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This place is an absolute gem. Couldn't have asked for more. The owner and head chef, Luis, was a fa
This place is an absolute gem. Couldn't have asked for more. The owner and head chef, Luis, was a fantastic host, shepherding his clientele through their gastronomic journey like a Jedi Master of the culinary arts. His new chef Skyler is an artist of the highest caliber; watching them prepare the dishes right in front of me near the ... read more
Brendan D. via yelp.com - Jan 19, 2022
If I could add more stars I would! One of the BEST dining experiences we ever had! We sat in the bar
If I could add more stars I would! One of the BEST dining experiences we ever had! We sat in the bar and started chatting with a person we later found out was the chef, Chef/Owner Louie! He suggested ordering the entire bar menu and tasting everything. We were on vacation, just finishing a horse ride and HUNGRY-so we did. WOW! EVERY ... read more
Heather B. via yelp.com - Jan 19, 2022
Amazing food, full bar with a romantic setting. Really friendly staff! Recommend for days nights or
Amazing food, full bar with a romantic setting. Really friendly staff! Recommend for days nights or family outings. Definitely a great experience!
Robb K. via yelp.com - Jan 15, 2022
Good food (especially the fried tofu), friendly service, and the live music was really fantastic.
Markus Jakobsson via google.com - Jan 10, 2022
We totally enjoyed the new renovated restaurant and bar. I can this a local hangout for many of you.
We totally enjoyed the new renovated restaurant and bar. I can this a local hangout for many of you. Hilo is stepping up in the world of dining out and you don't want to miss out on Izakaya Mayo. Chef Pauole hits a grand slam!
L M. via yelp.com - Jan 3, 2022
The food is very good. I'd not call it upscale in offerings but upscale in flavor and taste. For an
The food is very good. I'd not call it upscale in offerings but upscale in flavor and taste. For an island restaurant they do t try and gouge you. Everyone we talked to was so friendly too.
Tom C. via yelp.com - Nov 23, 2021
Literally the best meal we have ever, or will ever, have in our lives. If you are fortunate enough t
Literally the best meal we have ever, or will ever, have in our lives. If you are fortunate enough to get a reservation, take it! The meal was an experience that words cannot do justice. Louis is an artist and we are grateful to have experienced an evening in his gallery. Thank you Louis and team for the unforgettable experience.
Christene M. via yelp.com - Oct 30, 2021
Secret reservation only restaurant at Miyo's Restaurant with a special Omakase meal catered by Chef
Secret reservation only restaurant at Miyo's Restaurant with a special Omakase meal catered by Chef Louis. Fantastic personal experience from a fun chef bringing a modern take to Japanese cuisine. Food was great, service was phenomenal!
Jay W. via yelp.com - Oct 22, 2021
Ate the tonkatsu and sesame chicken combination. Very tasty.
Guy Kawachi via google.com - Oct 21, 2021
We made reservations thinking we would just eat some izakaya. However, what we got instead was a kai
We made reservations thinking we would just eat some izakaya. However, what we got instead was a kaiseki experience. So if you are making reservations (which you should since restaurants in the area are booked up fast during COVID), make sure you ask the host what you made reservations for, there is definitely a price difference betw ... read more
Vanessa N. via yelp.com - Oct 21, 2021
We had a fabulous chef's dinner with Chef Louis! We absolutely loved every dish that was served and
We had a fabulous chef's dinner with Chef Louis! We absolutely loved every dish that was served and enjoyed chatting with Chef. The food was really amazing! It was a pleasantly unexpected experience in Hilo and one of the highlights of our trip to the big island. We hope to be back soon !
Mary L. via yelp.com - Oct 19, 2021
Food was beautiful and tasted amazing great service I highly recommend plus very safe covid wise ... read more
steven foster via google.com - Oct 18, 2021
What an experience created by Chef Louis. Hilo has something special. On our last night in Hilo, we
What an experience created by Chef Louis. Hilo has something special. On our last night in Hilo, we tried to find any restaurants doing indoor seating and we came upon this place. Izakaya Miyo...so we said why not? When we arrived we actually stood in front of the Miyo side (and there is a difference) and then we were told to go to t ... read more
Bruce K. via yelp.com - Oct 16, 2021
Very good.
Richard Wheat via google.com - Oct 13, 2021
Outstanding from beginning to end! Every dish was a delicious work of art. Everyone is very professi
Outstanding from beginning to end! Every dish was a delicious work of art. Everyone is very professional and friendly.
Jeff H. via yelp.com - Oct 10, 2021
What a special dining experience. This was a 6 course preset meal. The chef and staff are so passion
What a special dining experience. This was a 6 course preset meal. The chef and staff are so passionate about what they do. The price wasn't listed up front (I don't know if it changes based on what is being served, but our price was $90 per person, not including drinks). That price ended up feeling like a great deal given how lovely ... read more
Suz O. via yelp.com - Oct 9, 2021
On June 16, 2021, my mom, husband, and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Izakaya Miyo after
On June 16, 2021, my mom, husband, and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Izakaya Miyo after a long, stressful year. It's a prix fixe menu ($99 per person at the time). I highly recommend this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or just to treat yourself. Chef Louis Pauole is very warm and friendly and explains each dis ... read more
Leanne K. via yelp.com - Oct 4, 2021
I did not think we could get this level of quality dining in Hilo! Chef Louis is an absolute master
I did not think we could get this level of quality dining in Hilo! Chef Louis is an absolute master at his craft. From start to finish, the service, the atmosphere, the sake pairing with the meal, all around 5 stars. I will happily bring friends, family and clients back!
Jordan S. via yelp.com - Oct 1, 2021
Absolutely awesome experience for my first time dining there,the food was great chef Louis P.and sta
Absolutely awesome experience for my first time dining there,the food was great chef Louis P.and staff do such a great job that to me enhances the overall feel and such good vibes threw the course of the meal definitely will recommend to friends and family,definitely worth taking that special someone with you to enjoy such and specta ... read more
Jordan F. via yelp.com - Sep 30, 2021
Almost closing but they took us in . Very friendly and fast service the food was awesome... I would recommend Milo's to my friends and family...thumbs up !!!!
kanakz gurl via google.com - Sep 22, 2021
There is a small outdoor area which is a nice option. The food is excellent and reasonably priced for what you get.
Rae Torres via google.com - Sep 22, 2021
We went here last night for a belated birthday gift. What a great intimate, interactive and personal
We went here last night for a belated birthday gift. What a great intimate, interactive and personal experience from the chef. Every course was fantastic - it was just the meal I was looking for on our trip! 100% worth it. My only feedback: if customers aren't sitting at the bar being able to watch the chef perform his magic, turn th ... read more
Kate H. via yelp.com - Sep 9, 2021
Our last night out (8/31/2021) before heading home. What an amazing dinner!! We're from the SF/Bay A
Our last night out (8/31/2021) before heading home. What an amazing dinner!! We're from the SF/Bay Area and have been fortunate to eat some great food. This restaurant was some of the best food and best experience we've had. If you don't like fish (and raw fish), this is not for you. Every bite was a treat. The courses don't look ver ... read more
Carol S. via yelp.com - Sep 8, 2021
This was an outstanding restaurant - seriously, I would expect this quality from a Michelin starred
This was an outstanding restaurant - seriously, I would expect this quality from a Michelin starred restaurant. The chef is very personable and explains each dish (and saki if you get the pairing). Every dish was amazing and delicious, and it was a very memorable experience. I went for my birthday and it was quite memorable. The rest ... read more
Heidi R. via yelp.com - Sep 5, 2021
We really enjoyed this creative, flavorful, and personal 8 course meal prepared by chef Louis. Off t
We really enjoyed this creative, flavorful, and personal 8 course meal prepared by chef Louis. Off the beaten path, on the airport side of town, this place was full of locals. Warmly and tastefully decorated, live guitar music completed the mellow, friendly, homey atmosphere. The chef and his sous greeted and chatted with every table ... read more
Crystal B. via yelp.com - Sep 4, 2021
GO here and nowhere else. Serious eats. Omakase only. As far as I know there is no place in Hilo ser
GO here and nowhere else. Serious eats. Omakase only. As far as I know there is no place in Hilo serving this level of food.
Grant O. via yelp.com - Sep 3, 2021
This was an excellent find. We got there when they opened and were able to get in with no reservations. The daily specials are worth checking out.
Marge Dorey via google.com - Aug 21, 2021
Popular place. Indoor & Outdoor seating available. Good service even though they were very busy. Separate takeout window to pick up your order. Tempura was very good, as was the udon soup. Sukiyaki wasn’t that good.
Athena H via google.com - Aug 14, 2021
Amazing food! Chef Louis is definitely a Michelin star worthy chef! It books up fast so book a few w
Amazing food! Chef Louis is definitely a Michelin star worthy chef! It books up fast so book a few weeks in advance. I'm a wine drinker, butbI must say his sake selection is superb!!! Will definitely be back... can't wait to see what's new since his menu changes frequently.
Sara No H. via yelp.com - Aug 12, 2021
Izakaya Miyo was such a fun experience! Chef Louis's food was Amazing!!! I would definitely go again
Izakaya Miyo was such a fun experience! Chef Louis's food was Amazing!!! I would definitely go again! 100/10 ... read more
Kai.aaloha 1. via yelp.com - Aug 7, 2021
Absolutely outstanding food ... read more
Brittney Hillsbery via google.com - Jul 24, 2021
Great food, atmosphere, and service. Best Japanese food I’ve eaten since living in Japan.
John Blum via google.com - Jul 24, 2021
The Katsu Don Was Very Delicious. I Loved It Alot.
Cutis Endo via google.com - Jul 10, 2021
What an amazing meal, and such a personal experience. Each dish really highlighted the season. It wa
What an amazing meal, and such a personal experience. Each dish really highlighted the season. It was nice to see the chef and the team preparing each dish and having the chef personally tell us what each dish was. My personal favorite was the sous vide beef tenderloin with carrot and broccoli purées. The beef was fork tender and per ... read more
Bon S. via yelp.com - Jul 9, 2021
Nice Omakase. The price is 90/person for six courses. The chef is very creative and interesting. The menu changes on a regular basis.
Peter Ren via google.com - Jul 8, 2021
it was really great food! So glad we fount this lil place. been looking for sumthin good round Hilo
it was really great food! So glad we fount this lil place. been looking for sumthin good round Hilo for awhile now.
Chelsea W. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2021
Even though they were so busy they were able to get us a table. We had the curry chicken and the beef sukiyaki. Both dishes were really very good. The sukiyaki was especially good.
Benjamin Parker via google.com - Jun 22, 2021
Good customer service 👍 ... read more
Pris Taniguchi via google.com - Jun 19, 2021
Great food and service.
Great food and service.
John Schneider via zomato.com - Jun 17, 2021
What a hidden treasure in Hilo! The Chef is a local boy with worldwide experience as a professiona
What a hidden treasure in Hilo! The Chef is a local boy with worldwide experience as a professional chef on an international cruise line. Flavors of Spain, France, Germany, Japan, and Hilo Fusion are delightful. This was a super fun date night and highly recommended for any special occasion.
Jules Ung via facebook.com - Jun 12, 2021
We found Izakaya Miyo on Yelp when we did a quick search to find a place to eat before we head to th
We found Izakaya Miyo on Yelp when we did a quick search to find a place to eat before we head to the airport. We didn't realize it was a tasting menu with the head chef, chef Louis running the tasting menu with his pastry and sous chef, chef Sara. It was an omakase styled sea food based menu. This is not your classic Japanese restau ... read more
Naveen Y. via yelp.com - Jun 10, 2021
We tried their set plated menu side and it was amazing! One of the best meals I have ever had..... and I have tried food on all 7 continents!
Ryan Sanders via google.com - Jun 9, 2021
We tried their special plated menu side and it was unbelievable!!! The chef knocked it out of the pa
We tried their special plated menu side and it was unbelievable!!! The chef knocked it out of the park with his 7 course, small plated menu. Prepared in front of you it was an experience like no other. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the best dining experience in Hilo!
ryansP9424ZX via tripadvisor.com - Jun 8, 2021
Our friend recommended we eat here when we took a day trip to Hilo. The sunny Kona weather followed
Our friend recommended we eat here when we took a day trip to Hilo. The sunny Kona weather followed us to Hilo that day. We arrived at opening 430 and were seated inside where it was too hot and muggy. Our hostess moved us to an outside table where the trade wind breezes made it very pleasant. We ordered the bento box with steak and ... read more
820gordonl via tripadvisor.com - Jun 7, 2021
I wish I had thought to take a picture, but the food is so good. We stopped in last Thursday night. There’s a delicious mixed appetizer (fried tofu, fish, eggplant) it was hard to pick a favorite. We tried the chicken udon, chicken katsu, beef teriyaki, and squid with eggplant. Every thing was cooked beautifully and tasted so good. M ... read more
Lisa Lanning via google.com - May 30, 2021
I am, dare I say it out loud, a California transplant. My food life in Hilo has been surprisingly sa
I am, dare I say it out loud, a California transplant. My food life in Hilo has been surprisingly satisfying mostly because the care and attention that goes into food preparation here. Izakaya Miyo takes this to a different level! We had bar seating front and center with the Chef, impressive in and of itself, to watch a master at his ... read more
Annalisa H. via yelp.com - May 30, 2021
My wife and I came here for a date night and had the best time! The restaurant itself is beautiful,
My wife and I came here for a date night and had the best time! The restaurant itself is beautiful, seating is appropriately spaced in light of Covid, yet maintains an intimate and exclusive feel. The kitchen is strategically placed to provide diners from either the bar or table seating to catch all the action, with Louis (Chef and O ... read more
Nicholas P. via yelp.com - May 28, 2021
Great atmosphere! Service was fantastic, and the food was very tasty! Our server, Duncan, was more than helpful in helping us decide what to have and giving us tips for fresh specials. Clean and comfortable, too - well worth the surprise stop!
Elizabeth Harrison via google.com - May 27, 2021
Wonderful food, great service!
Chris Townley via google.com - May 20, 2021
God's service. Recommend.
Kim Magnuson via google.com - May 20, 2021
Flew into Hilo to check out all the buzz behind this new mainland and Italy trained Chef Louis Paole
Flew into Hilo to check out all the buzz behind this new mainland and Italy trained Chef Louis Paole's unique weekly offerings at this intimate addition to the Hilo mainstay Miyo's. While Miyo's is known for their reasonably priced Japanese comfort food, the Izakaya is truly rarified air. You absolutely have to have a reservation as ... read more
Magnum P. via yelp.com - May 18, 2021
I'm so glad to have found this experience because it was one of the major highlights of my trip! Che
I'm so glad to have found this experience because it was one of the major highlights of my trip! Chef Louis had such a unique menu with such an eclectic combination of flavors that just worked - I dislike asparagus but one of the courses was an asparagus salad that converted me and made me finally see it's textural and flavor appeal.
Joan L. via yelp.com - May 17, 2021
By far the most impressive culinary experience I've had in Hawaii! Chef Louis is extremely creative
By far the most impressive culinary experience I've had in Hawaii! Chef Louis is extremely creative and thoughtful when creating his dishes. Although the menu changes frequently, the menu I had consisted of unique ingredients- from locally grown fruits and vegetables and fish imported from Japan. With a basis of fresh ingredients, th ... read more
Steph Y. via yelp.com - May 14, 2021
This place is FANTASTIC! Definitely the best meal we've had on Hawaii. The food was thoughtful and d
This place is FANTASTIC! Definitely the best meal we've had on Hawaii. The food was thoughtful and delicious, the service was impeccable, and it was unlike anything else we've found on the island. Don't let the lack of reviews deter you, this place is totally worth it. Note that if you want the omakase meal, make sure you specify tha ... read more
Emily A. via yelp.com - May 12, 2021
Amazing food, delightful service, and thoughtful touches throughout. Went here on a whim and so than
Amazing food, delightful service, and thoughtful touches throughout. Went here on a whim and so thankful I did. Treat yourself and go immediately ... read more
Tommy K. via yelp.com - May 11, 2021
Great food, nice mom n pop vibe, great staff.
Charlie Johnston via google.com - Apr 30, 2021
Food is good. Portions are good. Service was excellent.
MarkG via google.com - Apr 26, 2021
Amazing!!! Extremely helpful and friendly staff, amazing food, great prices!
Lance Fukushima via google.com - Apr 23, 2021
The kaukau here is so ONOLICIOUS. If you haven't eaten here at Miyo's Restaurant yet you should really stop by and give it a try. The wait staff is friendly and they deliver your food in a timely fashion. Awesome place. They deserve all five stars..
Puhukoa Beamer via google.com - Apr 23, 2021
Haven't eaten here since PreCovid times. Reservations were made, but our wait time was still 20 minutes. They were short staffed so the food took almost an hour to come although our service was excellent! Our server was attentive, apologetic and kind. Food was more than tasty and hit just right on a Friday night. Making a Reservation ... read more
Miriam Moylan via google.com - Apr 10, 2021
ordered take out food is ono!
kanak96732 via google.com - Apr 4, 2021
I found this place on Yelp and decided to give it a try even though there weren't any reviews. We ma
I found this place on Yelp and decided to give it a try even though there weren't any reviews. We made reservations on Yelp but when we got to the restaurant, found out that a phone call is required to confirm the reservations. The chef/owner Louis was super accommodating though and even though they already had another 5 people that ... read more
Elizabeth Y. via yelp.com - Apr 2, 2021
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