Great place for happy hour
Enjoyed all the pupus and cocktails during a fun happy hour at the bar. You won't be disappointed. Someone sitting near the four of us thought we might be trying everything on the menu. I think they were right...we did! We go back time and again.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is always one of
This place is always one of our 'must-dos' when we come to the Big Island each year. Great food and an excellent environment. Sitting on the lanai is always an extra bonus. Our server that night seemed a little scattered so we didn't get the same high level of attention we're generally accustomed to here. 2 managers came by for a quality check within a minute of each other (which was a little strange) and too early in the dinner to really know things weren't up to our normal expectations. Will definitely still be back next year and hope for a more normal experience. Still great!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and good service.
Great food and good service. Everything is fresh and the dishes come out hot. Warm bread is a real treat.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great time had by all
We had a lovely time. The service was great, the food was fantastic with lots of variety.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was excellent and
Service was excellent and our waitress moved us to a table when she realized the sun was in our faces. Very thoughtful. The appetizer coconut shrimp flavour was good, but a little too overcooked, so dry. Great Mai-tais and Lava Flows ( also known as Miami Vice)
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Too bad these restaurants
Too bad these restaurants are not more present everywhere... the ambiance is the best and the food is simple but consistently excellent.I recommend this everyone
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic food & resteraunt
Awesome food and resteraunt. Our favorite meal on the big island.;-)
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went specifically to Tommy
We went specifically to Tommy Bahama's restaurant for their desserts and were not disappointed.
We enjoyed the Malted Chocolate Pie, Butterscotch Pudding, and Triple Chocolate Cake over two successive nights!
The Malted Chocolate Pie was our favorite - a must try!
It is a large portion that can easily be shared by two or more. The cookie crust and mousse filling were fantastic.
I'd say a close second was the Four Layer Triple Chocolate Cake, and a close third, the Butterscotch Pudding.
The atmosphere and service were excellent - loved the experience.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff from the manager,
The staff from the manager, Jason, to our waiter, Justin, made us feel at ease. The service was FANTASTIC! Our needs and wants were anticipated. The food was exceptional in that it brought a local touch to our plate through local products, from produce to entrees. We have been back many times and we find the professionalism, standard of excellent, and food to be consistent.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, nice ambiance, as always! We will definitely be back!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic dinner under the stars.
Our waitress, Mary, was wonderful. Food was great!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy this amazing
We always enjoy this amazing place. Do wish they could get their entrées together. Never seem to be that good. Pupus and desserts are amazing but entrees just lack something special.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've eaten in several Tommy Bahama restaurants and they have all been good, but this one is the best. Just a great combination of great food and drink, island casualness, and fine service. A nice relaxing, quality meal. If you are near this part of Kona, I highly recommend it.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
good ding experience
Had a nice dinner, the BBC was fantastic. I had the filet which was cooked to perfection. My wife had the chicken and roasted vegetables which also had a great presentation and was quite flavorful. The only drawback was that there were so me nats that showed up around the same time a the food and they were a nuisance. We would have stayed for dessert but we didn't want to fight the bugs any longer however we were sitting on the patio maybe that comes with the territory.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We <3 Tommy's
We always visit a few times while on the Big Island. Both the good and staff are great! The bread, bisque, crab cakes, and coconut shrimp are all amazing!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always worth a visit
Food was good. Patio was pleasant. Service was a bit slow this round although they were not exceptionally busy. Overall still one of our go-to's in the Waikoloa area. We ate there three times in two weeks.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
Great food and great service!! The one in Florida could take pointers from this location.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner in Paradise (almost)
This is a scenic location in the primary resort area on Hawaii. The service was good but the food was not quite up to expectations. I had the ribeye steak which was a little tough and a bit overcooked (was ordered medium rare). The cauliflower mashed potatoes had a bitter taste. My lady had the scallops which were not all cooked the same. The desserts were excellent.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, delightful experience
Outdoor seating affords a great view of the ocean and sunset. The entire staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, making it a memorable evening. The food was good, but not outstanding.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tommy Bahama does a great job of recreating their venues in multiple locations. Food is excellent and the scenery in Hawaii can't be any better!!! Service was not the best, but acceptable. Overall a very good experience.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great way to dine on the 4th.!
Really enjoyed our dinner in the evening, complete with a view of the Fireworks from a nearby hotel.
Excellent service and great food. Very enjoyable atmosphere. Special mention for our server Donna.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service outstanding
Our second visit this week. Tommy's never disappoints.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last night on Big Island
Great service from our hostess and the dinner and drinks as well as the ambiance made for a great experience
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy Bahamas has a most beautiful sunset view. Food is delicious and slightly expensive but worth it.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little on the loud side
The restaurant is far from inexpensive, the food was good, a little on the oily side but tastes, however....it was WAY too noisy. If it wasn't so noisy I would consider going back. Service was good
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best crab cakes ever
Honestly - I've been on a search for decent crab cakes, and basically gave up/haven't ordered from anywhere in at least 5 years. They're always too greasy, too bready, too...ugh. But these: AMAZING. Perfect flavor, texture, everything. Drinks were wonderful (try the Crazy Cuban), service very attentive but not annoying, both waiters made excellent recommendations, and the manager made a stop (or two) by our table to make sure everything was OK. The seafood dishes are wonderful (yes, I had to sample my husband's too) and they're kid friendly to boot. Wound up going in twice during our 5 night stay on Big Island, and it was the best of the 3 high end restaurants we visited.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpectedly Good. Service
Unexpectedly Good. Service was great. Live musician. Outstanding view at sunset. Food was even spectacular. Had the roasted artichoke as an appetizer which was quite good. Desert was also notable with a crème brulee served in a pineapple. Had a very good 07 Napa Valley cabernet which was outstanding.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who knew that Tommy bahama's was a restaurant? Obviously, my family and I had heard and seen the clothing store in the mainland, but the restaurant was a surprise. The atmosphere was great, very open, and the food was quite good as well. The desserts were particularly good, especially the pineapple.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family friendly restaurant winner
We made a last minute booking with Tommy Bahama's on open table. Very convenient so that was great. We were a party of 5 adults and two young children. When we arrived the restaurant was packed and there were almost no kids in sight. I feared the worst! But our server was excellent and the kids were very well catered for. Their food looked great and they both devoured it. Our grown up food was also excellent and served quickly and at the right temperature.
In summary it was easy to book, the food was good and kids are welcome and well entertained. I would go again.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for sunset dining
Try the ahi taco appetizer - spectacular, you will want more. The wait staff was fantastic and friendly, thanks Jennifer! The short ribs are so moist they melt in your mouth. Make sure to try one of the daily special fish dishes - the yazu marinated ono with seaweed salad and soba noodle sushi wrap was perfectly cooked and delicious. Leave room for dessert, they have a great selection. The sunset is amazing, but be sure to bring your sunglasses in case your table is looking directly at the sun.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good dinner
We ended up at Tommy Bahama's mainly because of the lack of alternatives in the resort. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was very creative (like the tuna ceviche/guacamole combination), and the prices were reasonable (not cheap, though). Service was quick and attentive.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food at the Shops at Mauna Lani. When visiting the Big Island we normally eat at the Canoe House. This time we thought we would try something different. This was one of our best meals on the Kohala Coast.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
we came back
We had dinner before at Tommy Bahama's and came back because we really liked it. As before, we were not disappointed. Service was attentive, nice variety of food on the menu, and preparation and presentation of the food was perfect.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasantly surprised!
We decided to go here for dinner because of how close it was to the Fairmont and were blown away by how great the food was... It was our best meal on the island. We had the crab cakes, crab bisque, baby back ribs, and macadamia crusted snapper.... All were incredible. Particularly the bisque and snapper. Great view of the sunset form the balcony and excellent service. Loved the large variety of cocktails as well. Pricey but ended up being cheaper than the other highly rated restaurants on the island.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A relaxing evening .....
a beautiful Hawaii evening and dining on the lanai. Food was good and service very good. The tortilla soup is a favorite.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The coconut shrimp as well
The coconut shrimp as well as the drinks were great as usual.
The crab stuff shrimp entre was also very well prepared and presented.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Steak as usual
We took along two friends from Australia and they were quite impressed with the food.
We eat at Tommy's at least twice a year when we come to visit,
t's one of our favorite restaurants.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambiance, but the location
Nice ambiance, but the location is nothing special. Doesn't utilize it's Big Island locale well.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy B's Cafe at Mauna Lani Shops
Made a reservation, but didn't need one. Great food, great service, and the ambiance was just right. Tommy Jahama (TJ) took really good care of us, and attended to our every need.
Prices are on par with other restaurants of this food caliber. Great flavor. Great presentation. Recommend sharing desert ;)
Would recommend for dinner if not looking for a grand view of the Pacific Ocean.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of Mauna Lani
This year, Tommy Bahama's had the best looking - and best tasting - menu out of all the restaurants that participated in the Taste of Mauna Lani event this year. You could building a three course menu that had a little of each: fish, chicken, beef and vegetable. All the courses had their own unique flavor and it turned out to be a wonderful dining experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A favorite when traveling!
Any and all of the Bahama Rest are a joy to visit. Hawaii is and Newport Beach are top of the list!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pick for Big Island Dining
Love the goat cheese appetizer! Always attentive and friendly service. Mahalo
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
When I read reviews for this I was shocked that a chain restaurant would be rated so high! It was close to our hotel so we tried it and it was amazing! Must have are the short rib sliders. One of the best things I've ever eaten...we actually ordered a second helping we liked them so much! Also piña colada cake and Oreo pie are amazing too! Fun atmosphere and live music was great! Highy recco when you are in kona!!!!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Our Favorites in Hawaii
We love to come here for their good food and great service.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very attentive management, excellent live music at the bar and an awesome pork chop. Perfect evening.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good meal and very good service
We enjoyed our meal and had great service. We will eat here again the next time we're on the island.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Tommy Bahama restaurant has good food, good service, but is overpriced for what you get. Seems like it's consistent with most things Tommy.... I buy them anyway, and I'll do it again (food included).
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very friendly atmosphere
Great service, good food, nice music and very thoughtful stuff. Thanks a lot.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place for Dinner or Lunch
We had a great time at dinner. The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We had also eaten lunch at this Tommy Bahama restaurant two days before, and are planning to have lunch there again today! It's not the least expensive place to eat, but definitely worth the price!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM