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Sky Garden Restaurant

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Hawai'i Naniloa Resort, 93 Banyan Dr., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4601
+1 808-935-8888
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Food was fine - we tried the buffet as well as the mahi mahi burger off the regular menu. All the food was tasty and seemed about similarly priced with other places we have eaten here. Great for grabbing lunch before the museum

Thank sepet
Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

One realizes they've reached a special destination when first approaching this place. The architectural element used for these buildings is very unusual. The grounds are beautifully kept and fruit trees are dispersed throughout. The unique Mountain Apple was one of the trees whose fruit was on the menu the day we visited; what a treat! (The apple is a bell-shaped... More 

Thank competent_one
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I've been here man times, the buffet is a nice treat but you may also order from the menu, a varied selection of Pacific rim cuisine.

Thank Barebonestraveller
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Went there while on bus tour of island for Lunch buffet. Driver had raised expectations. Restaurant looked clean. Lot of hot food and salad options! Chinese food mostly. Fish was amazing. Shrimps were awesome. Chicken was baked (which is healthy) but felt as it was lacking flavor as compared to sea food. Good and fast service. Loved to eat there.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Set up for tour group expediency. Much better than a tour we took a couple of years ago where we stopped for lunch at the Volcano house - food was gone, what was there was cold, and it was just awful. The Sky Garden is miles ahead of that place! Good food, fast, clean restrooms, etc - all made the... More 

Thank IllinoisHawaiifan
Nashville, Tennessee
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202 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

They have a large variety to choose from salad bar to hot bar. Shrimp was one item on the hot bar and they kept the buffet fill. Hot foods were hot and cold foods were cold, in different location and bars which help with people flow. I highly recommend, service and food was excellent.

Thank 06CES47
Marietta, Georgia
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

Sky Garden was the lunch stop on one of our tours. Our group was escorted right in to a large circular table (an advantage of being in a tour). Drink orders were taken quickly and, given the size of the group, delivered with surprising accuracy. The seating area is large with the buffet line located in the middle. Though one... More 

Thank Tony M
Seattle, Washington
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162 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

Sky Gardens offers a generous buffet - both salad and main dish, and you cannot leave feeling hungry. I just had the salad buffet, and the choices were extensive, including Caesar, macaroni, cabbage and jello plus lots of toppings. My husband had the prime rib, which was excellent, and the seafood. The clams were on the burner too long, and... More 

Thank Rowerbabe
Seattle, WA
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

I was so surprised at how great this restaurant was! We were at the museum during the day, and just wanted to get some quick and convenient food. So, I was surprised when they had a full buffet that was reasonably priced. I enjoyed the Chinese food and enjoyed the relatively low prices.

Thank Sparky725
Mississauga, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We went at lunch time. First of all they have glass walls with nice views all around. They did not impress me as chinese rather local cuisine and some international dishes. Good for $15. Good for travellers because they taste local cuisine and fruits. Some of us in the group ordered of the specials of the day---mahi moco and ribeye... More 

Thank ann c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
American, Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hawai'i Naniloa Resort, 93 Banyan Dr., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4601
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8888

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