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K's Drive In

194 Hualalai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3825
+1 808-935-5573
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
30 Aug 2017
“Hamburger, Gravy & Twist Cones”
20 Jul 2017
“As local as it gets”
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194 Hualalai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3825
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We lived in Hilo in the early 70's and the owner of K's Drive In was our landlord. It seems to me that it was a Dairy Queen back then. We talked to Dale Kadota, the original owners son and he says it wasn't. I...More

Thank Bob_from_Baltimore
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My wife grew up on K's twist cones. Different flavors offered each day. Homemade hamburger patties! Their gravy also better than most places. Standbys are loco moco with hamburger, gravy and egg; and gravy cheeseburger. Cheap eats.

Thank myinhilo
Reviewed 21 July 2017

If you are looking for real local food, then this is the place for you. Good luck trying to decide what to you from their huge menu. We actually hired a cab just to come here from Hilo airport, just so that we can eat...More

Thank wdee219
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Like walking back in time. Not too much has changed since I first visited K's, while in High School, a very long time ago. Oh, they've added plants, an awning and a few other niceties but the bones are the same. (Although I do miss...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Been around a long time. Food is ok, seating ok , staff good, menu has lots to choose, deserts too. Safe

Thank Micah G
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Merrie Monarch evening expecting the place to be packed but nope. My uncle recommended this place. We got the beef roast and ahi. Food was actually great, tender and tasty until upon close inspection was a single strand of hair on...More

Thank Kewihiku
Reviewed 3 March 2017

this histroical drive in has an old school classic feel to it... with2 hours to kill, my taller half and i decedied to grab some grub after returning our rental, to the airport... we took a cab to K's drive in... the parking lot wasn't...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice and filling - substituted mac salad for a tossed green. The price to volume factor is on par.

Thank Stanley S
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Looking for a quick fast-food bite, we stumbled upon this place and loved it! The young man helped us navigate the local favorites on the menu and we, in turn, entertained him with our mispronunciations. Great fun! The experience was worth more, as the food...More

Thank MendysMum
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Extremely slow service. Don't go there if you have to go back to work or have a meeting. The problem is with the cooks. Very slow. I wonder as to their training or culinary skills. There is a change ever since Mrs K passed. I...More

Thank LeRoy A
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Hualalai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-3825
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-5573
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