Hilo, Hawaii
784 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-8209

Hawaii Eatery Describes Its Most Popular Bento Meals February 7, 2018

Hilo, Hawaii
Hawaii Eatery Describes Its Most Popular Bento Meals, Hilo, Hawaii

Whether you’re visiting the Islands or a local resident, you don’t want to miss the chance to try bento. It’s a popular single-serving takeout lunch box containing noodles or rice, steamed fish or grilled meat, and cooked or pickled vegetables. It originated in Japan and is now common throughout Asia and Hawaii. You can find it throughout the Hawaiian Islands at food stands, convenience stores, and other quick-bite eateries. Kawamoto Store, a beloved Japanese takeout joint, catering service, and food store, has been selling bento options to please almost any palate for more than 70 years.

Bento in Hilo, HITo give you an idea of what's available, they discuss some of their most popular bento meals below:

  • Keiki Bento: Keiki bento is a kid-sized portion with two Musubi (spam and rice wrapped in seaweed) and Korean chicken. The cost is $3.50.
  • $5 Bento:  This inexpensive full-sized portion includes a cone sushi, one Musubi, 1/2 serving of noodles and nishime, and fried vegetable tempura with rice.
  • $6 Bento: This features everything in the $5 meal, except the tempura includes shrimp, and it comes with sides of shoyu chicken and spam. Shoyu is the Japanese term for soy sauce, so a shoyu meal is chicken, pork, or beef marinated for several hours.
  • Larger Meals: For larger appetites, you can find a variety of bento meals that include more food and different sides, but whatever your choice, you’re guaranteed delicious, authentic cuisine.

For delicious Japanese takeout and traditional Hawaiian food on the go, you can't go wrong with Kawamoto Store in Hilo, HI. They carry a variety of mouthwatering local Asian cuisine menu items, from sushi to okazuya to bento, all at affordable prices. Check out their website to view a menu, business hours, and a map to their location.  Otherwise, call (808) 935-8209 to inquire about available bento options.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Kawamoto Store
3 Reasons to Order Home Food Delivery, Hilo, Hawaii
With the ongoing pandemic, many people hesitate to eat out. However, patronizing restaurants helps support the local economy. Fortunately, many eateries are offering food deliveries ...read more
Why You Should Shop Local This Holiday Season, Hilo, Hawaii
With the holiday season on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about gifts. A thoughtful present is a wonderful way to show your loved ones you care. You can also use this oppor...read more
How to Have a Safe Holiday Get-Together With Catering, Hilo, Hawaii
With the COVID-19 virus still going around, your holiday plans might look different than previous years’. But even if you’re only having a few close friends or relatives stop by, pla...read more
4 Ways to Support Restaurants During COVID-19, Hilo, Hawaii
Your favorite Hawaiian food providers may have temporarily changed the way they do business on the Big Island due to COVID-19, but it’s still possible to support them. Use these tips...read more
Why Is Japanese Food So Healthy?, Hilo, Hawaii
Today, many people are looking for options that are both healthy and satisfying. Some of the most helpful examples of how to eat well come from traditional cuisines across the world....read more