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Best Restaurants Big Island

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

The Big Island Hawaii offers a wide array of delicious food! Libbi, the owner of the Gypsea Traveller, lives on Oahu and has visited all the islands to let you know the best restaurants Big Island.

No matter where you choose to eat, you can't go wrong with these best restaurants Big Island choices.

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Check out this curated list of best restaurants Big Island list below categorized by the region to make your restaurant search easier.


Broke Da Mouth Grindz

Hearty portions of locally sourced Hawaiian & Filipino staples.

Island Ono Loa Grill

A great menu of burgers, sandwiches & Hawaiian plate lunches.

Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill

Poke bowls & other Hawaiian favorites

The Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks

Steak, seafood & cocktails served in a laid-back restaurant with big windows overlooking the bay.

Island Lava Java

A delicious coffeehouse, bakery and American bistro serving locally sourced meals with Kona Coffee.

Ola Brew

A local brewery with food, beer and ciders. Check out their location in Hilo too!

Big Island Pizza

A family-owned spot serving pizzas, sandwiches & salads.

Kalikala Cuisine

Another spot for a tasty breakfast.

Bianelli's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta

Pizza, Pasta, on Ali'i Drive

Captain Cook

Shaka Tacoz

Tacos and an ocean-view patio.

Kaaloas Super J's

This modest, family-run restaurant is known for its laulau & other authentic Hawaiian dishes.

The Coffee Shack

Island-style breakfast & lunch fare, pizza & coffee, plus a lanai overlooking 26 miles of coastline.

Manago Hotel and Restaurant

Hawaii’s oldest restaurant. Very recently just won a James Beard award. Famous for their pork chops, butterfish excellent too.

Black Rock Pizza

Best pizza on island. The pepperoni rolls spectacular. They also have a new place in Kailua-Kona.

Rebel Kitchen

Hawaiian-inspired burgers/sandwiches, salads & plates with homemade hot sauce & a bright exterior.

Teshima's Restaurant

Long-running eatery serving up simple Japanese comfort food in a simple, old-school atmosphere.


Lava Lava Beach Club

A sister restaurant to the one in Kauai.

Pueo's Osteria

An Italian restaurant with traditional-style plates.

Kuleana Rum Shack

Hawaiian food, craft beer & rum cocktails.

Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club

An upscale Hawaiian and seafood restaurant.

Canoe House

A Japanese, Seafood and Hawaiian restaurant that is more upscale.

Los Tres Mex

When you're craving Mexican food.

Roy's Waikoloa

Roy has restaurants all over Hawaii.

Kohala Burger & Taco

When you're craving simple burgers and tacos.

Make sure to leave a comment if you've eaten at any of these spots or have others you recommend.

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