Top ChoiceFish & Chips in Pahoa

Pahoa Fresh Fish

We're not sure if it serves anything besides fish'n'chips...we've never felt the need to ask. The battered and fried ono and mahimahi (and salmon, ahi or cod) are so perfectly crispy, yet meaty and juicy, you'll...

Top ChoiceBreakfast in Pahoa

Pele's Kitchen

Fat pancakes, flavorful scrambles or hearty French toast, all made from scratch. This is breakfast the way it was meant to be. You won't find a more complete collection of local fresh fruit than the Puna Exotic...

Gelato in Pahoa


Naysayers are immediately converted upon tasting hip young Ashley's executions of her and husband Sean's wildly creative vegan gelato flavors (some 500 in all, 12 to 15 of which are available on any given day)....

Italian in Pahoa

Paolo's Bistro

The cuisine and atmosphere is in such a different league from anything else in Puna, you'll be excused for thinking you've been transported to Northern Italy. This is Pahoa's best bet for a date night, though...

Cafe in Pahoa

Tin Shack Bakery

Where Puna gets its morning coffee and breakfast bagels. All of Puna. At the same time. Which makes for fascinating people-watching and startlingly educational eavesdropping as you wait for your food. Cookies,...

Hawaii Regional in Pahoa

Kaleo's Bar & Grill

Serving burgers and pasta and an array of island-fusion fare – such as tempura ahi (yellowfin tuna) roll, orzo pasta salad and coconut chicken curry – in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. There's live music...

Food Truck in Pahoa

The Hub

From Tuesday to Thursday, you'll likely find tacos, hearty Hawaiian dishes and organic coffee (Helloo Sunshine Cafe, Pahoa's best!) served out of food trucks at this parking lot at the four-way stop near Pahoa...

Thai in Pahoa

Ning's Thai Cuisine

Reliable, above-average Thai food with an emphasis on local, organic ingredients. The green curry is usually top notch, as is the authentic green papaya salad. No alcohol, but you can bring your own.

Supermarket in Pahoa

Malama Market

Pahoa's biggest grocer is best for basics and known for its diverse and excellent poke (seasoned cubes of raw fish; $12 per lb) selection.