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Moon and Turtle

51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
+1 808-961-0599
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Seafood, Hawaiian, International, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mark and Sonie make dining here a one of a kind experience. Small,quaint, farm to table at it's finest. Unreal cocktails and a Culinary style that fits their vision and passion for this fun place. Make it a point to come and enjoy as it...More

1  Thank billwils0n
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Fun place to go with group of friends. There were 5 of us in our group and we all really enjoyed ourselves. We had the tour of the restaurant which is everything on the entire menu for all of us to share. Cocktails were great...More

Thank Warmbrookfarm
Reviewed July 28, 2018

When we asked where to eat in Hilo, everyone mentioned Moon and Turtle. I would recommend calling ahead for reservations. We walked in and had to wait 45 minutes. But it wasn't bad. We walked a few blocks to the grocery store to buy a...More

Thank Arminius1
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I LOVE Moon and Turtle! We go there rather often. Owners and staff are all genuinely and consistently nice and gracious. Chef is creative and standard is consistent. Menu rotates but not as big as some other restaurants. However, we much prefer having quality than...More

1  Thank Jasmine L
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We had an amazing dinner at Moon and Turtle. The two owners are fabulous people who like to tell you more about the place and their special way of preparing the food. It is great value for money too. Thanks for hosting us, we had...More

Thank MK_DenHaag
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary with a nice dinner out. From the time we arrived for our reservation to the time we left, we were treated like special guests by all the staff. From the hostess who seated us congratulating us, to our waiter treating...More

Thank ChristopherB5174
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This was our last night in Hawaii and the Moon & Turtle was our best dining experience on the island. Each dish that was presented was more amazing then the last. We ordered 2 small plates (Tuna Melt & Garlic Butter Belly) and 2 large...More

Thank Karl F
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Quite an understated little place with a small menu of only 4 small and 3 main dishes. But who needs more choice when the food is so amazing! Everything we ate was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The smoked marlin sashimi was incredible and like...More

Thank Kylie M
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We loved our dinner at Moon and Turtle. The menu is incredibly unique - they are combining ingredients and flavors in ways I’ve never seen before! Our service was super friendly as well. Overall just a really enjoyable dining experience and a must-eat for anyone...More

Thank Megan O
Reviewed June 18, 2018

My husband and I have eaten at Moon and Turtle twice for special occasions, sharing a few plates, and we have come in just for drinks twice. Nice happy hour, and quality cocktails. We really enjoyed the space- relaxed ambience. Food is of great quality-...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-0599
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We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis and focus on locally sourced ingredients.
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