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Paul's Place

€€ - €€€American, , Vegetarian Friendly
132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
+1 808-280-8646
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“caprese” (20 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (31 reviews)
“belgian waffles” (21 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing food, chef and server. Make a reservation otherwise you can go, give your name and stroll around nearby stores to wait til they call. It is a cozy, lovely place where aloha is part of everything they do.

Thank leslieclough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a really rainy day. We walked to the place after the farmer's market. I could not believe there were only 3 tables for 2 and one was available. A group of 4 was turned away and were only able to make reservations for...More

Thank donna w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem randomly, and so amazed by the wonderful lunch. Paul & Kailani took excellent care of us. We felt very welcome. Our lunch was fantastic-I had the ahi sandwich with wasabi coleslaw...wow!! So fresh and so good!! My husband had the smoked salmon...More

Thank KLynn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paul's Place is a literal hidden gem in Hilo. We had walked past it I can't say how many times before we stumbled upon it online. We have been to most restaurants in Hilo several times so we were shocked to find something new. We've...More

Thank meehabunny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute, inviting, and fancy spot. This place is reservation only, so make sure to book in advance. Paul is charming and funny. The food itself was amazing. I had the eggs Benedict, which had a unique taste and is definitely worth trying. My girlfriend loved...More

Thank JakeSwertel
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Paul is a food artist! Yes the place is small. Yes- he is an artistic temperament . The food is worth it. Lovely looking. Unique flavors that blend well. Had fruit smoothie- loved the basil! Breakfast caprese and salmon Benedict . We loved all of...More

Thank BHLovesTravel
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant with Awesome service. Must eat here!! Call before, reservation is required, there are only 3 tables. Very kind people serve the place.

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We had great recommendations for this little spot through our travel book, so we made sure we went. This was our first meal in Hilo...and we didn't really realize how small it truly is. 3 tables! So if you are short on time, plan ahead...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

On a lazy January morning, while being in Hilo for holidays, we managed to taste Paul’s Place. As you enter the place, you are immediately surrounded by a sense of comfort and quiet. We had breakfast there, and the choice is just amazing. From the...More

Thank Alessandro S
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant. I had the BLT and my friend had the fish sandwich. Both served with a small green salad. It was amazing. Fresh veggies and fresh fish. Also had the belgium waffles. Very light with fresh strawberries, raspberries and black...More

Thank Susan T
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Priscilla H
5 July 2016|
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Response from KVCrew | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, you sent this to a reviewer, as well!
10 April 2016|
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Response from gina22devine | Reviewed this property |
If you plan far enough in advance he might do it.
carolyn S
5 March 2016|
Response from ColoradoSR | Reviewed this property |
Paul will make a special meal for you. He doesn't carry GF bread but he will create something delicious for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-280-8646
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