Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local’s favorite Kona restaurant since 1934, the building housing The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. We proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment.
We love to honor our Veterans & Military! Please let us know if you are one, upon arrival.
I can’t even stress enough how AMAZING this restaurant is. if you can request Brent as a server- then do it!! every time that I’ve come he’s been an amazing server with amazing service. amazing food, amazing drinks, it’s a little pricey but worth every single penny. I recommend this restaurant to anyone for any reason
Everything was amazing! We had the steamed mussels/clams, calamari and the ribeye with lobster tails. My husband and I were super quiet while eating because we were savoring each bite. Really delicious and the price wa pretty good. Our waitress, Lauren H, was also really nice and took really good care of us.
3 or 6 on trees common scallops, had to be sent back to be redone. The Pallea was lifeless, no character, flavor.
I enjoyed it.
What I do not like is that you are now requesting that I write at least 50 characters in this review. That is the only negative to this entire experience.
We had a phenomenal dinner! The food tasted incredible. The wait staff was top notch! Ocean views amazing! This surpassed our expectations in every way! I would highly recommend to anyone!
Always great service and food. View is fantastic and you can’t beat the ocean breezes.
Excellent Happy Hour! Great drinks and appetizers. Nice location and service was really good.
Great food and service for our family of 6 adults! Lovely location with water and sunset views.
Good food, great drinks, wonderful view. They have parking behind the restaurant, if you notice the little sign.
Bringing mainland guests to Fish Hopper is just what we do all the time now. Their food, ambiance and service always pleases and makes for a memorable evening.
The Fish Hopper is an excellent choice for good food and good service. Try the award winning Poke Nachos! Good stuff!
The arugula salad with mangoes, strawberries, mozzarella cheese, and candied walnuts or pecans was great too! That lilikoi dressing complimented the arugula nicely.
Lastly, the Manchong on creamy risotto was nice and tender! I especially loved the artichoke hearts in the risotto.
Lovely meal, and if you go at the right time you can take in the gorgeous sunset over the ocean.
Highly recommend! The drinks were a bit pricey, but I guess fair enough for a tourist spot. They do have happy hour as well...20% off but you gotta sit at the bar or on the higher tables.
Beautiful location, great service, and good food too!
Aloha and mahalo for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you so much for your awesome compliments to our staff! We hope to have you join us again!
Place is dated. Food was ok. Service was good. After all hype on reviews, I was disappointed. Reminded me of a Casino buffet
We went to the Fish Hopper for dinner on our last night in Kona. Everyone really enjoyed the food and it has a nice view of the bay. The desserts were excellent.
Aloha and mahalo for your positive review! We're pleased we helped you enjoy your last night in Kona. We hope you return again!
Outstanding service and great food. Very nice place
Aloha Chief Bob! Mahalo for your awesome review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again!
Scenic. Setting. Fresh seafood . Very efficient waitstaff.
Aloha and mahalo for your positive review! We appreciate your compliments as well and hope for your return
This was the third time we ate here during our 10 day stay. Food was awesome, service great and atmosphere was very nice. My husband especially enjoyed the seafood pasta choices. Will definitely be back.
Aloha Kathy! Mahalo for your awesome review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visits and appreciate your compliments! We look forward to your next visit!
Average overall with better than average service and food. Prices are high for the value but the fish was good. This restaurant needs to invest in dining furniture. The folding chairs are very uncomfortable. Service was very nice but hard to overcome the ambience and cost.
Aloha Todd! Mahalo for sharing your comments! I do apologize for the folding chairs, you caught us during a transition in our dining chairs. We appreciate all your feedback to assist us improve our details. We hope to see you again!
We always love The Fish Hopper, it's the 1st place we go for dinner when we get to Kona. The ambiance and the food is excellent, and they have a great Happy Hour!
Aloha! Mahalo for your fantastic review! We so appreciate your return visits and look forward to your next return, Aloha!
Great service and awesome ocean view
Aloha Jennifer! Mahalo for your review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you again!
Drinks were weak. Need to not skimp on the alcohol just because it’s happy hour.
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We apologize that your experience wasn't up to your standards. If that happens again, please let us know while you're here so we can improve our service. Mahalo!
On a cruise ship, spent the day in Kailua-Kona, had the BEST dining experience! Fish Hopper was excellent in every way, from our reserved table to drinks, appetizers, lunch & desserts. Great waiter, too. We followed her recommendations and they all were delicious.
Will be back next time we are in Kailua-Kona.
Aloha!! Mahalo for your awesome review! We're delighted you enjoyed a memorable experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you on your return!
Mahi mahi was over cooked. Shrimp trio was good. Generally portions were small and prices were high.
Aloha! Mahalo for sharing your comments. We strive to provide tasty food and quality service. I apologize your experience wasn't up to your, nor our, standards. We will share your comments with our Chef so he may address our quality control. Thank you again for letting us know.
The service was lovely at the Fish Hopper. They served us promptly. We particularly like the salad with the strawberries and the Mac nuts. And Poke nachos were wonderful.
Aloha Ruth! Mahalo for your wonderful review! We're delighted you enjoyed our food and service here! We hope to welcome you again soon!
The team was friendly and great experience
Fish Hopper really went above and beyond. I made a last minute reservation with them for my parents anniversary and they not only made us feel welcomed but took extra good care of us. Also the food was amazing!
Aloha Yessica! Happy Anniversary to your parents! It was definitely our honor to be a part of your celebration. We're so happy you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you can join us again soon.
I made a reservation for my birthday , had a cake and coffee served.
Clam chowder is very delicious.
Had the coconut shrimp and got a bad shrimp. They brought one more shrimp out, no apology. The arugula salad was ok but a bit soggy. Service was slow. Wine choice was ok.
Amazing very good food, drinks are potent so be careful.lol and the desserts so much to chose from.
Aloha and mahalo for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon!
Ask for brent to be your server!
Amazing restaurant, amazing food, the service was incredible & Brent truly made the whole experience so incredible. best restaurant on the island.
Aloha and mahalo for your ratings! We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!
Good food, good service, great location and if you stay away from the steak section, reasonably priced.
Aloha and mahalo for your review, James! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We do very much appreciate your recommendation and it would be our pleasure to welcome you once again.
The mixed up our seats initially but made up for it. The food and cocktails were great. Would go again!
Excellent meal! Coconut shrimp were crispy and flavorful, and the Opa in the Hopper Special was fantastic!
Aloha and mahalo for sharing your comments, Ruby! Your compliments to the kitchen are greatly appreciated and will be passed along. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Fish Hopper is one of our favorite places for dinner. Sam and his team always make us feel welcome and we really appreciate that feeling.
Aloha and mahalo for your amazing review! We greatly appreciate your compliments!! We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Amazing food, great service, and nice Hawaiian decor. We had the fresh fish mahi and opa specials which were delicious. Margaritas were strong and the Kona coffee cheesecake was awesome as well. We went back for breakfast the next 2 days too.
Aloha and a warm mahalo for your positive feedback! We're extremely delighted you enjoyed your visits with us! We hope you will join us again!
The food was fabulous. The sunset view was fantastic. The only negative was that the restaurant was little too hot and not enough air movement. Dress cool😁
Aloha Julie! Mahalo for your review! Thank you for your feedback about the heat, its been crazy hot this summer!! Definitely something that we'll need to address. Thank you again! We hope you join us again!
The seafood chowder along with the scallop linguine was amazing! This was by far my favorite meal while in Hawaii.
Aloha Drea! Mahalo for sharing your comments. Your compliments to the kitchen are greatly appreciated! We would like to know more about your experience that took stars away from us. Please feel free to contact us directly so we may improve on our service. Thank you again!