4.5 based on 134 reviews
We eat here quite often and their food is always perfectly prepared at reasonable prices. Service and friendliness is also a plus.
4.5 based on 24 reviews
This is a funky little road side cafe. It's not pristine but is rather rustic but fits in with the surroundings. Very limited menu but excellent food. Everything is prepared to order with locally grown fresh produce. The owner/chef is a very pleasant soul with lots of interesting stories so make sure you take the time to have a friendly visit. Don't go in with an attitude as you will be asked to leave. His Neighbour, Howard, is quite the character who loves spinning a yarn so make sure you engage him in conversation. The great food is only a small part of the experience, the owner and neighbour round it out to be a very very pleasant stop.
As a side, his home made guacamole is outstanding. Don't just drive by, stop and enjoy good food and colorful locals.
4.5 based on 170 reviews
Super fresh, locally caught fish for Fish n' Chips & delicious Fish Tacos, Korean Fusion Tacos, big gourmet hot dogs with lots of shoestring fries, all-fruit smoothies, fresh salads upon request with locally grown organic produce and also vegetarian items. Served in a casual & tropical roadside Hawaiian country setting!
We had two great lunches at Gills/ Lobster Taco special was really nice. Spicy Tofu sandwich is fantastic! Walk in and order-sit outside and eat. Casual, eclectic and well done.
4.5 based on 243 reviews
We first went to this cafe several years ago for breakfast, and were disappointed so never went back. Today, however, en route to Keokea Park, our favorite little beach (though no swimming), we stopped for lunch. We were very satisfied.
Our order was taken promptly and served in a reasonable period of time. For Hawaii, the price was reasonable - about $28. The setting inside the restaurant was very pleasant.
My wife had a cheeseburger with a side salad and coke, while I had a Turkey and cheese wrap. The cheeseburger was so large she was satisfied with half of it (I "helped" with the other half). The wrap was also large and excellent. I brought half home for an evening snack.
Bottom line? Very satisfied and look forward to returning.
4 based on 581 reviews
This was our Aloha dinner on Kauai for the 6 of us, as we were leaving that night. My in-laws had never done teppanyaki, so we called the day before to reserve a table (which I think is a good idea). We were seated quickly but had to wait about 25 minutes before our chef (Mike from Buffalo) was done at another grill, as they were short one chef that night. Waiting was not a big deal, as they served us drinks and offered us sushi, even though none of us had any. One he fired up the grill, it was game on. Salads (great) and Miso soup (meh), fried rice (delicious), and then the entries - shrimp, chicken, and filet mignon, which was probably the best steak ever ("it's like eating a marshmallow that tastes like steak"), with veggies grilled perfectly. He did one of the standard "tricks" - the big flaming ball, but there was no shooting baby corn into everyone's mouth, or mid-air slicing of anything. Prices are reasonable, as many people have mentioned. They have one private "shoes-off, sit on the floor" room for large groups; maybe 4 or 5 teppanyaki stations; and much more room for regular table dining. The place was full, a bit noisy, but highly recommended. There is lots of parking, either in their lot or across the street to the north.
4.5 based on 292 reviews
We stopped here several times over four days, twice for breakfast/coffee and once for lunch. The staff is very helpful, their prices are high (normal for Hawaii), the internet is fast, and their offerings are fresh and tasty. We did not try their ice cream but it too looked yummy.
5 based on 34 reviews
We are a native Hawaiian run small business. We enjoy serving good food at a reasonable price. We are not fast food, although we can usually serve our costumers fairly quickly, you can always call in your order.
We drove from Kona to the Pololu Valley Lookout with the specific intent of stopping at the Holy Smokes food truck for lunch, and boy were we glad we did. Believe me, the other reviewers were right about this one - the food is incredible. I ordered the pulled pork "mini" plate, half of which I planned to share with my husband, who ordered a scrumptious brisket sandwich, but it was so delicious that he only got a taste.
The pork was piled high and drenched in an outrageous, sweet and mildly spicy sauce; the coleslaw was incredible as well. The servings are very generous and the food was outstanding - this meal completely undid my diet, but it was worth it! I should mention that the service was both extremely friendly and fast and Shannon was a delight to talk to. Do yourself a huge favor and look for the Holy Smokes food truck – you can thank me later!
5 based on 17 reviews
Had the poke nachos and poke bomb, very good! Seating is outside on the covered porch. No other options if you don't like poke :-)
4.5 based on 16 reviews
While exploring the big island Hawaii on our recent visit, we asked about eateries that were locally owned and were directed to the CSC Cafe. This is a small cafe with about 8 tables, not big on atmosphere but definitely big on taste and portion size! Diana and her family were extremely friendly and her mom still does much of the cooking in the kitchen. My husband had walnut, honey chicken and it was delicious! White rice and macaroni salad are usually served with meals purchased throughout the big island. I had a large scoop of Kona coffee and a scoop of coconut ice cream--just wonderful flavors and the best price on the west side of the island! Diana was also helpful with information about other locations for us to visit. We would definitely eat there again on a future visit.
4.5 based on 125 reviews
This little old fashioned ice cream parlor and coffee shop has the best selection of Tropical Dreams flavors found on the Big Island. We loved the Green Tea Ice Cream, but the Coconut was good, too. Several sorbet flavors were available. All of the shops in Hawi look like they have been around for decades and this is no exception, but that's part of this town's charm.
Would have loved to try the ice cream because of the great reviews, but we were never served or even acknowledged. The place wasn’t crowded, and the few customers there already had their drinks and were chatting. There was only one person and another couple ahead of us waiting to order, but the two young women were busy with coffee orders, I guess, and never even acknowledged our presence, despite our standing at the counter for over 10 minutes. No Aloha spirit there.
Maybe the ice cream is good and is worth the wait, but it wasn’t worth being ignored for so long, so we left.
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