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.
We had a birthday dinner at the Fish Hopper. We started with the Crab Tower, which was tasty, but not exactly a tower. Both of our main courses were served hot and were delicious. Family style, so thur restaurant was on the noisier side, but we enjoyed the overall atmosphere.
Aloha Peter, mahalo for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and we greatly appreciate your recommendation! We wish you a Happy Birthday and all good things in the coming year!
We ate dinner here twice this week, and went for happy hour another night. Great food and awesome service.
Good choice. Friendly staff! Nice location. Good value. Will return.
Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review! We look forward to seeing you again!!
Food was good, service was very good however the price point did not match the ambiance. Gourmet food prices in a tourist style restaurant. Laminated food pictures were also out of place.
Aloha and mahalo for your review, Marlene! We greatly appreciate your feedback!
It starts with a beautiful view and ambiance, and then is made better with intelligent, attentive and very sweet service and then comes the delicious food. And the finish is you can expect consistency for every single visit. This is our first choice in Kona, and on the Island.
Aloha Marty!!! Mahalo for your amazing review! You are always so kind!!! We always look forward to your return!!
Service was fantastic! Food was exceptionally fresh and prepared so well. Everything had just the right amount of seasoning/flavor. They had a parmesan mahi special that was SO GOOD. Bartender made amazing drinks also.
Aloha and mahalo for your amazing review, Fantastic!! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate your feedback!!
Open air restaurant next to ocean good food and service was great!
Aloha and mahalo for your fantastic review!!
One of our favorite places to get good food for a reasonable price. We're locals from the island a appreciate the kind courtes service we get every time. The food portions are on the spot! Not to much not too little. Everyone is always on their toes watching if we need a refill or if we are ready for dessert. I l
LOVE the tray of desserts they bring around so you get a real good Idea of what you can get. I always feel extremely happy with the service and staff.
Aloha Chelsea! Mahalo for your amazing review! Its our pleasure to serve you and always look forward to our returning guests!
The food and drinks were great. Service was fantastic. Great way to celebrate!
Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Kathy!! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Birthday dinner with friends. Everything was excellent. Thanks so much.
Mahalo Kanali!! We look forward to your next visit!!
Good but service and food quality has room for improvement
Aloha and mahalo for your feedback!!
Too pricey for value.
Mahalo for your feedback! We also have a Happy Hour menu available from 2pm to 9pm daily, unless it's a holiday or special event, as an alternative. Mahalo!
Our server made all the difference. The food was great, of course, but the service was exceptional.
Aloha Tom! Mahalo for your review and your recommendation!! Your compliment to your server is also greatly appreciated!! We hope you join us again!
Table was ready, Brent is the best! Drinks spot on, and of course the food is outstanding!
Aloha and mahalo for your review, Kelvin!! We so appreciate your compliments and recommendation!!
The food, for the most part, was great. We mostly ordered fish/seafood, but there was one order of steak and it was not cooked right. The steak was too under cooked, not as ordered, medium rare.
Aloha AuntyS, mahalo for your feedback! I am so sorry for the temperature mistake. I trust that we re-made it correctly? Customer satisfaction is our priority. We hope you join us again!
Wonderful food and service. Food was delicious
Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us!
The food was very good.
Aloha and mahalo for your comments, Jay!!
As always, excellent food, in a beautiful setting with outstanding staff!
Aloha and mahalo for your fabulous review and feedback!!
My husband and I had dinner here and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We both had the Hawaiian Ono and it was fabulous. Our server, Kris, was attentive, friendly, helpful with meal suggestions, and very capable. We dined outside, had a nice view of the ocean, and our non-alcoholic mocktails were delicious. Overall a great experience! We highly recommend.
Aloha Elaine!! Mahalo for your amazing review! Your feedback and recommendation are greatly appreciated and we hope you join us again soon!
The food and service were very good. The mai tai, not so much. Lots of juice, very little rum.
Aloha Bruce, mahalo for your feedback! We hope to see you again!
We enjoyed a sunset dinner on patio our waitress was charming and the food was great a fun place to dine
Aloha Nikki!! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you join us again, Mahalo!
We have been to the Big Island a number of times, but this was our first visit to the Fish Hopper. That’s too bad, because it was excellent! If you are a veteran or active duty, be sure to mention that fact. We received a free appetizer and a free dessert, plus an American flag on the table. Nice touch! There also is parking behind the restaurant .
Aloha Carioca! We're thrilled you found us! Our appreciation for our Veterans is immeasurable, thank you so much! We look forward to your next visit!
Always love going to the Fish Hopper. Great view, great food, great location, and great service.
Aloha and mahalo for your 5 Star review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to your next visit!
Both meal and service was excellent. Fish was excellent, be sure to make a reservation. We will go back.
Aloha Jim, mahalo for your 5 Star review and recommendation!! We look forward to your next visit with us!
Atmosphere is great, the food was good but the portions were small. Ask for a salad appetizer and it never came out becasue the waitress never wrote it down.
Aloha Dale, mahalo for sharing your feedback!
Thank you so much, Marty!! We always enjoy your visits!
One of our best meals while in Kailua-Kona. Great value and service. It is best to ask for a table near the railing for views. Highly recommended!
Mahalo for your awesome review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and so appreciate your recommendation!
DELICIOUS food, good service, warm, open air restaurant.
Aloha and mahalo for your review, Tracey! We truly appreciate your recommendation!
Food was reasonable - bar drinks where terrible (watered down and poorly made). Made reservations here and discovered upon arrival that the city had closed down Ahi’i Drive for a festival. We were 10 minutes late to our reservation because we had to park a 15 minute walk away and they stuck us down to the bottom of the list. ☹️
It's not cheap but also not terribly expensive and the culinary results are amazing. The four of us each had something different and agreed it was one of the best meals we'd had in a long time. We always go there a couple of times minimum each winter when we're in Hawaii.
Aloha and mahalo for your 5 Stars, William!! We so appreciate your recommendation and the helpful information for our future guests. We look forward to your return!
Great food, service, and a wonderful view of Kailua Bay!
Aloha and mahalo for your 5 Star review!!
The Fish Hopper is our favorite restaurant in town and of course, we selected it for our last night in Kona. As usual, the food, service, locale, and friendliness were all great.
Aloha and mahalo for your review and feedback, Judith! Your compliments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return, Aloha!
Sat at the bar and had a mai tai as we arrived early. Fun watching the large flaming drinks made and enjoyed the sunset view. Had the tomatoes and maui onion app which was good. I had the ono and my wife the scallops. Topped it off with the macadamia nut pie, only drawback was their was an opera singer as entertainment, my wife was tortured as a child with opera and I ciuld see that it grated on her.
Aloha Bob, thank you for your 5 Stars! I am so sorry about how the opera affected your wife!! It was only for the one night as a special occasion. I'm thankful to hear the rest of your experience was an enjoyable one. We hope you join us again!
Our date night ❤️ had a wonderful dinner & service awesome as always!
Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Rosie! We look forward to your next visit!
Need new chairs!!
Aloha and mahalo for your ratings! We are in process of changing out our chairs, thank you!!
Fantastic! Food and service were great!
Aloha and mahalo for your compliments!
Absolutely amazing! Our waitress was fantastic, recommended a dish we both ended up ordering- was delicious. Would certainly go back!
Aloha Zachery! Mahalo for your awesome review! We definitely appreciate your compliments and hope you join us again!
Always love coming to the Fish Hopper in Kona! This time was no exception. Enjoyable all the way through to dessert.
Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Libby! We truly appreciate your compliments and recommendation and look forward to your next visit!
Nice beach view. Great service. Prices a bit high relative to others nearby.....food was good to very good....
We would go back!
Aloha and mahalo for your review and providing feedback, John! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return!
The Fish Hopper is a great restaurant with very good food and equally good service. The view of the ocean is wonderful. This is a very good place to have a relaxed meal with just the right amount of time between courses. We have eaten here many times & will return. We had the clam chowder (great), the Sand Dabs (very good) & the crab stuffed prawns with an excellent risotto.
Aloha David, mahalo for your fantastic review! We're so appreciate your feedback and hope you join us again soon!