Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona

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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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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

3 or 6 on trees common scallops, had to be sent back to be redone. The Pallea was lifeless, no character, flavor.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meeting

K
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food. View is fantastic and you can’t beat the ocean breezes.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Happy Hour! Great drinks and appetizers. Nice location and service was really good.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for our family of 6 adults! Lovely location with water and sunset views.

A
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great drinks, wonderful view. They have parking behind the restaurant, if you notice the little sign.

M
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RL
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location, great service, and good food too!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on November 1, 2019

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!

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NF
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Place is dated. Food was ok. Service was good. After all hype on reviews, I was disappointed. Reminded me of a Casino buffet

v
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on November 1, 2019

Aloha and mahalo for your positive review! We're pleased we helped you enjoy your last night in Kona. We hope you return again!

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CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food. Very nice place

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on November 1, 2019

Aloha Chief Bob! Mahalo for your awesome review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again!

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Scenic. Setting. Fresh seafood . Very efficient waitstaff.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on November 1, 2019

Aloha and mahalo for your positive review! We appreciate your compliments as well and hope for your return

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KB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on November 1, 2019

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!

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on November 1, 2019

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!

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c
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on November 1, 2019

Aloha! Mahalo for your fantastic review! We so appreciate your return visits and look forward to your next return, Aloha!

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome ocean view

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on October 9, 2019

Aloha Jennifer! Mahalo for your review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you again!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Drinks were weak. Need to not skimp on the alcohol just because it’s happy hour.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on October 5, 2019

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!

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SG
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on October 5, 2019

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!

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BO
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

日本語で失礼します。場所はカイルアコナ、海岸沿い、夕日はばっちり見えます。飛行機はコナ直行がほぼ満席でしたが、日本人はいませんでした。予約は18時30分から。ドリンクの種類も豊富、料理もとてもリーズナブルでした。泊まっていたのがワイコロアだったのでレンタカーでカイルアコナまで行きました。駐車場が店の脇を通った先にあり便利です。最終日の夜に選んだお店でした、とても満足出来ました。

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on October 5, 2019

アロハ!あなたの簡潔なレビューのためのマハロ。私たちと一緒に食事を楽しんだことを嬉しく思います。またお越しください。

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S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Mahi mahi was over cooked. Shrimp trio was good. Generally portions were small and prices were high.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on October 5, 2019

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.

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RP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on October 5, 2019

Aloha Ruth! Mahalo for your wonderful review! We're delighted you enjoyed our food and service here! We hope to welcome you again soon!

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The team was friendly and great experience

Y
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on September 24, 2019

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.

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KG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for my birthday , had a cake and coffee served.
Clam chowder is very delicious.

D
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing very good food, drinks are potent so be careful.lol and the desserts so much to chose from.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on September 17, 2019

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Golf Vacation

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on September 10, 2019

Aloha and mahalo for your ratings! We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, great location and if you stay away from the steak section, reasonably priced.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on September 5, 2019

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.

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PB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The mixed up our seats initially but made up for it. The food and cocktails were great. Would go again!

R
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Coconut shrimp were crispy and flavorful, and the Opa in the Hopper Special was fantastic!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on September 5, 2019

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.

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D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 27, 2019

Aloha and mahalo for your amazing review! We greatly appreciate your compliments!! We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 27, 2019

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!

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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😁

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 20, 2019

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!

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DH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The seafood chowder along with the scallop linguine was amazing! This was by far my favorite meal while in Hawaii.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 22, 2019

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!

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