The Best Dining in Pahoa, Hawaii at Kaleo’s Bar and Grill

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Our local spotlight of the week goes to Kaleo’s Bar and Grill in eclectic Pahoa town on Big Island, Hawaii.

The Location

Pahoa is located about 30 minutes south of Hilo, Hawaii. If you're in the neighborhood looking for local food, look no further than Kaleo's. With a large parking lot in the heart of downtown Pahoa, it's an easy stop.

Kaleo's Bar and Grill in Pahoa, Hawaii
Downtown Pahoa, Hawaii
Outside deck seating at Kaleo's
inside entrance of Kaleo's Bar and Grill in Pahoa, Hawaii

The Bar

They feature a full bar, with cocktails and local favorites. We enjoyed happy hour with a seat by the window. Overall this is a great place to stop and eat when you're out enjoying island living.

Kaleo's Bar
Kaleo's Bar and Grill in Pahoa, Hawaii
Kaleo's Bar and Grill menu

Diverse Menu

From soups and salads, to burgers and pasta, there is a little something for everyone. It is truly Hawaiian-style Asian-American food at its best. I've never had anything bad on the menu, and I've tried a lot of the local dishes. The food is great, but the Lilikoi Cheesecake is amazing! We suggest giving it a try.

Kalua Pork and Katzu Chicken entrees at Kaleo's
Local Favorite Dinner Entrees.
Kaleo's Katzu Chicken Entree
Chicken Katsu, crispy, boneless chicken served with Japanese BBQ sauce.
Kaleo's Kalua Pork and Cabbage entree
Kalua Pork & Cabbage, Slow cooked pork sauteed with fresh cabbage.
Kaleo's Lilikoi Cheescake
The famous Lilikoi Cheesecake. Not to be missed!

The Restaurant

If you're dining in at prime time, expect a crowd. I recommend calling ahead for a reservation. The walls inside are decorated local art, which is a nice touch. There is even live music on the weekends. And of course, in true Hawaii fashion, you can take advantage of the great weather and choose to eat on the lanai.

Gallery Wall of Art in Kaleo's
Outdoor Seating Kaleo's
Outside lanai seating at Kaleo's

Whether you are a local, or just visiting, this is a great place for fine dining on the east side of Hawaii Island.



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