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“Great food, reasonable price”
Review of Puka Puka Kitchen

Puka Puka Kitchen
Ranked #14 of 254 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We had the lamb and chicken lunches. Everything was great. It's nice to be able to get a full meal with main, rice, and salad at a good price for lunch. Would definitely stop in again.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is my all-time favorite bento place. The ready-to-go bento come in a few sizes and are ready at 9:30 a.m, I like the large bento with meatball, salmon, chicken katsu, egg, and stir fried vegetables. My husband like the unagi bento and my son loves the small chicken katsu bento. It costs a little more than other bento places, but way better than the $5 ones you can get in different places. When we have time and there's room , I like sitting in and ordering the ahi don plate. The ahi is great, the tossed salad is fresh, and the curry rice is fantastic.

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1  Thank CM808CM
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Sort of a 'Mom and Pop; hole in the wall' restaurant with great food, great value (by Hawaii standards), very friendly staff; we were totally satisfied.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

When visiting somewhere new, we try to visit as many local places as possible, and hardly ever will make an effort to come back to the same place twice. We came back to Puka Puka 3 times in a week and a half.

This is local Hawaiian food at its best. A tiny place, not at all fancy, but don't be shy. The service is warm and friendly. The food is fresh, beautifully presented with ample portions.

Do not, under any circumstances, miss the Ahi Don. The fish is incredible, prepared simply, so that you can appreciate every tasty bit of its fresh flavor. Even my incredibly picky father-in-law loved the Ahi Don. One of the best fish dishes we had on the island.

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2  Thank OctopusInAKilt
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Puka Puka is a little eatery with only around 6 tables and you might have to wait for a table but the food was so good. We had lamb pitas and they were yummy. The waitress was so friendly and very attentive to everyone that came in. A nice friendly place to eat.

1  Thank Jackie K
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