Cafe 100

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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Highly recommended

by expert reviewers

Top 9% in Hawaii About the TripExpert Score

7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Invented in Hilo, the Loco Moco is a very local breakfast item with its own following. Most restaurants put their own little twist on the meal. Cafe 100 in Hilo serves theirs in more than... Full review →


DK Eyewitness

Named for an all-Japanese fighting battalion that became famous during World War II, Café 100 has been serving Hilo folk at outdoor picnic-style tables for more than 50 years.



Established in 1948, this family-owned restaurant is famous for its tasty loco moco, prepared in more than three dozen ways, and its dirt-cheap breakfast and lunch specials. Full review →



This friendly family operation is where local residents go for a quick, good meal at a low price. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Locals love this drive-in for its generous plate lunches and 20 rib-sticking varieties of loco moco, including fish and veggie burger options. Full review →



A Hilo institution, this is where the Loco Moco—a dish found throughout Hawaii featuring hamburger steak and a fried egg served atop white rice and covered in gravy—was invented. This... Full review →


Zagat 3.7

An "institution" in Hilo, this "family favorite" is reputed to be the "home of the original loco moco", claiming to have "invented" this "cholesterol bomb of ground-beef patty. Full review →

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