• Gill's Lanai

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  • White Veg-options
Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small outdoor cafe on the highway. Offers vegan comfort food, clearly marked on menu, including apple/sage hot dogs. Owner knowledgeable about veganism and happy to accommodate. Open Mon-Wed 11:00am-4:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-4:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by DWNPhoto


Points +434

21 Jan 2022

Best tofu based item on the Big Island

We had the tofu Bahn Mi. It was excellent!



Points +348

23 Dec 2021

Fresh, delicous vegan options

Our family ordered the Beyond sausage dogs with garlic fries and another with truffle fries (minus the parmesan), and also the tofu bahn mi which included a side of local purple potato salad. They also had three flavors of smoothies, acai, berry, and mango, all good, but mango the best for the tropical flavor.

Pros: Limited but great vegan options, Very fresh, local flavors

Cons: go early to avoid a long line -- it's popular!


Points +39

27 Nov 2021

Super fresh, super tasty!

Gill's lanai is a quaint little hole-in-the-wall shack that provides a bright and cute lunch spot! I loved the brightly painted patio seating, encased in a lovely garden at the back. The server/owner was very friendly and accommodated us even though we were a few minutes after closing time. Melissa is a fantastic chef, and her tofu bahn mi is one of the freshest, tastiest sandwiches I've ever had. Her house sauce was bursting with flavor!
We also got the the vegan hot dog and some smoothies, they all tasted fantastic!

I heard from them that they do a vegan special on Tuesday!

A definite stop on the way back or to Pololu lookout!!

Pros: Very bright, Super tasty house sauces, Bright and cute seating space

Cons: Only a couple of vegan options in the regular menu


Points +24

04 Apr 2018

Excellent Food and Awesome Local Vibe

We popped in for lunch with our Omni family on a family vacation. As far as options there were only two that I could see. The vegan apple sage field roast hot dog with chips that my husband and boys had and the lemongrass tofu sandwich that I had. It was all very very good and relatively quick with the large party we had. My Omni family enjoyed their dishes as well. Small little outdoor eating area where we were able to chat it up with locals. Definitely a great little stop on the big island.


Points +387

25 May 2016

Fun and delicious by the road eatery

If you're expecting something fancy or even full restaurant from a place that has porch in the name... you're at the wrong place.

Perfect to grab a quick lunch, we couldn't have been happier. The vegan truffles were to die for, and my wife very much liked her tofu banh mi. I was surprised and delighted with my loaded field roast dog.

Couple cans of soda later and we were refreshed and ready for the afternoon.

Pros: Good food, Fast service, Inexpensive

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