Tucked into a cowboy-themed shopping center with a drafty food court (bring a jacket or sit by the fireplace), this burger stand run by former Four Seasons Lanai chef Edwin Goto has a compact menu: plump burgers made with local grass-fed beef, grilled ahi, taro, or Hamakua mushrooms; thick, sumptuous shakes made from Tropical Dreams ice cream; and hand-cut, twice-cooked fries. Other than that, there’s just a grilled ahi Niçoise salad featuring island greens—but it’s also delicious. A few doors down is Goto’s casual, sit-down Noodle Club, serving artfully presented interpretations of local and Asian specialties such as saimin, pork belly bao buns, pho, and ramen; the yuzu pudding cake is a melt-away marvel.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
Hawaii (The Big Island)› Restaurant
In the Parker Ranch Center, 67–1185 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea
Our Rating Neighborhood Waimea Hours Mon–Sat 10:30am–8pm; Sun till 6pm. Phone 808/885-7319 Prices Burgers $8–$12. Cuisine Type Burgers Web site Village Burger Other Noodle Club: In the Parker Ranch Center (same address). www.facebook.com/noodleclubwaimea. 808/885-8825. Main courses $10–$13. Tues–Sat 10:30am–8pm; Sun till 5pm.
MapIn the Parker Ranch Center, 67–1185 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea Hawaii (The Big Island)
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