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Kawamoto Store

784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
+1 808-935-8209
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“cone sushi” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Delicatessen
784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4235
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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

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.

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

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

1  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

Thank Marcos S
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...More

1  Thank intertradegroup
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!

1  Thank kisan719
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....More

1  Thank Kahupoo
Reviewed 16 December 2015

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

Thank Cal T
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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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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
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Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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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