Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant
Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant

Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kilauealodge.com/
  • Phone: (808) 967-7366
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 10:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Albert Jeyte
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Kipuka Room offers privacy, fine art, wood burning fireplace. Separate room apart from the main restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Teri Childers 8089677366

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Wright and Haunani
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking lot on premises.
A word from Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant
Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant, located in the quiet village of Volcano, sits on 5 acres of gardens and gazebos and native forest. This hotel restaurant features a large fireplace, local art, koa tables, and is open nightly. Chef/owner Albert Jeyte blends flavors from his European background with farm, ranch and seafood products from Hawaii, the surrounding Pacific and elsewhere. Volcano Village is at 3700 feet elevation and evenings are often cool and misty. The historic fireplace welcomes guests with it's cheery fire. Home made soups and breads tease the appetite. Albert specializes in unusual game...venison, antelope, rabbit, duck. The biggest sellers are local fish dishes; ahi, ono, mahimahi and the exotic Tristan lobster. A large wine list complements the eclectic menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)special occasion (26)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (21)notable wine list (14)kid-friendly (10)good for groups (8)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Volcano dinner
    HoosierVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Once again we had a very good dinner and enjoyable time at the Kilauea Lodge Restaurant. The specials for the evening were great and the broiled duck breast was done perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!
    kyemira
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had a great experience. Everything was amazing. I have a nut allergy and they were ready for me with what I could and could not eat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful setting, good value for the money
    Gabi
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very nice interior, good service, very convenient location for people visiting the Volcano Park. If you are looking for "interesting" food like antelope meet or rabbit, that's the place. They have also more traditional stuff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasadenafoodie1VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We wanted to try this famous place while staying overnight in the adjacent Lodge (owned by the same folks), while on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii to check out the Kilauea Volcano and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We may have caught them on an "off" night, because the service left a lot to be desired, and the food was pretty good, overall, but not what I would call "fantastic." They were quite busy, and our server, Kim, hinted that the hostess had overloaded her with tables to wait on, but other servers nearby seemed to be doing just fine, while our service was slow, uneven, and a little frustrating. Some of the food was excellent, like the tenderloin with cherry/cranberry sauce, and lobster tail. Worth giving it a chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat close to park
    Dwray
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We were looking for a place to eat close to Volcano national Park and came across this restaurant quality of food was very good great service and the restaurant Decour wasn't very nice we were very pleased.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner - Just missing
    Dissappointed
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service started good, however even after stating that we were in no hurray, the apps, salad and dinner was all rushed out, the next course was delivered before finishing the prior course. FOOD; the brie appetizer was greasy and the cheese was melted, not sure deep frying brie is the way to go at all. The soup was very good. The escargot were ok as well, lots of garlic and butter. The bread loafs while I assume homemade lacked texture and taste. I ordered Duck with a glaze, the duck was cooked perfectly medium(the way I like It) however could have rendered the fat a bit more. My wife had steak it was tough and the Nicole Sauce - which was horrible - tasted like A-1, but not even that good. Overall it was a disappointing dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderfull experience
    amytheystscuba
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Restaurant live up to its reputation. A delightful evening for both of us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best non Thai in area
    dalilah55
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Really enjoyed a moderately priced wine list with the food. Alsace theme seems a bit out of place but works well. Nice people.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT!
    Kefi
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Tried and true -- wonderful dining for us! We visit Volcano about once a year and have thoroughly enjoyed Kilauea Lodge Restaurant on each visit since about 1987, when when we discovered it! Never fails to provide a cozy, high-quality, Volcano Village - experience along with delicious food! Tried and true -- wonderful dining for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The staff was fantastic and made our Anniversary a very special occasion!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best place in volcano
    Konaboy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As a resident of big island I always thought volcano was lacking quality dining. I should have check this place out years ago. Awesome food in a awesome location. We liked dinner so much that we came back for breakfast. Look forward to my next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice in the area
    kukiluki
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Service attentive. Food ok but not more. Both chicken and steak were over cooked. Since there isn't much choice in the area this is an ok place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family gathering
    HoosierVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Perfect way to end the day after touring Volcanos National Park. Really liked the variety on the menu and the daily specials were great that night. Service was outstanding which added to a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    DK23
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was delicious and service was perfect. We tried some of the daily specials, very good. We had a perfect evening (it was my boyfriends birthday).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find Near Volcano Nat'l Park
    DHDen
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Considering the very small town feel to Volcano I was surprised by the menu and quality of the dinner. Chef is Bavarian and his menu reflects it. Quite place that used to be a meeting hall. Service and dinner were great. I highly recommend if in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of the very few places on the east side of the Big Island. Have enjoyed it every time I come.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always!
    Shrimpr
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service were excellent and I would recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hidden gem in Volcano
    DiningPairIA
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Awesome food and the best service. We were there for our anniversary, and the server did a fantastic job. You could tell she loved the place and took great care of us. Gave copy of menu that was personalized for our special date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Metalhead
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambience was wonderful and the food was stellar. Try the coconut covered baked Brie or the antelope scallopini. There is fresh fish three ways. The service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service and food was excellent in this out of the way location in Volcano Village. The menu had a wide choice of local and regional fare. It seemed all diners were enjoying a quality experience. Well paced and attentive service allowed for a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NWdiners
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our family of four (two adults, two teenagers) enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The Lodge is beautiful, and the service was friendly. We returned the next morning and had an equally enjoyable breakfast. After hiking all morning, we decided to return and have lunch here later that same day. Needless to say, all three meals were great and I would not hesitate to come back again. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dining in Volcano Village
    Richard
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This upscale restaurant provides a great alternative to the diner/cafe fare that populates most of Volcano Village. It has a cozy and unique atmosphere, an impressive alcohol selection, high quality service, and an incredible menu that features entrees not found everywhere (such as antelope, rabbit, duck, and others). It was a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undeserving
    JRMC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I'm flabbergasted that this restaurant has the reputation it does. Sure, it's one of the only spots in Volcano to eat a sit-down meal. However, even considering the remote location (which, at only about 45 minutes out of the city of Hilo with its farmer's markets and major chain grocery stores, isn't that inaccessible), the meal I had there was terrible. $38 for lam ordered medium that came out raw (served to a pregnant lady), "filet of antelope leg" that was worse than the most tasteless and tough stew beef, and service that presented the menu as though it were a race to order several (regular menu) dishes before they were gone. Thai Thai next door is awesome; go there. This place is way past its prime, if it ever had one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed the mark
    KHawk
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I were in Volcano for his birthday and this restaurant was suggested since they print the names of any celebrants on the menu. The customer service is fantastic. Everyone was very nice and accommodating. My husband got a kick out of seeing his name on the menu and he also received some birthday balloons and a dessert. The downside to all of this was the food. For the cost, we felt it should have been much better. It seems to lack any distinctive flavors. Even the chef's award winning soup wasn't impressive. There was just no love put into the food. It's as if they developed the menu decades ago and kept it the same ever since. It's too bad since the restaurant is so nice and the service is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Lucky
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Loved the atmosphere and the food was very good. You really felt like you were in a national park. We liked it so much for lunch we went back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality in the middle of nowhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The tiny village of Volcano, Hawaii, really is a very sparsely populated place on planet Earth. Thus it is fun to find a quality restaurant with so much charm in the middle of "nowhere". The chef and his wife hail from Hamburg, Germany, and the menu is a combination of European dishes prepared with local influence. The ambiance is warm and cozy with a "lodge" feel, which is welcome in this cooler environment at a higher elevation than the warmer coast. It is surely the best restaurant in the area. If traveling in Volcano or staying overnight in the area, be sure to make a reservation here in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 261 reviews are from the Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant reviews archive.
  • PaulsPicks
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I celebrated my birthday by myself. Once I was seated, I was treated like I was with company. Friendly service, and the lamb was excellent, what a treat! The fireplace was alit, making the place very cozy...and very romantic if I had someone with me. I will definitely go there again, and again..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as we'd been told
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This restaurant had been recommended by so many that I came w/high expectations. I loved the Hawaiian art that was exhibited everywhere but was disappointed at the noise level. The high ceilings and non absorbent surfaces created a very noisey space. We ordered the escargot appetizer and it was just so/so. Our entree was antelope, boneless duck and ahi tuna w/ papaya. The first two were fine but the catch of the day was a very thick piece and almost tasteless. Very disappointing for some $30. It ended on a good note w/ an extraordinary piece of macadamia nut pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Volcano gourmet...
    Kahala808
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This has been our third or fourth visit over the years, from when our son was about 11, and years later with our 4 year old daughter, now 17. The Caesar lobster tail salad was split for us, and was excellent, sweet lobster tails tender with lemon and melted butter on the side. The St. Germain potage soup was rich with a deep curry flavor, my picky eater husband finished mine, as well as his and my daughter Hunter soup, full of veggies and rich flavor. Sorry, no room for dessert, but the sample tray made us swoon. Large fireplace, low lamplight, cozy lodge feeling, romantic, gourmet, family friendly. I can't say enough how wonderfully this place is! P.S. In winter the fireplace is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in tiny Volcano, HI
    Supriseme
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great place to eat if you are staying near the National Park. Beautiful decor, creative menu, amazingly diverse wine list. Steak and seafood were perfectly cooked. It will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok restaurant for Volcano
    PhanyVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Ok restaurant for Volcano. There is no very good restaurant in Volcano. This is one of the best. My favourite is the Thaithai.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Are you kidding me?
    Deltasegmentfly
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This place is in the middle of no where yet the food and service is 5 star even if you just got off the trail. Are two meals one more traditional and antelope the second night. Great Place for Dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Ahi!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My husband and I both had delicious Ahi here and service was wonderful. The place is a bit rustic, not at all fancy, as is the volcano area. I generally prefer to have vegetarian meals, and only eat fish if there are no other options for me. This was one of those times. The chef is German and the menu is heavy on game and there was nothing vegetarian. That said, the Ahi was delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in Volcano
    RockdocVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Kilauea Lodge is an excellent restaurant located in a rain forest. The menu is truly innovative and delicious. We are never disappointed wheen dining there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My family loved the variety of choices offered on the Kilauea Lodge Menu. There was something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite place to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We always choose Kilauea Lodge to celebrate - birthdays, anniversaries, mother's/father's day, etc. We love the food and our servers are always GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    BIGBHUDDA
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We live local and drive to a wonderful evening every time were on island!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beef tenderloin heaven
    PihaKaOpu
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The servers, the ambiance and the food were exceptional. Margaritas to the Mac nut dessert, everything was delicious. I especially loved the preparation of me beef tenderloin with red wine mushrooms, onion and cranberries. Heaven on Earth!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinnerwas disappointing
    ChocoholicVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The description sounded great--but the dinners lacked flavor and taste. The food was just fair, nothing to rave about. We stayed at the Lodge and had breakfast the next day. The breakfast also was nothing special. But, we would recommend staying in the Lodge --great location to the Volcano National Park.
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  • Outstanding food in unique setting
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This was our third visit to Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant. It offers an interesting and eclectic menu in a very unique setting near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is a great place to enjoy a very nice dinner after a day at the park, and you can then return to the park after dark to see the glow of the lava in the steam plume at the main crater. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.