Restaurants

Top Choice Market in Kalapana Area

Uncle Robert's Wednesday Night Market

The place to be on a Wednesday night is the late Uncle Robert's family compound where a significant percentage of the population turns out to live aloha. Local live music gets you dancing, while artisans and farm-fr…
Top Choice Breakfast 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 Frui…
Cafe in Keaʻau

Honi Wai Cafe

Grab a fresh hot pastrami sandwich on your way through or enjoy the open dining area – a mix of contemporary chic and country cottage – while you sip a bubble tea and gorge on the Hawaiian nachos topped with fresh p…
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 come e…
Fish & 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 are so perfectly crispy, yet juicy, you'll quickly forget about the underwhelming…
Hawaii Regional in Pahoa

Kaleo's Bar & Grill

Serving burgers and pizzas and an array of island-fusion fare – such as tempura ahi roll, orzo pasta salad and coconut chicken curry – in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. There's live music most nights, outdoo…
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, cakes…
Fast Food in Kalapana Area

The Hot Dog Guy

Jesse 'the hot dog guy' serves bison, reindeer or all-beef hotdogs and brats, cooked any way you like 'em out of his tiny cart. Given his mobility, he occasionally migrates. Check his Facebook page for latest wherea…
Cajun in Kapoho Area

Cajun Paradise Farms

Smoothies, coffee and daily light snacks served with a generous helping of Cajun aloha (it's a thing; here anyway).
Mexican in Pahoa

Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

If you must have Mexican food in Hawaii, you'll find large portions of the staples at Luquin's. The original location burned down along with the old Akebono Theater, but the owners are still slinging burritos out of…