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Moon and Turtle

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51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
+1 808-961-0599
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Tarrytown, New York
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've dined at Moon and Turtle 3 or 4 times now, and it just keeps getting better! Tuesday night four of us ate there. We sampled and shared 7 of 8 dishes on the menu. Every single one was mouthwateringly good, with creative use of local ingredients and Asian spices. Our favorites were the tetsuyaki marlin poke; the smokey sashimi;... More 

Thank David D
New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family and I are on vacation from NY and stopped here on our way back from the Volcanic National Park. We came here for dinner with a reservation and they sat us very quickly. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. The food was family style - therefore, the plates were shareable with the family. Everyday the menu is... More 

Thank ya67
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cozy restaurant menu is right from the farmers market down the street! They cook what is fresh only! The care & love shines though in the dishes and even in the well thought out cocktail menu. We love there poke, best we had! The service friendly & knowledgable. It a must go for Hilo side of the island

Thank Alicia L
Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way back to Waikoloa after a long day at Hawai'i Volcanos National Park. My husband and I shared the Marlin, roasted brussel sprouts, and spaetzle mac & cheese. It was awesome!

Thank April G
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in at the Moon and Turtle for lunch after a visit to the nearby Botanical Garden - we arrived a bit late for the lunch run but were very pleasantly accommodated - !!!!! Short review would be absolutely awesome We had many items on the menu - tried the smoked sashimi, wild bore Mac & Cheese and the... More 

Thank Bruce280
Los Gatos, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had super poke, great stir fry with local veggies, and a good polenta with island beef ragu. Very pleasant staff and nice vibe for lunch or dinner, but like most places closes on the early side if you want to visit after volcano viewing. Tried to have two meals in one day, but turned away at 850. We ended up... More 

Thank bacchusridge
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favourite restaurant in Hilo, every option we tried on the menu was delicious and the service was very friendly.

Thank Belinda Q
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233 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We ordered the mac and cheese and marlin and rice. I wasn't sure about the dishes but once I took one bite it was like wow. Would go back for more.

Thank tkasper3
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch with my coworkers. The food was delicious! Creative menu. Love the Mac & Cheese and the Salty Fish Fried Rice.

Thank Di P
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I have no idea how Moon and Turtle is not rated higher in Hilo. This place is absolutely amazing. Firstly, the menu, although small, changes daily! So even if you visit twice in a week, you can look forward to something new and fresh on the menu. The atmosphere is intimate with only a small number of tables, so booking... More 

Thank Casey V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Hawaiian, International, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-0599
We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis and focus on locally sourced ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?