I love Ninja Sushi. I love their Superman Maki and Kalbi-ChickeN Bento. Hilo has none of the above. They've got Ocean Sushi for decently priced sushi. Takenoko if you're allergic to money and can wait three months for dinner. But now, there is Sushi Ebisuya for those days you feel like Adam Richman before the weight loss. Seriously, 30 pieces of sushi for $17.
The atmosphere is pretty modern and it would do well as a hole in the wall shop in Manoa on Oahu. It's got this all wooden look to it with a screen door that makes it feel like a hole in wall but in actuality it's pretty spacious. The shop can get a little toasty because it's just relying on windows and Hilo is in what I'd call a drought, maybe once the world is righted and buckets start dropping down on us this will be a non-issue.
Some of the nigiri comes to you at warmer temps, so if you're used to chilly temp fish it could be a deal breaker. I've had live yellowtail sashimi'd right in front of me so it's no biggie. The only deal breaker for me is the owners don't buy enough fish. The shop closes at 9PM but you could walk in at 7:30 and be turned away. I understand the desire to serve fresh fish, but just order more and turn leftovers into poke appetizers. Problem solved.
Overall, it's pretty good and nothing is keeping me from going a second or third time.