Hilo Bay Café, Big Island

Originally located in a mall where it earned an excellent reputation over ten years, Hilo Bay Café moved to its new larger and brighter premises on the shores of Hilo Bay in 2013. With great views from its new location, Hilo Bay Café takes full advantage of its beautiful surroundings.  As well as retaining many of its old and loyal customers, the café has acquired new fans, in part because the food is delicious and the service is friendly. The menu offers an array of organic and seasonal food – steak, fish, burgers and more - to cater for all tastes.

The atmosphere at Hilo Bay Café is a comfortable and relatively informal one, with diners encouraged to “come as they are.”  The cuisine is locally-inspired with plenty choices on the menu. The lunch menu is made up of a selection of starters, salads, classic and specialty sushi rolls, chirashizushi, sandwiches and mains. Many of these items are also offered on the dinner menu, which has a wider selection of entrées. In addition to the lunch and dinner menus, there is an afternoon menu comprised of lighter bites – starters, salads, sushi, burgers and a limited selection of mains. All menus contain a number of vegetarian options and the keiki menu is designed to appeal to younger palates. The dessert menu also caters for virtually every taste with a good selection of sweet treats, wines and after-dinner drinks. But, no matter what you choose from the menu or what time of day, there is the majestic view to gaze at – Mauna Kea and the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific.

As well as the dine-in facilities, the award-winning Hilo Bay Café caters for special events. Providing the ideal backdrop for a party, meeting or any type of celebration, the private events room can accommodate up to 61 people. The events room is located on a covered lanai facing the ocean. The restaurant is open seven days a week – from 11.00am until 9.00pm on Monday through to Thursday, from 11.00am until 9.30 on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 5.00pm until 9.00pm on Sundays.

Hours of operations:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price category:

$15 and up


(808) 935-4939

Hilo Bay Café Overview

  • American cuisine in Hilo
  • Open for lunch and dinner

315 East Makaala St. # 109, Hilo HI 96720

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