this is another one of those stores that sell staionary, but this one is really good because not only do they have the kid type hello kitty, kerokeropi, badtz maru, etc type stuff...they also have standard stuff so you could take your kids here and you can all get supplies for art, writing, and just school in general. good deals too, alot of the stuff are asian imports so some of them are very very cheap. try it out you will like it.
you know for a propane store its pretty fun to go there because they have sporting goods and camping stuff and just alot of stuff guys like to go and look at. Its like a mans store...you could probably get stuck in there for a while and leave with some really cool flashlight or something of that sort.
Super good korean BBQ. They are a small step up from your super fast takeout korean BBQ places so the prices are up by a couple of dollars but its well worth the great food and generous portions...not to mention you can dine in here with full service from a waiter or waitress. be patient, its a family business so they dont have a full restaurant staff. My friends parents own this place as well, if they havent sold it...i know its been sold in the past but still did korean BBQ.
my uncle pat works down here, they do business really well, my parents got 2 cars from here. friendly people and beautiful buildings. Cars in hilo are expensive at lots so dont expect the best deals in the world, just expect the average new car lot in hilo pricing.
Orchid land surf is awesome, they have surfboards, bodyboards,fins, and any other kind of surf stuff you might need. Its on the way to honoli'i too right on bayfront where everyone gets shaved ice. The clothes here may be expensive for the name brand surf gear, but it is everywhere, that stuff just costs alot. but they also do their own clothing too which is really cheap and not bad looking. definitely check this place out, like now, get in the car right now please.
this is the place who does custom prints for t-shirts and hats, maybe if you have your own design that you want to get done they might overcharge you for it. but if you want to buy one of their premaid products they are really ugly and cost too much for a homemade shirt. dont do it.
they have your typical kero kero pi type stationary, badtz maru, hello kitty, you know all the stuff im talking about! All the school kids, especially girls, like to go here to get the cutest school supplies and show off to the other kids. Take your kids here for school stuff unless you just want to go for the grocery store super school supply specials. But hey its not priced so bad either, but of course more than the standard stuff. they also have some random gift ideas and greeting cards. even bracelet making stations.
theres some really nice asian import gift ideas here and its located in downtown hilo near the farmers market and other shops. Definitely nice for the tourists. kind of pricey though. The man who owns it is a very nice guy, but im not sure about his name.
My mom used to work for JC pennys salon for years and they used to be located at kaikoo mall and i used to go here after school everyday and get an icee with li hing mui. they have so much candy and crack seed type snacks that us hawaii people love. And its very cheap too. you have to go here for an icee with li hing mui or just a nice snack.
I heard this place "loves you long time" if you catch my drift. My friends father used to go there alot and told us that you can buy drinky drinky for the korean girls. enough said. Go there NOW!