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.
Apr 25, 2005
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.
Mar 19, 2004
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.