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Kay LC – Kay’s Lunch Center

We finally went to Kay LC for lunch on a rainy Christmas Eve. It’s close by and we’ve walked past it many times without going in. The menu is what would be considered traditional Hawaiian food, a cross between American diner and east Asian fast food. So you can get pancakes and veggie omelet, or Chinese 5-spice pork belly and fried ahi, or tonkatsu bento box and sushi. It’s greasy, and that’s part of the point. It’s “hangover food” as T-bone says, although you don’t have to be hungover to enjoy it. Three of us ate there (and were full for many hours after) for $23

684 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI.
(808) 969-1776

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Big Island Pizza

This is probably our main guilty pleasures here. When we just don’t feel like cooking, we can walk over to B.I.P. (we can actually see it from the lanai) and order a pie. It’s not the cheapest pizza around but it’s better than the alternatives of Domino’s and Pizza Hut.
(There’s also a traveling pizza hot truck with a portable wood oven that makes excellent, inexpensive pizza, but it’s in town only on Tuesdays)


They have online ordering and an interesting menu, with toppings ranging from mashed potatoes to coconut prawns. They have lots of sizes, including a mammoth 28″ pie for $92.

The best part is probably their crust (although all the ingredients are fresh and I have no complaints about them). Hawai’i in … Read the rest