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Hilo Bay Cafe

) #5 of 191 Restaurants in Hilo $$ - $$$ American, , Fusion
123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
+1 808-935-4939
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had dinner at HBC and found everything to be really well prepared. Amazing onion rings with thick cut slices done in panko-yums! My wife had the ahi fish and chips and it was very good. The ahi held up to the fryer and retained a...More

Thank friantfoodsnob
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a friend here for dinner and were not disappointed. Had the special which was a spicy pasta with chicken and mushrooms. We ate on the outside deck overlooking the bay and it was beautiful. The mud pie dessert was the best I've had...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were not able to eat here one evening as they were booked and did not realize you should have reservations for the dinner if you did not want to wait a lengthy time for an available table. We did have dinner here the next...More

Thank opelikatravels
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Of course good food is not cheap. Best scallops ever! The Pie with curry also v. Good. More items which cost more I expect are v. Good also. Good view and good service.

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way back to the NW coast from the volcano, and the good vibe started with the lovely setting nestled among the huge stately trees alongside the bay. And the food matched the view; fish tacos, salads, great lemonade drinks. Friendly...More

Thank kpwood3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the food, good variety, not fancy. Get a take out and go to the nearby beach park for a picnic.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a day trip to Hilo while staying on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. Wonderful choice for lunch. The staff was very accommodating to our schedule. We went before lunch and explained the situation. The hostess suggested a reservation and said no...More

Thank djy55
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've given Hilo Bay Cafe a four rating because three means average and they are better than that. This was our third visit. We live in Kona but frequently spend a night or two in Hilo on business several times a year. When on the...More

Thank OhenryII
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have lunch at Hilo Bay Cafe about half a dozen time a year and we never tire of it. The wait staff is top notch, the food is interesting and good, and the view of Hilo Bay is so very relaxing....More

Thank RGaitherHI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch. It was a perfect casually elegant restaurant! 5 stars plus!! We were just touring around when someone told us about this place. Would have loved to have gone back for dinner but were headed back to Kona.

Thank CanineKatie
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Questions & Answers
14 January 2016|
Response from dancingbelle47 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They open every day at 11. Close at 9 on weekdays, 930 on weekends. Closed on subdays.
18 December 2014|
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Response from Kim S | Property representative |
This is the first time I've received an email from Trip Adviser. I'm told that a customer has a question, but I'm not quite sure what is the question, except maybe the customer is wondering whether or not Hilo Bay Cafe... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4939
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Contemporary restaurant with emphasis on innovative cuisine using fresh, local, and organic ingredients--a Hilo town favorite gathering place. Full food and beverage service with indoor and outdoor lanai seating and large room for special events. Much of the restaurant has expansive views of Hilo bay, Mauna Kea, and Hilo town. Full bar, original recipes, artisan sushi, and keiki menu. Large parties are welcome. Come as you are or come as your best dressed self--we appreciate both! Reservations recommended. *For current menus, please visit our website, as TripAdvisor does not give businesses the capability to update menu content.*
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