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Honu's on the Beach Restaurant
Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

Honu's on the Beach Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.konabeachhotel.com/dining.htm
  • Phone: (808) 329-2911
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:00AM - 10:30PM

    Dinner: Daily: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Executive Chef: George Gomes, Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private secluded dining area for 60 to 75 persons. Large picture windows with view of the ocean.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Denzler (808) 331-6388

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alii Drive
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Honu's on the Beach Restaurant
Honu's on the Beach Restaurant features the most spectacular Breakfast Buffet with fresh island fruits, bakery items and breakfast basics enhanced by our famed "Live Omelet and Waffle Station". Ala carte menu available.

We welcome you in joining Executive Chef George Gomes, Jr. & our entire Honu's team with our newest "Farm to Table" menu. (Cuisine selections available Sunday to Thursday). Gluten Free, Vegan & Diabetic selections available.

On Friday and Saturday evenings we feature our Famed Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet with a raw bar, appetizers, salads, specialty entrees and of course our "Slowed Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus and Steamed Snow Crab Legs". Adults: $44.95, Children (6-12yrs) $23.50.

Join us for Tapas - Sun. & Mon.; Sushi - Tues., Wed. & Thur. evenings, 5:30pm - 8:30pm with entertainment.

Happy Hour at Billfish Bar, 50% off Pupus, drink specials, 5:30pm to 6:30pm.



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Diner Reviews
  • "I found the food at Honu's to be just okay. The fresh ahi sashimi seemed a bit fishy. The beef short ribs tasted a little bit old. The kids pasta dish was boring. The burger was quite good though."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Ths Kona restaurant, in the Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel, deserves more attention than it gets. Although it is somewhat pricey, the food is well worth a splurge. It is inventive and delicious, a kind of fusion of Pacific and modern cuisine. I liked their scallops on a base of creamed fresh corn (yes, creamed corn) very much. And last time, their special of furikake crusted, seared ahi tuna was delicious! They have some good wines, not too expensive. The view across a lawn to the bay in Kona is beautiful, and the indoor-outdoor nature of the place is perfect, regardless of the weather. The service was very friendly and prompt. We will definitely return next time we are in Kona!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Service was prompt, but should be because restaurant was nearly empty. Bread was stale. Entree was good but not outstanding. Expected more for price. Great location."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I wanted a nice dining experience for three generations of guests. "Honu" filled these need. Seated outside, great view and very attentive service. The food was very good. The crusted Ahi was outstanding. When presented with the check I was happily surprised that the prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Nice location by a cove near the downtown pier, overlooking cool heiau. Open-air seating was the best. We took our 9-year-old daughter, and took a nice stroll on the grass lawn by the restaurant before eating some of the best sashimi we've ever had. The mixed-seafood pasta was also delicious. I wish we'd had a chance to eat there again. (Still thinking about the sashimi - even the kid loved it.)"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Very peaceful outdoor dining site. Good food and service. Pleasant experience for our last night in Kona."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The menu lists all sorts of delicious food items but when we got there is was a second rate buffet."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Although we live in Kailua Kona, we had not tried Honu's on the Beach before. It is a gem and will be among our favorite places to take guests from now on. Location and ambiance are superb; service was great; those having mahi mahi gave it rave reviews and the music was the perfect finishing touch. Only regret was that we picked a night that was Paul's night off. But, we'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Kona had been missing a great seafood buffet, since Keauhou Beach closed down. IT is wonderful to see that the King Kam has picked up the void. The dining room is very tastefully decorated and you can sit inside or outside overlooking the bay. The buffet has shrimp, sushi, salmon, etc and of course-crab legs! All you can eat-crab legs! There are other tasty items like a mixed seafood medley, chicken and of course Prime Rib-with a sharp horseradish sauce (yum). Salads and veggies fill out the buffet. A dessert buffet table had tiramisu, pies, 2 cakes, haupia, cookies, etc. The coffee was superb with the desserts (and it is included in the price). We had a friend recommend eating here, and she was spot on!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The service what not what we expected... We constantly had to wave down the server to refill our water, asked for a coke refill and we ended up getting a ice tea refill instead. After two tries, they finally got the coke drink correct. We are kama'aina's and support our local businesses. But to have that type of service, there is room for improvements."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very balanced menu with something for all tastes. Overall very tasty and a great view of the water."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We were quite surprised by the setting. When one hears "on the beach" with fire pits, a view of the water, and live music, that's what's expected. Instead the restaurant is surrounded by concrete, a hotel pool, and a grassy yard where kids were playing. Although we arrived for the live evening entertainment, the other piped in music continued to play. A number of trees block the view of the ocean and sunset. We opted for appetizers and left."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Atmosphere great in the evening with outside lit fire pit, view of ocean, open air. Lots of different dishes to choose from, loved crab legs with clarified butter, prime rib made to perfection. A must go place to dine. Great service, friendly atmospher."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went for the seafood buffet. If you want crab legs - you'll find them here! They had 3 giant trays of crab legs and never ran out. It's a typical buffet, basic salads, fruit etc. The food was fine, but I was hoping for more choices on the hot side. Servers were friendly & attentive."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "On our last night in Hawaii we decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant. It was very nice and good atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "As a rule we avoid hotel restaurants but this one turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. We had a very good meal with an excellent view of the bay and the hills above Kona. Parking, since we weren't staying there, was a bit of a challenge - but mainly in figuring out where to go (they could use a few more signs) there were lots of available spots to choose from."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Greeted warmly from everyone including servers. Great view of the Bay from our table just inside the open lanai area. We live on the Island and have dined here prior to this visit. It's a small buffet but the food is nicely prepared & the crab alone is worth the cost of the buffet. Salad choices, very fresh. Fried choices like calamari were cold, which we found unusual, as on past visits everything was perfect serving temperature. Prime rib was very rare but man at that station asked how I would like it cooked, had it grilled & brought to our table cooked perfectly medium. Great Hawaiian hospitality here! Nice desserts & the apple pie is outstanding. We had panna cotta with citrus berries...simply delicious! And, yes. we will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our weekday meal at Honu's. The food and service were very good. We came back on a Friday to try their prime rib and crab buffet. The food was above average for a buffet, but not of the same quality as meals from the weekday menu. We do recommend this restaurant, but not buffet, if you're looking for something special."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Food was good but we had about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes between each course. I wish now I had sent my main course back because the starter plates had been cleared less than 2 minutes before our main course came. Far too quick."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "On our first day on vacation we opted to go local for dinner at Honu. What a pleasant surprise! It was sushi night - it was really good, fresh sushi with several fruit garnishes we loved I the restaurant overlooks the harbor area where the a Ironman starts and where there is a luau most other nights - fun ! We highly recommend Honu's."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Went here for the Christmas buffet dinner. The best item was the poke. The prime rib though cooked and presented well, was absolutely devoid of flavor. Dessert was an utter disappointment purely from a selection standpoint as it was extremely limited and what was offered was mediocre. Yep, if it weren't for the poke I would have rated a poor all the way around. As an aside, we did have the breakfast buffet here earlier in the week and it was pretty good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We truly enjoy dining at the Honu Restaurant in the King Kamehameha Hotel in Kona. If it doesn't rain it is perfect! One can usually retreat to inside in case of rain, but the outdoor dining is the best. Scenery and ambiance are unsurpassed. The Friday night buffet that we attended was amazing. The variety was awesome and the food fresh and delish."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My husband, 2 1/2 year old daughter and I ate here recently and it was great! We had some entrees and sushi and everything was amazing and fresh. The service was suburb. Probably the best we had on the island!! They had people playing jazz and from where we sat we could see the beach and the Luau going on! The staff was great with my daughter....very attentive and the cocktails were great. One of the best places we went to on the Big Island!!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We had visiting mainland guests and wanted a special place go for dinner on a Friday evening. So glad we went to Honu's for the Seafood Buffet. Service was outstanding and though it is a small buffet, everything was nicely presented and tasted great. Loved the crab legs! What I really liked was that the fish (mahi mahi) was not swimming in a sauce. The sauce was contained separately and was very good.Right on the bay, beautiful ambiance! All in all a lovely dining experience!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Options of food choices such as salad bar and cold pupus was not there like some other seafood buffets on the Big Island. Dessert choices were very limited, again compared to other seafood buffets on the Big Island. No music, or any entertainment. Kind of pricey for not including sodas with meals. Other buffet on Island has a lot more options and a few dollars cheaper."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "The food was outstanding and the management's assistance for this wedding dinner - beyond expectations."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "We had high hopes for this restaurant after a friend raved about it. Our table had a great view of the bay. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the details of the food since there were more nuanced ingredients on this menu than on most we have encountered in the area. My salad of mixed greens was unremarkable with limp greens. My date's clam chowder was chock full of things; a very loose, inventive interpretation but good. I ordered the fliet tatami which came sliced over a teensy amount of mashed garlic potatoes and a tbs of spinach. It was tasty but the edge of the plate was absolutely swimming in oil or something....it was hard to see what since the lighting was dim. Date liked poke very much. Meal was good but not great. Out of words!"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Great hotel restaurant that's open late. Very scenic, quiet and outside. Food was delicious. Good portion size."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "We took my mom out(our third time@Honu's). She was wowed by the outdoor beach settingwith torches"
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "This is the main restaurant within the King Kamehameha III resort at the north end of Ali'i Dr. in Kailua-Kona. My wife and I went there for our anniversary. It did not seem particularly busy, and I had a reservation, but there was a delay getting seated (for which the staff were apologetic). The menu featured decent fish selections, including an ahi tuna poke appetizer. The macadamia encrusted mahi mahi was a little overcooked. The Hawaiian ahi tuna was delicious and featured a side of shrimp tempura roll. Wine list was typical mass produced California wines one might find at corporate chain restaurants, but they were at least appropriately priced. The staff did comp us an amuse-bouche and one dessert, and they were very friendly."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "We went there for our after-wedding dinner and they decorated our table in beautiful flowers and candles. Great service! Will come back."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "Don't go. Dinner was a lame buffet and food was overcooked."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "food was pretty good. Crab was excellent. Very flavorful, didn't even need the butter. Service was spot on. Just for THAT alone I would go back."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "My family and I frequent Honu's from time to time because we love seafood. But we also get treated to prime rib, chicken, pork and fish dishes. What was special about this night was that there were big groups attending the buffet and the restaurant placed our group away so that we were able to have some privacy and enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "i chose Honu because it was within walking distance of our hotel and seemed to have good reviews online. The lighting in the restaurant is pretty bad and could have been dimmer to create a more romantic and evening type atmosphere but if you sit on the edge of the patio it's possible to feel a little more secluded. The food was amazing and the staff was terrific! Honestly, the best pork roast I've ever had. It was marinated in kona coffee grounds for about 2 days!"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "It is always a pleasure to visit the hotel complex. From the parking lot to each waiter was an "aloha-experience". The food and was fantastic. It was a pleasant experience to find the open-air dinning. Thank you and aloha!"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "After walking in to the hotel lobby I was not expecting such an elegant dining experience. We sat near the firepits and had a wonderful romantic meal. There was a lovely jazz duo playing. For an area that does not always serve up the most remarkeable food, I was greatly impressed with the meal we had."
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "We went all out. This place isnt cheap,but is worth it! Got the mussels app . Beef tataki blew our minds"
    Dined on 6/6/2013
  • "We went here for my Birthday hoping for the best it was excellent can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Great location, attentive service, good food. Nice sot for visitors as well as locals!"
    Dined on 5/29/2013