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Hilo Bay Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Fusion
123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
+1 808-935-4939
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pot pie” (33 reviews)
“fish and chips” (68 reviews)
“sushi” (82 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Great local spot for some amazing, creative food and old basics too. A bit pricey on some items, others amazingly reasonably priced.

Thank DineRight4
Reviewed yesterday

A wide variety of delicious food, pleasant views of the oceans and professional wait staff. It is a little more expensive then other places but it was also a little more upscale.

Thank Monisa F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had lunch here upon discovering the greasy spoon nearby was closed on Wednesday. What luck! Wonderful second story restaurant with expansive view of Hilo and bay. The fish and chips were fried to perfection. My friends had the sushi with salad and crab cakes....More

Thank Riverscout
Reviewed 5 days ago

I spent a week in the Hilo area, and although I tried a few other places, I kept going back to the Hilo Bay Cafe because it was just the best! The restaurant has an attractive interior with seating at the bar, at a sushi...More

1  Thank Robin P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place! We sat outside and enjoyed the view and the meal. Sushi was wonderful. So was the cauliflower app. So good we ordered it both times we went! I had the mushroom pot pie and then a spinach pasta dish. The pot...More

Thank Daleena R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I met new friends here, where we shared drinks and dinner. The cocktails were creative and varied. The bartenders were willing to mix up drinks that were not on the menu, The food was well cooked and artistically plated. The wait staff had no problem...More

Thank TraveLoveRN
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thursday lunch around 1.30. Located right on the beautiful Bay. Only 4 years old. Still looks and feels new. Big place, tables comfortably arranged. Very pleasant atmosphere. Can sit outside even on a windy day. Hostess, Anna, the best anywhere. Youngish, cheerful, good-looking, full of...More

Thank GCHHawaii
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually ate here twice in a row for dinner it was that good. My husband, who is vegetarian, was very excited by the options he had! He loved the vegetarian pot pie and we tried all of the veggie appetizers which were all good....More

Thank NorthernLightsGirl10
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful views of Hilo bay, the Hamakua coast and Mauna Kea highlight ssuperb service and food at thisrestaurant two stories above the bay. Even the chili flavored popcorn to munch on while you wait, or whil;e you try interesting drinks is very tasty. The drinks...More

Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had HBC recommended by a friend. We are a varied group (2 70's, 4 mid forties to early 50's, 2 teenage boys with appetites). Everyone was pleased. We had a polyglot of food from sushi to burgers to seafood and all were excellent. Service...More

Thank readspeak
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.

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