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.
One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.
Mediterranean style cuisine located at the luxurious Westin Hapuna Resort. Stop by for a fine dining experience full of flavor.
This is a decadent artisan bread and pastry shop located in the heart of Waimea Town.
Welcome to the Southernmost Bakery in the United States! Malasadas, also known as Hawai`i’s favorite fried donut with a tropical twist!
Located near the heart of Waimea, Fish and Hog is a cozy, comfort food restaurant with an Old Hawaii country feel.
An upscale restaurant with roots deeply embedded in Hawaii Island’s farming and ranching community.
Step back in time at this classic rainforest lodge retreat, located in charming Volcano Village.
A few of our favorites include their Korean Ahi, Blackened Ahi, Hawaiian Style Poke and Furikake Poke.
It might surprise you that Kona Brewery has a fantastic food menu in addition to their beer, which they are well known for.
This quickly growing farmers market showcases the best of South Kona’s fresh island produce, art, food and baked goods!
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!
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.
Named the Booch Bar for its fresh kombucha drinks, this down to earth hotspot serves up more than just mushroom inspired refreshments.
Affectionately known as Kenichi’s, this local Japanese restaurant is becoming increasingly popular for their savory food and expedient customer service.
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.
Most of the fruit is grown organically right there on their farm in the snug town of Pepeekeo.
Enjoy watching the brilliant Hawiian sunset, then stroll over to Seaside for delicious, high-quality locally grown food.
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.
Located on beautiful Hilo Bay, Suisan fish market has some of the best poke in the State of Hawaii.
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 is one of our staple breakfast and lunch spots in Hilo and Waimea.
This TINY blue storefront serves up some of the most delicious, freshest, and highest quality poke on the Big Island.
A few of our favorite goodies at Big Island Candies include the chocolate covered brownies, the Mika Chocolates, and the chocolate dipped shortbread cookies.
This restaurant is serving up delicious locally grown food in a unique fashion.
Dive into a bowl of fresh salty chips and buttery guacamole while sipping on a Lilikoi margarita.
One of the most popular and indemand farmers markets on the Big Island.
Painted BRIGHT yellow, you can’t miss it! This unique bakery serves up delicious sweets, and savory food.
This coffee shop serves upscale brewed coffee, espresso drinks, cold brew nitro and macchiatos, chocolate drinks, teas and more!
This restaurant is open 7 days a week, and boasts an amazing brunch menu as well.
Their bagel options change from week to week, a few of our favorites include: onion, garlic, everything, cinnamon raisin, blueberry and sesame.
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 brings infuses Pacific rim inspirations that will enhance your senses and overall dining experience!
Live life on the edge and enjoy a delicious dining experience at the Rim!
Nicoco Hawaiian Gelato is locally sourced ingredients including fresh tropical island fruits and flowers.
This is a cozy, warm neighborhood coffee shop with cool vibes!
This modern contemporary Japanese Bar and Grill serves high-end food that is simply delicious.
Seriously one of the best food trucks on the island and the best restaurant in Na`alehu.
This local favorite has something for the whole family to enjoy!
Kick back and sip on your favorite cocktail while watching the hustle and bustle of Ali’I Drive in Kona.
A staple breakfast spot in Hilo providing its patrons with a warm atmosphere and full stomachs!
This new American/Japanese cuisine cafe almost seems to float above the city of Hilo!
Copper Bar is a one-of-a-kind open-air bar offering breathtaking and heavenly views of Mauna Kea Beach.
Where the fish is fresh, and Mai Tai’s are strong!
When your pau with your day, there is nothing better than ice cold beer after a day of playing in the hot Kona sun!
Grab a table and vibe out to their house jams while sipping on a 100% Big Island Espresso, UBE Latte, or Macha Latte!
This family owned and operated business is 100% local from tree to cup!
Jackie Rey’s is a fabulous sit-down restaurant with locations in both Hilo and Kona.
Pau hana time? Head to The Temple for a divine experience.
Follow the footsteps of past adventurers and warm yourself by the grand fireplace while sipping on one of Uncle George’s signature drinks.
Locally sourced and locally brewed, Ola Brewery lives up to their name.
Pho that warms your soul!
A truck that feeds a Village!
Coffee Shack’s mesmerizing views will keep you coming back one cup at a time!
This social hub specializes in island-brewed coffee, ono sandwiches, sugary coconut macaroons and smoothies.