Top ChoiceHawaii Regional in Hawi & Around

Bamboo

The ever-popular Bamboo offers interesting takes on old standbys, 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...

Top ChoiceSushi in Hawi & Around

Sushi Rock

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...

Top ChoiceHealth Food in Hawi & Around

Roots Alchemy

This little family-run organic take-out stand dishes out delicious empanadas (try the sweet potato, kale and goat cheese), bowls of ulu (breadfruit) curry, a tempeh reuben, and a slew of smoothies and energy...

Fusion in Hawi & Around

Trio

Trio specializes in three-course, creative Hawaiian-fusion cuisine. The menu has a lot of variation; on one night you might mix Indonesian chicken with Waimea beef sliders finished with some vegetarian poke. It's...

Barbecue in Kohala Mountain Road

Kahua Ranch

Looking for a down-home country barbecue on a gorgeous piece of sloping pasture with wide-open views? Busloads of lei-wearing tourists join the Richards family of Kahua Ranch for a hearty buffet of meat and beer,...

Cafe in Kapaʻau

Gill's Lanai

With its umbrella-shaded patio and tiny kitchen, this avocado-colored roadside cafe offers a beach vibe and unfairly good food, given Kapaʻau's small size. Favorites include fish tacos, fish and chips, savory...

Market in Pololu Valley

Fresh Off the Grid

When you're done hiking in the Pololu Valley – or, y'know, if you're just driving and feeling kind of peckish – pop into this fruit stand, which serves fresh produce, lovely smoothies with every tropical flavor...

Hawaiian in Kapaʻau

King's View Cafe

The King's View is a bit of a community fixture in North Kohala, offering hot subs, creative pizzas (rosemary garlic anyone?), omelets, burgers and plate meals at competitive prices, especially when compared to...

Vegetarian in Hawi & Around

Sweet Potato Kitchen

This cozy kitchen serves heaping plates of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan fare, from congee (rice porridge) cooked with black rice, garlic and local greens to a 'BeetSteak' patty burger that's as hearty as any...

Thai in Kapaʻau

Chaba

If you're in need of a Thai food fix in North Kohala, this roadside stall with outdoor bench seating is pretty much your only option. It's a good one as well – it may not be five star Bangkok dining, but the...

Cafe in Hawi & Around

Kohala Coffee Mill

A comfy place to hang out and treat yourself to muffins, fresh-brewed Kona coffee and heavenly Tropical Dreams ice cream. For breakfast, the bagels, breakfast burritos and steamed eggs are all winners. Frequently...

Market in Hawi & Around

Kohala Grown Market

This little market is the place to come for fresh fruits, cold drinks, and a nice fridge full of ice cream and popsicles. There's a slew of jams, honey, syrups and coffee available if you're looking to get a...

Cafe in Kapaʻau

Nambu Courtyard

Pleasantly low-key, this owner-run cafe can be mixed with the service – sometimes it feels warm and friendly, sometimes you feel like you've interrupted the owner's day. Nambu serves freshly made salads and...

Hawaiian in Kapaʻau

CSC Cafe

There's a lot of focus on organic, healthy, gluten-free, name-your-food-trend dining in the Hawi and Kapaʻau area. Not at CSC – this place is all about straight-up, big Hawaiian portions served local style –...

Diner in Kapaʻau

Minnie's

This local-favorite family restaurant serves generous, groaning portions of Hawaiian and American comfort food: burgers, sandwiches and plate lunches, including ono, mahimahi and Korean chicken, served with...

Mexican in Hawi & Around

Mi Ranchito

Hawi folks and West Coast transplants (to be fair, there's a lot of overlap between those categories) love this little Mexican place, which is basically a window counter and a few tables. We say it's filling, if...

Supermarket in Hawi & Around

Takata Store

For groceries, try this well-stocked, family-run market between Hawi and Kapaʻau.