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784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
+1 808-935-8209
06:00 - 12:30
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small store at Kilauea Ave where we can get some Hawaiian Japanese tasting's food. If you really expect something like eating a meal in Japan you can feel disappointed because for Japanese average's flavor I think is over sweet and as many lunch box in Hawaii it lacks in vegetable portion ( no so much vegetable in... More 

Thank Marcos S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

If you're looking for good Japanese deli style take out plates, this is the place to go! Used to eat here when I was growing up on the Big Island. Great place to make a take out plate with cone sushi, shrimp and string bean tempura, fishcake, fried chicken, etc. - for a plate lunch for a picnic or when... More 

Thank intertradegroup
Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is the best, hands down okazuya in Hilo. It is consistent good! Terrific choices, good prices, fast & friendly service! I eat there at least once a week!

Thank kisan719
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

You will never find better tasting Japanese take-out than at Kawamoto Store. The trick is to go early, immediately after they open. They sell out quickly, and for good reason. You cannot imagine better flavors. Once you try them Trippers, it becomes your gold standard. Beware. This is another of those incredible hole-in-the-walls that everyone talks about, but few ever... More 

Thank Kahupoo
Mililani, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Takes me back to when okazuyas were more widely available. Had breakfast and sufficient for lunch too.

Thank Cal T
Pearl City, Hawaii
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Good old fashion "Okazu" at Okazu prices. Flavors brought back so many memories of my childhood. I bought some items to have for lunch while up at Volcano N.P.

1 Thank Lori O
Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Best cone sushi and hash, from "small kid time", one of grandma's favorite stops to pick up lunch. Please visit and keep it going! Awesome local style japanese Okazuya!

1 Thank Al S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Small mom & pop store. Friendly staff. Must go early to get the nori chicken...most things sell out by 10am. Im not an early bird so unfortunately i wont be going there again soon, unless i needed to be up at 6am.

1 Thank Leimomi Bronson... K
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Kawamoto Vegetable Store has been a fixture in Hilo almost forever. The quality of the 'okazu-ya' style food is excellent and will thrill ex-pat Hiloans as well as visitors from the continent or even the international crowd. Pick up a box lunch and head down to Liliuokalani Park for an old school Hilo lunch. It doesn't get any better.

1 Thank Scott K
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102 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Simply awesome in a hole in the wall. Make sure you get their Korean chicken and sushi. It's almost all good! You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Kahupoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 12:30
06:00 - 12:30
06:00 - 12:30
06:00 - 12:30
06:00 - 12:30
06:00 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8209

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