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Big Island Restaurants

Kuhio Grille

Updated 01/06/2014

Fodor's Review

There's no atmosphere to speak of and water is served in unbreakable plastic, but if you're searching for local fare—that undefinable fusion of ethnic cuisines—this the place. Sam Araki serves a 1-pound laulau (a steamed bundle of taro leaves and pork) that is worth the trip. Other grindz include loco moco, oxtail soup, plate lunches, pork chops, steaks, saimin, stir-fry, and daily specials. At the edge of Hilo's largest mall, above the parking lot near

Longs, this local diner opens at 6 am.

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Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E. Puainako St., at Hwy. 11, Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, USA

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Updated 01/06/2014


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By Jo

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Apr 25, 2005

One time there is enough to make me dream about it!!

Friendly waiters/waitresses. Yummy food for inexpensive price. Convenient place. Nice Peggy Chun's prints on the wall. If you're looking for a good mix of local food, then Kuhio Grille is the best place to go.

By Carlos

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Mar 19, 2004

Good Rice, Good Service

Small Mom & Pop restaurant located in a small mall. Lot of locals eat here because it is inexpensive, decent, and quick. We had the "Kings Platter" which is deep fried fish (it was OK) with a side of the rice (very good, mixed with ham, egg, etc). Let us sample the corn bread and pudding as appetizer - it was good. We were a big group and they did their best to accomodate our needs.

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