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“My absolute favorite Hawaiian Island restaurant”

Kaleo's Bar & Grill
Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We have been living on the Big Island for 7 1/2 years now, on the Hilo side. If you are looking for a great place for dinner, you will do no better than Kaleo's! The service is outstanding, and they have live Hawaiian-style music to dine by. This is our go-to restaurant for all special occasions. They have incredibly fish, and tenderloin, and their Haiku salad is just fabulous! When we really have an appetite, we order the encrusted ahi hors d'oeuvres and get something from their elegant dessert offerings.
I love this place!

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

we were not disappointed by this yelp/tripadvisor recommendation! the food was great, the service friendly, helpful and quick and just what we needed before a 6 mile night hike to lava.

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

One of our favorite places on the Big Island. Good food for lunch or dinner, friendly service, live lite music some evenings

Thank Victoria O
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

A more traditional American style restaurant, with a selection of meat and fish dishes. There was a nice selection of appetizers (we had the calamari which was excellent), and entrée – I had a fish dish which was slightly over cooked, but my wife had ribs that were excellent. They did have a bar, and the selection was reasonable, and equitably priced. They also entertainment, a guitarist that added to the mellow feel of the local. While I would not hesitate to bring kids, it is priced like an adult venue. Service was prompt and attentive and friendly. We were very happy with this selection

Thank baedad
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Kaleo's is located in the small town of Pahoa, on the Hilo side of the big island. It was a wonderful find. The menu offers a good selection of chicken, beef, seafood and pasta. The selections we made were very fresh. The salads are large and very fresh also. We ordered the "Dynamite" which is a seafood medley baked in mayonnaise and the seafood coconut curry plate. On our second visit I ordered the baby back ribs with pineapple BBQ sauce which was as good as any I ever tasted at a 4 or 5 star restaurant in NY or Chicago. It was delicious and was like nothing I have ever tasted. The Mai Tai's were top notch and reasonably priced. The waitstaff was very attentive and took care of us in a very friendly, professional manner. We are going back for a 3rd visit. This is a popular place with locals celebrating events so reservations are recommended.

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Thank Aeroman089
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