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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Cleveland, Ohio
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious Asian Infusion food. Very nice younger couple who seated and served us. Limited menu, maybe 2 or 3 small plates and 2 large plates. However, there is a lot of food and the menu changes daily, depending on what the chef finds at the market that morning. Watch the hours. They are open for lunch and then close in... More 

Thank immabimmab
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small eclectic restaurant. Drinks and menu may change daily. That is what is fun. You are never sure what choices may come your way and to try their latest offering is exciting.

Thank mtnflower1994
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner early. A pleasant surprise- Happy hour and discount on dinner! Staff are pleasant and warm. We had the lychee gin cocktails- very refreshing and generous with the alcohol. The daily menu has small and large plates. We ordered fried whole local fish and wild boar mac n' cheese. Fantastic- the fish was fresh, crispy and moist.... More 

Thank charlie o
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is fresh farm to table fare. I would come here every week if I lived in Hilo. Well my girlfriend does, so I'll try to go once a month. Absolutely amazing food and great service.

1 Thank Michael G
Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...when walking back to our car. Daily menu with local and fresh ingredients. Great craft cocktails. Excellent service. We had the smoked soy sashimi and it was incredible. I had the vanilla stoli based cocktail and although I don't remember the name, it was fantastic.

Thank pmannaz
Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This by far had some of the best cocktails we have had on big island. Food was also very good and the setting was very relax and tranquil.

Thank krisremner
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoy eating at this restaurant. Friendly and helpful waiter and a bit unusual menu. I like the use of local fresh produce. This was our fourth or fifth time eating here.

Thank Barbro B
Beaverton, Oregon
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were hungry when we arrived in Hilo, we were staying at Dolphin Bay hotel and walked right downtown to this nice little restaurant/bar. The food was amazing, we had fish tacos and the fried rice dish. Both were a substantial amount of food, good beer selection and great mixed drink. We sat at the bar. Bartender was awesome. Lots... More 

Thank Melissa B

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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, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?