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Kawamoto Store

784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
+1 808-935-8209
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“cone sushi” (13 reviews)
Japanese, Asian, Deli
784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not seen one anything like this before. The food was yummy and cheap. They wrap all your food in cute boxes. If you are heading to volcano national park, take a bento box with you. The only thing I didn't like about this...More

2  Thank lourie_lour
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Just found out about this place not too long ago. The food is delicious and the price is cheap. I love their korean chicken. I could eat it everyday! One of a few places to open early in the morning. Should check this place out...More

1  Thank Ai I
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visited this wonderful okazuya that has the best cone sushi on the island. I thought the hash was super small in size but other than that very pleased, I raced to get there by 8am on Saturday morning and it was already very busy.

1  Thank 765matildak
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Been eating food here since I can remember. Always a great place to get your bento lunch for work. Great prices for great food. Just go early since they always have a line.

1  Thank Jess S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is by far my favorite Okazuya place in Hilo. And I have not found anywhere that makes better Korean chicken drumettes than here! Spam Musubi, Makesushi, deep fried ahi, etc. This is the place to make your own plate lunch!

1  Thank LaneM422
Reviewed 11 August 2017

So glad we stopped by Kawamoto Store before making our way around the island. Got to pick up our okazuya favorites to enjoy on the road. Everything we had was absolutely ono! Shrimp tempura, string bean tempura, sweet potato tempura, fried chicken, maki sushi and...More

1  Thank 808chelle
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Japanese, Hawaiian, etc take out food for picnics, to take to the beach, etc. The locals call it bentos (box lunch). It's a favorite amongst the locals. They are not open on Mondays. They are open from 6 am-12:30 pm all other days.

1  Thank funtraveler100
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My family really enjoyed the food from the Kawamoto store, they have something for everyone. It was especially fun for the kids to see the food and be able to choose what they wanted. It was like Hawaiian dim sum in a case. This place...More

2  Thank Cuong L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Don't even think of getting authentic okazuya/plate lunch anywhere else in Hilo. This is the real deal, it was already old when my family started going in the early 60s. The area below Kilauea was old Japanese town before before the big tidal took it...More

2  Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Marcos S
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Janet Y
12 June 2015|
Response from Scott K | Reviewed this property |
For larger, catering style orders you should. You could try and order a single lunch plate or box a day ahead as well.
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  • 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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