Eats

Embark on a culinary adventure with our comprehensive guide to the best local dining spots on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. From hidden gems to popular favorites, explore the unique flavors of Big Island Hawai‘i restaurants. Unleash your inner foodie and savor the island’s vibrant cuisine.

Moon and Turtle

Moon and Turtle

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

Meridia Restaurant

Meridia Restaurant

Mediterranean style cuisine located at the luxurious Westin Hapuna Resort. Stop by for a fine dining experience full of flavor.

Punaluʻu Bake Shop

Punaluʻu Bake Shop

Welcome to the Southernmost Bakery in the United States! Malasadas, also known as Hawai`i’s favorite fried donut with a tropical twist!

The Fish and the Hog

The Fish and the Hog

Located near the heart of Waimea, Fish and Hog is a cozy, comfort food restaurant with an Old Hawaii country feel.

Merriman’s

Merriman’s

An upscale restaurant with roots deeply embedded in Hawaii Island’s farming and ranching community.

Kilauea Lodge

Kilauea Lodge

Step back in time at this classic rainforest lodge retreat, located in charming Volcano Village.

Bite the Eye

Bite the Eye

A few of our favorites include their Korean Ahi, Blackened Ahi, Hawaiian Style Poke and Furikake Poke.

Kona Brewing Company

Kona Brewing Company

It might surprise you that Kona Brewery has a fantastic food menu in addition to their beer, which they are well known for.

Pure Kona Green Market

Pure Kona Green Market

This quickly growing farmers market showcases the best of South Kona’s fresh island produce, art, food and baked goods!

Family Food Truck Fridays

Family Food Truck Fridays

This monthly event rotates through different venues around Waimea Town, giving foodies from around the island the opportunity to try something new and a fresh change of scenery!

Two Ladies Kitchen

Two Ladies Kitchen

Opening their doors over 20 years ago, this little mochi shop on Kilauea Avenue has obtained fame across the Hawaiian Islands as the mochi shop of choice! With recipes straight out of O bāchan’s (Japanese translation for grandma) kitchen.

The Booch Bar

The Booch Bar

Named the Booch Bar for its fresh kombucha drinks, this down to earth hotspot serves up more than just mushroom inspired refreshments.

Restaurant Kenichi

Restaurant Kenichi

Affectionately known as Kenichi’s, this local Japanese restaurant is becoming increasingly popular for their savory food and expedient customer service.

Late Night Dining

Late Night Dining

Whether you are just arriving after a long flight, or find yourself out for a night on the town, Big Island Reviews has compiled a list of restaurants and bars open until 10 PM or later for your convenience.

The Seaside Restaurant

The Seaside Restaurant

Enjoy watching the brilliant Hawiian sunset, then stroll over to Seaside for delicious, high-quality locally grown food.

Pineapples Fresh Island Cuisine

Pineapples Fresh Island Cuisine

A few of our go-to meals at Pineapples would be the Nui Nachos and Teriyaki Flank Steak appetizers, or the BBQ Kalua Pork Sandwich! If you enjoy fresh caught fish, then the fresh catch is always great as well.

Suisan Fish Market

Suisan Fish Market

Located on beautiful Hilo Bay, Suisan fish market has some of the best poke in the State of Hawaii.

New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine

New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine

The food they serve is genuinely a labor of love. Every spoonful of smooth wholesome curry, or fork full of tender rice and noodles is cooked to unmitigated perfection.

Hawaiian Style Cafe

Hawaiian Style Cafe

Hawaiian Style is one of our staple breakfast and lunch spots in Hilo and Waimea.

Poke Market

Poke Market

This TINY blue storefront serves up some of the most delicious, freshest, and highest quality poke on the Big Island.

Big Island Candies

Big Island Candies

A few of our favorite goodies at Big Island Candies include the chocolate covered brownies, the Mika Chocolates, and the chocolate dipped shortbread cookies.

Aloha Mondays

Aloha Mondays

This restaurant is serving up delicious locally grown food in a unique fashion.

Bananarama Bakery

Bananarama Bakery

Painted BRIGHT yellow, you can’t miss it! This unique bakery serves up delicious sweets, and savory food.

Kohala Coffee Co.

Kohala Coffee Co.

This coffee shop serves upscale brewed coffee, espresso drinks, cold brew nitro and macchiatos, chocolate drinks, teas and more!

Coco Cantina

Coco Cantina

This restaurant is open 7 days a week, and boasts an amazing brunch menu as well.

The Bagel Hut

The Bagel Hut

Their bagel options change from week to week, a few of our favorites include: onion, garlic, everything, cinnamon raisin, blueberry and sesame.

Kaleo’s Bar and Grill

Kaleo’s Bar and Grill

Have a seat at this eclectic restaurant and order a slab of their savory BBQ pork ribs or one of their ½ pound burgers.

Ulu Ocean Grill

Ulu Ocean Grill

Ulu brings infuses Pacific rim inspirations that will enhance your senses and overall dining experience!

The Rim

The Rim

Live life on the edge and enjoy a delicious dining experience at the Rim!

Nicoco Hawaiian Gelato Shop

Nicoco Hawaiian Gelato Shop

Nicoco Hawaiian Gelato is locally sourced ingredients including fresh tropical island fruits and flowers.

Ka Lae Coffee

Ka Lae Coffee

This is a cozy, warm neighborhood coffee shop with cool vibes!

Binchotan Bar and Grill

Binchotan Bar and Grill

This modern contemporary Japanese Bar and Grill serves high-end food that is simply delicious.

Cafe Pesto

Cafe Pesto

This local favorite has something for the whole family to enjoy!

Da Shark Shack

Da Shark Shack

Kick back and sip on your favorite cocktail while watching the hustle and bustle of Ali’I Drive in Kona.

Coconut Grill

Coconut Grill

A staple breakfast spot in Hilo providing its patrons with a warm atmosphere and full stomachs!

Hilo Bay Cafe

Hilo Bay Cafe

This new American/Japanese cuisine cafe almost seems to float above the city of Hilo!

Copper Bar

Copper Bar

Copper Bar is a one-of-a-kind open-air bar offering breathtaking and heavenly views of Mauna Kea Beach.

Kona Brewing Company

Kona Brewing Company

When your pau with your day, there is nothing better than ice cold beer after a day of playing in the hot Kona sun!

HICO Hawaiian Coffee

HICO Hawaiian Coffee

Grab a table and vibe out to their house jams while sipping on a 100% Big Island Espresso, UBE Latte, or Macha Latte!

The Temple Bar

The Temple Bar

Pau hana time? Head to The Temple for a divine experience.

Uncle George’s Bar

Uncle George’s Bar

Follow the footsteps of past adventurers and warm yourself by the grand fireplace while sipping on one of Uncle George’s signature drinks.

Ola Brewery

Ola Brewery

Locally sourced and locally brewed, Ola Brewery lives up to their name.

Coffee Shack

Coffee Shack

Coffee Shack’s mesmerizing views will keep you coming back one cup at a time!

Waimea Coffee Company

Waimea Coffee Company

This social hub specializes in island-brewed coffee, ono sandwiches, sugary coconut macaroons and smoothies.