the side was unique and very tasty. Service was attentive at other tables but our staff person seemed to have forgotten about us. We have a difficult time finding quality service in Hilo and Pineapple's seems to accept the local mediocrity. Overall I highly recommend Pineapple's as one of the better restaurants in the Hilo area.

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Thank Michael R
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We were staying near Pahoa but went in to Hilo to find a place for my birthday dinner. We happened upon this cute little open air restaurant on the corner of Kilauea Ave and Mamo. We had great service and the food was fantastic. We both had fish and it was fresh and cooked perfectly. The cheese puff appetizer was really good and the chocolate decadence cake was fantastic. We loved the lively atmosphere, live music and nice breeze blowing in from the bay.

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Thank taj24
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

This Is A Quaint Spot In Downtown Hilo. Don't Be Put Off By The Crazy Traffic It's Worth The Aggravation. You Have To Eat Outside. Great Breezes Coming From The Water. Full Bar, Lots Of Fresh Seafood. Nice Servers.

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Thank Autonotions
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