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Sunlight Cafe

€€ - €€€Asian, Japanese
1263 Kilauea Ave Ste 280B, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
+1 808-934-8833
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average0%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
17 Oct 2016
“Hidden treasure”
20 Sep 2016
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Asian, Japanese
€€ - €€€
1263 Kilauea Ave Ste 280B, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

intimate place for quiet and peaceful dining! Looks to be family owned and operated with cordial service, extensive menu and excellent quality. Bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy a great dinner experience. Has both japanese style entres as well and traditional american items....More

Thank gordoni298
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I have read the reviews, and agree with everyone except Hilo food critic! This is a great little restaurant with excellent food and service. After several visits I asked to see the kitchen, very clean and organized! I am going to continue to be a...More

1  Thank amacentee
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This restaurant never fails every time I eat there. I go at least once a month. Their food is fast, fresh, delicious and worth the price!

Thank kisan719
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Sunlight Cafe is one of Hilo's best kept secrets. Tucked away in the old Hilo Shopping Center, the restaurant offers top quality food at very reasonable prices. The teishoku combinations allow you to choose from dishes such as shrimp and vegetable tempura, tonkatsu, chicken katsu,...More

1  Thank 96720Traveler
Reviewed 6 June 2015

My son treated my lady friend Kersten and me to a meal at the Sunlight to celebrate renting his first apartment. It proved a wonderful choice. The Sunlight is a small Japanese-style restaurant that practices the Japanese aesthetic to perfection. My Ozen-style meal started with...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

I took my wife there for an anniversary lunch. There were only 2 or 3 tables that had customers. At one table there was a 10 year old girl doing her homework, when she saw us she went into the back to get somebody. When...More

Thank CalebJames
Reviewed 26 February 2015

If you see the kitchen where they prepare the food, that will make you want to throw up. Food was greasy, bland, and looked like a hot mess. Makes Panda Express look like a gourmet! Expensive for the quality of food. Very unsanitary! Rude staff....More

2  Thank Foodcritichilo
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Stopped by for lunch break and the food is good. We ordered the steak and shrimp and loco moco. Next time we go, we will try whats on ala cart. We got our food fast, and enjoyed our lunch break. I've heard that the quality...More

Thank HawaiiMiaFrank
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Food runs out by 2 pm. The best dish is LONG RICE, A CARRYOVER FROM the Korean restaurant that retired elsewhere in the mall. Menu needs work, hungry eaters like to order VAlue meals. We ordered the 12 oz steak, another popular dish. This too...More

1  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I had a nice dinner here. The menu is continental. Japanese and steaks, chops, fish. I was quite surprised. I ordered the lamb chops sons was very good and reasonable. Byob.

Thank halekawehi
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 Kilauea Ave Ste 280B, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4220
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-934-8833
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