Prabha's Indian Restaurant

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 7 Reviews
Indian food buffet, priced by weight. Items vary daily. Moved to this location Dec 2012; previously at 400 Hualani St, Bldg 12A. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Fast food, Take-out
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First Review by robertajoiner
StephenS
StephenS
34

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  • vegan

Tasty and Pricey - sort of Vegan friendly

3 Posted on 03 / 01 / 2014

Not a bad little joint as far as things go. It is always nice to be able to eat in a veg restaurant, but it's always a little tough when the veg restaurant only gives vegans a few real options. That being said - the options available to vegans were very tasty - but - unfortunately - knowing the costs of vegan food - I would say this place is 1/3 over priced. Granted - it is in 'The Islands" where everything is more expensive.
As it goes - we only ate here once - then decided it was a way better deal to just shop at Abundant Life. But if you really just want to eat out without a lot of hassle and a few good vegan options, This is what the Island has to offer.

Pros: vegetarian, friendly folks, nice atmosphere
Cons: not enough vegan items, way too pricey for what you get
Subramanyum
Subramanyum
1

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  • vegetarian

A winner

5 Posted on 02 / 27 / 2014

Being Indians, my wife and I were immensely pleased to have dined here. The flavors were well balanced in each dish and everything was garden fresh. We have dined at the best Indian restaurants in England and India. This tiny restaurant is up at the top of our all time favorites, and it is immaculate above all. The pumpkin curry is a dream. These folks are very nice and helpful. A little Shangrila in the middle of the Pacific.

Pros: Clean, Tasty, Friendly
plonitalmoni
plonitalmoni
15

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  • mostly-vegetarian

Avoid

2 Posted on 02 / 20 / 2014

We went on a Thursday evening. Food was sitting out on buffet, and was cold. There were small ants on the buffet table.

You pay by weight, and fortunately, it's not expensive, because neither of us could finish our food. We've eaten in vegetarian Indian restaurants all over the world so we know what things are supposed to taste like (reliably tasty). This not only fell short, but actually was verging on inedible (especially what they are passing off as paneer).

We only eat out in vegetarian restaurants when we travel and so were really hoping to count on this place for two nights, but unfortunately we didn't dare go back and had to supplement our food that night as we couldn't count what we had been served as a meal!

We'd give this one star or less, but apparently Happy Cow only gives the lowest rating of two for vegetarian restaurants. (News to me, never given a rating this low before)

Pros: vegetarian on Big Island
Cons: food, ants
Janice Bearden
Janice Bearden
10

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  • vegetarian

Awesome!

5 Posted on 12 / 08 / 2013

No Canola oil! Great flavored vegetarian dishes. Husband had the paneer dishes and liked them too. Vegan Kheer was great! Nice vibes here!

Pros: Vegetarian , Vegan kheer, Great people
BruceBurger
BruceBurger
4

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  • vegetarian

Delicious sattvic, vegetarian and vegan

5 Posted on 03 / 02 / 2013

Prabha's Indian Restaurant, specializes in affordable, authentic, home-style, healthy, vegetarian/vegan Indian and Asian cuisine. Prabha's Indian Restaurant is the only vegetarian/vegan indian restaurant on the Big Island.Treat yourself to our comfortable, elegant, and peaceful dining atmosphere located at the heart of Hilo 239 Keawe st Hilo HI, next door to Pescatore. Our professional chefs have years of experience and strive to maintain healthy, authentic dishes. Our secret seasonings and spices create an ambrosial flavor and captivating fragrance that is sure to satiate the most discerning epicurean. At Prabha's, food is made with love and fresh ingredients, GMO free, Pesticide free,wheat free, Gluten free, MSG free, L-Cysteine free. Our menu varies daily. Try Breadfruit Curry or Pumpkin Curry dishes.
Open Daily M-Sat 11am- 2:30pm lunch and Dinner buffet 5:00pm-8:30pm Fri and Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm (808) 640 1554

Pros: Good value, Sattvic, Home Cooking!, Pure Veg, no meat served
Nancys007
Nancys007
1

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  • vegan

Excellent ! ! Love it ! ! Hooray !

5 Posted on 08 / 30 / 2012

This is such a wonderful surprise to have a real Vegan Restaurant.. The cook and staff are so so friendly.. One bite and you will be hooked.. Delicious food. Tasty tasty tasty... I have been there 3 times and I will be going again today to take a friend for her first time. Hopefully more people will find this hideway location. I feel so blessed this restaurant is in Hilo.. Hooray..
Updated from previous review on Thursday August 30, 2012
Updated from previous review on Thursday August 30, 2012

Pros: Yum Yum Yum, Delicious, Good Food
robertajoiner
robertajoiner
7

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  • vegan

Great food

5 Posted on 08 / 29 / 2012

We were tired after a day of site seeing and so decided to try out and support this new restaurant instead of cooking. We are strict vegan and rather particular so this vegan restaurant fit the bill. Once we found it, no easy task, we enjoyed the hospitality and sincere intentions of the couple running it and the food was excellent. It is cafeteria style charged by weight, the Indian food was spicy and flavorful but not too hot and not too much oil, which we appreciated. Once they turned on the music the atmosphere improved a bit. We will return. We ate a lot for $27.

Pros: Good food, Good price, Friendly hosts
Cons: Difficult location, Somewhat austere atmosphere

 

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Last updated: 2013/03/20

 

Added: 2012/06/19

 

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