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Local Food in Hilo

sku Jul 25, 2009 05:13 PM

I haven't been to Hilo in ages and am headed there in a couple of weeks. Any updates on the best local food or any great food there or nearby? Thanks.

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    ML8000 Aug 6, 2009 01:06 AM

    No one is going to mention Cafe 100? That's about as local as it gets. Loco moco the big thing but I like the combo plates. There use to be the lau lau place, Kaupena Ono Food but I think they closed a while ago.

    1. monku Aug 3, 2009 06:20 PM

      Strawberry mochi at Two Ladies Kitchen

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        Quince Aug 3, 2009 06:06 PM

        I really enjoyed the plate lunch at Itsu's Fishing Supplies and the food at Ken's House of Pancakes. Hilo Lunch Stop looked good too and if I had more time I would have tried it.
        Kuhio Grill has tasty Hawaiian food...the laulau has beef which I thought was a bit odd, but it was very tasty.

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          vorpal Aug 5, 2009 06:44 AM

          Oh, yes... I completely forgot to mention Ken's House of Pancakes, which is always a fun time! I can't imagine going to Hilo without stopping there.

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            sbp Aug 13, 2009 01:03 PM

            The food highlight of our stay on the Big Island. Ken's is a hoot, and the food is quite good.

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          easily amused Aug 2, 2009 08:00 AM

          Nori's Saimin..can't get more local than that.

          1. vorpal Jul 25, 2009 06:25 PM

            I really love Miyo's (Japanese home style food), and have never had anything short of an amazing meal there.

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