Kaiko'o Seeds N Things: "Chili Bowls and Popcorn" Top 5 Page for this destination Hilo Restaurant Tip by triplehelix

Hilo Restaurants: 54 reviews and 41 photos


Kaiko'o Seeds N Things is one of the few remaining mom and pop establishments that still thrive in Hilo. Owned by Betty Kosora and her husband Harry, the seed shop was once located in the old Kaiko'o mall. This is not a restaurant but I wouldn't really put this under places to shop. All budget travellers will fall in love with this place because it's so freakin' cheap! NOTHING is over $3.00USD which is an extreme rarety.

Betty and her husband prepare all their products from their home and in the little shop. There are several local Japanese themed snacks such as ling hi mui seeds, lemon peel, arare/kakemochi, cinamin toast, and other on the go stuff. Her husband bakes homemade pizza pockets every morning and pops colored and sweetened popcorn.

Favorite Dish: Their chili bowls are basic but very satisfying on a cold day! Other food items include hot dogs, chili dogs, and chili dog and rice.

A local Hawaiian favorite for years, the Icee is still available here! I remember these as a little kid and you could get them in any small store. They're hard to find now. You can get this in Coke or Strawberry. It's basically slushed ice mixed with flavored soda. Another place you can get this at is the Prince Kuhio Theaters.

Address: 346 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI, 96720
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Directly across of Stacy's Pet Shop in downtown Hilo near Ben Franklin Crafts. You need to parallel park in order to gain access.
Phone: (808)-934-7660
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 26, 2006
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