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Sep 14, 2008 11:23 PM

Big Island recommendations and favorites!

Going to the Big Island next week. Will mostly be on the north Kohala coast and near Waimea, with a trip or two to Kona. Prefer to avoid the expensive hotel scene. My most recent find has been Huli Sue's barbque in Waimea. It's great with very good q, good sides and a very friendly and comfy ambiance. Also love Merriman's and the Bamboo in Hawi. What other recommendations or new places do you know about? Mahalo.

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    1. There is a nice coffee store with pastries on the Kona coffee road, its across from that barbecue place next to the fish market. Teshima's is nice too (also up near Kona coffee road) We had two decent meals at this fusion Asian place in Kona (forget the name, but it has outdoor seating and is around the corner from Crazy Shirt, near where that take out sushi place used to be.