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Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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bay area, ca
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Korean Chicken plate lunch is a great deal. We got the regular size and it fed two people quite generously. We also picked up some musubis and Donna's Cookies too. Great place to stop off and pick up grindz to go.

Thank chipnchair
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great local food. Large portions and friendly service. Earls is a family owned and operated shop.Different specials every day.

Thank Voggymtn
Waimea, Hawaii
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311 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

If you want to try local food this is the spot! They make all kinds of local sushi even with our fish!

Thank livelovexplore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for fast, Ono, local food to go the Earls in Waimea is perfect. They are known for their bento rolls; a local fusion of sushi roll meets plate lunch. My favorite bento roll is the Korean Chicken however they have many other types to fit everyone's taste. One bento roll will suffice for the average person.... More 

Thank TysonVa
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114 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

So good! The Korean, and orange chicken roll are great, but if they got the smoked meat one its a must try. 100% deliciousness all wrapped up in seaweed

Thank DjVinyljunke
Port Orchard, Washington
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

A decent selection of Premade dishes with large portions. If you want something fresh made to order go elsewhere. Beef stew with rice. And chicken curry . I had curry at 6 different restaurants on this trip this scores toward the bottom. But it's quick and convenient.

Thank nbarr777
Menlo Park, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

good food @ a good price. a lil out of the way, but if ur in Waimea or on ur way to Hilo....good place to stop and grab some lunch. get there early they sell out by the afternoon. Food is a lil salty

1 Thank Sam W
Kamuela, Hawaii
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394 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This small take out restaurant has the best sushi. They also offer plate lunches with chicken rice etc. They are located on the road from Waimea to Hilo just out of Waimea on the left side if you are going to Hilo. This place is the secret of the locals. I highly recommend trying this restaurant.

1 Thank Gordon K
Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

This mom and pop joint was recommended by our guide on a horseback ride in Waipio Valley. The Korean chicken was excellent and he piled the food as high as it could go to fit inside the take-out container. Drive west to the road that goes north which I think is Highway 250 and stop at the local park to... More 

1 Thank NWTravelerDude
Kahului, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Earl's in Waimea is an EXCELLENT place to stop to pick-up some bentos, they have salad bentos and Korean chicken bento is the best!! The also sell the best Waipi'o poi when it's available. Local "Mama & Papa" shop!! Love it!!

2 Thank Noe K

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Restaurant Details

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American, Asian, Korean
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
"Earl's Restaurant if a local Hawaiian-Asian plate lunch take out food eatery in Kamuela (Waimea) town on the Big Island of Hawaii. Local's love it!"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?