Top Choice Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Hawi & Around


Always-packed Bamboo offers interesting takes on old stand-bys, such as mahimahi on focaccia with shredded papaya. It shares space with a gallery and gift shop, making you feel like you’re eating in a general store …
Top Choice Sushi in Hawi & Around

Sushi Rock

This ever-popular sushi bar is famous all over the island for its fusion tropical rolls, which might include papaya, mac nuts, Fuji apple or goat cheese. Some work better than others, but we always leave satisfied. …
Top Choice Bakery in Honokaʻa & Around

Tex Drive-In

A malasada is just a donut, but Tex is famous for serving them hot and fresh. They come plain or filled; either way, folks drive across the island to enjoy them. Tex also serves decent plate lunches and loco moco (r…
Top Choice Health Food in Holualoa

Holuakoa Gardens & Café

The storefront cafe serves 100% Kona coffee, baked goods and sandwiches. Out back, an organic, slow-food restaurant dishes a sophisticated yet casual bistro-style menu that makes the most of fresh, Big Island-grown …
Top Choice Burgers in Kainaliu

Annie's Island Fresh Burgers

Sometimes you just need a burger. The sort of burger that makes you sigh and smile and go ‘Damn’ and feel slightly uncomfortably full afterwards. Enter Annie’s, which uses local veggies and grass-fed Big Island beef…
Top Choice Desserts in Kawaihae & Around


Since 1998, Tim Termeer has delighted all comers with snowy shave ice and premium ice cream. Among his 35 flavors are ginger lemongrass, citrus mint and lavender lemonade. He also offers hot dogs, veg burgers and ch…
Top Choice Health Food in Onomea Bay & Around

What's Shakin'

Your fondest memory of the Pepeʻekeo 4-Mile Scenic Drive might be this roadside eatery. Just over a mile from the north end, look for the cheerful yellow cottage, which pumps out fantastic homemade food and killer s…
Top Choice Seafood in Holualoa

Da Poke Shack

Poke is a local specialty that blends ceviche and sushi: raw, marinated cubes of fish mixed with soy sauce, sesame oil, chiles, seaweed and…well, really, the sky’s the limit. The point is, poke is wonderful, and Da …
Top Choice Hawaiian in Honaunau

Super J's

The full title of this place is ʻKaʻaloa's Super J's Hawaiian Food,' but everyone calls it Super J's. They also call it freakin' delicious. The laulau (pork, chicken or fish wrapped inside taro or ti leaves) is stea…
Top Choice Burgers in Kawaihae & Around

Kohala Burger & Taco

When only a real burger will do, come here for local grass-fed quarter-pounders with specialty toppings. But the real standouts are the fish tacos, quesadillas and dreamy shakes and malts.