Low's International Foods: "Sweet Breads Oh Yes..." Top 5 Page for this destination Hilo Restaurant Tip by triplehelix

Hilo Restaurants: 54 reviews and 41 photos

Low's International is hard to miss when you're in downtown Hilo since it's right at a busy corner. This is another family owned diner passed down. The insides are a little obscure and needs a good remodeling. It looks very 70s with its colors and bolted down chairs. The messy appearance looks a lot like a crowded street in China or Japan with lots of oriental references in the photos and decor. The food items available are posted up on the walls in full color photographs which makes it easier if you don't know what you want.

They serve foods from all over hence the "international" part of the name. They really specialize in local cuisine though. Their trademark is obvious when you walk up to the order window, sweetbread! They have a wide variety of flavors and colors to choose from. These would make a great gift to send home. My favorite is the guava bread.

Favorite Dish: Their version of the loco moco is excellent and BIG. Order a small because their large will feed you for two more meals seriously. If you're like me, I hate to reheat food because its too much work and doesn't taste the same. The brown gravy used is very tasty but doesn't hide the flavor of the food itself. If you're ordering a beef type entree, they normally cook it medium rare. I like my meat burnt and crispy. Tell them how you like yours, they'll do it.

Address: 222 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI, 96720
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: On the corner of Punahawai St. and Kilauea Ave. near Ben Franklin Crafts.
Phone: (808)-969-6652
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 13, 2006
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