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Kuhio Grille

111 E Puainako St Ste A106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
+1 808-959-2336
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“laulau” (48 reviews)
“lau lau” (17 reviews)
“fried rice” (52 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Hawaiian, American
$$ - $$$
111 E Puainako St Ste A106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family feel, quite busy which always says must be tasty food. Plenty of choice on the menu. Hubby & I enjoyed the food. Friendly staff always smiling, top service. Learning the origin of Kuhio Grille made it all the more interesting. I bought a...More

Thank Fiona Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously popular and beloved by the locals, the Grille was absolutely packed mid-afternoon on a Sunday. A great place to go for visitors who want to get in touch with some real Hawaiian Island comfort food. Hearty, not fancy, big portions. The menu's extensive. After...More

1  Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Jumped on Trip Advisor and found this local place. First, the place was filled with locals, not tourists, a great sign! Food was unique and tasty! Generous portions, and many choices. Everyone at the table tried something different, no disappointments! Waiter Kip was terrific, friendly...More

Thank JayBiz1912
Reviewed 25 December 2017

After eating here several times, very pleased with the friendly service, and good consistent quality of the food. Known for their one-lb laulau, they also offer a variety of daily specials, delicious and served fresh. Today, their breakfast special was “Shannon’s Special”, a generous 3...More

Thank GinaBRU
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A great stop for any meal in Hilo. Friendly waitstaff and delicious eats await you. We had an ono salad and a yakitori chicken plate with their infamous fried rice. Everything was delicious. We wouldn't recommend the salad though since you get half the ono...More

1  Thank lmricheson12
Reviewed 16 December 2017

If you want an authentic local dining experience, this is one of two places you should go (the other is Cafe 100). The lau lau was the best we've ever had (and we've put away some lau lau in our time), the poi was fresh...More

1  Thank Branwyn_3x3
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Stopped in because of the reviews on laulau. It was okay and good value. The place was very busy at noon but the staff were all friendly and accommodating.

Thank twopisces
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I stopped because it was close to the mall. But I'm really glad that I did. I had their famous one pound Hawaiian Lau Lau. It was great!!! I had a side of their wonderful fried rice to go with it. I went at 2:30...More

Thank Lovephotography14
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Very interesting local cuisine. Reasonably priced. Good food. Staff was great. Lots if locals seemed to eat there. No alcohol available.

Thank ustressed
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The food is great. The customer Seenot so much. The salad is not all that but the dressing is good. Really liked the teriyaki pork. The fried chicken is good too. Only one bathroom so go before you come.

Thank Daniel J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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