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Tamari Japanese Lunch Shop

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22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2828
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lunch plate along with some spam musubi to go. Fantastic food at a very reasonable price! Will definitely go again next time I'm in Hilo.

Thank Aalok P
Hilo, Hawaii
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Got a takeout order for the first time and I was blown away by the portion size and a well balanced mix of flavors from the marinated chicken to the house dressing. Truly world class in a tiny shop off a side street.

Thank Harvey I
Hilo, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very nice man from Japan serving home made Japanese plate lunch specialties. Every day something home made.

Thank lippoldfineart
Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I eat here almost every day, and have tried almost all the menu items. I've loved every dish I've tried! Can't beat the super reasonable prices either.

Thank Kristin L
Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

The owner works the counter and cooks the food. He cooks small batches, so nothing sits for very long. We came after the lunch rush, and the specials (as well as most lunch selections) were gone. No big deal - the owner whipped up something yummy for us fresh and hot. When he learned that one in our party was... More 

Thank jag_in_the_box
Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Although it's a small take out place with difficult to find parking place, it has the best vegetarian lasagne, best everything. And you can't beat the prices. If I could, I'd go back everyday to have lunch.

Thank Europe02
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9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

One guy who does everything. Cooked my ten-don bowl right there infront of me, so fresh, tasty, not oily at all!!! Very polite owner, i did not have to wait long for my food. Loved the sushi! So fresh & ono!!!

Thank Leimomi Bronson... K
Carmichael, California
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This place is very small -- only three tables. We had sushi one day there and it was delicious! Also, the small space assures you will talk with any other patrons while you are there. We were so impressed with the quality that the next day we returned, selected a different set of rolls, and took them home for dinner... More 

Thank Kitty4805
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is a small inexpensive take-out only lunch shop that opens for a few hours. I ordered the ten don bowl which was made fresh as I watched. The shrimp and vegetables had a light batter and were perfectly cooked; not oily at all. It was served on a bed of rice, choice of brown or white, with tsukemono and... More 

Thank CM808CM
Waimea, Hawaii
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

They do not have tables or chairs for dining in, but their food is of restaurant quality. Fresh and detail oriented. The only problem is the "owner chef" can have this place open only for 4 hours a day (between 10 and 2)! If you are around the famous Hilo farmer market between 10 and 2, remember to take out... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Asian
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  • Address: 22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2828
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?