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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!

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.

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.