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Hilo Bay Cafe
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123 Lihiwai St Hilo, HI 96720
123 Lihiwai StreetUSHawaiiHilo96720
$$$CafeToday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PMWednesday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PMThursday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PMFriday 11:00 AM – 9:30 PMSaturday 11:00 AM – 9:30 PMSunday ClosedMonday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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Wood-accented hangout featuring a New American menu with a Pacific Rim twist, cocktails & bay views.- Google
"French onion soup is a big winner."
"Chocolate lava cake with kona coffee ice cream.....mmmmmm."
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Dave Pascua
a week ago
We've lived in Hawaii for over a decade and Hilo Bay Café is easily in our top three sushi restaurants in the state. The fish was perfectly fresh. The service was excellent. The atmosphere is modern. And the price was pleasantly reasonable.
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Tom Adams
8 months ago
What a great place to have lunch. Great view of the bay and sheltered by the trees. Service was great, food was excellent. Highly recommended if you're looking for something other than a chain place.
Jim Taylor
8 months ago
Service mediocre, don't get the onion rings cooked like a diner in pinko brittle and no taste, should be a light coating like tempura far too many for an app. Scallops app ok, small in size and quantity for the price. The nights special was Ono, very small and over cooked. No value for money at this restaurant. You pay for the updated ambiance and view, if you can get it. Server was uncreative and unreactive. Do not recommend.
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Scotch Noice
3 weeks ago
The eggplant and parmesan custard As a starter is very flavoursome, the name doesn't do it justice.
Ken Himsel
4 months ago
Great view. Great Service. Fish tacos and fish sandwich were fresh and delicious. Friendly atmosphere. Wish I could come back for dinner but must get back to ship. Chocolate lava cake with kona coffee ice cream.....mmmmmm ...
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Annie Biagi
7 months ago
Great ambiance, my partner and I got our choice of view/seat that we asked for in the online reservation comments. Definitely would recommend to family and friends. But I only gave it a 4/5 because my boyfriend choked on a spicy popcorn as the waitress was delivering out starter plate. It was too spicy for him and we weren't warned it had spices on it. Other than that the food was magnificent and so was the view watching the sunset behind the clouds.
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Colin Earl
a month ago
Great food and service, awesome view. And burgers are AWESOME!
James Deneault
8 months ago
Fantastic experience. The fish and chips are amazing! Good beer selection; great service; modern, stylish, and clean; prices are fair; great view of downtown Hilo waterfront.


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