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Kuhio Grille

$$ - $$$
Hawaiian, American, Polynesian
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111 E Puainako St Ste A106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
+1 808-959-2336
06:00 - 22:00
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Zionsville, Indiana
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322 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came across this place while driving around the island. Nice home style feel to it and very friendly service. Great menu with varied options and reasonably priced. Kind of place you would be a regular at.

Thank Tim M
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very excited to try Laulau for the first time. Pork was tender but blah, needed some seasoning. Potato/Mac salad was amazing! Would have been happy with a plate of just that! Giving 4 stars for fast and friendly service.

Thank Michelle P
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local people eat here so that means it is good! We take our family here...not too fancy but just good local food. The service is great! We like the hamburger plate the best.

Thank HawaiiTraveler777
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I were searching for somewhere to have breakfast in Hilo. Kuhio Grille seemed like a place that we all could enjoy and it was very close to the mall. We sat outside just as a waitress was clearing a table. She was very pleasant and quick to get us menus. She even suggested us to look at... More 

Thank michellejos23
Hilo, Hawaii
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The food here is great. The staff is friendly. They remember you and treat you like family. Wait time isn't that long.

Thank rose13005
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you visit Hawaii, make sure to try real Hawaiian traditional food. This is a great spot for it. Our waitress was so welcoming and warm; she bought a special sauce for us to try. You should know that the plates are big.

Thank lamaroon
Pasadena, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The food here is excellent! I had the one pound laulau with poi and the laulau tasted like the ones my father and I used to make - so ono and brought back good memories! I tasted the food that the rest of my family ordered and it was all good too. Besides the great food, the service was amazing.... More 

Thank HawaiianSon90
Billings, Montana
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My husband and I had dinner at the Kuhio Grille in Hilo so that we could try the local dish, Laulau. The menu is large and has a diverse assortment of meal selections. The wait staff are very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our visit. The laulau is a local favorite pork dish that is steamed in taro leaves.... More 

Thank MontanaIrish1
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I have been here and the food was really good. The staff his very friendly and it's like a family style diner.

Thank Scott G
Yigo, Mariana Islands
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

You can't leave Hilo without visiting this place, they might not have the best laulau on the island but they served the best chicken skin for appetizer,

Thank Yolanda P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Hawaiian, American, Polynesian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Puainako St Ste A106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-959-2336

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