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The Isles Cafe

93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4611
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“spicy poke” (2 reviews)
“grilled mahi” (2 reviews)
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5:30 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
Hawaiian, Cafe
93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4611
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had their fried egg sandwich which was delicious, and good value. And their lunch bento was freshly prepared, and generous (vegetable tempura, Teri-beef, kamaboko, a fried shrimp and a fried skull (fish)). They offer breakfast choices all day. Order at the counter, lots of...More

Thank GinaBRU
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This place was less than a mile from my hotel. Very small just a couple of outside picnic bench tables, lot of food, nice people, I had the Loco moko, I ate the 2nd half for lunch.

Thank Clay M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

On a recent trip we were only able to have breakfast here once. The restaurant was closed all but the last day we were in Hilo. Had a hand written "close TFN, we'll be back soon" sign on the front window. Found out that there...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I stumbled on this walk up cafe while looking for a cup of coffee on a morning walk. After seeing the constant stream of locals and 5 police officers walk up and wait for breakfast I decided to order the Fried Rice breakfast special. I...More

Thank Serbeck
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Found this place on accident one morning and saw there were a lot of locals so I stopped. So glad I did!! Had bfast here the last two mornings. Large portions, fast, and good. Reasonably priced.

Thank 1214cbly
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We ate here because we were at the Suisan fish market. VERY generous portions, my partner had the grilled ahi and I had the mixed plate with beef teriyaki/hamburger/chicken fingers. Lots of rice included, we had the leftovers for lunch the next day. Lovely outdoor...More

Thank fibersong
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Visiting Suisan was a special stop in our Hurried Schedule. We found a local Takeout right next door to Suisan. Very local crowd. Delicious plates that you would expect from local takeout. This place is exceptional! Fried Poke fried rice is a kicked up version...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Do not expect fancy food here! Just join in with mostly locals for breakfast and lunch plates!! They even take credit cards!!!

Thank mjt520
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Hash brown were not browned, just heated. Wanted to have fish and eggs and they didn't have any fish? What the heck? They are next to the fish market, which you really should check out. The food is on the cheap side but the picnic...More

2  Thank juliebug52
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Located next to the Suisan fish market, the place is humble, small and no frills but just order the food. Try the amazing Saimin soup, try their new Spicy Poke cone, try Ahi with your eggs, oxtail soup, or a loco plate lunch. Then sit...More

Thank Realtyhank
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4611
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 969-3434
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