Chef Louis Pauole of Miyo’s - Hilo, HI

400 Hualani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-2273
Hours: Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2pm; Mon-Sat 5:30pm-8:30pm

Described alternately by many as a hole-in-the-wall gem and one of the better Japanese restaurants on the Big Island, Miyo’s is a funky, casual eatery with home-style food and comfortable, rustic plating. Its umami-rich Tempura Udon and Karaage Fried Chicken are excellently executed (and occasionally healthy) Japanese fare that doesn’t deviate from the script, and diners are thankful for it. The restaurant itself is hidden near the Wailoa Pond, but the lure of its menu and occasional live music is enough to pull quite a draw, especially on weekends. With a second location now open in the Manono Street Marketplace, Miyo’s is sure to receive more attention from locals and tourists alike.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Tempura Udon, Eggplant Zucchini, Shrimp, and Asparagus Broth

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