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Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona

4.5
4.5
2483 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.

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Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 326-2002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Pedro Almazan

  • Catering

    We also do off-site catering for private parties at a location, wedding, etc.... <br />Call Sam for pricing and details.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a few options for a private party depending on the number of people, budget and options wanted. We offer an outdoor upstairs lanai for more privacy, or we can partition downstairs for smaller groups.We look forward to hosting your event! Call Sam for pricing and details!

  • Private party contact

    Sam Johnson: (808) 326-2002

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua-Kona

  • Cross street

    Alii Drive

  • Parking details

    Driveway to parking is on the RIGHT side of the building when you look at it from the ocean. OR, it's to the right of the main entrance and coffee shop. <br /><br />Parking is available up the driveway, it's lighted for ease in the dark. <br />There are also handicap spots where there is ramp access to the back of the dining room. <br /><br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,483 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Service

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for Lunch

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Scenic View

  • Hawaii / Big Island

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  1. PT

    PatT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Both meals we had were Fish and both were way over cooked . I had the whole snapper and it was very over cooked and the meat was very dry .

  2. M

    Martymaz

    Hawaii

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite go to dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Kona. Easy parking in back, great ambiance on Kailua Bay, great friendly service and delicious food. Not to mention in house deserts and cocktails, that like their menu, offers something for everyone.

  3. C

    Ceebee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Decent views but there’s definitely better food and service out there

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Outstanding ambience, in front of beach, nice food quality, kind server

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service from both the staff and management. The food was amazing! Definitely try the clam chowder!

  6. M

    Marianna

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Nice view, pleasant service. Coconut shrimp was excellent, poke good but rather small, ahi salad good. Seafood pasta and Ono were ok, but not amazing. Drinks could have been better. We set outside with a nice view . Overall pleasant experience but I’ve had better food in Hawaii

  7. RB

    RobertB

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We really enjoyed the view and the clam chowder was good. The rest of the meal average we were told there was no crab and they gave us extra shrimp to compensate both meals. That was okay but the dishes fell short due to the missing ingredients and the sauce on the seafood pasta was okay not as thick or creamy as I would have liked.

  8. M

    Martymaz

    Hawaii

    203 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Given Fish Hopper’s location on Kailua Bay with stunning ocean views near where the ships dock, one might expect a tourist trap. Nothing can be further from the truth. This is a top notch Kailua experience that consistently serves delicious food in a friendly intelligent atmosphere. Yes, there will be tourists and this is a spot so good the locals, as I do, come here every week. A great menu with varied options for everyone’s taste including a specials page with more amazing dishes. And did I mention wonderful cocktails? These guys have it all going on.

  9. OS

    OldSaintRick

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Had to ask for water (not refill, the actual glass). Apps and entrees came at same time (was not requested). Food fantastic.

  10. S

    Sissou

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    La clam chowder et nos plats de poisson étaient très bons, copieux et bien équilibrés avec de nombreux légumes croquants. Le bémol : une addition un peu sévère…

  11. p

    pams

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Fish Hopper is my go to for breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Consistently good all around.

  12. TR

    TerriR

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kiki was an awesome bartender / waiter as always. Dewayne is as well.

  13. NC

    NorCalBev

    Sacramento

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful location in Kailua! We had a delicious meal overlooking Ali’i Drive and Kailua Bay. I had a dinner special berry and goat cheese salad with grilled mahi mahi on top and my husband had the coconut shrimp and ahi salad. Cocktails were delicious too and half bottle options of wine were great. We also shared lilikoi cheesecake - mmmmmm-mmmmmm! Lots of wonderful options here!

  14. S

    Sara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! And good portion sizes...most places give you way to much but this was perfect!!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Ultimate seafood pasta states a white cream sauce but was very runny like noodles in soup. A server named Pam was extremely helpful and wanted to fixed the food (I would return just for her service). The assistant manager came by and offered to make the food less runny but it was just drained. The manager did buy my last drink to make up for the pasta coming out the way it did. All the other food was great and always has been.

  16. CW

    CarvellW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fish Hopper had excellent food and service?. The alcoholic drinks cost too much and the drinks are not good. This restaurant should have move seats for the ocean view.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good service, everyone was friendly. Food was good, but the portion size of my fish was small. Overall, my husband and I enjoyed ourselves. When in Kona, I will visit again.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No drama great experience. Service, food, the view were top notch. Perfect way to start your Hawaii vacation after airport and flight chaos.

  19. SE

    StephanieE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this restaurant. It's a definite stop on my list when I come to Kona. Everything you get is so good.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food was mediocre and service was poor. Forgot one of our orders then had to request it to be refunded, should have been offered since it was their mistake.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Good dinner with decent choices - draft beer was yummy, food could be more punchier, was little bland, though shoe string fries were the best.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal for the whole family. We live in Montana. So, I was surprised when my daughter said the steak was one of the best she has ever had. The seafood lovers on our family were not disappointed as the selection of local fish was outstanding. The service was exceptional and the view of the bay did not disappoint!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The monchong with risotto was great but the ultimate seafood pasta was not so great. The seafood was delicious but the pasta noodles were a little under cooked. Still it was a good experience and the staff were very nice. I’ll be back

  25. CV

    Catherine9167652107V

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well prepared fish and organic veggies- perfect! Casual atmosphere but well situated overlooking water. Waitstaff were impeccable.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view is spectacular! The service was awesome. The food was delicious. I usually come here at least once every time I’m in Kona and I strongly recommend it.

  27. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    SUPER SERVICE, FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. It was noisy, but open to the busy street , what should anyone expect. We enjoyed ourselves and appreciated the quick service. Also, thanks for the handicapped parking in back.

  28. D

    Delicious

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and a beautiful view from our table. The service and staff were extremely professional, courteous, friendly, and attentive. Our server made great recommendations and was very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed both of our entrees and the desserts were decadent.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh fish, very well prepared, in dishes that bring out the flavor instead of smothering/masking it.

  30. JN

    JamesN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We reserved a table at 5:30pm next to the open window area adjacent to the street facing the bay. We were seated at the table closest to the entrance. Unfortunately, after the food arrived, we had a bunch of annoying flies hovering and landing throughout our meal. We’ve been to this restaurant many times before, but have never had this fly problem seated further in from the entrance. Food and service has always been great.

  31. M

    Martymaz

    Hawaii

    203 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yes we are locals and Fish Hopper regulars and I have to say the fish and chips I had were the best ever. Not greasy, no oil after taste and the fresh Ono fish is rare and wonderful and the fries are the best tasting anywhere. Whether you are in the mood for a burger, fresh fish or a juicy steak these guys won’t disappoint.

  32. b

    breed

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    it was a good dinner. Nothing to get too excited about. I thought they'd have more local fish. Tropical cocktails looked better than they actually tasted

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Hop away from the Fish Hopper! Horrible meal, our waiter did his best to provide good service. Hostess was rude. The meal was just awful. Fish smothered in a sweet sauce. Barely saw any macadamia nuts in my macadamia nut crusted mahi. Ono was not fresh and extremely fishy. Steamed veggies looked like something out of a mixed bag of frozen vegetables with no flavor. We joked that airplane food was better. Won’t be back.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Went for our anniversary as they usually have good food and service, not today. Only thing decent was the chowder but server delivered it to our table without spoons, then he must of saw a butterfly as he disappeared for a bit. Returned with the spoons but chowder was cold. Won’t be going back for a long time..

  35. SZ

    SusanZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service and ambiance was excellent. Our fish and ribs were over cooked. The salad and poke were absolutely delicious. The location at sunset can’t be beat.

  36. n

    notthatpicky

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Had a reservation and were seated immediately. Nice table with a view and breeze. We both had seafood. The fish was well prepared but the sides were average, lots of butter to flavor. My husband enjoyed the seared ahi and he is a critic! I had the ono medium rare and it was very good. Not cheap but seemed average for the area. Would recommend.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good food and great service…

  38. JL

    JonL

    Austin

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful coconut shrimp and fish with ravioli. Fish was slightly overcooked but still wonderful. Live the location and the view.

  39. k

    kauaisummergirl

    Phoenix

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Food, Service and View in Kailua-Kona. Been here for a week and have eaten at Fish Hopper 4 times,

  40. D

    Dinnerwasgreat

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Were seated earlier than our reservation. Great waitress who accommodated guest with dairy allergy. We all enjoyed our meals

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2483 OpenTable diners.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona

75-5683 Alii Drive Kailua, HI 96740

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alii Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua-Kona

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Driveway to parking is on the RIGHT side of the building when you look at it from the ocean. OR, it's to the right of the main entrance and coffee shop. <br /><br />Parking is available up the driveway, it's lighted for ease in the dark. <br />There are also handicap spots where there is ramp access to the back of the dining room. <br /><br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pedro Almazan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 326-2002

  • Catering

    We also do off-site catering for private parties at a location, wedding, etc.... <br />Call Sam for pricing and details.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a few options for a private party depending on the number of people, budget and options wanted. We offer an outdoor upstairs lanai for more privacy, or we can partition downstairs for smaller groups.We look forward to hosting your event! Call Sam for pricing and details!

  • Private party contact

    Sam Johnson: (808) 326-2002

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