Visit three excellent local Hawaiian eateries in Hilo with your favorite local rental car hire — Rainbow Car Rentals.

We want you to eat well while you’re on The Big Island of Hawaii. So, after you get your rental car from our office, treat yourself to one of our favorite local spots on the island. 

Google Reviews in this blog post were captured on February 18, 2021.

Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo

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4.5 out of 2,485 Google reviews

Hawaiian Style Cafe in Hilo is a classic spot to dine at. The local joint offers amazing starters like kalua pork nachos — regular and BBQ. Other offerings include favorites like kalua cabbage, poi, lomi, and saimin. What’s great is that they have a very affordable Keiki (kids) Menu as well. This restaurant is comfy and casual, so drop by and dine in when you’re in Hilo-Town. The flavors are truly authentic and savory.

Cafe 100

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4.3 out of 1,614 Google reviews

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  • Hours: Monday to Friday 7 AM – 7 PM

  • Phone Number: (808) 935-8683

  • Address: 969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

  • Services: Take-Out, Some tables outside

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Cafe 100 has been cooking for a long time. The establishment has been open since 1946. There you will find the most original loco mocos. So, a loco moco is a traditional rice dish. It is topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and gravy. They offer more than 30 varieties of them there. It’s the most home-style and comfortable local restaurant on the island. Visit this location for an old-school tastebud satisfying experience

Kuhio Grille – Home of the Famous 1 lb. Laulau

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4.4 out of 828 Google reviews

  • Hours: Daily 9 AM – 7:30 PM

  • Phone Number: (808) 959-2336

  • Address: 80 Pauahi St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

  • Services: Dine-In, Curbside Pickup, No-Contact Delivery

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Kuhio Grille is a well-known establishment because of its Famous One Pound Laulau as well as its Japanese roots. There is a location on The Big Island of Hawaii in Hilo and on The Island of Honolulu. That’s how good it is. Enjoy dishes like tempura and udon alongside local Hawaiian cuisine. Other offerings include Breakfast Combos, fried rice, in-house hotcakes, and more. Plus, they have unique dessert offerings that change with the times.

Visit Local Restaurants With Car Hire Services From Rainbow Car Rentals

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At Rainbow Car Rentals, we want our customers to know where the best local spots to eat are. We’ve listed three of the top places to eat in Hilo-Town in this blog post. Luckily, our company has an office in Hilo. So, if you pick up your rental vehicle at our office, it would be a great time to visit one of these excellent local restaurants. Since our car hire services are for visitors and locals alike — we’re sure everyone will enjoy the tasty cuisine of the well-established eateries mentioned above. Aloha.

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