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Local Food in Hilo

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

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

      1. 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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        1. re: Quince

          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.

          1. re: vorpal

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

          1. 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.