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Hilo Bay Cafe

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123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
+1 808-935-4939
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11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Marathon, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was very good portions small would eat here again service very nice and helpful location was very pretty

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Thank Teresa V
Portland, OR
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located above the water on Hilo Bay, the view across the bay toward Mauna Kea is impressive and the ocean breeze is pleasant. The HBC has an interesting and varied menu. The sushi is excellent, prepared to perfection. Service is top notch. Certainly eat here while in Hilo. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Dooglas
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

More than a cafe. Nicely appointed and friendly. A different take on some of the entrees we found very refreshing. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return.

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Thank mtnflower1994
Oakland, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit since they moved out of the shopping center to their new location. Thankfully, the only change is that they now have a spectacular view. The drinks are still perfection, the food is still fantastic, and the service is still gracious. If you're looking for truly fine dining in Hilo, Hilo Bay Cafe is a must... More 

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Thank PatR1069
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant would be at home in. Sausalito. The food is extraordinary, the scotch choices are top shelve, and the wine list eclectic, and there is Guinness on tap. They serve everything from a wonderful variety of sushi to great pork offerings and a favor-full grilled chicken and the best onion rings and a hamburger with blue cheese, plus the... More 

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Thank J M
Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside on the elevated deck overlooking Hilo bay. Great view. We arrived early for our reservation so we went for a little walk and found an awesome park like area nearby. We were so lucky to see some sea turtles while we waited in the park. Mahalo, Leo & Marie

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Houston, Texas, United States
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, good service. Food was good, not unforgettable. We had a great view. Small portions. Nothing to recommend.

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Thank NicolePG123
Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great! Great views and enjoyed the restaurant. Would go back again, great place for large groups. We enjoyed the wait help, great place.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu was very boring, not like before when they had new and exciting dishes with each day's menu. Service was very blasé no good natured greeting at the door and even the floor manager came out of his office saw we were waiting and walked right by without a word. Service was poor and nonchalant no follow-up for drinks or... More 

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Houston, Texas
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for an early dinner and had a good experience. The food was good and the service was polite and prompt. We had a chicken risotto and salad along with a crab cake appetizer and it was all very flavorful. It was fairly quiet while we were there and we missed the live music by just a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4939

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