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“Great healthy foods with nice service”
Review of Hilo Bay Cafe

Hilo Bay Cafe
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Ranked #6 of 247 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Japanese, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Contemporary restaurant with emphasis on innovative cuisine using fresh, local, and organic ingredients--a Hilo town favorite gathering place. Full food and beverage service with indoor and outdoor lanai seating and large room for special events. Much of the restaurant has expansive views of Hilo bay, Mauna Kea, and Hilo town. Full bar, original recipes, artisan sushi, and keiki menu. Large parties are welcome. Come as you are or come as your best dressed self--we appreciate both! Reservations recommended. *For current menus, please visit our website, as TripAdvisor does not give businesses the capability to update menu content.*
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This little gem is nestled near Walmart and Office Max in Hilo shoping center. The kalua pork sandwich is wonderful and the regular salad is great. Ask about the Special cucumber cocktails

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Great food, everything on all the adjacent tables looked great. We had mango/Ginger margaritas, hamburger, ceasar salad and ceviche...all very tasty. This place is busy call for reservations or get there when they open. 3 blocks away/less than 1 mi from the airport.

Thank tritons
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

consistently great service, good food, wonderful drinks, ambience. it ends up being our most regular date night locale!

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We came here for lunch as soon as we landed in Hilo based on the great reviews. We had the lunch specials which were the burger and french dip sandwich. The burger was ok, nothing to write home about. The french dip sandwich was almost tasteless and the bread was soooo soggy that I couldn't pick it up even before dipping it into the jus. The service was ok before the waitress dropping a fork inches from my husband's head and then the waiter dropping a knife inches from my husband's foot. Overall, I think this restaurant is overrated.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Fish and chips with a small salad and a plate load of fries $16, $10 for a caesar dinner salad without meat, $4 for a lemonade? We only went there because the rating was #2 best restaurants in Hilo. I"ve eaten all over the world, so it's not like I've never eaten excellent food. Sorry, this is good, but not excellent and not worth the prices.

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Thank Linda D
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