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Review of The Bistro

The Bistro
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$25
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bistro: A small restaurant serving moderately priced meals in a modest setting.At the Bistro our goal is to serve fresh,local,and great tasting food, while trying to minimize our environmental impact. Please enjoy yourself in our modest bistro,and be assured that we put faith in taking time to enjoy food,drink,and life.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Relaxed, open air, varied menu, fresh local fish, reasonable prices, interesting cocktails. All this adds up to a recipe for success at this small open air place in the historic Kong Lung market, on the way to the coastal lighthouse (a popular outing for island visitors.) Ate there more than once during stay, but each time we had the purple sweet potato fries with chipotle sauce - and were hooked! Great as a shared appetizer. Yummy Ginger Russian (martini of vodka, ginger liqueur and fresh lime juice.) Solid mai tais, nice list of wines by glass/bottles. Three different entrees over two dinners: grilled catch of the day, mac nut encrusted mahi with soy glaze, winter pasta (shitake mushrooms, asparagus in butternut squash sauce.) Beet salad and baby kale salad were excellent. Service friendly, everyone from hostess to servers make sure plates are presented to entire table simultaneously. Entrees $15 to $26. A nice meal can be made of an appetizer and salad. Observed locals meeting each there at various tables; there is a small lounge area and appears the bar area is popular with folks stopping to meet up over a few drinks, in no hurry to leave.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

A popular eatery in the historic Kong Lung center in Kilauea. We tried the pasta, which had a squash-based sauce instead of the usual rich cheesy alfredo sauce--very good. The edamame salad was also excellent. Dinner on the lanai at sunset was a bit chilly for us northerners not used to open-air restaurants.

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Had the rice and pork bown, my wife had the pork rolls, we shared an order of sweet fries. Great place for a lunch on the way to or from the Kilauea lighthouse.

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We were saying in Princeville, and I needed to get out of that area at least once for dinner. The Bistro was not expensive. The have a "true" happy hour and live music on Thursday and Saturday. Prices listed on their website were dated. The food was very good and I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank walnut123
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Just two turns off of the main highway, easy to find. This is a small, moderately priced, casual setting. Nicely decorated and a real jewel. Nice menu selections, and presentations were obviously a focus of ownership. I had the Camembert appetizer which was beautifully presented and delicious with toast points, garlic and tomato roulade. Would also highly recommend the beet salad with Mac nuts and feta. Both were ample, so I didn't order an entree. The bananas foster was their own rendition and good; accompanied with what tasted like homemade ice cream . Service was prompt and courteous. I would definitely go back. Well worth the trip.

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