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Visiting Hilo town for day only- Rec your best lunch spot.

UES Mayor Jun 1, 2010 06:14 AM

I will be traveling from visitin Kilauea Volcano and then Akaka Falls-after will want to dine in Hilo town probably around 1 or 2 pm so it can't be places that close early. Just fantastic food and not dressy.PRICE NO OBJECT!!

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    pnutbuddah Jun 7, 2010 11:57 PM

    Hilo Bay Cafe and Sombat's Thai are both DELISH! Hilo Bay has great sandwiches, salads and sweet potato fries. Sombat's is VERY fresh and tasty Thai. We try to hit both every visit to Hilo.

    Hilo Bay Cafe
    315 E Makaala St Ste 109, Hilo, HI 96720

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      ML8000 Jun 7, 2010 12:38 AM

      I'd go to Cafe 100, the inventor of the Loco Moco and purveyor of local food, plate lunch, lau lau. Inexpensive, doesn't look like much...but TASTY.

      Cafe 100
      969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

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        easily amused Jun 6, 2010 07:58 PM

        Do you want a upscale place or a local Noodle spot...if the latter then Nori's Saimin...been there forever...local joint ...hard to find...off the main road. Good.

        1. Bill Hunt Jun 3, 2010 09:36 PM

          Though it might be too long ago to be of use, we really enjoyed Cafe Pesto, and ended up dining there 3 times, over 10 days. Remember, some time ago.

          Travel safely,


          Cafe Pesto
          308 Kamehameha Ave # 101, Hilo, HI

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            mander Jun 7, 2010 08:49 AM

            Quite enjoyable agreed. But years ago for me too though.

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            UES Mayor Jun 2, 2010 05:16 AM


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              peddani Jun 3, 2010 02:59 PM

              It's been a year since I've been, but I've greatly enjoyed Hilo Bay Cafe on several visits. I've only been for lunch and "afternoon" menu.


              Hilo Bay Cafe
              315 Makaala St, Hilo, HI 96720

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