This is the old Nichols Public House location, now transformed to Jays Island Fresh Cuisine (or Jays Island Fresh Tapas). Although it was sad that Nichols had to leave this location, it’s nice to see a great new restaurant with focus on good food.
Shichimi Seard Scallops with Kawari sprouts and lilikoi butter sauce ($9)
Perfectly cooked sweet seared scallops with a beautiful rich buttery lilikoi sauce. The shichimi provided a nice little kick. Super ono! I just wish the scallops were a little bigger.
Eggplant Crostini with truffle oil and pecorino cheese ($6)
These were good too and the salad was very fresh.
778 Kilauea Prime Rib Sandwich – Slow roasted prime rib with crispy onion rings, Swiss cheese, house made potato and taro chips ($11)
Tender prime rib, rich au jus, great homemade chips. This tasted really fresh and I loved the onion rings too. Yum.
Lunch Menu (click for big version):
Dinner Menu (tapas are same as lunch):
Our waitress recommended the lobster ravioli for dinner.
Great food here. Service was very nice and fast. Ambience was really nice and simple with some cool hip jazzy music in the background. I hope this place stays here in Hilo!
Currently BYOB, no corking fee. There is a nearby wine store (Grapes) just a few stores down.
Jays Island Fresh Cuisine
776 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720