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Jimmy's Drive Inn

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362 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
+1 808-935-5571
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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

boo, the newer generations and new ownership are doing good job of keeping the mom and pop tradition aliv

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San Francisco Bay Area
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

We went there 20+ years ago and it was memorable for the good. Our current experience is memorable the other way. They have way passed their prime and need to move on to other ventures. At lunch time there were only two other clients. While the waitstaff were friendly, the interiors are tired and the cooking uninspiring at best. For... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

We went to Jimmy's on our first night in Hilo during our last visit to the Big Island from our home in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. The food is pretty good overall, with a fairly wide range of options on the menu. Service was a little on the slow side, but that was mostly because the place was busy (always a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

The water tastes gross. Food was okay, service is terribly slow whether its slow or busy. We have to wait forever. One of the waitresses was rude, she wouldn't help us. Not really a great dining experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

Got the shrimp sashimi steak and Katsu special it was great besides the part that there were only four tiny sashimis and two little shrimps .

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

I LOVE the food here especially their Katsu. I've had many things on their menu and have never been disappointed. The only thing that tears me to pieces is the restaurant. It's not really a pleasant place to eat in. Get take out and you'll be please :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2008

Ono Japanese cuisine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-5571

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