Jimmy's Drive Inn: "Where East Meets West" Top 5 Page for this destination Hilo Restaurant Tip by triplehelix

Hilo Restaurants: 54 reviews and 41 photos

  Jimmy's next to L&L downtown Hilo
by triplehelix

Jimmy's isn't a traditional Japanese restaurant like you're thinking. No kneeling mats nor ceremonial kimono clad geisha serving your every wish. There's a huge diner feel to it from the moment you enter the small parking area. By the way I suggest you park at the Garden Exchange two doors down and walk over because it is a one way street and if there isn't any parking, you'll have to come around again. Anyway, the food here is good but the portions to price are not unless you're eating their signature okazu platter. They do have a children's menu and a small desert menu as well. I believe the owners are Korean, not Japanese which makes for an interesting experience!

The exterior and interior are very dated like most things in Hilo. But that doesn't take away from the good food and great japanese tea you get.

Favorite Dish: I haven't been there in a while but something tells me by the look that nothing has changed! They have a variety of local favorites, Korean and Japanese cuisine. Take your pick my friends.

Address: Kino'ole St.
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Downtown Hilo on Kino'ole St across of the Hawaii Tribune Herald building.
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Japanese/Sushi

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 26, 2006
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