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Moon and Turtle

51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
+1 808-961-0599
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (44 reviews)
“fried rice” (34 reviews)
“spaetzle” (10 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Hawaiian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moon and Turtle just may serve the very best food on the Big Island, made with wonderful ingredients and prepared with imagination and care. Service is also friendly and accommodating. The one thing I wish they would change is their practice of family style dining,...More

Thank CRoberts1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Somebody recommend this place, I made my reservation early today because it's supposed is really busy....we arrived on time, small place no fancy at all, some tables were busy. It's supposed they change the menu every day, small menu.....the appetizers were ok but no impressed,...More

Thank Julio A
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We came to this restaurant as it was recommended by our travel guide. I don't eat gluten so we picked the only three dishes that did not contain gluten: 1. crispy brussel sprouts - very tasty 2. shrimp scampi - 4 shrimp with heads and...More

Thank Monica078
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This hands on husband and wife team's restaurant is worth the trip from Vermont. We were spending a couple of days in the area and are we happy to have dined here.The owners are professional and delightful. We had to wait an extra evening to...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Don't expected to leave here hungry. Very generous portions well prepared. Imaginative but not mysterious short menu. Bistro atmosphere. Ordering one or two short items and two large ones was too much for us. I suspect that most couples would do best ordering one short...More

Thank Itivdleq
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend making a reservation here, they are super busy! We walked in and they were kind enough to make accommodations for us amidst their long reservation line. Loved the fresh ingredients and taste of their food! The service was amazing and the good...More

Thank Briana B
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A small but interesting range of menu options-tried them all and all were delicious. Great service. Unusual cocktails. Loved this place.

Thank ellywell
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Everything we ate was delicious. Also the cocktails are incredible. The spike lemonade was perfect. The menu changes daily based on what is in season and what is fresh. Make reservations at least a week in advance.

Thank jlg-jlh
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Came to this place due to high ratings on Yelp and TripAdvisor. What a disappointment. My party of two ordered smokey sashimi, pesto pasta, fish fried rice, lychee and lilikoi soda. - pesto pasta arrived very fast. Great. But I was there watching my company...More

1  Thank Kye W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A small, comfortable, casual and enjoyable restaurant. The menu is small but extremely well done. Small plates and entrees rotate nightly. Everything we had on two visits was terrific. The won ton beef entree was spectacular, as was a swordfish slider small plate. Our server...More

Thank Hoopsr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-0599
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We feature a frequently changing international menu with a pacific emphasis and focus on locally sourced ingredients.
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