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Restaurants in Volcano Village

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There a five good restaurants in Volcano Village (and some average, see below). All restaurants are locally owned, and you will (luckily) find no big chain restaurants here.  Food is a little bit more expensive here compared to other places of the island, but the quality of the food is good. Considering the alternative of a long drive to Hilo and the great scenery, we heartily recommend dining in Volcano.

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Volcano Village (right) and part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (left). Expect to find local “mom-and-pop” restaurants in a Jurassic park like setting. Image adapted from source.

If you want to see where in Volcano these restaurants are, Have a look at our interactive map of Volcano Village.  Our favorite restaurants in Volcano Village are:

Thai Thai Restaurant

The Thai Thai restaurant offers tasty Thai food for dinner, lunch and take out. The restaurant is usually packed so we recommend to call ahead for reservations.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 12:00PM-9:00PM. Wednesday closed. Last Seating At 8:30PM.

Price range: $11 – $26

Address: 19-3984 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785, 1(808)-967-7969 | http://www.lavalodge.com/thai-thai-restaurant.html

Kilauea Lodge & Restaurant

This is your most up-scale option in volcano. The restaurant gets very good reviews and offers good quality food, but the menus are not that large so if you are a big eater, this might not be he place for you. They also offer a special Sunday brunch between 10:00AM and 2:00PM.

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 7:30AM – 10:00AM (breakfast), 10:00AM – 2:00PM (lunch), >5PM (dinner).

Price range: $20 – $47

Address: 19-3948 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, 1(808) 967-7366 | www.kilauealodge.com

Cafe Ohia

Little mom/pop place in Volcano Village. Outdoor seating only, covered and uncovered on the asphalt. Fresh sandwiches and soups, large portions for cheap. They open early, and are a good choice for a quick breakfast on your way to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. They are also a good place to pick up a sandwich if you are spending the day in the Park.

Opening hours: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm 7 days/week.

Price range: $7 – $12

Address: 194005 Haunani Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785, 1 (808) 985-8587 | Cafe Ohia website

Café Ono

Café Ono is located in Volcano Garden Arts in Volcano Village and is only opened for lunch.They serve locally produced, vegetarian organic dishes such as soups, salads and sandwiches. Good food for decent prizes.

Opening hours: Lunch between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Coffee + Tea + Deserts: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Mondays closed

Price range: $10 – $15

Address: 19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785, 1(808) 985-8979 | Cafe Ono website

Kiawe Kitchen (closed)

Unfortunately, Kiawe kitchen has closed their doors in Volcano Village as of September 2012. They are looking for a new location (probably in Hilo). For up to date information have a look at Kiawe Kitchen on facebook.

More restaurants in Volcano Village

There are a few more options for breakfast/lunch/dinner in Volcano Village, but they don’t get as good press as the places listed above.

  • Lava Rock Cafe: Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785 | 1 (808) 967 8526 | $10 – $20
  • Volcano Golf and Country club Restaurant: Pii Mauna Dr., Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718 | 1 (808) 967-8228 | website
  • The Rim: newly opened restaurant in the Volcano House (inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). Right now (late 2013), the food is not the reason to visit, but the view is. Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718  | 1 (808) 756-9625 | (website)