We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great hole in the wall style food”

Tamari Japanese Lunch Shop
Ranked #72 of 246 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Japanese
Restaurant details
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had a lunch plate along with some spam musubi to go. Fantastic food at a very reasonable price! Will definitely go again next time I'm in Hilo.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Aalok P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (13)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Got a takeout order for the first time and I was blown away by the portion size and a well balanced mix of flavors from the marinated chicken to the house dressing. Truly world class in a tiny shop off a side street.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Harvey I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very nice man from Japan serving home made Japanese plate lunch specialties. Every day something home made.

Thank lippoldfineart
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I eat here almost every day, and have tried almost all the menu items. I've loved every dish I've tried! Can't beat the super reasonable prices either.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Kristin L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 April 2015

The owner works the counter and cooks the food. He cooks small batches, so nothing sits for very long.

We came after the lunch rush, and the specials (as well as most lunch selections) were gone. No big deal - the owner whipped up something yummy for us fresh and hot. When he learned that one in our party was vegetarian, he modified a dish to accommodate.

Great local food, great service.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank jag_in_the_box
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Tamari Japanese Lunch Shop also viewed

Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
 
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
 
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Tamari Japanese Lunch Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing