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Kuhio Grille

Home of the One Pound Laulau

The Kuhio Grille Story

In the early 1900’s Genji Araki, along with other Japanese nationals, immigrated to Hawaii to work in the sugar plantations.  After finishing his contract, Genji settled in Waipi’o Valley and began to farm taro.  Upon his retirement, Genji’s first son Tetsuo took over the farm and started selling the taro leaves in addition to the taro root.  Tetsuo retired from farming in 1982 and his two sons, Sam and Derrick, continued the family farm selling the taro leaves to local businesses.

Tetsuo’s wife Sueno started making laulaus with their taro leaves for family and friends.  As the story is told, “Grandma would sit at the kitchen table wrapping laulaus after breakfast, then steam the laulaus in the garage on her gas stove for hours, and we would have fresh laulaus for dinner.”  As more people tasted these huge delicious laulaus, orders started coming in and a business was born. 

In 1995 Kuhio Grille, “Home of the 1 lb. Laulau” was established by Sam and Nelline Araki at its original location in the Prince Kuhio Plaza.   Using Grandma’s recipe, all of the one-pounders are wrapped and steamed in the restaurant’s kitchen.  These delicious laulaus have garnered numerous awards for Kuhio Grille and are especially featured in the “KANAK ATAK” plate – a one pound laulau, kalua pig, lomi salmon, pickled onions, poi, and rice.  Along with the laulaus, Kuhio Grille has also developed the original FRIED RICE LOCO  – a mound of their freshly made to order fried rice, a juicy homestyle hamburger patty, and an egg topped with their homemade  brown gravy.  Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at it’s Hilo location, the restaurant offers daily specials, vegetable stir-frys, local-style lunch plates, and fresh desserts made daily.   Serving lunch and dinner at its new location in Kaimuki. 

Throughout the years Kuhio Grille has been featured numerous times on the Food Network and opened their first Honolulu (Kaimuki) branch on Waialae Ave in 2019. 

Kuhio Grille is a strong supporter of local products.  Due to their farm based background  they know the importance of using fresh products.

Come and experience our fresh laulaus, ono lunch plates, homestyle desserts, and friendly service for yourself!

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Our Menus

Breakfast Combos and Fried Rice

  • KG #1 Breakfast Combo

    $11.99
    Half papaya, oatmeal & a buttered English muffin
  • KG #2 Breakfast Combo

    $10.99
    Short stack of KG's pancakes, egg & choice of bacon OR spam
  • KG #3 Breakfast Combo

    $13.99
    Grilled fish, miso soup, egg, & rice
  • KG Fried Rice (Full Order)

    $8.99
  • KG Fried Rice (Half Order)

    $6.99

KG Hotcakes

Made from our own special batter. Topped with butter & powered sugar.

  • Short Stack

    $6.99
    A short stack of 2 KG pancakes
  • KG Hotcakes

    $8.99
    An order of 3 KG pancakes
  • Belgian Waffle

    $8.99
    Available till 11AM daily
  • Sweatbread French Toast

    $8.99
    French toast made from local Hawaiian sweet bread

Omelettes

Made with 3 eggs and served with rice OR hashbrowns OR toast.  Upgrade to a half order of KG fried rice for just $4.50 more!

  • Single Choice

    $8.99
    Select choice of bacon, spam, Portuguese sausage, ham, mushrooms, tomato, onion, bell pepers, OR cheese. $1.19 per additional choice.
  • KG Omelette

    $10.99
    Bacon, mushrooms, & cheese. Topped off with KG's own brown gravy.
  • Veggie

    $12.99
    Mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, round onions, & cheese
  • Big Boy

    $17.99
    4 eggs, bacon, Portuguese sausage, ham, bell peppers, round onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, 2 slices of toast, & 3 scoops of rice. Add cheese for just $.99 more!

 

Eggs and All

2 eggs prepared your way and served with rice OR hashbrowns OR toast.  Upgrade to a half order of KG fried rice for just $4.50 more!

  • Taro Corned Beef Hash

    $10.49
  • 8oz Char Broiled Steak

    $15.99
  • Homestyle Corned Beef Hash

    $9.99
  • Choice of Spam or Bacon

    $9.99
  • Portuguese Sausage

    $10.49
  • Ham

    $10.49
  • Blood Sausage

    $14.99

Starters and Side Orders

  • English Muffin (Buttered)

    $3.29
  • Papaya

    $3.79
  • Oatmeal

    $5.29
  • Taro Corned Beef Hash

    $5.99
  • Corned Beef Hash Patty

    $5.49
  • Hamburger Patty w/ Gravy

    $4.99
  • Blood Sausage

    $10.99
  • Ham Steak

    $6.99
  • Portuguese Sausage (4)

    $6.99
  • Spam (4)

    $5.49
  • Bacon (5)

    $5.49
  • One Egg

    $1.99
  • Buttered Toast (2)

    $1.99
  • Hashbrown

    $2.49
  • 2 Scoops Rice

    $1.99
  • Kanak Atak

    $21.99
    Laulau, kalua pig, rice, poi, lomi salmon, pickled onions & haupia
  • Hawaiian

    $17.99
    Laulau, poi, lomi salmon, pickled onions & haupia
  • Laulau Combo

    $14.99
    Laulau, & half order KG fried rice
  • Plate

    $11.99
    Laulau, two scoops rice & salad
  • Laulau Ala Carte

    $8.49
    Just a laulau

Served with potato macaroni salad OR tossed greens & rice (white or brown) OR mashed potatoes

Substitute rice or mashed potatoes for a half order of KG fried rice for just $4.50 more!

Sorry no duplications!

  • Two Choice

    $14.99
  • Three Choice

    $17.49
  • Fresh pork cutlet
  • Chicken cutlet
  • Hamburger patty with gravy
  • Chicken katsu
  • Yakitori chicken
  • Grilled fish ($1 additional charge)
  • 3 piece fried shrimp ($1 additional charge)

Kuhio Grille's Famous Fried Rice

Meat, egg, green onions & our special sauce

  • Full Order

    $8.99
  • Half Order

    $6.99

Saimin

Saimin noodles in KG's homemade dashi and garnished with spam, Chinese cabbage, kamaboko, & egg.

  • KG Saimin

    $8.99
  • Won Ton Min

    $9.99
  • Fried Saimin

    $9.99
    Stirfried noodles with garnishes
  • Miso Soup

    $2.49
    Served with green onions

Saimin Combos

Saimin noodles in KG's homemade dashi and garnished with spam, Chinese cabbage, kamaboko, & egg. Combo's are served with potato macaroni salad and choice of meat.

  • KG Saimin + 1 choice

    $13.99
  • KG Won Ton Min + 1 choice

    $14.99
  • Fried Saimin + 1 choice

    $14.99
  • Teriyaki pork
  • Yakitori chicken
  • Hamburger patty with gravy
  • Chicken katsu
  • Fried shrimp ($1 additional charge)
  • Grilled fish ($1 additional charge)
  • Original Kuhio Grille Fried Rice Loco

    $11.49
    KG fried rice, hamburger patty, egg, & gravy
  • Loco Bowl

    $8.59
    White rice, hambuger patty, egg, & gravy
  • Super Loco

    $13.99
    2 hamburger patties, 2 eggs, 3 scoops white rice, gravy, & mac salad
  • Double Fried Rice Loco

    $16.99
    Full order of KG fried rice, 2 hamburger patties, 2 eggs, gravy & mac salad
  • Spam, Bacon, Portuguese Sausage or Corned Beef Hash Loco with White Rice

    $8.59
  • Spam, Bacon, Portuguese Sausage or Corned Beef Hash Loco with 1/2 Order KG Fried Rice

    $11.49
  • Teriyaki Pork, Yakitori Chicken, or Chicken Katsu Loco with White Rice

    $9.59
  • Teriyaki Pork, Yakitori Chicken, or Chicken Katsu Loco with 1/2 Order KG Fried Rice

    $12.99

Burgers and Sandwiches

Served with choice of french fries OR potato macaroni salad OR tossed greens.  Burgers are made from grassfed beef and served w/ lettuce, tomato, pickles, & KG's own special sauce.

  • Quarter Pound Burger

    $8.99
  • Cheeseburger

    $9.49
  • Gravy or Teri Burger

    $9.49
    W/ mayo. No KG special sauce. Add cheese $.99 more!
  • Mushroom & Bacon Cheeseburger

    $10.99
  • Fish Fillet Burger

    $9.99
    Grilled fish fillet w/ lettuce & tomato
  • Ham Clubhouse

    $13.99
    Ham, lettuce, tomato, bacon, & mayo
  • Chilli Cheese Fries

    $6.99
  • French Fries

    $4.99

Salads

  • Chef's Salad

    $13.99
    Tossed greens, ham, swiss & american cheeses, egg, & tomato. Served w/ choice of french or oriental dressing.
  • Grilled Ono Salad

    $13.99
    Tossed greens, grilled ono, tomatos, & garlic bread
  • Tossed Greens w/ Tomato

    $4.49
    Tossed greens w/ your choice of french or oriental dressing
  • Potato Macaroni Salad

    $3.99
    2 scoops of KG's own combination of potato & macaroni salad

Entrees are served with white OR brown rice OR mashed potato AND potato macaroni salad OR tossed greens.

Upgrade any entree to include a 1/2 order of KG fried rice for only $4.50 more! Mini places available on * entrees for $2 less.

  • * Hamburger Steak

    $11.99
    Two 4oz patties topped with grilled onions & brown gravy
  • * Fresh Pork Cutlet

    $13.99
    Breaded sliced pork topped with brown gravy
  • * KG Fried Chicken

    $12.49
    Seasoned chicken thighs fried crispy
  • Oxtail Soup

    $18.99
    A local favorite served with grated ginger and Chinese cabbage
  • * Teriyaki Pork

    $13.99
    Sliced BBQ pork marinated in KG's teri sauce
  • * Yakitori Chicken

    $12.49
    Boneless chicken thighs marinated in KG's teri sauce
  • * Chicken Katsu

    $12.49
    Crispy panko crusted chicken thighs that are served with our homemade katsu sauce
  • Kalua Pig

    $13.99
    Slow-cooked pulled pork seasoned to perfection
  • Grilled Ono

    $16.99
    Served with lemon & tartar sauce
  • Shrimp Platter

    $14.99
    Breaded shrimp fried golden brown
  • Land and Sea Combination

    $25.99
    8oz Steak w/ grilled onions, mushrooms, fried shrimp, & fish fillet
  • 8 oz Char Broiled Steak

    $15.99
    Char-broiled to your taste and topped with grilled onions & mushrooms

Tempura Combos

Served with rice and miso soup. Upgrade to a half order of KG fried rice for just $4.50 more!

Sorry no duplications!

  • Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura With Single Choice

    $16.99
  • Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura With Two Choice

    $18.99
  • Hamburger patty with gravy
  • Chicken katsu
  • Yakitori chicken
  • Grilled fish
  • Teriyaki pork
  • Tempura Plate

    $21.99
    4 shrimp, 3 vegetables & a fish tempura. Includes rice and miso soup.

Donburi

  • Oyako Donburi

    $11.99
    Chicken, long rice, round onions, green onions, & egg over rice
  • Chicken Katsu Donburi

    $12.99
    Chicken katsu, long rice, round onions, green onions, & egg over rice
  • Ten Donburi

    $13.99
    Shrimp and vegetable tempura over rice

Nabemono

Served in a cast iron pot. Not available in cast iron pot for take out.

Please allow extra cooking time.

  • Chicken Sukiyaki

    $14.99
    Chicken, tofu, onions, shiitake, chinese cabbage, and long rice. Served with a bowl of rice.
  • Nabeyaki Udon

    $14.99
    Chicken, tofu, onions, shiitake, chinese cabbage, udon and egg.

Udon

Thick wheat flour Japanese noodles

  • Tempura and Hot Udon

    $13.99
  • Kake Udon

    $7.99
    Udon noodles in our homemade broth with green onions and kamaboko

Starters

  • Crispy Chicken Skins (when available)

    $5.99
    Crispy seasoned chicken skins.
  • Crispy Chicken Gizzards

    $9.99
  • Agedashi Tofu

    $7.99
    Tempura tofu with agedashi broth
  • Kanak Atak

    $21.99
    Laulau, kalua pig, rice, poi, lomi salmon, pickled onions & haupia
  • Hawaiian

    $17.99
    Laulau, poi, lomi salmon, pickled onions & haupia
  • Laulau Combo

    $14.99
    Laulau, & half order KG fried rice
  • Plate

    $11.99
    Laulau, two scoops rice & salad
  • Laulau Ala Carte

    $8.49
    Just a laulau

Served with potato macaroni salad & rice

Substitute rice for a half order of KG fried rice for just $4.50 more!

Sorry no duplications!

  • Two Choice

    $14.49
  • Three Choice

    $16.99
  • Fresh pork cutlet
  • Chicken cutlet
  • Hamburger patty with gravy
  • Chicken katsu
  • Yakitori chicken

Kuhio Grille's Famous Fried Rice

Meat, egg, green onions & our special sauce

  • Full Order

    $8.99
  • Half Order

    $6.99

Saimin

Saimin noodles in KG's homemade dashi and garnished w/ spam, Chinese cabbage, kamaboko, & egg.

  • KG Saimin

    $8.99
  • Fried Saimin

    $9.99
    Stirfried noodles with garnishes

Saimin Combos

Saimin noodles are simmered in KG's homemade dashi and garnished with spam, Chinese cabbage, kamaboko, & egg. Combo's are served with potato macaroni salad and choice of meat.

  • KG Saimin + 1 choice

    $13.99
  • Fried Saimin + 1 choice

    $14.99
  • Teriyaki pork
  • Yakitori chicken
  • Hamburger patty with gravy
  • Chicken katsu
  • Original Kuhio Grille Fried Rice Loco

    $11.49
    KG fried rice, hamburger patty, egg, & gravy
  • Loco Bowl

    $8.39
    White rice, hambuger patty, egg, & gravy
  • Super Loco

    $12.99
    2 hamburger patties, 2 eggs, 3 scoops white rice, gravy, & mac salad
  • Double Fried Rice Loco

    $16.99
    Full order of KG fried rice, 2 hamburger patties, 2 eggs, gravy & mac salad
  • Teriyaki Pork, Yakitori Chicken, or Chicken Katsu Loco with White Rice

    $8.99
  • Teriyaki Pork, Yakitori Chicken, or Chicken Katsu Loco with 1/2 Order KG Fried Rice

    $12.49

Hamburgers

Served w/ lettuce & tomato and your choice of french fries OR potato macaroni salad.

  • Burger

    $8.99
  • Cheeseburger

    $9.29
  • Gravy Burger

    $9.29
    Add cheese $.99 more!
  • Teri Burger

    $9.29
    Add cheese $.99 more!

Served with potato macaroni salad & rice

Substitute rice for a half order of KG fried rice for just $4.50 more!

Mini places available on * entrees for $2 less.

  • * Hamburger Steak

    $11.99
    Two 4oz patties topped with grilled onions & brown gravy
  • * Fresh Pork Cutlet

    $13.99
    Breaded sliced pork topped with brown gravy
  • * KG Fried Chicken

    $12.49
    Seasoned chicken thighs fried crispy
  • * Teriyaki Pork

    $13.99
    Sliced BBQ pork marinated in KG's teri sauce
  • * Yakitori Chicken

    $12.49
    Boneless chicken thighs marinated in KG's teri sauce
  • * Chicken Katsu

    $12.49
    Crispy panko crusted chicken thighs that are served with our homemade katus sauce
  • Kalua Pig

    $14.99
    Slow-cooked pulled pork seasoned to perfection
  • 8 oz Char Broiled Steak

    $15.99
    Char-broiled to your taste and topped with grilled onions
  • French Fries

    $4.99
  • Hamburger Patty w/ Gravy

    $4.99
  • One Egg

    $1.99
  • Rice (2 Scoops)

    $1.99
  • Potato Macaroni Salad

    $3.99
    2 scoops of KG's own combination of potato & macaroni salad

Contact Information

Kuhio Grille Hilo

Prince Kuhio Plaza
111 East Puainako Street #106A
Hilo, HI 96720
P: 808.959.2336
E: [email protected]

Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 7AM - 9PM
Friday & Saturday: 7AM - 10PM

Kuhio Grille Kaimuki

3036 Waialae Ave B-4
Honolulu, HI 96816
P: 808.732.2336
E: [email protected]


Hours:
Open Daily: 10AM - 8PM
Closed Tuesday's

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