Sashimi from Ulu Ocean Grill at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

Photo courtesy: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

Best of Hawaii Island 2018: Food & Drink

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Chef

1. Casey Halpern of Café Pesto 

2. Ippy Aiona of The Koa Table

Restaurant  ($3o-$6o per person) 

1. Merrimans  

2. Splashers Grill 

3. Volcano House  

4. Huggos Restaurant 

5. Holuakoa Gardens and Café  

6. Roys 

Restaurant  (<$29 per person) 

1. Big Island Grill  

2. Kens House of Pancakes  

3. Sam Choys Kai Lanai 

4. Splashers Grill  

5. Kaleos Bar & Grill  

6. Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill

New Restaurant 

1. Fosters Kitchen  

2. The Koa Table 

Gastropub

1. Kona Brewing Co.  

2. Humpys Big Island Alehouse 

3. Lava Lava Beach Club 

Bartender

1. Alison Singleton, Kenichi Pacific  

2. Courtney Morairty, Lava Lava Beach Club  

3. Dee Marie, Chilln on the Bay 

Bar or Lounge

1. Don the Beachcomber at Royal Kona Resort  

2. Humpys Big Island Alehouse  

3. Lava Lava Beach Club 

Hotel or Resort Restaurant 

1. Ulu Ocean Grill at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai  

2. Browns Beach House at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows  

3. Kamuela Provision Co. at Hilton Waikoloa Village 

4. Beach Tree at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Breakfast

1. Big Island Grill  

2. Hawaiian Style Café  

3. Kens House of Pancakes 

Buffet

1. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa  

2. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel  

3. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai  

4. Hilton Waikoloa Village 

Burger

1. Ultimate Burger  

2. Village Burger  

3. Hilo Burger Joint  

4. Kohala Burger and Taco

Cheap Eats

1. Da Poke Shack  

2. Pine Tree Café  

3. Hawaiian Style Café  

4. Café 1oo 

Farm-to-Table Restaurant 

1. Merrimans  

2. Moon & Turtle  

3. Hilo Bay Café  

4. Kamuela Provision Co.  

5. Fosters Kitchen 

Italian Restaurant (Editors Picks) 

1. Pueos Osteria 

2. Café Pesto 

3. Mis Waterfront Bistro 

4. Bianellis Gourmet Pizza & Pasta 

5. Beach Tree 

Noodle, Saimin or Ramen Restaurant 

1. TK Noodle House  

2. Noris Saimin and Snacks 

Pizza

1. Kona Brewing Co.  

2. Boogie Woogie Pizza  

3. Big Island Pizza 

Plate Lunch

1. Umekes Fish Market Bar  
and Grill 

2. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue 

3. Hilo Lunch Shop  

4. Café 1oo  

5. Big Island Grill 

Poke

1. Da Poke Shack  

2. Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill  

3. Suisan Fish Market 

Romantic Restaurant  

1. Kamuela Provision Co.  

2. Ulu Ocean Grill  

3. Rays on the Bay  

4. Hilo Bay Café  

5. Volcano House 

Seafood Restaurant 

1. Ulu Ocean Grill  

2. Umekes Fish Market Bar  
and Grill  

3. Huggos Restaurant

Shave Ice Stand or Store

1. Scandinavian Shave Ice  

2. Original Big Island  
Shave Ice Co.  

3. Wilsons By The Bay

Steak House

1. Ruths Chris Steak House  

2. Big Island Grill 


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