808 GrindzVisit Website
Stop here for classis dishes like 808 Grindz Attack, Makawowie Burrito, Spam Moco, and Paniolo Grindz located right in Kona off of Ali’i Drive!
Broke Da MouthVisit Website
The family restaurant located off of Ali’i Drive serves up traditional filipino dishes with a fun and innovative twist.
Cafe 100Visit Website
Offering more than 30 varieties, Cafe 100 is the official home of the loco moco! Located in Hilo, this family run restaurant is a favorite for tasty and comforting home-style food.
Da Poke ShackVisit Website
Stop at this to-go spot off of Ali’i Drive for fresh poke and speciality side dishes like brocolli crab salad, kimchee cucumber, and sesame garlic edamame.
Hawaiian Style CafeVisit Website
A great Waimea spot for Hawaiian-style local, comfort food with American twists. Some classic dishes include massive pancakes, kalua pork hash, poke bowls, gourmet steak, and the loco moco.
Manago HotelVisit Website
It doesn’t get more classic than Manago. This low-key hotel has been serving Captain Cook residents for over 100 years, and it’s onsite restaurant is Hawaii’s oldest operating restaurant. It’s a casual dining-hall style restaurant on the lobby level of the restaurant serving up plates like butterfish, teriyaki chicken, and their famous pork chops.
Teshima RestaurantVisit Website
Teshima is a Japanese and local Hawaiian restaurant and is a Kona staple. Teshima is a family legacy and has been cared for and successfully passed down to generations and run by the Teshima family since Grandma Mary Teshima opened its doors in 1957. Originally Teshima was a store and tofu shop that was opened by Goichi Hanato, Grandma Teshima’s father, in 1899. Grandma Teshima’s goal was to keep the restaurant intimate, focusing on the customer give the experience of a family meal.