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Dear  Valued Customers,

Thank you for your continued patronage during this pandemic. We really appreciate you. Until further notice, we are open from Tuesday thru Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Our hours are from 6am to 12 noon. To keep you safe and our employees safe, we require our customers to wear a mask when entering our store. We also have a sanitation station by our door for our customers to use upon entrance. Our staff is doing their best in wiping our counters and surfaces in our store frequently. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your loyalty. We are very grateful.

Be safe and have a great day,

Delicious Japanese Food and Hawaiian Cuisine in Hilo, HI

When you’re looking for a place to grab a great bite to eat for breakfast or lunch in the Hilo, HI, region, the first shop that should come to mind is Kawamoto Store. At our family owned and operated okazuya—a localized Japanese deli—you will be able to find all of your favorite Japanese and local style foods! Click here to have your meal delivered right to your door!

lunch box of Hawaiian food

Committed to Food Excellence

We opened our okazuya deli in 1947, with the sole purpose of bringing joy to our customers with every bite they take; we’re happy to say we’ve been succeeding for over 70 years. Our commitment to delivering excellent service and food has gained us our shining reputation throughout Hawaii County.

You can always trust that our employees will go the extra mile to ensure you are 100 percent satisfied with your visit. We know that our extensive menu of Hawaiian cuisine and Japanese favorites can seem overwhelming, so if you don’t know what to choose, our staff is more than happy to describe any of our dishes, guiding you to the one your taste buds are craving. We also offer Delivery! Click here to have your meal delivered right to your door.

Call to Learn About Our Daily Specials

If you’re in the mood for delicious and authentic Japanese takeout or are looking to sink your teeth into some delectable Hawaiian cuisine, you know where to go. Call us today to learn more about our unique menu and catering services. 

📞 (808) 935-8209
spam sushi


When you’re planning a large event or party, the most stressful thing you have to worry about is the food. Hiring us for your catering services means you won’t have to give your food preparation a second thought. 

nori chicken


Since we opened more than 70 years ago, we have provided our customers with exceptionally warm and dedicated service. We will always strive to make your visit even better than the last. 

cone sushi


With our extensive menu, we have something for everyone. From bento boxes and sushi to tempura and malasadas, even the pickiest of eaters will be able to find something they love. 


"I totally recommend this place while in Hilo Town and it will make you do the happy dance trust me your fat cells will be happy you did!! Now stop reading and go enjoy!"

- Lori F.

"Cleanliness! Fast Lines! Friendliest Service! Parking- find front of store parking if lucky or use the side streets nearby. Store located on main road. Loved the maki sushi and korean chicken is the bestest."

- Lelabee D.

"When visiting Hilo, this place is a MUST!!! Long time mom & pop Okazuya local operation. Everything tastes great! Great friendly service. Catering is also available."

- Mika K.