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Cousins Seafood & Bento

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Brand new lunch shop on the corner of Kilauea and Lanikaula next to Subway. Very friendly family run place. Menu looks great with focus on fresh home style local cooking. Pan seared ahi steaks with spicy sauce ($8.50). Really good and fresh fish and very generous portion. Great with their spicy sauce. Loved their potato [...]

Tamari Japanese Lunch Shop

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Great new little Japanese lunch shop in Downtown Hilo! It’s really just a hole in the wall, but the quality of food was super yummy and prepared with love. Pork curry, crisp tofu croquette, brown rice, and a fresh salad with really yummy miso dressing. ($6.50). I really loved the curry. It was rich and [...]

Puka Puka Kitchen

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Chicken Katsu Don ($10.75). Light and crispy slightly sweet batter. Juicy chicken. Not too oily. Nice curried rice underneath. Beautiful fresh salad with a rich yogurt dressing. Also highly recommended is their Ahi Don! Located right in downtown Hilo. Perfect place for a quick lunch while cruising downtown.

Neon Green Lunch Truck | Industrial Area Hilo (Wiwoole St)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

It was 12:30pm.  A long line formed at this bright neon green lunch truck.  (photo was taken after I left) By the time I got in line, everything was sold out except lasagna and chicken.  The guy in front of me ordered the last two servings of hamburger steak.  Their menu was even taken down. [...]

Pahoa Fresh Fish (Fish & Chips)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

We’ve been hearing a lot about this fish n’ chips place in Pahoa and had to try it for ourselves!  Going in, it looks like a fishing supply place, but during the time we’ve spent here for lunch, I think all they’ve sold was their fish n’ chips, and we now understand why.  We ordered [...]

Cham Cham Korean BBQ

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This place is located right behind Hilo Lunch Shop and seems very popular for their $5 bentos. While eating in, there was a steady stream of bentos going out. We were happy to have found a great Korean place in Hilo! Service was nice. We got some great tasting vegetables to start with. BBQ Chicken [...]