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“Outsanding food, service and setting”
Review of Hilo Bay Cafe

Hilo Bay Cafe
Ranked #10 of 264 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Japanese, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Contemporary restaurant with emphasis on innovative cuisine using fresh, local, and organic ingredients--a Hilo town favorite gathering place. Full food and beverage service with indoor and outdoor lanai seating and large room for special events. Much of the restaurant has expansive views of Hilo bay, Mauna Kea, and Hilo town. Full bar, original recipes, artisan sushi, and keiki menu. Large parties are welcome. Come as you are or come as your best dressed self--we appreciate both! Reservations recommended. *For current menus, please visit our website, as TripAdvisor does not give businesses the capability to update menu content.*
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We visited "Hilo Bay Cafe" twice while vacationing on The Big Island and we loved it. the food is outstanding (the sushi is great), the drink menu is interesting and the service is exceptional. The restaurant itself is simple but beautiful. We ate outdoors on the deck and loved it. The view of Hilo Bay is great. Highly recommend this restaurant

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Came here on a Thursday evening at 6pm. We had to wait over 30min for seating cus apparently they were short staff. Our group ordered a variety of sushi rolls, hamburger and pot pies. All the food including the pot pies were just ok. Our server though was nice. This is one and done place for us

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Our family of 7 met local friends for a nice lunch. First of all, the view of Hilo Bay is unparalleled. With sailboats whisking by, it’s a scenic spot. The food was quite good. Sushi was great, seafood was great, and the drinks were good too. Service was nice. You really can’t go wrong choosing this place as there’s something for everyone. Not too pricey, either.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Our family of five enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Hilo Bay Cafe. Molly was our server and she couldn’t have been any friendlier or more helpful. Four of us have food allergies due to colitis and celiacs disease and she was the most considerate waitress we ever had. We had an absolutely lovely dinner at the end of our vacation and she made all the difference ensuring it would be safe for us! Thank you so much, Molly!! It means so much to us that we can still eat out (despite having to eat without gluten, dairy, eggs or soy!). And my husband, who has no allergies whatsoever, really enjoyed his dinner, too!

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times, and I will keep returning. Their menu has something for everyone, from basic fish and chips and burgers to exotic sushi. The crab cake salad is excellent. They also make THE BEST mojito. I wish they would do brunch buffet more often.

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