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Taste Hilo

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and, Kamehameha Avenue, Mamo St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Hilo’s downtown market has humble beginnings: Once just four farmers sold produce from their trucks here. Today it’s a bigger, more ambitious affair and the place to scoop up fragrant papayas and honey-sweet mangoes. It’s...

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681 Manono St #101, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Local-style comfort food gets the portions it deserves here, filling the soul and the stomach. Massive pancakes, kalua pork hash, and an all-day Big Island Breakfast Menu are the main draws. Seafood eaters shouldn't miss the poke bowl (pronounced...

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1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Precontact, the indigenous Hawaiians relied heavily on fish farms. The concept continues here: What you eat has been swimming outside in the vast aquatic park. Unsurprisingly the restaurant's specialties all have fins—top picks include...

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308 Kamehameha Ave #101, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

A cool retro visual style threads through this casual dining spot with rattan chairs, high ceilings and brass-detailed exhibition kitchen, which produces America's best kids' menu, according to Restaurant News. The wood-fired pizza oven turns out...

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123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
In a new(ish) location overlooking the bay, this perennial Big Island favorite weaves local, organic, and free-range produce into culinary alchemy. Deceptively simple dishes dance on the taste buds; the rich umami of the mushroom potpie and the...