Fodor's Expert Review Moon and Turtle

$$$ Hilo International

This sophisticated intimate restaurant in a bayfront building offers a classy selection of international fare with the focus on locally sourced meats, produce, and seafood. The menu changes daily—mushroom pappardelle and smoky sashimi are highlights, along with seafood chowder, spicy Kajiki Tartare and crispy moi whole-fried Pacific Threadfin. For appetizers, the smoky ahi or ono sashimi is not to be missed; it's prepared with kiawe-smoked shoyu and Hawaiian chili pepper water. House-made cocktails, like the lychee martini, are infused with Hawaiian tropical influences.

International Quiet Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

51 Kalakaua St.
Hilo, Hawaii  96720, USA

808-961–0599

Known For:
  • Ever-changing international menu
  • Lychee martinis
  • High prices for Hilo
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

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