About Hawaiian Style Cafe

Hawaiian Style Cafe History

Guy Kaoo’s childhood memories on the Big Island were spent in his grandmothers Chinese restaurant in Hawi. It is no wonder that in 1978 Guy chose to open his first restaurant, also in Hawi. It was called Sony’s Place, also known as “The Game Room.” In 1982 Guy left the Island of Hawaii, and moved to LA. Guy was eager to return to the Aloha state, and did so in the early 1990′s, Guy worked for the Hilton Waikoloa, where he started as a banquet/conventions manager, eventually becoming Catering Manager in 1998. He spent the next 7 years designing menus, and creating food served with aloha to the large volume of guests ranging from 20 to 1000+. In 2005, an opportunity arose to become the new owner of the Hawaiian Style Cafe, a well established restaurant since 1993. After persuading his wife, Gina, Guy took over the Hawaiian Style Cafe in 2005, and embarked on a complete overhaul of the establishment. Guy chose to maintain the heavily Local menu, because it was the food of his childhood. Together, Guy and Gina have continued to feed Hawaiian appetites with incredible portions of local style comfort food. In December of 2012 they opened their second location, in Hilo, Hawaii.

Hawaiian Style Cafe Reviews and Testimonials

“We were a party of 24 last weekend! The Ohana went there the day after my brother’s wedding! All the orders were correct & the service was fast. The banana pancakes were quite memorable – they changed my posture! Portions are giant, atmosphere is friendly. I wish they would make a sister restaurant here in California!”
- Dee M. (Daly City, CA)

“Plenty food, always busy. I usually try to get an item on the specials menu so its always a new thing for me. Great choices for any time of the day. Its all local foods with a twist, so if you’re in the mood for a local portion of local food, here you go. Like others have said, come hungry!”
-Dean I. (Kailua-Kona, HI)

“I’m hesitant to give this place five stars for purely selfish reasons: I don’t want to have to wait in a big line next time I go! I had the kalua pork hash which came with fried rice and eggs: yummy, yummy, yummy! My friend and I split a pancake – so fluffy and flavorful! Service was very good; really down-to-earth folks who cook and live with aloha.”
- Lori C. (Sacramento, CA)

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Hilo: 808-969-9265
Waimea: 808-885-4295
Hilo: 681 Manono Street
STE #101
Hilo, HI 96720
Waimea: 65-1290 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
Email: info@hawaiianstylecafe.com
Hilo: Mon: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tue – Thu: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fri – Sat: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Waimea: Mon – Sat: 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
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