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Paul's Place

132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
+1 808-280-8646
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“caprese” (18 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (29 reviews)
07:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled on this very cute place while staying in downtown Hilo. Cozy, friendly place with great service and fantastic fresh food. Only six seats makes for a very intimate setting, and the people make you feel like they are cooking especially for you, straight from...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Paul's Place for breakfast this morning before we went zip lining. The food was wonderful! The waffles with berries, whip cream and syrup were great. My husband had a special egg caprese dish. He also enjoyed the french press coffee. He had...More

1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This small find has, 4 two tops and normally needs reservations at least a few days in advance. We were early, and weren't going to be able to slip in, but Paul found a way and then the magic started. He cooked up an incredible...More

Thank JoeSchroeter
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Small place only a few tables. Because of this you have great service from some wonderful people great food. I only wish they where open on Mondays! A favorite place in Hilo for sure!

Thank John C
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The service here was phenomenal. Because we had to wait they gave us a free waffle, which happened to end up being probably the best waffle I've ever had in my entire life. After that, the eggs benedict came, it's a shame it didn't last...More

1  Thank Harry N
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The food, the service, and the atmosphere are superb. Paul and his server are totally hospitable, but of course it's the amazing food that is primo. Plus coffee of course. Will tell anyone going to Hilo to make this a must go to place! Karen

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Make reservations a few days to a week in advance! The entire restaurant only seats 8-10 people...and don't be late because they will release your reservation and give it to a walk-in...which by the way, there were a lot. Don't be one of them! If...More

Thank Ginger K
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My friend who lives in Hilo excitedly made a reservation for this 6 person restaurant. Yes, you read correctly. This place can only seat 6 people at a time. We had reservations at 8:30 and we're promptly seated at the middle table, by the window....More

Thank travelingteacher808
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The reviews are not kidding you. This is the best place to eat in Hilo, AND there are only three tables, so get a reservation or expect to wait/not get a table. Paul is a wonderful guy, he chatted with us, made us the best...More

Thank GeoLady86
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Small place, but excellent food! Paul is friendly and the place is very comfortable and homey. Eggs Benedict, Bagels & Lox, and the chicken salad are my favorites. Also, very good coffee.

Thank Wendy W
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Questions & Answers
Priscilla H
5 July 2016|
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Response from KVCrew | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, you sent this to a reviewer, as well!
10 April 2016|
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Response from gina22devine | Reviewed this property |
If you plan far enough in advance he might do it.
carolyn S
5 March 2016|
Response from ColoradoSR | Reviewed this property |
Paul will make a special meal for you. He doesn't carry GF bread but he will create something delicious for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-280-8646
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