Former Top Chef contestant Sheldon Simeon named his lunch spot Tin Roof as both a nod to his birthplace of Hilo (where every home is shielded by a tin roof) and the restaurant’s homespun beginning as a simple place started with his own money and sweat equity. The food is approachable, too: The specialty here is affordable rice bowls topped with fancy versions of local favorites like pork belly, garlic shrimp, chop steak and mochiko chicken.
Special Dishes: Rice Bowls
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