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 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 .
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.
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!
DELICIOUS food, good service, warm, open air restaurant.
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!
Food is always great. Wonderful location and ocean view. Friendly and attentive staff. Our favorite restaurant in Kona.
Aloha and mahalo for your wonderful review and recommendation, Judith! Your feedback is greatly appreciated and look forward to your return!
Fried combo was good. Coconut shrimp were really good and good in size. Server was friendly. Make sure you do reservations will have a wait if you walk up
Aloha and mahalo for your review and feedback!
Our server didn’t know much about wines. She brought the wrong dessert and insisted that’s what we ordered and the didn’t even bother to ask if we wanted coffee with dessert
Aloha and mahalo for your feedback, Tom! I've shared it with our front of house management to address with our servers. We hope you join us again, thank you again!
Value not great for what you get. The Mahi mahi wasn’t that flavourful
Burger was a good portion
Swordfish was tasty but not great portion for price
Aloha JJLT! Mahalo for your feedback and recommendation. We hope you join us again!
Always our first stop for breakfast after arriving in Kona. Meal was awesome
Aloha and mahalo for your review! We look forward to your return!
Absolutely great! Gorgeous ocean views, friendly waiters, casual ambiance, delicious food!
Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Ann! We appreciate your tags and your recommendation!!
We are frequent diners in Monterey at The Shake family restaurants. A welcome sight to see a FishHopper here on The Big Island! Tim was a wonderful waiter and the evening excellent. The food and presentation top notch. Joel the manager took time to welcome us as well. Yet another great memory made at your restaurants, thank you!
Aloha and mahalo for sharing your comments! We truly appreciate your kind words and look forward to your return!
Even though we had made reservations, we had to wait almost 15 minutes for a table after we arrived. Once we were seated, however, the service was excellent. The food and drinks were delicious as usual.
Aloha Ellen! Mahalo for your review! We appreciate your feedback and hope you join us again!
An excellent choice for our anniversary. Water front with great views of the harbour area. Downtown with all kinds of activity within walking distance. Good selection on the dinner menu. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.
Aloha! Mahalo for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us!! Happy Anniversary!! Mahalo for your feedback and recommendation! We hope to see you for your next anniversary, if not before, Aloha!
Server was great! The staff made sure we got a good table as we made reservations! Food was outstanding
Aloha Omar, mahalo for your 5 Stars! We truly appreciate your compliments and so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you join us again soon!
We really enjoy the consistency and the quality of the food here. For us, the view is good, the food really good, and—even though the place was jammed with people—April handled her excellent service with ease. The combination is unbeatable.
Aloha KGeorge! Mahalo for your fantastic review! We truly appreciate your feedback and hope you join us again soon!
Great food and service, very veteran friendly with free app and dessert. Holly our server was fantastic and knowledgeable.
Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, you are totally appreciated!!! We look forward to your return!
Fish Hopper was ok. Not the best or worst meal we had on the K-K “strip”. Bit on the pricey side but as with most of the places in this area, can’t beat the view
Mahalo for your feedback Doug! We appreciate your comments!
We had requested an Ocean view table and the very nice Hostess was able to relocate us to one. Our Server was friendly and efficient. Bus help hovered and made us feel rushed. Everyone acted like they wanted to turn the table ASAP. Food was good, but not amazing by any means. Very expensive for the atmosphere and overall experience. This was a special occasion and there was nothing special about dining there. Would not go back.
Aloha Katelynn, thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am so sorry your experience wasn't up to your standards. Frankly, not to ours either. I have passed along your feedback to our management team for training and coaching. I hope that you will join us again in the future.
Very nice restaurant!
A little bit pricy but the scenery and atmosphere might cause a result of the price.
Food quality is excellent!!!
Aloha and mahalo for your review! We appreciate your comments and hope you join us again!
Really good breakfast. The macadamia nut french toast is especially good. Sitting next to the open air windows, watching the morning joggers and swimmers, it's a great place to stay one's day.
Aloha and mahalo for your 5 Star review!! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon !
What a gem! The food was outstanding, atmosphere vibrant & service very attentive even though they were very busy! Prices are high but worth it!
Aloha and mahalo Jewels for your awesome review! We greatly appreciate your compliments and recommendation and hope you join us again soon!
Nice view, pleasant server. The food was cringe worthy. Seafood chowder, but I found no seafood in the chowder. Main courses Mahi-Mahi, both I and my partner found quite unappetizing. Those were her kind words. I ate mine because I was hungry and didn't feel like sending it back, to what end. I just wanted the experience to end. Nothing good to say, so, peace out!
Food was great, if a bit pricey. Service was also great! Really the only issue was that it was extremely hot in our booth, even with the ceiling fan on.
Aloha and mahalo for your feedback Patrick! We hope you join us again!
And did I say on top of the delicious food the cocktails are scrumptious?!
Aloha Marty!!! Always mahalo for your reviews!! We look forward to your return!
The food was delicious. Sound of the ocean waves was musical. Andrea’s attention and service was warm and welcoming. The entire experience was amazing!
Aloha and mahalo for your 5 star review, Matt!! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us, and we thank you for your compliment to Andrea!
i came home to visit from the mainland and chose fish hopper for breakfast with my parents! we were very appreciative of the hostess who accommodated us with the table we requested. our server was attentive and gave us our kamaaina rate! mahalo!
Aloha Kamalani! Welcome home!! Mahalo for choosing to celebrate your homecoming with us! We hope you join us again, soon, Aloha a ahui hou!
Was ok. Coconut shrimp overcooked
Aloha and mahalo for sharing your comments, M. Our apologies on the food quality. All reviews are used as a tool to praise, train, or coach, so we definitely appreciate your feedback . We hope to see you again!