Blue Dragon Restaurant
Blue Dragon Restaurant

Blue Dragon Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluedragonhawaii.com/
  • Phone: 8088827771x2
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, International
  • Executive Chef: Noah Hester
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy any special night at The Blue Dragon Restaurant. Take advantage of The Best Dining Atmosphere in a more intimate setting. The restaurant is available for private events seven days a week. We offer Professional Chefs, Pastry Chef, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Sound Technician and more. Our restaurant is Romantic, Fun, Friendly, Interactive and Elegant.
  • Entertainment: Voted Best Live Music two years in a row! The Blue Dragon features live music every Thursday through Sunday. Our monthly schedule is on our website. We regularly feature Hoku Award winners & nominees. The Blue Dragon exclusively hosts The Big Island's biggest big band...The Ollie phonic Horns among many other stand-outs. Whether you enjoy Jazz, Hawaiian, Classic Rock, Swing, Salsa or Blues the Blue Dragon is the place to listen, dine and dance under the stars.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 19
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is for restaurant customers only.
A word from Blue Dragon Restaurant
Recently voted Best Dining Atmosphere, Family Entertainment, Bartender, Live Music and Night Spot by West Hawaii Today. Our fresh, festive food features global, coastal flavors and offers the freshest of ingredients, from locally caught fish to produce from our own organic farm. We proudly offer vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free options as well as just enough meat and the freshest of seafood! Our young and talented chef team sincerely loves to create the most amazing dishes with the finest local and seasonal products available. We feature live music nightly (when we are open for dinner Thursdays through Sundays) and offer the best talent and a wide array of musical styles. If the music moves you, get up and dance right under the stars as our dining area has no roof!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Blue Dragon Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (62)neighborhood gem (32)good for groups (28)fit for foodies (27)special occasion (25)kid-friendly (24)vibrant bar scene (22)romantic (19)hot spot (17)late-night find (11)scenic view (9)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Nana M
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent food with outstanding service! We had appetizer, main dish and dessert. Everything was great. Also, very clean bathrooms:) We would highly recommend to anyone visiting the Big Island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great band and great food. Nice.thats all i have to say. I hate being told i need to say more. Annoying.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone.
    Diane
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We visited on a Friday evening. There were families dining, groups, seniors ( including ourselves), younger couples all enjoying the evening. Many were regulars as the very popular band Rainbow Band was playing. The music was very enjoyable and not so loud allowing conversation to be enjoyed by diners. We thought the menu was most creative which made it more enjoyable for us. I had the pan seared fresh catch with creamy polenta and fresh vegetables which was good although maybe the polenta could have been less firm. My husband had the South American Surf which this night included tiger prawns and catch of the day with fresh vegetables and whipped potatoes which also was good, but he did not care for the flavor of the prawns.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good music, great food!
    SuchefVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Blue Dragon has an amazing menu. Everything we ordered was delicious, fresh, and very tasty. It has a beautiful, casual outdoor setting with great live music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    ec67
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Yummy food, great music and very fun vibe! Our waiter, Nathan, was excellent! His level of professionalism felt more like we were in fine dining. Def recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For OT Thompson's birthday
    Twilson808
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We celebrated a dear family member's birthday. Every family member, kids up to adults, had a memorable time. Food, music and care we received from your waitstaff was the best. We will be returning; thanks for taking care of us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to eat and dance
    Sues
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a great birthday dinner with Friends and we enjoyed dancing, even kids were having a lot of fun dancing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food, music and stars
    labia19foodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was generally good. Some portions were moderate and others were quite small. The vegetables looked local and fresh as was the fish. However the service was very poor. The hostess was very rude and mean and exhibited zero aloha. Our waitperson acted like they wanted to be somewhere else and couldn't care less if we enjoyed the meal or not. The band that evening was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Dining with Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent Service, Reservation honored promptly, good pre music group guitar
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    we had been told by 2 folks that we must go eat here. SO GLAD we took them up on their suggestion - wonderful memory of our great trip!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Crowed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We Love the Blue Dragon and this evening Olliphinics were playing, a favorite band. The resturant was super crowed and so the normal ambiance we enjoy at Blue Dragon was not up to par.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and music
    LaVilla
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We tried to dine at the Blue Dragon as many times as we could during our recent stay on the Big Island so that we could listen to live music - and the restaurant serves excellent food as it seems to specially focus on the quality ingredients (relying on organic locally-grown produce and meet and freshly caught seafood). Most importantly, the restaurant, that also calls itself a musiquarium, presents local and visiting musicians who play live music Thursday through Sunday night. Our latest visit coincided with the performance of Tomi Isobe Blues Band which was very enjoyable and provided ample dancing opportunities for the patrons. Our sever, Bo, displayed profound knowledge of the menu's intricacies and was extremely warm and hospitable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    DLDAm
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We absolutely loved this place! Great venue which has unique outdoor dining. Our waitress was exceptional and the meal was delicious. We also enjoyed the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little gem
    Ohemgee
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I chose this cute restaurant after seeing it's great reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint. The service was outstanding and my meal was delicious. Get the fish tacos!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and live music!
    Linda
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Recently moved to the Big Island and tried the Blue Dragon. We had the burger and wings, which were top notch. Can't wait to go back and try some entrees! Loved the live music, the band was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat after sunset to avoid flies
    PinotPaulVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very enjoyable restaurant with entertainment that starts around 6:30. Food is creative and much better than average. The only downside for us were the flies that magically appeared when our entrees arrived. There was a swarm that we had to fend off with our napkins. As the sun went down around 7pm fortunately they disappeared. So, time your visit to eat after sunset and you'll have a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great evening
    LaVilla
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    In the true spirit of "musiquarium" as this restaurant describes itself, we enjoyed food and music that was wonderfully performed by the Oleophonic Horns! There is a dancing area in front of the stage where diners were clearly enjoying themselves. Food was good - fresh catch of the day dishes and creative and very fresh salads. We do not live in Hawaii - so we can only visit this restaurant periodically. The previous time, we were here two years ago - and are happy to note that the high quality standards are still in place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music and Great Food
    sunurbunns
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great combination of interesting, well conceived and prepared food, with attentive but not intrusive service and some fun music to round it all out. Just about the only not-break-the-bank place on upper west side of the island. Try it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Goodgrub
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We can always count on a yummy meal here! Plenty of delicious vegetarian options, and delicious drink specials. And, of course, fun and energetic music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wonderful place to enjoy a good meal, hear some local talent, and watch people of all ages dance and have fun!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a Fun Night!
    Fantastic
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had so much fun at the Blue Dragon! The Island Boiz band was fantastic. FANTASTIC! There were a lot of happy people having a good time dancing to their upbeat music. Our waiter, Nathan, was awesome. So kind, so good, always smiling. I started with a delicious salad. My fish taco dish was yummy. It had just the right herbs and spices. We'll be back. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weird but interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was good... in some cases very good. Virtually no indoor dining so pray it does not rain. Live entertainment was cool but really loud. Crazy bad location across from industrial port.
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  • Not satisfied at all
    Yuck
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Wanted to arrive at 6:00 but were told only reservations were 5:30 or 7:45. Arrived at 5:30. People without reservations were seated before us. Majority of tables remained empty until almost 8 p.m. Were seated at crummy location. Had to turn chair totally around to listen to music. Service was poor. Drinks were forgotten.Overpriced. Will not recommend to others.Only thing good was the music.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best restaurant on the island
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I love Blue Dragon. My favorite place on the island.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live Music
    TrainerTVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I loved my "Pipeline Pomodoro Pasta". It was the best thing I ate on my trip to Hawaii. My husband's fried chicken was burnt, however, when he mentioned it, the waitress brought him a new plate, which had better-cooked chicken. We thought the prices were too high, but enjoyed the live blues band. It was great to be able to dance under the stars.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfort Food at its best
    BonsaiNanVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Fried chicken (boneless and free range from Hawaii island), Greens w/bacon, Creamy Mashed Potatoes and gravy -- my spouse and I were in heaven. This was a special, but the fried chicken and waffles on the regular menu will transport you just the same. For an appetizer we tried the Vegetable Summer Rolls -- rice wrappers (not fried), stuffed w/mango and other veggies, and served with an "island tweaked" sweet & sour sauce -- beautiful presentation and taste. The Sangiovese wine was reasonably priced and a genuine value. The music this night was blues and the dance floor filled with delighted patrons, which included us. We love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive cuisine and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Nice variety of dishes all infused with an island flair. From simple burgers to more complex pastas, steaks, and fresh fish specials. Live Music rounds out the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place on the Big Island
    Dinedance
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We always go to the Blue Dragon when on the Island. Never disappointed with the experience. Great food, service and entertainment. Don't miss going to this fine venue.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Blue Dragon!
    1BaymomVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We've passed by The Blue Dragon for years and never stopped for dinner. So glad we booked after reading great reviews. The service was warm and friendly, food terrific and the live music fantastic! The chef uses local ingredients to great result and this will be a new "must!" Be sure to try the Dragon Ballz:-)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • melvin
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Went on the recommendation of Bo whom we met earlier in the day. She is a waitress at the restaurant. Our overall experience was very good. Good food, excellent service, good drinks. The live music was a bonus. Would definitely go again. Next time I'm requesting a table with chairs, not stools.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Entertainment
    MaiTais
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We so enjoyed John Keawe and his Ohana. Such great music and wonderful dance! Food was pretty good but not the best fish special I have had there. Drinks were great. Weather was perfect so we were gratefule for a beautiful night there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast on their Feet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went to the Blue Dragon this past Friday and experienced a very infrequent drenching rain on the Big Island. The staff at the Blue Dragon, especially our wait staff, did a great job of accommodating our needs and that of many others. They kept a great attitude and the service was great in spite of very challenging conditions. I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nieceyc
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Visiting from California, it was one of our best nights out. Great food. Wonderful ,efficient, knowledgable and friendly waitress. Energetic fun atmosphere with live music. Enjoyed it. I would go again, if I visit the Big Island again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super fun night!
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    What a great place! Music is always super, people of all ages, kids dancing under the stars. Food is delicious. This time we had the ahi poke appetizer, steak and a great burger. It's always a great night out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Great music
    BonsaiNanVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    For live music and dancing, Lorenzo's Army (Friday) and Bump City (Saturday) were the best this weekend. The specials in drinks and food have been beyond good. Chef made ahi dumplings with a soy truffle sauce (to die for), and has been offering specials on hamburgers all month. Peanut butter and waffles (as the bun) with range fed beef -- who knew it could be so good? For desert, mango madness captured our fancy -- mango ice cream served on a half mango with a sprinkling of chili (and some other flavors) -- creamy, sweet, very mild heat -- do it again! We normally order wine (very reasonably priced and good), but tried the bartender's island version of a mint julep one night --- it was just right on the hot night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 714 reviews are from the Blue Dragon Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Blue dragon and open air!
    Texter
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great place to eat and listen/dance to live band. Restaurant is open air/no roof and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and music
    HawaiiGirl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The atmosphere at Blue Dragon is great. The band that played while I was there was incredible. The server that we had was fair but the bussing staff was incredible. They would swoop in like a ninja and fill you water glass or take your empty plate without you ever knowing they were there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Norrh Kohala music and dining. Great drinks, good food and wonderful real Hawaii ambience. Good music that is not overwhelming or intrusive. Fresh seafood is excellent. Terrific Big Island experience. Dine outside under the trees --magic
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, local food and music!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Dine and dance under blue sky (or stars)! Fresh local food excellently prepared, I had fresh catch and hubby a shrimp pasta. Dragon Balz appetizer was yummy, not too spicy, we each had a nice glass of wine, and house made ice cream for desert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomi Isobe was hot!
    BonsaiNanVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Several bands on island play good blues music with solid beats for dancing, and Tomi Isobe Blues Band is one of the best. The Blue Dragon is fortunate to book them about every 6 weeks. This night they kept the dance floor full and the restaurant buzzing with interested spectators. The food and drink was good, as always. My spouse and I ordered the fish tacos from the regular menu and enjoyed every bite. The restaurant makes its own sorbets and ice creams, and is not afraid to experiment with flavors. We had a special exotic fruit ice cream ( a type of chipotle) for desert which tasted like brown sugar and pear, but a bit too dry (not creamy) for our tastes. Still very interesting and worth the taste.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.