Monday, March 30, 2015

2011 Best of West Hawaii

In June of this year, our readers voted on the BEST of what makes this a great place to live, work and play. Expressions of appreciation can be found throughout the Flipbook presentation link. Find out why they were chosen! Each winner was awarded "The Best of West Hawaii" by having the most votes in a particular category. These are the results from the ballots submitted.

2011 Best of West Hawaii

Best of West Hawaii Flipbook and downloadable PDF

Best of West Hawaii  
Airline: Hawaiian Airlines
Air Tours: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Beach: Hapuna
Dining Atmosphere: Huggo's
Elderly Care Facility: Regency at Hualalai
Family Entertainment Location: KBXtreme
Golf Course: Makalei
Hospital: Kona Community Hospital
Karaoke: Sansei Seafood, Steak & Sushi Bar
Kona Coffee Grower: Mountain Thunder Coffee
Nightspot: Lu Lu's
Outdoor Guided Activity: Hawaii Forest and Trail
Outdoor Market: Kona Farmer's Market (Alii Drive)
Pau Hana/Happy Hour: Splasher's Bar & Grill
Place for Dance Lessons: West Hawaii Dance Academy
Place to get Married: Hilton Waikoloa Village
Receptions/Banquets: Hilton Waikoloa Village
Shopping Center: Kona Commons
Tour Company: Hawaii Forest and Trail


Best Food Location  
Breakfast: Lava Java
Best Cup of Coffee: Starbucks
Catering: Huggo's
Cocktails: Huggo's
Deli Sandwich: Subway
Desserts: Coffees 'n Epicurea
Fish/Seafood: Quinn's Almost by the Sea
Hamburger: Annie's Island Fresh Burgers
Ice Cream / Frozen Yogurt: Orange Tree
Luau: Island Breeze (King Kamehameha)
Pizza: Kona Brewing Company
Place for a Beer: Kona Brewing Company
Plate Lunch: L & L Hawaiian Barbecue
Saimin/Noodles: Ba-Le Kona
Sushi: U Make the Roll
Sunday Brunch: Mauna Kea Beach Resort
Steak: Outback Steakhouse
Vegetarian: Island Naturals


Best International Cuisine  
Chinese: Royal Jade Garden
Filipino: Tante’s Restaurant
Italian: Mi's Italian Bistro
Japanese: Teshima's
Mexican: Los Habaneros
Thai: Original Thai


Best Business  
Appliances: Lowe's
Artwork/Framing: Pictures Plus
Auto Body Repair: Auto Body Hawaii
Auto Dealership: Big Island Honda
Auto Parts: Napa Auto Parts
Auto Repair: Auto Tech
Barbershop: Hannan’s Barbershop
Beauty Salon: Icicles Hair Salon
Bed & Breakfast: Holualoa Inn
Bicycle Shop: Bike Works
Bookkeeping/Tax: Tuttle Financial Services
Book Store Kona Bay Books
Building Supplies: HPM
Candy / Cookie Company: Kailua Candy Company
Carpet Cleaning: COIT
Clothing Store: Macy's
Computer Store: 808 Computers
Construction Company: Isemoto Contracting Company
Copy/Printing Service: Office Max
Craft Supplies: Ace Hardware
Dive Shop: Jack's Diving Locker
Employment Service: Altres Staffing
Fabric Shop: Discount Fabric Warehouse
Fencing Company: Miranda Fence Company
Financial Institution: Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union
Fishing Charter: Bite Me Sportfishing
Fitness Center: The Club
Floor Coverings: Lowe's
Florist: Ilima Flowers
Funeral Home: Dodo Mortuary
Furniture Store: Kaloko Furniture
Gas Station / Convenience Store: Queen K Tesoro
Gift Shop: ABC Stores
Glass Tinting: C-Thru Glass Tinting
Grocery Store: KTA Superstores
Hardware Store: Ace Hardware
Health Clinic: Kaiser Permanente
Health Food Store: Island Naturals
Hearing Aids: Costco
Hotel/Resort: Hilton Waikoloa Village
Internet Provider: Oceanic Time Warner
Janitorial Service: Kona Clean Sweep
Kayak Rental: Kona Boys
Law Office: Law Office of Darl Gleed
Mattress Store: America's Mattress
Mortgage Company: Wells Fargo
Movie Theater: Regal Theatres Keauhou
Nursery: Sunrise Nursery
Office Supply Store: Kona Coast Office Supply
Pet Store: Petco
Physical Therapy: Club Rehab
Plumbing Company: Calvin's Plumbing
Pool/Spa Store: Splash SuperPools
Preschool/Daycare: Creative Day Preschool
Property Management: Clark Realty Corporation
Real Estate Agency: Clark Realty Corporation
Recycle Center: Atlas Recycling
Rental Items: Kona Rent All
Roofing Company: R & R Roofing Hawaii
Rubbish Hauling: PFI Rubbish Service
Screen Shop: The Screen Shop
Self-Service Storage: Power Self Storage
Sign Shop: Signs by Jackie
Snorkel Cruise: Fair Wind Cruises
Spa: Kohala Spa - Hilton Waikoloa Resort
Sunset Sail: Body Glove
Surf Shop: Oshima's
Tire Store: Costco
Travel Agency: The Travel Store
Trucking Company: Kona Trans
Watch Repair: Wally’s Watch Service


Best of People  
Aesthetician: Colleen Porter, Dr. Hiranaka
Bartender: Brice Ginardi, Okolemaluna Tiki Lounge
Car Salesperson: Travis Morimoto, Big Island Toyota
Chiropractor: Jesse Broderson, Malama Chiropractic
Dentist: Dr. Frank Sayre
Fitness Instructor: Katie Moore 
General Contractor: Neil Johnson, Johnson Construction
General Physician: Dr. Robin Seto, Kaiser Permanente
Graphic Designer: Mark Miller, Complete Art Service Hawaii
Insurance Agent: Wayne Yamauchi, State Farm
Kumu Hula: Keala Ching
Manicurist: Caitlyn Cowell, Vanity Box
Massage Therapist: Kate Butler, Waimea Massage
Photographer: Toby Hoogs
Real Estate Agent: Steve Ellison, Clark Realty Corporation
Veterinarian: Dr. Jacob Head, Keauhou Veterinary Hospital


Best Place to Purchase  
Aloha Wear: Hilo Hatties
Jewelry: Big Island Jewelers
Leis: Ilima Flowers
Oil Change: Kona Kwik Lube
Pest Control: Terminix
Satellite System: Dish Network
Solar Energy Equipment: Islandwide Solar
Used Automobiles: Big Island Toyota
Wine & Beer: Kona Wine Market
Wireless Communication: Verizon Wireless