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5 months ago
This place is VERY AFFORDABLE!! All entrees around $15, but the quality of a $30 entree. Sandwiches w/ Salad in pic where $12 each & added soup $4. Place has an upscale vibe: cloth table clothes, cloth napkins, pepper grinder, etc. Very nice place on the Oceanfront in downtown Hilo. We live here and our office is 2 blocks away…so given we know and visited most restaurants here, the is one of the more refined restaurants and super affordable.
- Flow F
3 months ago
Today, we checked out a new classy (Damask table cloths, heavy silverware, cloth napkins) upscale, yet affordable Italian Restaurant, located next to Pacific Tsunami Museum called Papajacs! It was a dream come true! So clean, and such beautiful interior! The dishes were mouth-watering and filling! Tom had a Meatball Sandwich😋, & I had a Chicken Spinach Pasta😋. (I had to ask for a "Take-Out" tray). Their music track included greats like Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, & Al Jerome...the service was impeccable! We met Papajacs in person🤩! The view of our incredible Hilo Bay was the bonus! Finally, an Excellent Italian Restaurant, in our precious Hilo...🤗🙏🌺And..."Big Island East Hawaii side people, really Deserve it"💖💯Mahalo nui loa, Papajac & staff🤙
- Teresa H
7 months ago
We were looking for a place for lunch and appreciated the classy appearance of the restaurant. We were not disappointed. We both ordered soups, the minestrone and kombucha squash, and split a chicken salad sandwich. The side was homemade potato salad. Everything was delectable. In fact, the food was so good I ordered the cheesecake to go. Other factors added to our dining experience: 1) our server, the owner's granddaughter, did everything she could to make our dining experience enjoyable; 2) the owner came to our table and struck up a conversation, and then to our surprise he comped us two glasses of wine; and 3) the simple classy layout of the restaurant including table cloths and clean cloth hand towels in the bathroom provided the sense of a gourmet restaurant at bargain prices.
- Bob C

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116 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720

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Mon:11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue:11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat:11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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