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Tuesday, 05 March 2013



used to love the cone sushi from kawamoto okazuya. long ago, my cousin and I hiked in to see the flow going into the sea (from a distance), was something!


Man it would have been great to have witnessed Kilauea Iki in 1959. Do you have any relatives who saw it?


Wow thats old school okazu with the glass display case. Did it have screen doors at the entrance?


That was some tasty looking food!


Hi Kat - We did the same way back when as well!

Hi Jan - Sorry to say, no relatives from the Big Island. I do, or did know some folks who experienced the Hilo tsunami in 1946 and 1960.

No screen door Kyle, but an old school wooden one that was propped open. This place is very "old school".

Both are well worth checking out Soo.


Brown rice ain't that bad if cooked correctly.
Beside looks like you guys had a good time.

Big Island Son

I grew up in Hilo too and Kawamoto store is definately "OG" (Original Grinds!). I recall back small kid time going there with my pops to pick up plate lunches. The food is as authentic as you can get, no more soul food for the local japanese then this. It would be interesting to find out if the same family (3rd or 4th generation) is still running the place.


Wow, first time seeing Kuhio Grille on a food blog! They used to have pretty good fried rice if I remember correctly...


Hi Billy - The Missus loves brown, not so much.

Hi BIS - They are without a doubt a very traditional local kine okazuya!

Hi Matt - one has ever done the 1 pound laulau in post? That's just not right.....

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