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HAWAIIAN
(see Hawaiian Food Glossary)
Hawaiian Cuisine Types
  • Hawaii Regional Cuisine:   Local food beautifully presented by professional chefs using the freshest Hawaiian ingredients.
  • Local Kine Grinds:   An ethnic mix of local-style comfort food.
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BAMBOO RESTAURANT
Hwy 270 & Hwy 250
Hawi, HI 96719
(North Kohala District)
Mailing address: P. O. Box 1463, Kapaau, HI 96755
Tel. (808) 889-5555
Fax (808) 889-6152
Email: email@bamboorestaurant.info
Voted "Best Restaurant" on the Big Island and rated "Excellent" by Zagat and Fodors, you will find creative cuisine and lots of aloha at Bamboo. Located inside a historic Hawaiian building, Bamboo features fresh island fish, locally grown organic produce, free-range chicken and the best in steaks and ribs. Bamboo is fun, casual, and affordable with innovative Pacific Rim dishes and classic Hawaiian food. They invented the Lilikoi Margarita and Lili-Tini, and you can sip one as you wander through their colorful gallery of Hawaiian art and Pacific crafts. Enjoy the "Real Hawaii!" Photo

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HUALALAI GRILLE BY ALAN WONG
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Kaupulehu, HI 96745
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 325-8525
Not a Grill at all! Offers the best in Hawaii Regional Cuisine - a unique blend of Eastern and Western styles using locally grown and raised ingredients, with creative new approaches to familiar dishes. (LD $$$)

MERRIMAN'S

65-1227 Opelo Road
Waimea, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (88) 885-6822
Home of Hawaii Regional Cuisine by a nationally renowned chef - pursuing the best, the freshest and the most varied local ingredients. The flavors here are always fresh and pure. 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2006 Ilima Award. 2004, 2005 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$$)

MERRIMAN'S MARKET CAFE
King's Shops
250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 886-1700
Famous Hawaii Regional Cuisine, with an added Mediterranean twist. (LD $$)

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LOCAL KINE GRINDS

ALOHA ANGEL CAFE
Aloha Theatre & Performing Arts Center
79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kainaliu, HI 96750
(South Kona District)
Tel. (808) 322-3383
Featured in Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Gourmet Magazine. An eclectic menu featuring Island ingredients. The Aloha Angel bakery prepares their pastries, cakes and cookies daily. (BLD $)

BIG ISLAND GRILL
75-5702 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 326-1153
Where the locals go when they want great food at reasonable prices. Attentive service in a family diner style atmosphere. (BLD $)

BLANES DOWNTOWN

217 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 969-9494
One of the Big Island's best drive inn's. Home of the famous boneless chicken. (BLD $)

CAFE 100
969 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-8683
Originators of Loco Moco! 50 years of home-style cooking - a Hilo institution! (BLD $)

DON'S GRILL
485 Hinano Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-9099
Rated one of the best on the Big Island for family dining. Extensive menu. House specialty - rotisseried chicken. (LD $)

JACKIE REY'S OHANA GRILL
Pottery Terrace Center
75-5995 Kuakini Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 327-0209
Part sports bar, part family restaurant. Eclectic range of cuisine. (LD $$)

JIMMY'S DRIVE INN
362 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-5571
No drive-in service, despite the name. The menu is a mosaic of Korean, Hawaiian, Japanese, and American dishes - a true mixed plate! (LD $)

KONA MIX PLATE
75-5660 Kopiko Street, (Kopiko Plaza)
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-8104
Some of the best local food in Kona - mix of Japanese and Korean. (LD $)

KOZMIC CONES
317 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo)
Tel. (808) 935-6311
Bentos, local plate lunches, ice cream treats. (BLD $)

K'S DRIVE IN
194 Hualalai Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-5573
Ono variety of local foods. (BLD $)

KUHIO GRILL
111E Puainako (Prince Kuhio Plaza)
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 959-2336
Home of the famous one pound laulau! (BLD $)

MANAGO HOTEL RESTAURANT
Highway 11
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(South Kona District)
Tel. (808) 323-2642
Highly rated local style food. (BLD $)

NANI MAU GARDEN
421 Makalika Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 959-3500
Located in a floral/botanical garden. Featuring local-style regional foods. (L $$)

NORI'S SAIMIN AND SNACKS
688 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-9133
Serving Hawaii's traditional noodle soup and local style nibbles. (LD $)

O'S BISTRO
75-1027 Henry Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 327-6565
Try their vegetarian pasta, saimin, or seared ahi salad. (BLD $$)

PUKA PUKA KITCHEN
270 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 933-2121
Classic old-time Hilo (funky but clean) hole-in-the-wall. High quality food made with lots of fresh local stuff. Ready made bentos to go. (BLD $)

RESTAURANT OSAKA
762 Kanoelehua Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 961-6699
Local style, Japanese & American family dining. (BLD $)

SANDY'S DRIVE INN
79-7936 Mamalahoa Highway
Kainalui, HI 96739
(South Kona District)
Tel. (808) 322-2161
All the local favorites - from Loco Moco to Spam Musabi. (BLD $)

SUNLIGHT CAFE
Hilo Shopping Center
66 Kekuanaoa
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 934-8833
Combination of western and eastern food. (BLD $)

SUPER J's
83-5409 Mamalahoa Highway
Honaunau, HI 96704
(South Kona District)
Tel. (808) 328-9566
Hawaiian food takeout - great laulau all day long. (LD $)

TEX DRIVE IN
Kalapana Street and Highway 19
Honokaa, HI 96727
(Hamakua Coast District)
Tel. (808) 775-0598
Island's best burger and local favorites - "ono kine" food and malassadas! (BLD $)

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