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Puka Puka Kitchen

270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2836
+1 808-933-2121
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (39 reviews)
“garlic rice” (22 reviews)
“lamb” (29 reviews)
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Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2836
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought the picky picky kids. The chicken pita was a smash hit. It has the bbq chicken in it. We also had the broiled ahi salad, ahi don, and the bbq chicken. All were fabulous. The fries were steakcut. Just the right amount of...More

Thank M2552VCmelissad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to grab a quick bento or sit down and enjoy the ocean view and have lunch. Really nice ladies run this place and it's always super clean, which is always appreciated. :)

Thank bigislandcomputers
Reviewed 13 February 2018

There are only a few tables, you may have to wait. They have a small menu, small space, but big flavor. They were great at knowing what was gluten free and not.

Thank tedact
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

A small family run restaurant featuring fresh caught fish, vegetarian pitas and other Japanese specialties Great, flavorful meals

Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This tiny hole in the wall is big on flavor & portions. You have to wait as there are only 6 tables in the whole place, but it is 100% worth the wait. The garlic rice is incredible. It comes with most orders. The salad...More

Thank SmitcheQ
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Classic Hawaiian. Nice and straightforward service. Had chicken katsu and ahi. Both delicious. Garlic rice was excellent. Well worth the reasonable price. As Christian Slater once said: "yeah give me more rice"

Thank Jotravy
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch. 5 adults, We had falafel plate, Japanese curry salmon salad and shrimp plate. Servers was very good. Waitress very attentive and helpful. Everyone enjoyed the food. Very much a local local lunch place. I would recommend a visit.

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Great little place for grabbing something quick for your adventures on the island. They open at 11am but bentos are limited so you best get there before 11:30! The food is tasty and the price is great for the big island. The rice balls with...More

Thank BluRain22
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

A favorite with locals and visitors who find out about the place. Simple meals well prepared. Friendly atmosphere. Clearly a favorite among locals for take out bento meals. Inexpensive, but reliably fresh with tasty meals. Clearly this place has done well in the 4-5 years...More

Thank Itivdleq
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

...you know, as an european...after a couple of days, everything tase nearly the same in the us. NOT HERE. Had the best chicken salad and fries in hole hawaii. Oh my godness, all really fresh, tasty, delicious!!!! I will come back again tomorrow , for...More

Thank Philipp K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2836
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-933-2121
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