Whether you are looking for a family-friendly place to eat in Hilo or a Big Island restaurant that locally sources all of its dishes, Hawaiiverse has all the foodie finds on Hawai‘i. From Hilo to Kona, we have compiled an insider’s list of the best restaurants on the Big Island Hawai‘i. And, you can trust us. The Hawaiiverse ‘ohana loves to eat. We won’t steer you wrong. Only ono grindz below!
Sweet Thunder Products – Hilo
There’s something delicious for everyone at Sweet Thunder Products, Hilo. Its culinary wizard, Dawn Cabral, creates a perfect fusion of local favorites and surprising new creations. Select from kalua pork plates, seafood dishes, as well as vegan and gluten-free options. However, the most sought-after dish is its poke bowl with crack sauce. (Yes, you read that right, crack sauce. Patrons will tell you it is really addictive, but in a good way!)
When ordering at Sweet Thunder Products, don’t you dare skip dessert. Dawn’s outstanding sweets are broke da mouth! Some of the Hawaiiverse ‘Ohana’s favorites are poke waffle mochi dog and chicken waffle dog with maple syrup. If you’d like a behind the scenes tour of Sweet Thunder Products, watch this Hawaiiverse Spotlight. If you’re ready to place your order, make sure to use special code Hawaiiverse to receive a free drink with your order.
Mo’s Fish and Chips – Hilo
Located in Downtown Hilo, Mo’s Fish & Chips is truly a 241 experience. Its decor makes you feel like you are on a fisherman’s wharf: fishing nets, buoys, lobster traps, and more. However, the ambiance is only a portion of the experience. Mo’s food is scrumptious, always fresh, and worth writing home about. The Hawaiiverse ‘Ohana’s favorite is the Captain’s Platter, a massive mound of perfectly fried seafood, including shrimp, calamari, fish, and scallops. See how it is made in this Hawaiiverse Spotlight.
If you are a seafood lover, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at Mo’s Fish and Chips. Bring your friends and ‘ohana to share in the feast. Before your visit or online order, check out Mo’s Hawaiiverse offer and save!
Asami’s Kitchen – Hilo
Asami’s Kitchen has been a local staple in Hilo, Hawai‘i for over twenty years! In 1999, Asami started the restaurant out of her passion for cooking. Now, she is joined by her daughter Tania. So, it really is a family-run business or better said an ‘ohana-run business.
The menu at Asami’s Kitchen is the best of local comfort food. From spam musubi and corn beef hash to fish cakes and cone sushi, every dish on the menu is made with delicious ingredients and 100% aloha.
Get a foodie tour of Asami’s Kitchen in this Hawaiiverse Spotlight video. If you are hungry already, head on over to Asami’s and use promo Hawaiiverse for $2 off your order of $20+.
Pau Hana Poke – Kailua-Kona
It doesn’t get any better than celebrating pau hana or let’s face it any occasion with an order of poke from Pau Hana Poke. With an array of fresh seafood, you can’t go wrong with grindz from this Kona hot spot. Don’t worry if just reading about food is making your mouth water. As a special treat, mention Hawaiiverse and get a free drink.
Sweet Cane Cafe – Hilo
For a truly farm-to-table experience, Sweet Cane Cafe in HIlo is the real deal. Since 2011, Sweet Can Cafe has been a family-owned and operated landmark. With local favorites such as kale chips, cane juice, coconut yogurt, and hearty sandwiches, it’s difficult to narrow down what to try first.
However, you don’t have to worry about your selection. All the grindz at Sweet Cane Cafe are delish. Sample them all. And, you don’t have to feel guilty. Why? Use promo code Hawaiiverse and get 50%.
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