Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona

4.5
1600 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steak, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh seafood from Hawaii and fresh seafood flown in weekly from California, plus our signature Bucket of Fire and Volcano flaming drinks, all within walking distance to shops and historic sites.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1600 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We made a reservation to celebrate a birthday, and they had that info at the host station. They didn’t have our table and we had to wait 20 minutes - which is somewhat understandable on a weekend. However, when they came to seat us, they tried to put us at the bar - which I overheard them explaining was for walkins. Some haggling occurred and they sat us at a real table. The drinks were ok, appetizers were good. Dinner was ok. Chocolate cheesecake was amazing! Service was pretty good. The only issue was that they didn’t hang around long enough after leaving the entrees to see if we needed anything - like salt or extra sauce so that took a while.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Overall Food was average. Coconut shrimp were delicious as were the drinks. I prefer Calamari cut thin and fried crispy, theirs is thick cut and chewy - matter of preference perhaps. View is great.

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viplindsath
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is outstanding. The food was perfection and every waiter was happy and helpful. A very positive experience which hasn’t been the case at other restaurants in Kona.

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vipDesert
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our breakfasts at Fish Hopper. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding.

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vipBillB
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, beautiful views. We are going back.

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placergeds
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Calamari had too much batter and didn’t taste good. Had mahi mahi dinner. The sauce was great and it came with a lot of veggies. Got a salad that was over dressed but was ok

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks.

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vipMartymaz
Hawaii
166 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent.

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Spuds
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As an airline pilot who spends 18 days / month away from home, the Fish Hopper is my go to place for breakfast in Kailua Kona. Good food, solid service, great “French Press” Kona Coffee; it starts my go home day right.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For the price I wasn't impressed with the food. Luke warm scallops, mussels and clams bland. Service was good though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was excellent. The food was excellent. 2 dinner entrees and a split dessert totaled $80- a little pricey. But overall the experience was great. We had an ahi and coconut prawn salad and a skirt steak and split a creme brûlée. We would recommend all of them.

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KathrynC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and the service was nice. We were challenged to find the parking lot but once that was resolved we had a very nice dinner. The manager was welcoming and helpful even though we were late for our reservation.

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Hpuppys
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Although we made a reservation, walk-ins were given better seating closer to lookout on ocean. We sat in middle and it was stuffy ...

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vipchuck
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was on Easter Sunday. Their special menu included opakapaka on a bed of ravioli that was outstanding, one of their best dishes since we became regulars of six years.

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HannahC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, beautiful view. Can’t beat the Fish Hopper!

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CaseyW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was hoping for a fantastic seafood dinner and did not get it. Food was average and way overpriced. Very chain like and I guess they are. My daughters fish and chips bland, and my wife’s fish was just ok. Pretty bummed for the cost

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Easter they didn’t not honor coupons but we did not care. The service was great food. Ahi salad unique and amazing

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GaylaO
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Easter lunch here and it was great! Staff was friendly and food was delicious!

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TameraC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We waited over an hour to be seated even though we had reservations.

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Mercy
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so love coming to the Fishhopper in Kona, and Monterey.
Wonderful, food, service is very personable.
You will not be disappointed. I suggest getting reservations, popular dinning spot.

Mahalo,
Mary Lou

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DavidE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Tammie, was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waitstaff. Great good. Wonderful family experience and value.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ahmazing food!! The local Mongchog dish is to die for. Def try it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Calamari and crab cake appetizers were very good! Had to return ribeye since it was done too well and our wonderful server Tammie brought a much better one. Sat by window overlooking the ocean, great view but too close to noisy entrance. Overall the food was good and the experience eating at the restaurant was great!

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vipvijak
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great food and location. Would recommend and come again. Great freshcatch

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vipKenC
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A touristy place that we had been told would have good fish. Not particularly impressed. Our server did an admirable job despite being slammed. Ambience is that of a tiki bar and the decor needs a refresh. The cocktails were good, the calamari appetizer was either way over fried or had been sitting under a heart lamp for too long - it was chewy and not very flavorful. The same thing with the coconut shrimp. The mussels and clams were decent - particularly the broth.

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ArdenaP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful View, helpful staff, great food and killer Bloody Mary's

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vipJbend
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our Sunday breakfast dishes and Margaret is a terrific server. Make a reservation or be ready for a long wait on weekends

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vipRandy
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Food is always great. Great views of the bay.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Andrea, if you come for breakfast definitely have the corn beef hash it is real corn beef amazing hash all in a skillet with eggs and toast. We had it two days in a row. The view is incredible totally recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

TOURIST TRAP!! Don’t waste your time and money

Please don’t go here if you care anything about food. The disaster started from the appetizer. How can you get shrimps wrong?!? Calamari had no type of spice. Food was tasteless. Please don’t waste your money

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vipSAHMN
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh local fish

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vipM0nasdfw
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish Hoppers never lets me down. The food is consistently delicious, the staff has always been friendly, and having the ocean right outside the windows is amazing

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vipTomH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice view, good service and
they have their own parking lot too

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vipKitka
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The King Crab leg was the largest and most tender market seafood my husband or I had ever ordered! It was reasonably priced as well. The seafood trio was a great selection of choices and did not disappoint. The raspberry lava drink was billed as the house specialty, but we both preferred the Mai Tai, with the raspberry being a bit overpowering.

We definitely enjoyed our meal and would return!

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Kristine
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner on the railing looking out over the bay. The food was amazing.

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LisaR
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Casual dining, good food, great view!

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SusanK
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious, but lukewarm. The service was not good. The view was beautiful.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona using the Order Online button. Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 326-2002.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona is rated 4.5 stars by 1600 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.