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“Cheap eats, large portions, open early.”
Review of Hiro's Place

Hiro's Place
Ranked #110 of 239 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Fast food, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Honolulu
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Cheap eats, large portions, open early.”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Hiro's can't be beat for value. It was recommended by a struggling recent college graduate, so I knew going in that it had to be a great value. They have a good selection of grab and go bentos in various sizes to match your appetite, and the large is only $4.95!! They also have a selection of a dozen or so hot dailly specials that you can mix and match to your liking. Their portions are generous, so you won't leave this place hungry. The food tastes good; not great, but this is cheap eats, not fine dining. Perfect place for a filling, inexpensive meal for the whole family. They open at 5:30 am every morning, so it's a perfect stop for breakfast if you catch the first flight into Hilo.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hilo
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Local Fast Food”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

If you like local food - this is the place. Nothing fancy. Hot food on the buffet line to choose. Filipino Food on Thursdays! Cheap eats!

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Lydia S
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Redondo Beach, CA
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Easy to miss, hard to forget”
Reviewed 3 December 2011

It's not much of a place to eat, just a few tables on the sidewalk but the food was solid. We were heading from Hilo to Volcanoes Nat'l Park and just wanted to stop in for something different than a Subway for the hiking and this was it. We bought some fried chicken and a sandwich. Wish we bought more chicken! Very affordable and fresh, it definitely has a local Hawaiian feel.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank RBLeaddog
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Kau
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in the rough”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Not really a restaurant but rather a take out food joint. Hot picks on the food line include a 'suprise' menu of items, changes daily. Filipino food seems to be the theme for the most part. Husband had the adobo turkey tails and I had the sweet sour spareribs, better than the Chinese restaurant down a few doors, and we chose to skip the macaroni salad for the fried rice, which we were give 3 scoops. Cannot beat the price for a tasty plate lunch. Generous portion for the price. This tiny, one line place has 0 ambiance and you could opt to eat out on the sidewalk lanai, ambiance double 0, or take it to the beach or home like we do. Many other customers were buying the breakfast, typical eggs/rice/bacon or sausage. They also have premade bento lunchs. Closes early, like 5:00 pm.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank honoapu
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“Good ono Chinese cuisine”
Reviewed 1 February 2008

Good ono Chinese cuisine

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