One of the best meals we had
One of the best meals we had with 2 weeks in Kaanapali.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Very Good
Hionu's a pleasant place to dine, with a terrace looking out over a lawn and Kona Bay. We were very pleased with our dinner, with a few wrinkles that hopefully will get ironed out over time. The maitai was made from good ingredients, not the crumby mix some places use. Our Ceasar salads were tasty. The seared ahi dinner included a sushi roll that was briefly fried in tempura, and the flavors of everything were delicious. The scallops were just lightly cooked. The steak was a little overcooked, but very tender and tasty, and the garlic greens were delicious. The house-made fig ice cream was great, but the molten lava cake was not molten. Service was a tad slow but friendly. They just need to avoid overcooking a few things.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food! Extremely friendly and helpful staff!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous start to a vacation
Overlooking the beach and bay the location is perfect for any occasion. Attached to the King Kamehameha hotel it has inside and outside seating with lovely cauldron fires for warmth but in April the climate is perfect for outside dining. At $41 the Friday buffet was expensive but nothing was missed in terms of types of food or service. If you want something cheaper the bar next door has a different, more simple menu but the food is prepared in the same kitchens. It was a fabulous start to our vacation.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We attended the Prime Rib/Seafood
We attended the Prime Rib/Seafood buffet and found the selections varied and flavorful. Our waitress was AMAZING and we sat outside on the lanai and enjoyed the beautiful scenery around us.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
cisco shines at honu
We were really lucky that there was fine dining in the hotel we were staying at for a wedding. The convenience probably would've had us eating there regardless so it was a real joy to find a terrific menu;well presented and tasteful food. The star however was the waiter we happened to get twice. He was a joy professional knowledgeable sincere and genuine and fun. Two nights later we dined at Honu again and we're lucky to get Cisco as our waiter again. Not only did he remember us and make us feel wanted, but when he started with me for cocktail order he asked if I'd like an absolute, soda with lime again this evening! He remembered what i drank from two nights earlier! five of us had splendid experience. wonderful ambiance and view
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, my husband had the scallops and I had the beef tataki. It was delicious. The appetizer calamari was great as well. Only ding was the rolls, they seemed like the type you get in a cheap diner. The atmosphere also screamed "breakfast buffet location by day", it was a shame. I assume it's probably why there weren't many people there. The space was large, they should divide the breakfast location and dinner locations into two and make Honu's a dinner hot spot and centerpiece the bar area.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I went there to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We were met with a card signed by all the employees and a promise of a complimentary dessert. The only reason I did not give this restaurant 5 stars is they forgot the free dessert and I felt after giving us a card and making a point of mentioning it they should have honored it. Other than that the food was great as was the ambience.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Honus on the Beach
Great location, attentive service, good food. Nice sot for visitors as well as locals!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here for my Birthday hoping for the best it was excellent can't wait to return!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely beachfront meal
We went all out. This place isnt cheap,but is worth it! Got the mussels app . Beef tataki blew our minds
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a pleasant surprise
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.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
i chose Honu because it was
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!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice variety
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.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was pretty good. Crab
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.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for our after-wedding dinner and they decorated our table in beautiful flowers and candles. Great service! Will come back.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beachside hotel dining
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.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
welcome home for Mom
We took my mom out(our third time@Honu's).
She was wowed by the outdoor beach settingwith torches
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open Air Dining
Great hotel restaurant that's open late. Very scenic, quiet and outside. Food was delicious. Good portion size.
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful wedding celebration.
The food was outstanding and the management's assistance for this wedding dinner - beyond expectations.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance and Good Food
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!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM