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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Japanese, Seafood, Asian
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music, BYOB
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Reviewed 9 August 2020 via mobile

The “locals only” type restaurant. Good Japanese food. Best to make reservations with seating limitations because of COVID. I was taken there a few years ago in a family trip. It’s still ono! I had the oyster Tenpura and it was delicious. It’s right across...from Hilo Candies and we timed it just right and bought gifts to take home and then went to dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 April 2020 via mobile

As a note; We are trying to help support our local businesses throughout this COVID-19. Their portions USED to be fair and generous. Even their take outs where good. However, today the $9 bento was pitiful. Come'on we are truly trying to help, and we...also are between a rock and hard place. One income, kids, mortgage, etc. Let's be fair, WE ALL WANT ALL OF YOU TO SAY IN BUSINESS!! We appreciate you being open. Please, let's get through this together. BTW, this is for ALL EATERIES. STAY SAFE !!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 11 April 2020 via mobile

Ordered online and it was delivered to my car so quickly. Wonderful meal during this pandemic. We had the salmon and sesame chicken. It was as great as ever. Thank you, Miyo’s, for this treat.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

You know it is good when people start lining up before they even open! We went two times and enjoyed everything.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

We had a large family group traveling. Miyo’s was able to accommodate both that and our many dietary restrictions. The sashimi was SO GOOD, as was the tempura. Both were the best we’ve had on the island. Will save for future visits!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

We visited Miyo's our first night in Hilo. We called for reservations about 4:30 for their opening time of 5:30. Very popular place, fills up quickly. Silverware is available upon request but the chopsticks were fun. My wife had the tempura, I the sesame chicken....Both meals were excellent. The tempura batter was very light, delicate. The Sesame chicken was whole breast, flattened (not unlike typical Chinese lemon chicken) cut into slices coated with sesame sauce. Meal starts with a soup, drunk directly from the bowl. Fun experience, excellent flavor, reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020 via mobile

Somewhat disappointed on this visit. Noticed that portions were less than usual. Teriyaki was not up to par. Very thinly sliced with too much fat. Chicken katsu, fewer pieces and not cut properly so to conveniently access sauce with chop sticks. Rice bowl about 3/4...full. Hope this is not a cost saving trend at the expense of quality. But the service was excellent as usual.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 31 December 2019

There's a reason this place is always crowded -- it's great! Always hard to choose. I've only been here for lunch so it's usually a combo, and one with tempura. It's a bit bready, the temupura, but still very good. If you're looking to cut...carbs by avoiding the rice, you may be able to get extra veggies instead. Whatever you get, it's yummy!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

Went to Miyo's for local food while visiting family in HIlo. Wanting local food, we went there for dinner. We had fried butterfish(actually miso marinated blackcod/sablefish) which was very good and came with an excellent salad that filled 1/2 of the dinner plate. My wife...had saimin with tempura which she enjoyed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2019

On our way to the airport with time to spare we made a side detour to Miyo’s Japanese restaurant, for lunch. This local Japanese restaurant is truly off the beaten path but well worth the effort to find, their emphasis is on the food not...the decorations. Lots of parking out front and very friendly staff. This really is a genuine local eating place, but you have to be patient and not in a rush. There is even a small Japanese tea room to the right of the Turtle wall art work in the entrance way. Miyo's has been serving Japanese dishes for over a decade and everything is made fresh no matter what you order. No California rolls served here, just fresh fish, meat, salads, tempura, soba and udon dishes. Lots of different choices for vegetarians. We ordered the daily special of a Ribeye steak, which came with salad and miso soup, and also a Tofu vegetable tempura dish with a nice dipping sauce and rice. For our adult beverage we ordered a local brewed ale called Aloha spirt blond. Dessert consisted of the daily special, and a very tasty green tea ice cream. Will defiantly come back here again when we visit Hilo. TIP: If you are in a rush you can call ahead for a Bento box to go.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Izakaya Miyo

  • Yes, Izakaya Miyo offers takeaway services.

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  • Izakaya Miyo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5