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Permanently Closed - Blue Dragon Restaurant

1128 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Recently voted Best Dining Atmosphere, Family Entertainment, Bartender, Live Music and Night Spot by West Hawaii Today. Our fresh, festive food features global, coastal flavors and offers the freshest of ingredients, from locally caught fish to produce from our own organic farm. We proudly offer vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free options as well as just enough meat and the freshest of seafood! Our young and talented chef team sincerely loves to create the most amazing dishes with the finest local and seasonal products available. We feature live music nightly (when we are open for dinner Thursdays through Sundays) and offer the best talent and a wide array of musical styles. If the music moves you, get up and dance right under the stars as our dining area has no roof!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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International, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 882-7771 ext. 2
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Noah Hester
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Cross street
Hwy 19
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Parking details
Parking is for restaurant customers only.
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Voted Best Live Music two years in a row! The Blue Dragon features live music every Thursday through Sunday. Our monthly schedule is on our website. We regularly feature Hoku Award winners & nominees. The Blue Dragon exclusively hosts The Big Island's biggest big band...The Ollie phonic Horns among many other stand-outs. Whether you enjoy Jazz, Hawaiian, Classic Rock, Swing, Salsa or Blues the Blue Dragon is the place to listen, dine and dance under the stars.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

Disappointing fourth visit after two outstanding meals and one great one over the past five years. Servers were quick to tell us this was their last day before a month off for refurbishments, several items were not available and three promised items (colouring materials for a child, an answer to whether the Dragon Wagon would be open during the month off and a question about a potential discount that needed the manager to respond) were never followed up. Food was super slow and okay tasting but not great (as on prior visits). All in all, disappointing, as we'd been looking forward to this for a long time. Sorry, I cannot recommend any more...and we used to do so to everyone we knew coming to the big island

SantaFeLocal (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

Loved this place. The food was was the service. We had the seafood special, the fries. I had the salad...loved the presentation in a flower pot; you cut your own greens. My husband had the summer rolls. Honestly - I doubt there's anything meh on the menu.
Live music tops off this special place. If I lived on the Big I I'd be a regular.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

Excellent food and entertainment with even better service.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

We read reviews and we looked at the website and we asked around and on no level did it disappoint us. Our reservation was handled as a "10;" we had the best table in the place.
The hostesses were great, the bartender was on a par with professionals we've seen in many big cities and the server, Nathan, was really perfect.

You're outside, but inside a wall, like it's Morocco or something. The whole atmosphere after dark is magical. Palms grow inside and are illuminated with different coloured lights. Mist comes out of wall jets. The music was by Carly Ann and she was memorable. The whole night was.

Mike (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

Our second time at Blue Dragon. Great food, nice drinks, interesting wine, wonderful service and lovely music.

Philip (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

Outdoor dining with ever changing music genres in a somewhat funky atmosphere.....mostly locals having fun.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Blue Dragon had been recommended to us and we decided to give it a try before we headed back mainland. I wish we would have tried it earlier because we would have been back again before we left. By far the best meal we had in the 8 days we were there. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! The food, drinks, service, music and atmosphere was amazing.

vipBonsaiNan (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

On this night my spouse and I danced to the infectious sounds of Lava Rocks. Most of the patrons couldn't help themselves and danced also. The food and drink was wonderful. Excellent wine at an excellent pricepoint. We ordered the Ceasar Salad and the Beet Salad, a Hamburger with perfectly crisped fries, and Malasadas for desert. Everything was prepared well. Added to the evening was a friendly and welcoming Waitstaff. We can't wait to go back.

vipGreat (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

Food and service excellent! Drink menu was fun too. BUT so many flies!! Uncomfortable way to eat dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2016

Spectacular food! Authentic, casual vibe. Fantastic live music, awesomely friendly staff, Kid-friendly. Great drinks. Food is out-of-this-world. For a tourist, I would say "the curbside appeal is not the typical tourist attraction but, once youre inside, it will probably be the best meal of your vacation". I suspect, this is where the locals go for a great night, great music and great food.