Best of East Hawaii

Best of East Hawaii
Readers of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald have voted in record numbers this year to name their "Best of East Hawaii" favorites!

The races were close, and we want to say a heartfelt "mahalo" to all those enthusiastic voters who made their voices heard.

And to the winners, congratulations! Your stories and photos in the Best of East Hawaii publication help us understand the hard work and dedication required to be named the "Best" in your field.

Businesses, services, attractions, cultural events and especially people like you are what makes East Hawaii a great place to live, work and play!

Best of East Hawaii 
Art GalleryVolcano Art Center
BeachRichardson's Beach Park
Customer ServiceThe Pet Hospital - Hilo, Inc.
Family Entertainment LocationPrince Kuhio Plaza
Festival EventMerrie Monarch Hula Festival
MuseumLyman Museum and Mission House
Golf CourseHilo Municipal Golf Course
Helicopter/Air ToursBlue Hawaiian Helicopters
Inter-Island Air Carrier:Hawaiian Airlines
Medical FacilityHilo Medical Center
New BusinessMoonstruck Patisserie
Night SpotKarma HI: Sports Bar, Karaoke, Nightclub
Outdoor MarketHilo Farmer's Market
Pau Hana/Happy HourKim's Karaoke Lounge
Place to Get MarriedLiliuokalani Gardens
Receptions/BanquetsNani Mau Gardens
Visitor AttractionHawai'i Volcanoes National Park
ZiplineThe Umauma Falls & Zipline Experience

 

Best Food Location 
BakeryKTA Super Stores
BreakfastKen's House of Pancakes
Candy/Cookie CompanyBig Island Candies, Inc.
CateringKTA Super Stores
Chinese FoodLeung's Chop Suey House
Crack SeedKawate Seed Shop
Deli SandwichesSUBWAY® Restaurants
Cup of CoffeeStarbucks Coffee
DessertsKTA Super Stores
Family RestaurantDon's Grill
Fast FoodMcDonalds of East Hawaii
Fine DiningHilo Bay Café
Fish/SeafoodThe Seaside Restaurant
HamburgerBurger King
Hawaiian FoodKuhio Grille
Ice CreamBaskin Robbins Ice Cream & Yogurt
Ice ShaveItsu's Fishing Supplies
Italian FoodPescatore Italian Restaurant
Japanese FoodMiyo's Restaurant
Korean FoodSeoul Station
Loco MocoCafé 100
MalasadasTex Drive In & Restaurant
Mexican FoodReuben's Mexican Food
MochiTwo Ladies Kitchen
PizzaHawaii Pizza Hut
Plate LunchBlane's Drive Inn
PokeKTA Super Stores
PupusKTA Super Stores
SushiOcean Sushi Deli
SmoothieJamba Juice
Thai FoodSombats Fresh Thai Cuisine
Vegetarian FoodIsland Naturals Market & Deli
Vietnamese FoodHilo Rice Noodle Soup Restaurant
YogurtYogurtland at Hilo

 

Best Business 
Auto Dealership/NewBig Island Toyota
Auto Dealership/UsedAiona Car Sales
Auto PartsNAPA Auto Parts
Auto Repair ShopLex Brodie's Tire & Service Centers
Auto Sound SystemWizard Car Audio & Video
Bank/Credit UnionHFS Federal Credit Union
Bed & BreakfastThe Palms Cliff House Inn
Bicycle ShopHilo Bike Hub
Book StoreBasically Books
Building SuppliesThe Home Depot
Clothing BoutiqueDiva's Boutique
Construction CompanyIsemoto Contracting Company Ltd.
Craft SuppliesBen Franklin Crafts
Department StoreMacy's
Drug/Pharmacy StoreLongs Drug Store
Dry CleanersA Personal Touch Dry Cleaning
Elderly Care FacilityLife Care Center of Hilo
Employment ServicesAltres Staffing
Equipment/Supply RentalsPuna Rental
Fabric ShopDiscount Fabric Warehouse
Farm/Ag SuppliesDel's Feed & Farm Supply
FloristFloral Mart
Funeral HomeDodo Mortuary
Furniture StoreYamada Furniture
Garden SuppliesGarden Exchange Ltd.
Gas StationBayside Chevron
Gift ShopLauren's Hallmark
Grocery StoreKTA Super Stores
Health Fitness CenterSpencer's Health & Fitness Center
Hardware StoreAce Hardware Hawaii
Health Food StoreIsland Naturals Market & Deli
HotelHilo Hawaiian Hotel
Insurance CompanyState Farm Insurance Company
Internet CaféStarbucks Coffee
Internet ProviderOceanic Time Warner Cable
Landscaping ServicesFive Star Maintenance
Law Offices/AttorneyThe Law Offices of Robert Marx
Martial Arts AcademyPenn Fitness & Training Center
Mom & Pop StorePinky's 5 Eight
Mortgage CompanyIsland Mortgage Source
Nail SalonNicole's Nails
Plant NurseryParadise Plants Home & Garden Center
PreschoolKamehameha Preschools
Print ShopHawaii Printing Corporation
Real Estate AgencyColdwell Banker Day-Lum Properties
Roofing CompanyYama's Roofing
Rubbish HaulingLeo's Rubbish Service
Self-Service StorageKuawa Self Storage
Sports BarCronies Bar & Grill
Styling SalonSook's Styling
Surf ShopBig Island Surf Co.
Tattoo ParlorNative Flesh Tattoo
Tire ShopLex Brodie's Tire & Service Center
Travel AgencyRegal Travel
Trucking CompanyConens Freight Transport, Inc.
Veterinary CenterAloha Veterinary Center
Watch Repair ShopBob's Jewelers, Inc.
Wireless Service ProviderVerizon Wireless

 

Best Professionals 
Auto MechanicWesley Masuda at Car Tech Auto Repair
Car Sales PersonPat Aiona, Jr. at Aiona Car Sales
ChiropractorHarvelee Leite-Ah Yo at Hawaii Physical Therapy & Chripractic Clinic, Inc.
Contractor/BuilderLloyd Rubio at Big Island Construction
DentistChad Okuda DDS at Kawili Dental Group
ElectricianKyle Nakayama at K&R Electric, LLC
Financial AdvisorMiles Nishimoto at Edward Jones
General PhysicianDr. Kevin Kurohara at Kevin Kurohara M.D.
Insurance AgentCary Ichinose at State Farm Insurance
Kumu HulaJohnny Lum Ho at Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua
Pet GroomerAmy Wong at Su Lin Kennels
PhotographerReed Takaaze at RJ Weddings
Physical TherapistWarren Arakaki at Arakaki Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, Inc.
PlumberWally Tamashiro at Tamashiro Plumbing
Radio PersonalityGrumby at Native FM
Real Estate AgentErnest Medeiros at Ala Kai Realty
Tattoo ArtistBrady Hollowell at 202 Tattoo Studio
Travel AgentMike Malinowski at Regal Travel
VeterinarianDr. Alan Nagakura at The Pet Hospital - Hilo, Inc.

 

Best Place to Purchase 
Aloha AttireHilo Hattie - The Store of Hawaii
Antiques/CollectiblesAlan's Art & Antiques
AppliancesSears Roebuck & Company
Computer EquipmentOffice Max
EyewearOptical Dispensers of Hilo, Inc.
Fishing SuppliesS. Tokunaga Store
Floor CoveringsCarpet Isle Flooring America
Formal/Wedding AttireLove 'N Lace Bridal Boutique
Gift BasketsBig Island Delights
Greeting CardsLauren's Hallmark
Hearing AidsBeltone Hearing Aid Center
House Paint & SuppliesThe Home Depot
JewelryZales Jewelers – Hilo
LeisAh Lan's Lei Stand (Airport)
MotorcyclesEllsworth Custom Cycles
Musical InstrumentsAgasa Furinture & Music Store
Office SuppliesOffice Max
Oil ChangeFirestone Tire & Service Center
OmiyageBig Island Candies
Pest ControlHilo Termite & Pest Control
Pool & Spa EquipmentWaterworks
Religious Books & GiftsThe Seventh Gate Religious Books & Gifts
ShoesTie: Macy's and Famous Footwear
Solar Energy EquipmentDrainpipe Plumbing & Solar, LLC
Sporting GoodsSports Line
T-Shirts (Local Kine)Creative Arts Hawaii
Used BooksHilo Bay Books
Wood Crafted ItemsDan De Luz Woods, Inc.