Rays on the Bay
Great View and Great FoodThis is a great spot to have cocktails and eat especially at sunset. The view of the bay and ocean are fabulous and the food is fabulous as well.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRays on the Bay was great.Rays on the Bay was great. The service was outstanding and the food was fantastic.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRays on the BayFood, wine, service, and view were all great. No rush. My only negative comment: Even though we were not near the band, the live entertainment was a bit too loud for 6pm on a Sunday night.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat fun!We eat here often and go here for casual dining. It is on the ocean and you get to enjoy the manta rays swimming to the spot lights after dark that the hotel provides. Not many places in the world that can provide natures show.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery beautiful, romantic locationRays on the Bay is located in such a beautiful spot on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is a place you want to stay forever just enjoying everything surrounding the area. You can enjoy the waves hitting upon the lava rock shoreline. As the sun goes down you have the added pleasure of the beautiful sunset. And as the darkness takes place, there is always the possibility of the manta rays appearing in the beautiful ocean. This is one place you will most likely never forget for that special event or just a place to go to enjoy the evening.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our dinnerWe really enjoyed our dinner at Rays on the Bay. I had ono and my wife had silver snapper and both were prepared perfectly. We were close to the water and enjoyed watching for Manta Rays.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOn the waterNice place for a special occasion or just meeting friends. Surroundings were great for dining on the ocean. Good food. A must to try.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Had the pizzaGreat place. Had the pizza this time which was ok. Staying with the seafood options is probably a better option for most.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic diningWe really enjoyed the ambience and the outstanding food. Also my request for a patio table next to the fire pit was reserved, thank you for great service. We will be back again!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinnerWe found Rays on our last night in Kona, and it was terrific.
Amazing views of the ocean, spacious seating and terrific staff who were engaging and just plain fun.
The food was terrific, including a cool take on guacamole using edemame beans, amazingly fresh grilled fish, and a lobster bowl with coconut curry that blew us away!
Finished off with some molten chocolate cake that made the evening perfect!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRays a great Hawaii dining experienFood was great, service great, ambience great. Music a little too loud to allow talk among the 4 of us. Manta ray experience not quite up to our expectations. Tour boats on the water were distracting. But, overall, we'd give Rays on the Bay an "A"!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot for Sunset DinnerThe food is better than some of the other choices in the area in the same cost range, but the highlight of this place is the view for dining around sunset. Also service was quite good. We had all seafood dishes and they were prepared well. If you have good wine it is worth bringing your own though.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRay'sWe had the best table to see the swimmers and manta rays!! Service was excellent. We each had the wood grilled fish. Perfectly prepared. Great dessert of mac nut cookie & Kona coffee ice cream. Will definitely be back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautifulThis restaurant is a great place to go! The setting and service can't be beat. Wonderful ocean view and sunsets. We will definitely go back.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat oceanside venueThe redesigned Rays is a great place to visit when on the Big Island. The decor is interesting, the food is good but the real gem is looking out over the Pacific Ocean and after sunset gazing out into the water and watching giant Manta Rays come in to feed.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it. A Gem on the Big IslandWe LOVED Rays. Would go back in a minute. Had a Wonderful waitress who took care of every aspect of our dinner. Live music was so enjoyable. And, of course being able to view the manta rays was such a treat. Would, and have recommended Rays.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome. We had the experienceAwesome. We had the experience of a lifetime. We will highly recommend it to our friends.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff was so nice and helpful.Staff was so nice and helpful. Food was excellent and great prices.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect meal and viewGreat ambiance and view of sunset. Had a Saturday night dinner and the live band playing was perfect--nice covers of lots of music genre's done with a Hawaiian flare.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant was just aboutThis restaurant was just about perfect.....great food, fantastic views.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe host greeted us with enthusiasmThe host greeted us with enthusiasm and great energy! He maintained that service throughout the evening, checkin in on us periodically. It was a great addition to the friendly knowledgable service received from our server. Definitely a restaurant we'd recommend!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, beautiful fireGood food, beautiful fire bowl table right by the railing on the water. Very windy the night we were there but still a lovely evening. Saw 6 manta rays which was a certainly a highlight of the evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur 4th visit, very happyOur 4th visit, very happy with the improvements made on the menu & with the service. The drinks are good but priced high, but for the ambience it makes it worthwhile. We will continue to bring our guests and ourselves to enjoy your resturant and the Manta Reys.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fire cooked fish was great.The fire cooked fish was great. Pizza was so so, plus I had to ask for red chile flakes to sprinkle on. The waves were really crashing, so that was fun, but we were seated far enough away that we did not have to jump out of our seats to stay dry. Others had to. I asked for an ocean view seat, and got it, but the better ones would be by the fire pits, so ask for those if you don,t have more than 4-5 in your group. The manta rays were likely not seen that night due to the high surf and rough seas, but we had seen them before. Our waiter, Willie, was very nice- he did not rush us through like some tend to.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFun setting and decorIncredible way to celebrate a birthday-crashing waves, fire pit, fun food, live Hawaiian music and friendly server. Wonderful atmosphere all around!! We'll return and tell others.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to celebrate our 25thWe went to celebrate our 25th anniversary while we were on the Big Island. The atmosphere was romantic, with dim lighting. The food was delicious. Our server was cheerful and helpful. Viewing the rays was so exciting. We had a wonderful evening, from start to finish.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMentrees were a bit small portioned,entrees were a bit small portioned, I had the whole fish but it did not come with any sides, probably rice and some vegetables would have been better. The rice scoop was the smallest that I saw served at any restaurant, this is a small childs portion and not an adult serving.Other than that it was a nice dining experience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, food ok.We went right after sunset so we could see the Manta Rays and weren't disappointed. I loved the decor and atmosphere in the restaurant. It was a windy cool evening, but the manager offered blankets, which was terrific. Service was nice & friendly. Food and prices were ok. I honestly would have expected them to charge more due to the view and location, but the quality of food does not warrent higher prices.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodAs always, Rays is the place to go! The food is awesome, we especially love the Ribeye steak. What's not to like, you have great food, a beautiful view, live entertainment and good service with very friendly staff. During the winter months, you get to see whales, and nightly you can catch a glimpse of the manta rays. Dinner and a show, it doesn't get better than that especially with the trade winds blowing softly off the ocean and the sounds of the waves hitting the lava coast. How could you miss an opportunity like that on a beautiful vacation to the Big Island. Enjoy!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth goingBeautiful location. Decor is up to date. Fresh sexy pretty romantic hip fun. Food is decent nothing great but worth it because of the view and the price is not bad. Took way too long for food. Reservation at 730 out at 10. We had two appetizers. Fried veggie wrap and shrimp cocktail. Main dinner. Dessert to go. We were ready to go. Was asked if we wanted water at start. Maybe that's the policy. But water should be a must at dinner. In my opinion. I would go back.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had amazing crashing wavesWe had amazing crashing waves on the rocks, great drinks and food. The Lava cake was to die for-the outdoor firepits are our destination next time...next week!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDineing area half full andDineing area half full and still had to wait half hour for table.
For an area that has one of the best coffee's in the world. The cup I received tasted like the aluminum pot it was made in3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome location, great foodMy husband and I went to Rays for dinner our last night on the island and wished we had chosen it for our first dinner on the island so we could have gone back. We were seated in the rear gacing the lawn on the right and the ocean in front of us. It was quiet for us to have conversation and hear the waves while enjoying the view but not the best spot overall. Seats had pads and back cushions so very comfortable seating. The tables were deep so if we had been sitting across from one another we would have room but not be too far away. Service was attentive, food was excellent and a good value. Drinks were good, actually had alchohol. We didn't see the rays, probably our location but would highly recommend. In winter there is a wet zone.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRays at the Sheraton in KeauhouRays at the Sheraton in Keauhou is a great place for visitors to the Big Island with great views of the Pacific Ocean, good food and service. But its the setting/view that make this a great place. Plus, once finished with beverages at the bar or dinner in the evening, you walk a few feet and watch giant Manta rays (hence the name of the place)come into view to feed. And, there is a variety of live entertainment. Always an enjoyable evening at Rays.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYou must eat at this hotel!Location,location, what a great location. The food equalled the view of the manta rays frolicking below our table.
We will be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and MagicalSuch a wonderful remodel, a really fabulous location and gorgeous setting. We recommend this restaurant to all our friends and even chose it to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The menu is pretty good, the avocado and ahi poke is delicious so are the fish tacos but we do miss the yummy shrimp lettuce wraps. Where else in the world can you enjoy a delicous dinner and then after dessert watch huge Manta Rays dance in sea, truely magical.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific view. Watch sunsetTerrific view. Watch sunset and people on the water swimming with the rays. Fresh fish was great.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty food with sensible portions,Tasty food with sensible portions, good live music and chance of seeing rays from the costal viewing platform!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMy son (26) and I missed outMy son (26) and I missed out on a Manta Ray adventure due to rough waters, we were delighted and thrilled to see the Manta Rays in the flood lights at Rays on the Bay. The wait staff and the atmosphere was fun for us (family) and clearly romantic for others around us.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, Ray's delivers.As usual, Ray's delivers. Good food, awesome view, and great entertainment. Every time we have company, Ray's on the Bay is the Place to go. After the food, a couple drinks are perfect to complete the evening. Then Check Out the Manta Rays, they are huge and graceful, and their dark shadow under the crystal blue green water is definitely a site to see while at Rays.
You and your company will love it.
Always Amazing. Don't miss it on your next trip to Kona.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is awesome!We had the ribeye steak and it was awesome! The service was a lot better. Got our drinks quickly after ordering. The Waitress was very good and did her best to make sure we had everything we needed. She came back and checked on us. And as usual, the view is beautiful, and it was a perfect night.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BurgersWent to Ray's Saturday night and took a friend from out of country for supper. It was awesome! My Husband and I each had a Bacon Double Cheese Burger and fries, and my friend had the Grilled Shrimp Salad and Chinese Ribs. The burgers are huge, and my husband and I could have easily split it. The salad was huge, and very good as were the ribs. Everything came on time together, drinks were good, and service was much better. We had a nice surprise after dinner because it was Chinese New Year and they had the dancing lions going through the restaurant and hotel for good luck. It was the perfect end to our friend's vacation. The view at Ray's is always beautiful. If you haven't been there, it is a must try while in Kona.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AM