This open-air, family-run gem has an old-school Hawaiiana feel, but takes a fresh, sustainable approach to sourcing its ingredients. Expect classics here with a local twist, like island-style onion soup topped with provolone and beer-battered jumbo shrimp with a dipping sauce of miso, ginger and Japanese Furikake seasoning. Aficionados of adult beverages may want to sample the Volcano Winery’s red blend or one of the state’s craft beers on draft, especially Pineapples’ private-label brew with—you guessed it!—the restaurant’s signature fruit in the mix. It also showcases local art and musicians, who play nightly from 6:30pm. Closed on Mondays.
Beautiful Food and Tasty Drinks
One of the most impressive meals I have indulged in lately was at Pineapples Island Fresh Cuisine in Hilo. The open-air dining area is perfect for people watching and winding down after a long day. The service is a little slow—perhaps a reminder to take a deep breath and enjoy a bit of time standing still. The food is excellent. Pineapples offers locally sourced flavors that are beautifully presented. The cocktails are tasty and unique to the restaurant.
Flavorful Local Food
From burgers to the catch of the Day, Pineapples Island Fresh Cuisine will not disappoint. Locally sourced food including grass fed beef and sustainably caught fish make up some of the menu items available. Tropical cocktails flow and conversations start easily in the laid back open air dining area downtown Hilo.