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Moon and Turtle

) #7 of 191 Restaurants in Hilo $$ - $$$, Japanese, Seafood, Asian
51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
+1 808-961-0599
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Hawaiian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Moon and Turtle has a menu that may not be for everyone's taste. Check online before you go. If you like what is presented, you will probably love this place. Food is served "family style" and sharing is strongly encouraged. Thus it is better to...More

Thank HLW648
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Food and drinks were great, owner came out to chat. Will recommend to othersđź–’. Thank you to our waitress Taylor!!

Thank KapekaE
Reviewed 19 March 2017

small daily menu utilizing fresh local ingredients with an Asian bias. Totally different than all the generic restaurants. delicious and great service

Thank Joeny1962
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Spent nine days touring Hawaii on business and this was the best restaurant we found. A friendly atmosphere and small eclectic menu, seemed to be Asian/Hawaiian fusion. Their home made smoked soy sauce was fantastic on ahi tuna sashimi.

Thank Hoppers33020
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Five of us went on a Girls' Nite out to celebrate my retirement.....the food was great! The menu consists of small and large plates... we opted for the small plates, ordered four different kinds (double for the mac & cheese).... everything was fresh and tasty......More

Thank houdiniturtle
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The menu is not to my taste, a small choice and I never seem to want anything they have....over fussy, and the drinks are bland

1  Thank gardengirl54
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Looking for a break from the usual island fare? Then try this Pan-Asian eatery that is influenced by Japanese cuisine; but makes its own spin on sushi and various small plates. Very reasonable prices; with kind attentive service.

Thank jmk6
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went and ate at the bar... Fun time and good food. I would definitely go back when I find myself in Hilo again.

Thank Caroline F
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It is a lovely little place with a different menu every day Good value for a money.. They use fresh ingredients from locals Lots of flavours Don't miss it

1  Thank Fou F
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A chef pal told me we should absolutely dine here during my visit, and I am so glad we did on the final night of my Japan+Hawaii trip. This place puts the fusion in fusion, from the innovative cocktail menu to the daily-changing appetizers and...More

Thank Steven M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-0599
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We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis and focus on locally sourced ingredients.