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Hilo Bay Cafe

) #5 of 196 Restaurants in Hilo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Fusion
123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
+1 808-935-4939
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

HBC is in a perfect location with the Hilo Bay view, a nice and vast park, walking distance to the 'Coconut Island' and nearby hotels. Had late lunch so I ordered burger and my hubby ordered fish and had cooked differently cause of his acid...More

Thank May S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous food with a fantastic view! I ordered a salad and my husband ordered the sashimi platter. The food was taking a while (we didn't even notice) so we were given a complimentary starter. We were celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary and was also...More

Thank ZoPile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu looked great but we bolted after the rude hostess said it was a 40 minute wait at 1:40 in the afternoon and there were at least 10 open tables. Crazy. There are a couple other great options in town - Pineapples and Cafe...More

Thank Brad_Lazorka
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations for dinner to watch the sunset. We requested a table at the lanai to have the best view of the two mountains. When we got there, We were told that it would be a 15 minute wait. We were offered a table...More

Thank Dorohty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Serving American, Japanese and local Hawaiian food, this remodeled restaurant offers a scrumptious lunch with a commanding view of Hilo Bay. A wide variety of seafood with the freshest fish possible as this restaurant is a mere block from the Hilo Suisn Fish Auction.

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good diversity of food. Prompt service. You can enjoy the setting sun and watch the rowers practice on the breach. A full meal with drinks, appetizers, wine and dessert not cheap, but good for a special occasion with friends and family.

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no chance as we were shooed away like flies.👎👎 we were told that they could perhaps accommodate us in " just a few hours few hours." My impression was that we were being prejudged. Sad to say as we offered to split our...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've ever travelled with a large group to Big Island you will know that getting reservations for dinner are hard to get. Walk-in and you'll be lucky to be split up into multiple tables. Walking in to HBC (locals short hand) with a party...More

1  Thank dawnealy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2+ weeks vacationing in Hawaii, and this was the only place we went to twice . . . unless you count Starbuck's! It was busy both times and we had to wait a short time to get a seat, but it was worth the...More

Thank BlackhawkWarren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

HBC has long been a favorite restaurant to go to when we are looking for a nice night out or looking to impress guests. Tonight we went out as a treat and continue to be impressed with their flavorful explosions and artistically presented creations. We...More

Thank Erin G
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Questions & Answers
15 January 2016|
Response from dancingbelle47 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They open every day at 11. Close at 9 on weekdays, 930 on weekends. Closed on subdays.
19 December 2014|
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Response from Kim S | Property representative |
This is the first time I've received an email from Trip Adviser. I'm told that a customer has a question, but I'm not quite sure what is the question, except maybe the customer is wondering whether or not Hilo Bay Cafe... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4939
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Contemporary restaurant with emphasis on innovative cuisine using fresh, local, and organic ingredients--a Hilo town favorite gathering place. Full food and beverage service with indoor and outdoor lanai seating and large room for special events. Much of the restaurant has expansive views of Hilo bay, Mauna Kea, and Hilo town. Full bar, original recipes, artisan sushi, and keiki menu. Large parties are welcome. Come as you are or come as your best dressed self--we appreciate both! Reservations recommended. *For current menus, please visit our website, as TripAdvisor does not give businesses the capability to update menu content.*
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