About Cafe 100

In 1946, after Richard Miyashiro was discharged from the Army, he opened a diner in his hometown Hilo and named it “Cafe 100” in tribute to the 100th Infantry Battalion.

He had been a member of the 100th Battalion during World War II. This was a unit comprised of Hawaii-born Japanese-American young men who volunteered to fight for America when there was bigotry against them and their families because of the attack on Pearl Harbor. They were the most highly decorated American unit of its size in all of WWII. Many of his buddies were casualties.

The first Cafe 100 was at the corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Manono Street in what was then Waiakea town. Three months after Miyashiro and his wife Evelyn opened his restaurant, the 1946 tsunami hit Hilo hard. Though the restaurant sustained significant damage, they rebuilt and continued on. Along the way they had three daughters.

In 1960, Richard finally got to open the "restaurant of his dreams", a larger modern building just down Manono Street. Just three weeks after the new Cafe 100 opened, another devastating tsunami hit the area and this time his just-opened restaurant was completely demolished. He and his family watched from their home next door as the brand-new restaurant exploded. Their house was lifted up by the powerful waves and carried several blocks, with them inside, until it lodged in a mango tree. They survived but the restaurant did not.

Cafe 100's current location

Cafe 100's current location

Still, he persisted. Two years later in 1962, Miyashiro built the third incarnation of Cafe 100 at the present-day Cafe 100 on Kilauea Avenue.

It was Hilo’s very first drive-in but with a brand new concept...a fast food restaurant with a full-service menu. You could drive up, park, order a full meal at the window and then take the food home or sit and eat. When it opened, Hilo fully embraced the idea. The specialty of the house was the Loco Moco™ and the beef stew, which still follows Miyashiro’s original recipe.

Cafe 100 also has happy hours from 16:00 to 19:00. If you don't want to leave the casino for a bite to eat, you can always visit Cafe 100 Lounge. The family-run café has a great wine list and helpful staff. While there are many other types of cafes in Atlantic City, you can never go wrong with a gourmet café. There are many options in town, but Cafe 100 If you are looking for a more luxurious casinohttps://casinosfellow.com/casino/grand-rush/ coffee shop this is the place to be. Café 100's goal is to provide casino visitors with a safe place to eat, where food is economical, clean and safe.

At Cafe 100 today, the portions are still generous and the focus is still on providing good food for a good price. For many years now, Cafe 100’s signature dish has been the original Loco Moco™. This is why Cafe 100 is also known as the Home of The Loco Moco®. But the plate lunches are also what makes Cafe 100 special.

Cafe 100 order window

At Cafe 100, we feel a strong responsibility to the community. Our goal is to give people a reliable place to eat where the food is economical, the site is clean and safe, and service is fast and friendly. This is somewhere you can bring your kids. We want people to feel welcomed at Cafe 100 and hopefully leave satisfied and happy.

We also feel it’s important that we are a contributing member of the community. A community cannot exist without small businesses. We have a responsibility to help out. Cafe 100 is a job site for Special Ed and mental health programs, where students and adults get life skills. We support our neighboring schools. We have helped fund their computer labs and other projects.

Our further purpose is to be a compassionate employer and to offer a supportive workplace, giving the staff not only a job, but a place they can be happy and proud to work at. We have several staff members who worked over 40 years.