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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%
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“pot pie” (32 reviews)
“custard” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (76 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hilo Bay Cafe was just what we wanted as we were looking for a late lunch/early dinner. The Afternoon menu held plenty of good choices, and we enjoyed sushi, crabcake salad, and fish & chips. That salad was creative, a fried wonton stack. The staff...More

Thank 2hungrytravelers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have visited Hilo, and during the walk we have seen this cafe with a very nice architecture and decided spontaneously to get something to eat. We get delicious food and great view to Hilo Bay. Service was friendly. Try the burgers.

Thank 406karoly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to Hilo twice and both times ate here for my vacation “fancy” meal. Clean modern restaurant, friendly staff, nice presentation, good drinks. Nice to go at sunset on the bay. I had a surf n turf bowl with poke, crab and grilled beef...More

Thank LKS11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for lunch coming from the west coast of Big Island on our way to visit the volcano, and were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in a very nice park with huge trees, has very good parking access, and has a great...More

Thank jeanmarc3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason I'm giving this place a 3 star review instead of a 1 or 2 star is because we were at the restaurant on a cruise day (the day when the cruise ship visits Hilo), so it may have been a little more crowded...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this place when looking for an afternoon cup of coffee. Ended up staying longer then intended as it was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon looking at Hilo across the bay. Came back another day for lunch and, again, spent longer...More

Thank LateToTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daily specials and freindly service make this upscale dining a must. Especially beautiful at sunset watching from the lanai.

Thank O6654YHsharons
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hilo Bay Cafe isn't for picky eaters... They have one of the most limited menus I've ever seen. I personally like their sushi rolls, their rice bowl or the street tacos. HBC has excellent views of the bay. You can watch people paddle boarding, kayaking...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi gang, Took a ride out to Hilo for the day and booked a lunch at Hilo Bay Cafe. Friendly host, had to wait well past our res time be after being seated I noticed several tables empty that woulda sat the 4 of us....More

Thank Nothreeputts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hilo Bay Cafe is Hilo’s best fine dining restaurant. The location is excellent and the ambiance is very classy. The menu is diverse enough to satisfy a range of tastes and the quality is consistent. The cocktails always have fresh ingredients and are creative recipes...More

Thank IslandPacifica
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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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
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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.

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