Best Food Around Volcanoes National Park On Big Island
There’s so much to do and see on the Shaka Guide Volcanoes National Park Driving tour, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Here’s a handful of some of the best food you’ll find along the route!
Type of Food: Seafood, American, International
Hours: 7am – 9pm, 7 days a week
Address: 19-3948 Old Volcano Rd; Volcano Village, HI 96785
The Kilauea Lodge is located in Volcano Village, a short distance from Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The dining rooms offers a warm ambiance with a historic fireplace called The International Fireplace of Friendship, built in the 1930’s by donations from all over the world.
Kilauea Lodge Restaurant is your spot for fine dining with a variety of options for entrees and decadent desserts. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Type of Food: American, Asian, Pizza
Hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm, 7 days a week
Address: 19-4005 Haunani Rd; Volcano, HI 96785
After a full day at Volcanoes National Park, enjoy a delicious dinner at Ohelo Café. Ohelo offers something for everyone, although their wood-fired cauliflower pizza is the most popular. Grab a seat in one of the Chefs’ Tables to watch the chefs prepare your meal right in front of you! The café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Punalu‘u Bake Shop
Type of Food: Pastries, Sandwiches, Salads
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, 7 days a week
Address: 95-5642 Mamalahoa Hwy; Naalehu, HI 96772
Craving something sweet? The Punalu‘u Bake Shop offers free samples of Hawaiian Sweetbread. Yum! Indulge in one of their famous malasadas while enjoying the cool Hawaiian breeze outside in the gardens.
This bake shop also offers other options besides sweets such as salads, sandwiches, other lunch entrees if you’re looking for something more substantial.
Type of Food: Café fares, Soups
Hours: 11am – 3pm, Tuesday through Sunday
Address: 19-3834 Old Volcano Rd; Volcano, HI 96785
Located in the back of an artist’s shop, Café Ono is your spot if you’re looking for vegetarian/vegan-friendly and gluten-free options. With locally grown coffee, organic foods, and hearty entrees, Café Ono serves fresh and delicious meals for everyone.
You can even pick up a picnic lunch to go! The café is open for lunch from 11 am to 3 pm and serves coffee, tea, and desserts from 10 am to 4 pm.
Tuk-Tuk Thai Food Wagon
Tuk-Tuk Thai Fried Rice
Type of Food: Fast Food, Asian, Thai
Hours: 11am – 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Address: 19-4030 Wright Rd; Volcano, HI 96785
Feeling incredibly hungry and looking for a quick eat?
The Tuk-Tuk Thai Food Wagon has just what you need. Delivering large portions and exceptionally tasty Thai food, this truck is a must stop to pick up a meal before heading to Volcanoes National Park!!
This part of the island may be sparsely populated, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t great food to be found! Stick to this list and you’re sure to have a great meal or snack while enjoying your driving tour.