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Kuhio Grille

) #24 of 197 Restaurants in Hilo $$ - $$$ Hawaiian, American,
111 E Puainako St Ste A106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
+1 808-959-2336
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lau lau” (55 reviews)
“fried rice” (47 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Hawaiian, American, Polynesian
$$ - $$$
111 E Puainako St Ste A106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are here at the recommendation of relative that live in Hilo and it did not disappoint. The items we ordered included the laulau combo with fried rice, double loco moco, tonkatsu, Korean chicken, and crunchy peanut butter mochi. In my opinion, the laulau, fried...More

Thank Onefastdoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there upon recommendation of a local. It was our first experience with laulau....I wouldn't say I was blown away by the taste of the food, but the staff were very warm, welcoming, and friendly, and explained about the food with patience. Its worth a...More

Thank AtrG2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place while driving around the island. Nice home style feel to it and very friendly service. Great menu with varied options and reasonably priced. Kind of place you would be a regular at.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Was very excited to try Laulau for the first time. Pork was tender but blah, needed some seasoning. Potato/Mac salad was amazing! Would have been happy with a plate of just that! Giving 4 stars for fast and friendly service.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Local people eat here so that means it is good! We take our family here...not too fancy but just good local food. The service is great! We like the hamburger plate the best.

Thank HawaiiTraveler777
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My family and I were searching for somewhere to have breakfast in Hilo. Kuhio Grille seemed like a place that we all could enjoy and it was very close to the mall. We sat outside just as a waitress was clearing a table. She was...More

Thank michellejos23
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The food here is great. The staff is friendly. They remember you and treat you like family. Wait time isn't that long.

Thank rose13005
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you visit Hawaii, make sure to try real Hawaiian traditional food. This is a great spot for it. Our waitress was so welcoming and warm; she bought a special sauce for us to try. You should know that the plates are big.

Thank lamaroon
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The food here is excellent! I had the one pound laulau with poi and the laulau tasted like the ones my father and I used to make - so ono and brought back good memories! I tasted the food that the rest of my family...More

Thank HawaiianSon90
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My husband and I had dinner at the Kuhio Grille in Hilo so that we could try the local dish, Laulau. The menu is large and has a diverse assortment of meal selections. The wait staff are very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our...More

Thank MontanaIrish1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Hawaiian, American, Polynesian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Puainako St Ste A106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-959-2336
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