Best Big Island, HI Restaurants

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    10. Kilauea Lodge Restaurant

    Take a step back in time and experience Big Island living the way it was before modern resorts and development took over. Once a hotel and later a grocery, the building that houses this popular restaurant (which...

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    8. Sweet Cane Cafe

    Sweet Cane Cafe is a family run business owned and operated by a local organic farmer and her daughters. Offering an array of healthy meals from smoothies to sandwiches, the cafe is a delicious and nutritious option...

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    7. Kanpai's Sushi and Sake Bar

    Hand-constructed tables, monkeypod wood bar stools, and a smooth bar are all complimented by the carefully placed lighting. In the back room, there's a mural painted by a local artist. The sushi and sake bar is the...

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    5. Miyo's

    Miyo's restaurant has been serving up great Japanese food for over a decade. You won't find sushi here, but you'll find amazing curries, katsus, salads, udon and soba dishes, and tempura. The portions are good sized,...

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    4. Island Lava Java

    Coffee fans love the Big Island for many reasons, and this place is one of them. You'll find freshly brewed, 100% Kona coffee here, along with an assortment of sweets and sandwiches. A great place to people-watch,...

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    3. Full Moon Cafe

    Full Moon Caf� is a family owned and operated (by two brothers) restaurant that uses much local and organic ingredients in their menu. They call the menu new American and Asian fusion seafood. The...

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    2. Hilo Bay Café

    The new Hilo Bay Cafe has moved from its unassuming strip mall location, to a new waterfront locale on Hilo Bay. Here, diners will find a menu with a cuisine combing locally grown ingredients with a blend of Pacific...

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    1. Cafe Pesto

    Hilo Bay's Cafe Pesto enjoys quite a reputation for innovative pizzas, which range from traditional Italian varieties to recipes bearing Mediterranean or Pacific Rim touches. The restaurant gets packed at lunch;...

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About Big Island, HI Restaurants

The Big Island offers a vast array of places to eat. But here at 10 Best, we want you to not just fill your belly, but to absolutely enjoy and revel in each great bite. Our selection of the best Big Island restaurants illustrates the bounty that's available.  We know what's good, where it is, and what to order. Just about any desire of your taste buds can be met, from wallet-friendly sweet eateries like Hilo Homemade Ice Cream to more expensive places that promise a special night out - Roy's Waikoloa Bar and Grill and Kona Village Resort Luau for example.

Hawaii's largest island offers a range of eateries as broad as its terrain and beauty, and we're here to take care of you. Some neighborhoods and locations of accommodations are a little far from eateries, and some are right smack near places to eat - and we're here to to guide you to them all. Let your palate enjoy the diversity the Big Island has to offer, with a little help from your friends at 10 Best.


About Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and exploring the island. A regular visitor to Kauai, Jade recently authored a full-length Kauai guide book. She is a writer and photographer, whose work has been published...  Read more »

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