Old Town Pahoa


An eighteen minute drive from Hale a Kimo Kali is Old Town Pahoa. This Hawaiian Village has an alternative flair and got its start in the late 1800’s as a lumber town making Koa and Ohia railroad ties and later became a sugar town.  Around 1960 Pahoa was named the anthurium and papaya capital of the world, driving along some of the backroads you will see why it was given this distinction. Some people jokingly say that, Pahoa is a town that hasn’t really stepped out of the sixties and there are some residents that actually like it that way.

Pahoa’s main attraction is its inviting boardwalk, along which you will find clapboard shops and eateries. Most of the restaurants in Pahoa are located along Pahoa Village Road. In Pahoa you will also find the Akebono Theater, which is the oldest theater on the island of Hawaii. Sadly on January 15th 2017 the theater as well as Luquin’s restaurant suffered a devastating fire which resulted in a total loss. The Pahoa Village Farmers Market which was held in the adjacent parking lot has moved to Nanawale Estates open on Sundays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information on Pahoa visit: Pahoa Info

Restaurants in Pahoa

Paolo's Bistro

Paolo’s Bistro

Kaleo’s Bar & Grill – Kaleo’s Bar & Grill
Ning’s Thai Cuisine (BYOB)
Paolo’s Bistro (BYOB)
Pahoa Fresh Fish
Boogie Woogie Pizza – Boogie Woogie Pizza
Pahoa Village Café
Black Rock Café
Pele’s Kitchen
Tin Shack Bakery

Grocery Stores in Pahoa


Malama Market – Located at the Pahoa Market Place
Island Naturals Market – Located in town – Island Naturals Market