List of Big Island Restaurants

Having good food is always one of my objectives when traveling, and thus, of course, I want to have good food on Big Island. After reading a lot of articles and TripAdvisor posts, I put together the below list of restaurants on Big Island. They are all highly recommended by the authors of these articles and posts. I will also post my reviews after the trip. Please note that many restaurants rated 4.0+ on Google Map are not on here. Please feel free to suggest other places in the comment section.


Legend:
● – That meal is available
★ – Multiple location
$ – Average entree price is under $15
$$ – Average entree price is about $15 – $30
$$$ – Average entree price is about $30 – $50
$$$$ – Average entree price is over $50
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I group these restaurants in areas so that it is easier to look for an alternative. I also include cuisine styles, the links to the menu, available meals, and ratings for references. Please note that I try my best to describe the cuisine style, but they may still be inaccurate.

South Kona

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
Annie’s Island Fresh Burgers Burger Menu $$ 4.2 4.5 4.0
Peaberry & Galette Crepe Menu $ 4.3 4.5 4.0

Downtown Kailua-Kona

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
808 Grindz Cafe Cafe Menu $ 4.6 4.5 4.5
Daylight Mind Cafe Menu $$ 4.4 4.0 4.0
Habaneros Grill Mexican Menu $ 4.1 4.0 3.5
Island Lava Java ★ Cafe Menu $$ 4.2 4.5 4.0
Killer Tacos Mexican $ 4.2 4.5 4.0
Kona Brewing Co Pub, Pizza Menu $$ 4.4 4.5 4.0
Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill Hawaiian Menu $$ 4.5 4.5 4.5

North Kona

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
Pine Tree Cafe Cafe Menu $ 4.3 4.5 4.5

Four Seasons Resort

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
Beach Tree Bar Mediterranean Menu $$$ 4.6 4.5 4.5
Hualalai Grille Steak Menu $$$$ 4.1 4.5 4.0
Residents’ Beach House American Menu $$ 4.8 4.5 4.5
ULU Ocean Grill Hawaiian Menu $$$$ 4.5 4.5 4.0

Waikoloa & Mauna Lani

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
Daylight Mind Cafe Menu $$ 4.4 4.0 4.5
Island Lava Java ★ Cafe Menu $$ 4.2 4.0 4.5
Mai Grille by Chef Allen Hess Hawaiian Menu $$ 4.2 4.0 4.0
Monstera Noodles & Sushi Japanese Menu $$ 3.9 4.5 4.0
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club Hawaiian Menu $$$ 4.7 4.5 4.5
Racha Thai Thai $$ 3.7 4.0 4.0
Pueo’s Osteria Italian Menu $$ 4.4 4.5 4.0
Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill Hawaiian Menu $$$$ 4.0 4.0 4.0
Tropics Ale House Pub, Pizza Menu $$ 4.1 4.0 3.5
Under the Bodhi Tree Vegetarian Menu $$ 4.5 4.5 4.5

Kawaihae

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
Cafe Pesto ★ Italian Menu $$ 4.3 4.0 4.0
Kohala Burger & Taco Burger Menu $$ 4.6 4.5 4.5

Waimea

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
James Angelo’s Underground Pizza Pizza $$ 4.5 4.5 4.5
Lilikoi Cafe Cafe Menu $ 4.3 4.5 4.0
Merriman’s Big Island Hawaiian Menu $$$ 4.6 4.5 4.5
Pau Pizza Menu $$ 4.5 4.5 4.0
Red Water Cafe Sushi Menu $$ 4.5 4.5 4.5
Waimea Coffee Company Cafe Menu $ 4.5 4.5 4.5

Honokaa

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
Aulani Cafe Asian Fusion Menu $$ 4.8 4.5 5.0
Fish & Poi Co Seafood $$ 5.0 4.0 4.5

Pepeekeo

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
What’s Shakin Hawaiian, Shake $ 4.7 4.5 4.5

Hilo

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
Cafe 100 Hawaiian Menu $ 4.3 4.0 4.0
Cafe Pesto ★ Italian Menu $$ 4.3 4.5 4.0
Hilo Bay Cafe Cafe Menu $$ 4.4 4.5 4.0
Hilo Burger Joint Burger Menu $$ 4.2 4.0 3.5
Le Magic Pan Crepe Menu $ 3.9 4.0 4.0
Lucy’s Taqueria Mexican Menu $ 4.4 4.5 4.0
Miyo’s Japanese Menu $$ 4.5 4.0 3.5
Moon and Turtle Asian Fusion $$ 4.6 4.5 4.5
Sombat’s Thai Menu $$ 4.7 4.5 4.5

Pahoa

Name Cuisine Menu Cost Breakfast Lunch Dinner Google
Rating
Tripadvisor
Rating
Yelp
Rating
Paolo’s Bistro Italian $ 4.2 4.5 4.0

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