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Kow's Restaurant

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87 W Kawailani St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5678
+1 808-959-3766
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have never eaten inside the large, cafeteria like dinning room, have always gotten take out. They have some combination meals where the portions are large enough to get two full meals from--- so share or have lunch the next day.

Thank alohagirl61
Portland Oregon
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

This place is a cost effective Chinese style dinner joint w some Hawaiian dishes. The ambience is a retro Chinese with huge red lanterns hanging on the ceiling. The food quality is decent. However not as good as one would find in a average Chinatown place.

Thank WestsideChuck
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189 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

I have driven past Kow's chinese food place hundreds of times, but today remembered that we needed to stop in and try it out. It is decorated real nice, like restaurants used to be. The waitress was very friendly and seated us promptly. I had the Vegetarian chow mien with tofu. It was great. I would have liked more chow... More 

Thank capncusp
Boise, Idaho
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

Good Chinese food lots of locals so u know that the food is good. Service fine. Prices reasonable. Probably would not eat here again though.

Thank Rebecca4133
Keaau, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

This review is only for the combination lunch. The restaurant was very clean, there was plenty of parking, the service was fast and the food was great. The price was about $20.00 for two and included combination plates with three items and hot tea to drink.

Thank fly7kayak
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

the owner didnt care about customers or even talk to them. the food is sloppy and gross. attention all onliner do not eat at kow!! tell the owner that he sucks and the food sucks.

Thank Neil N
Hilo, HI
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2008

Stick with the crab rolls. Everything else is cheaply and sloppily slapped together, and overpriced. And even the crabrolls take FOREVER to come out.

Thank popekorky1
San Diego
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2007

I actually couldn't believe that any Chinese restaurant could be that bad. We were in Hilo for eleven days, and this place stands out as the worst meal of our trip. We ordered several pork dishes and they were nearly all fat and gristle and completely inedible. The gravy on the noodles tasted like it came out of a package.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 W Kawailani St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5678
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-959-3766

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