Hilo Bay Cafe started in 2003, opened by a small group of dedicated food lovers. For 10 years, the 70-seat restaurant flourished against odds in a small central Hilo strip mall location. From the start, it was well loved by locals and visitors alike, serving seasonal and organic food and wines with a fun and comfortable “come as you are” attitude. Living up to the aspirations of its name, Hilo Bay Cafe moved to a bigger, brighter location on the shores of beautiful Hilo Bay in October 2013. Here, familiar faces and new fans mingle. Diners enjoy contemporary, locally inspired dishes, artisan sushi, and a refreshing range of drinks.
Tantra Bates | Owner + General Manager
Joshua Ketner | Executive Chef
Karlee Fergerstrom-Kalalau | Sous Chef
Cody Ducusin | Sous Chef
Roy Kaneko | Master Sushi Chef
Tiffany Kahumoku | Sushi Bar Manager