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Don the Beachcomber - Royal Kona Resort
Don the Beachcomber - Royal Kona Resort

Don the Beachcomber - Royal Kona Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://Royalkona.com
  • Phone: (808) 930-3286
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Th-Sa 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Omiya
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walua Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Don the Beachcomber - Royal Kona Resort
Set right on the water"s edge with impressive ocean and sunset views from every seat, diners will enjoy the Polynesian retro-tiki chic atmosphere, flavorful award-winning cuisine and legendary original Mai Tais at the signature Don the Beachcomber Restaurant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Don The Beachcomber's was recommended to us by a friend as a great place to have dinner and watch an amazing sunset. We were pleased to find that not only was the view spectacular but the service & food were also fantastic! The Hostess was very pleasant and our Server and all of the Wait Staff were wonderful. Our food was delicious - I highly recommend the Kahuna Don's Island Breeze Salad! I had the Catch of the Day which was Ono with asparagus & rice - for me the fish was just slightly over-cooked but I realize that I like my fish less cooked than most people and it was still delicious so this is not a complaint. The view and ambience were amazing just as our friend suggested it would be. I would definitely return!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My daughter wanted a birthday dinner with sunset view and this restaurant really fit the bill. Wasn't too crowded, only 'noise' was from crashing waves and the waiter was super-attentive. The drinks were great but the food just so-so. I ordered the seared ahi and it tasted fine, but was a cut of fish that had a lot of silvery connective tissue making it harder to eat and less appealing. I should have sent it back, though I figured all the filets would be of the same low quality. I suppose I could have ordered something else off the menu as it was a pricey item."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Don the Beachcomber has the very best view of the ocean in Kailua. It is situated out on a point right by the ocean and the views are superb. The tropical cocktails are varied and unusual as well as delicious. We had excellent roast beef and ribs for dinner as well as a molten lava dessert. Very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Outstanding! What a way to top off enjoying Henry Kopono at the bar."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This became our favorite place to go during our vacation. The views were spectacular, the ambiance was fantastic and the prices were very reasonable. Would highly recommend this place! "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "So pleased to return to this classic restaurant overlooking Kailua Bay. It brings back fond memories of special visits 30 plus years ago. The soaring 'tiki" architecture still has an authentic appeal. Entree portions were generous, our swordfish was delicious and the cheerful wait staff were attentive and friendly. We stayed chatting long after dinner, they made us feel so at home."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "An ocean front gem. Often overlooked in Kailua Kona. It should not be missed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Everything about Don the Beachcomber is 70s. The food is adequate - nothing special - and cooked well. The reason we go there is to take visitors from the mainland for a nice dinner so they can enjoy the sunset and the beautiful view and the open-air dining. It's very pleasant. That is all."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We were extremely disappointed in our sunset meal. The tropical Drinks were harsh, the crab cakes were fishy, the Entrees were tired. The view was awesome and the Service was attentive. Not going back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food was not special. The service was HORRIBLE!! The waitress was terrible and badly needs training. No manager was available."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The view from the tables on the outer edge of the restaurant is fabulous. We had a head on view of the waves crashing against the boulders,refectory illuminated by the flaming tiki torches. We also had an interesting view of the Celebrity Century cruise ship a chord in the bay, which was visiting Kona that day. We made a reservation for 5:30, which is pretty much when you have to arrive to get the great tables (there are about 8 of them). The food varied from pretty good (a special appetizer with crabcake, ahi, ginger, shrimp) to blah (an extremely fatty, gristle-laden prime rib with no flavor). The Mai Tai was fine, but had a minty aftertaste, which I'd grade at an A-."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Very nice view of the Kona bay and seafront but the food was somewhat disappointing, the Hawaiian sampler was nothing special and other dishes were a little bland if not greasy. Not bad, but nothing to remember either... A much better option a little further is Fish Hopper"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We had a wonderful dinner. The view was fantastic and our friend enjoyed her birthday as one of her most memorable."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "14 cloves (full cloves) of garlic on a mushroom appetizer. Heart burn. It's supposed to flavor the appetizer, not be the appetizer. Prime rib not the most tender. If you can't give me rare, just say so and I'll order something else. Veggies were great. For what is supposed to be one of the top 4 in the Kona area, I'd say try again. The food tastes good enough. You won't be fleeing in gastrointestinal agony. But it does not come close to expectations. On the up side, of the other 3, only one fulfilled our expectations. I don't drink, so I can not comment on wines or the bar."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "I called and asked for something special for a birthday and an engagement. They went out the their way to cater to our every need. My future wife and I had a very special night with top of the line everything the sun even played along and gave us a great sun set. This place offers the most spectacular sunsets in all of Kona. Thank you to the staff, cooks and management for a wonderful time. We recommend the Don Mac and cheese with truffle oil and mushrooms and any of the fish.We went down each night to the cocktail lounge for drinks and appies. Ask what the happy hour specials are to avoid expense. Loved it."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Wonderful ocean setting with comfortable seating , beautiful sunset, excellent drinks and pupus, and service was very friendly and attentive. Several of the entrees were just average ( the Thursday special prime rib) but others were excellent .Prices a little steep, but good for a special occasion. They provided a special dessert for our anniversary."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "This was our first visit to Kona. We made reservations on Open table a few weeks prior. We arrived early just to check in just in case they were crowded. When we arrived they were not crowded, and they had our table already set for us. It was beautiful. We had a beautiful ocean view table the weather was great the view was amazing.. Our waitress was great. the food was great.. Will i go again uh-yeah!!!!.. thanks for a great experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "fantastic setting.. and surprisingly good food.. especially after what the other reviews have said.. we all thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and the setting.. especially at sunset.. was unforgettable.. so why did poor service.. the old amazing disappearing waiter.. have to happen.. its a shame when a basic.. almost ruins a great experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "I have been visiting Kailua-Kona for 25 years, and always make a point of dining at Don the Beachcomber at the Royal Kona Resort. It is one of my favorite places on Hawaii Island! The food is excellent, the service is top notch and the ambiance (scenery) is truly amazing. Even better, the cost for all this aloha is quite reasonable for Big Island dining. As a added bonus, Don the Beachcomber sells on of the very best Mai Tais to be found in Hawaii. Try to get there for Happy Hour. I can assure you that you will be "happy" after a couple of their Mai Tais!!! Not to worry, just walk across the walkway into the restaurant and have a wonderful meal. The seafood entrees are very good, as well as the prime rib."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Margaret our server was excellent and good knowledge of food, wine and area . enjoyed our meal and the beautiful surf! Best buy in town."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Our server was friendly but a bit slow with getting food out and checking back with us. She seemed busy the entire time, i think they just had too many tables for her to adequately give close attention too. Nice time though, food was good. Great view and sounds of the crashing ocean."
    Dined on 4/18/2013
  • "We went for dinner our last night in Hawaii. We timed it so we could watch the sunset and were given an outdoor table which was very nice. Our server, Margaret, was very nice, knowledgeable, and capable. The restaurant seemed understaffed as she had too many tables to cover. We enjoyed our entrees but the dessert - a chocolate volcano cake that required 15 minutes - was a complete failure. There was no molten chocolate - it was cooked too long. the banana creme brulee was similarly disappointing, chunky and bland. The wine list is incredibly overpriced but there are excellent cocktails from which to choose."
    Dined on 4/4/2013
  • "Very average. Had booked thru Open Table, but restaurant did not have reservation. Thank goodness not busy."
    Dined on 3/22/2013
  • "THis place was outstanding, awesome food, fantastic service and the view and environment is just so peaceful, and the best clam chowder I've had to date. Whenever you are the big Island of Hawaii this place is a must."
    Dined on 3/21/2013
  • "Table for two facing the sunset, outdoor seats, no kids. Tables spaced apart so you feel like it is just you and your spouse. Service was outstanding! Food was superior, although we ate too much! Great wine selection and you can't beat the sunset!"
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "Just a perfect Kona Dining experience. We could ask for nothing better."
    Dined on 3/14/2013
  • "Enjoyed our dinner but when we got to the restaurant they did not have our reservation that we booked on open table."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "Amazing view, food was great, and the service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "THIS BAR AND RESTAURANT HANG OVER THE OCEAN LIKE NO OTHER PLACE. THEY HAVE THE REAL HAWAIIAN FEELING, AND WERE GRANDFATHERED IN 40 YEARS AGO. WE ALWAYS GO THERE WHEN IN KONA TO FEEL THE SPRAY OF THE WAVES IN A ROMANTIC SETTING."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "What really makes Don the Beachcomber notable is the outdoor seating on the water, which makes for a great view. The food was good but not spectacular, and considering the price, I expected a lot more in quality and quantity. You're definitely paying for the view here."
    Dined on 2/16/2013