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Miyo's Restaurant and Izakaya Bar, Hilo, HI

Miyo's Restaurant and Izakaya Bar

4.5
4.5
167 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
A local favorite, Miyo’s Restaurant has served the Hilo area since 1987. Under the direction of it's owner, Louis Pauole, Miyo's Restaurant serves up homestyle Japanese food using quality ingredients and it's beloved recipes created by Miyo herself!

Come and enjoy entrees such as Hot Pots, Curry, Teriyaki, Tempura, Seafood and much more! While you're awaiting your delicious meal, you can also sip on a handcrafted cocktail made by our talented bartenders from our Izakaya Bar - Hilo's newest hot spot! With a full bar, 15 beers on tap, an exclusive evening tapas menu and a cozy, rustic atmosphere, there's something for everyone!


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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, French / Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 935-2273
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Louis Pauole
  • Neighborhood
    Hilo
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Good for business meals

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Value

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for brunch

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for business meals

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Kid-friendly

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for groups

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Healthy

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Neighborhood gem

167 Reviews
  1. AllenW

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The "Combination A" is delicious and might have a little too much salad but is filling. The outdoor seating doesn't have the view that Miyo's once had overlooking the Wailoa River but it's very calming with a nice view of Big Island Candies and it's tall trees and grasses.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waitstaff inattentive, wait times were extremely long (I'm generally ok with that), was allotted all of 20 minutes to eat our food before they told us there's another party waiting for our table. Came for a birthday but didn't even get to get a dessert for them because we were told not once but twice that we had to wrap it up. Waitress who initially told us was kind about it, the second short caucasian girl had more attitude about it when confronted. Absolutely enraging to spend over $400 at this business, have the food come out out of order with a single entree delivered with only one of three appetizers, have that one persons food get cold because they wanna wait for everyone to have their food, have all of our food come out over an hour after being seated, then being told 20 minutes after receiving it that we have to leave. Absolutely not.

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  3. James

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a good time and food was delicios.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food. Menu may be a bit pricey but the food tastes great. would highly recommend.

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  5. MaddensQueen

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. The service is excellent and the ambiance is chill. My husband & I have dietary restrictions and the staff knows how to prepare our meal to fit our needs. The food is absolutely delicious and the presentation is stellar. This is our regular spot to dine because the quality of the entire dining experience never lets us down.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My last trip to Hilo a few years ago I really wanted to dine here at Miyo’s but unfortunately they were all booked up. Chef called and asked if I’d like to come in the following evening but I was flying back to Honolulu the next day. So with this trip back to Hilo, my wife and decided to meet some close friends for dinner and I am glad I had the opportunity to dine here. Everything from service to food quality was perfect. I’ll definitely be back on my next trip to do the izakaya items. See ya soon, Miyo’s !!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m pretty sure they are short on kitchen help because the meals took over 30 minutes to arrive even though the restaurant was not filled up.

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  8. AllenW

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was good, but I was asked to choose an outside table and too the one closest to the kitchen door, not knowing that the takeout menu was displayed right next to my head so takeout people would be looking right past my ear at the menu. My recommendation is to take the menu down, and put the menu on a wooden stand next to the kitchen door or give people a paper takeout menu upon request so they can sit down and decide what to order (and keep the menu for the next time, or go online to choose - or give the menu back to the server). Or, get rid of or move that last table closest to the kitchen door so it’s not next to the takeout menu. If there’s no menu displayed, then takeout people will ask for a paper takeout menu like they do anyways at many other restaurants.

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  9. MegP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance of Miyos is nice. Open feel and table distance was comfortable. Menu had alot of of different choices to choose from. Wish there were more fish dishes to choose from other than what the special of the day is. Food all came to the table hot. Our server was probably one of the best servers we've had at the many restaurants we've dined in over many years. Overall, we will be regulars at Miyos, will take friends to dine with us and will recommend it.

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  10. WickedSmaaht

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the bento box and soft shell crab appetizer. Enough to share between two. The wait is long, so get a rez.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was tasty and fresh. Loved our waitress!!! Mahalo!!!! 🌺

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  12. JoelK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this spot! For the combination of price and quality, it can't be beat!

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  13. LP2018

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our mainland family to dinner it was their first time to Miyo’s and they loved it!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. HiloR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered the special salad with salmon. This used to be fantastic at Miyo’s. I was so disappointed. The salmon had an objectionable, strong fishy smell (and I LOVE fish) and was very oily. The salad itself was nondescript with underripe tomatoes. The salad dressing was still tasty, as was the miso soup., but they are not enough to make me want to return. So sad.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. Tmokailua

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    For the amount of waitress and help staff I would have expected better service. They didn't bring the 2nd round of drinks for about 30 minutes and by that time we were almost done.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. SharonW

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our Japanese meals and received great service. Reasonable prices allowed us to treat our 5 guests to a nice dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. matthews

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and friendly staff. Sat outside on sidewalk.

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  18. NotATouristinHilo

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We haven’t been back to Miyos for many years, but thought we would try it again. it was not very busy but the service was pretty slow. The tempura was fine. The miso soup was delicious. Problem is that the appetizers didn’t arrive until after we were almost done with our meal. We had the french fries we’re not good at all and the cauliflower was just so so. I can’t say that it was horrible but I can’t say that it was really good. It’s just someplace we won’t go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Miyo’s. Good food, good service, the eggplant is amazing.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. BitaK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great high quality Japanese food. Great value for the money and service was very good too!

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  21. Catherine

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was friendly, however three of us got our food and one person got her food 10 minutes later. Our dessert was served with two of our dinner plates still on the table. We had to ask the waitress to remove them half way through eating our dessert. Not sure if she was new or just busy. The food is always great and we still will return for another meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Ishmael27

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    If you're looking for good family-style Japanese food, then Miyo's the place. I ordered the saba plate and the fish was delicious. My husband thought the shrimp tempura was really good. The tempura that came with both plates were great. Our waitress was very friendly and prompt.

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  23. RodneyM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid Japanese restaurant, food is good, service good. Price comparable to other restaurants of this level.

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  24. RobinS

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The worst experience at this restaurant. The food was terrible. Squid tempura was all batter. Shrimp tempura was so limp it was draped aver the plate. The dressing from the salad flooded the plate and the sesame chicken was dry. They’ve done so many nice improvements to the look of the restaurant. A lot of attention needs to be given to the food. After all, that is what we came for.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. KarleyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to have dinner at this restaurant. It is one of our favorites!

    1 person found this helpful

  26. Msbtx

    Dallas

    162 reviews

    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Helpful, caring personnel! Good presentation of dishes.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service, cocktails were delicious. Our new favorite restaurant in Hilo.

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  28. date

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We are regulars here so we know Miyos. The wait for food was exceptionally long with no reason given. Shrimp Ramen was a special but seemed to be non Ramen noodles in a non Ramen broth. We were a bit disappointed.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. JaneT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The miso soup was lukewarm, as was most of the rest of the meal. The ginger ice cream was great.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Corky

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our first meal so much- at the bar where we could watch the prep by the skilled chefs Calvin and oh I’m sorry to have forgotten the other chef’s name— that we came back the very next night with a friend to sit admiringly at the very same seats. We had to leave town or we’d be back in the same place eating their wonderful food!

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  31. Tedw

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. I had the smoked game hen which was on the specials list and it was delicious as good as any San Francisco or New York restaurant. All the appetizers and entrees were very good. A delight.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and experience was great! The staff is nice. Will definitely go again.

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  33. PattiK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, wait time was minimal, service was excellent!!

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  34. JessicaB

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service and yummy food, as always. Mahalos!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a simple atmosphere that was packed! Crispy rice appetizer was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited an hour for food due to a mixup. When the food came the order was not complete.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience the staff was fast and friendly!👍❤

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  38. StephenV

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent …. Price is reasonable … service was excellent as well.

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  39. Fran

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious lunch combo of shrimp/ vegetable tempura and teriyaki chicken. The miso soup was very tasty as well as the green salad.

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  40. Mars

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice family restaurant, quick service and lots of choices.

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FAQs

Miyo's Restaurant and Izakaya Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 935-2273.

Miyo's Restaurant and Izakaya Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Miyo's Restaurant and Izakaya Bar

564 Hinano St, Hilo, HI 96720

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hilo
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, French / Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Louis Pauole
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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