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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New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome ocean view

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded 6 days ago

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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Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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VN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This restaurant has FISH in its name and serves dried up chunks of unrecognizable fish in the tacos? Supposed to have pineapple and cabbage and you could barely see them as there was so little. No sauce on the tacos and verde? on the side???? Are you kidding me!? The price was ridiculous for dried up fish that I had to choke down. Definitely go elsewhere. The Fish Hopper is a disgrace to Kona. Try Kona Inn, Huggo's on the Rocks, anywhere but Fish Hopper.

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

Aloha Vicky. We truly apologize your experience wasn't up to your standards. Please expect to be contacted directly by our General Manager. Mahalo.

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SG
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The team was friendly and great experience

Y
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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R
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

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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KH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined at the Fish Hopper for breakfast on my first morning in Kona and had the Dungeness Crab Avocado Cheese omelette. It was so incredibly delicious that I went back on my last morning in Kona on my way to the airport and it didn’t disappoint! Once again it was scrumptiously delicious!

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

Aloha again, Kathi! Mahalo for joining us again and also for recognizing Margaret's service for you. We're very happy you enjoyed both your visits, and hope to see you on your next trip!

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Boise
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing, I believe his name was Brent. Our group of 6 was seated immediately, and after we were seated moved to the water front seats with a fantastic view of the ocean and sunset. The food is exquisite. We enjoyed this restaurant twice during our 6 day visit, and each time was incredible. If you love sea food, great views, and the very best service this is a must visit restaurant.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 16, 2019

Aloha and mahalo for your review of our restaurant! We appreciate you acknowledging Brent's quality of service and how much you enjoyed your visits with us. We hope you're able to visit again!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ceviche was average. We enjoyed the surf & turf, but had to send back due to filet not being cooked as we had ordered. Remedied quite efficiently tho. Service was excellent.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 14, 2019

Aloha and mahalo for your review! I'm happy we remedied our error. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to make it right. We hope you visit us again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and beautiful view. The seafood is so fresh, cocktail is very nice.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 14, 2019

Aloha! Mahalo for your review! We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit with us!

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KH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dungeness Crab Avocado Cheese Omelet was delicious! We were seated up front at a perfect table that provided a wonderful view of paddle boarders, swimmers and parasailers on the ocean. Our waitress Margaret provided excellent service and chose a tasty POG Mimosa that was very enjoyable.

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

Aloha Kathi! Mahalo for your review and recognizing Margaret's service for you. We're happy you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

パスタが35ドル以上なので、なかなかのお値段だと思います。

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 14, 2019

レビュー用のアロハとマハロ!また来てください!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

日本語メニューもあり、サービスも良かったです

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 14, 2019

レビュー用のアロハとマハロ!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing service, amazing food, amazing location. perfect for a date night

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

Aloha and mahalo for your review! High praise, thank you!

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M
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and consistent. The perfect combination.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 14, 2019

Aloha Marty! Mahalo for your review! We look forward to your next visit!

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E
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast on our vacation to Kona. The coconut macadamia waffle was superb and the service was excellent. We will be sure to dine here again on our next visit.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your feedback! We look forward to serving you again!

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M
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us loved our meals!

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

Aloha Marty, mahalo for your review! We hope to serve you again!

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Had a reservation for 8 and got seated right at the front of the stairs with a huge wind. We asked to move to a table with less wind. Food was definitely not worth the price $200 for 6!for dinner and 2 just ordered appetizers. Would not go back.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 8, 2019

Aloha! Mahalo for your feedback. While you were dining, did you speak with a manager to address your seating or the quality of your meal? If you'd like to speak to us further, please contact us directly at the restaurant and request to speak to a manager. Thank you!

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JF
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish was delicious and our server Heather was awesome! We plan to go another night before we leave the island.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 8, 2019

Aloha Jean! Mahalo for leaving your review and acknowledging Heather! We truly appreciate that, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 14, 2019

Happy Anniversary!!! Mahalo for spending it with us! We hope to see you for your next one, if not sooner. Aloha!

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere so close to the ocean

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 7, 2019

Aloha John! Mahalo for your review! Hope to see you again!

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M
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about this place. Flavorful fresh dishes served in a great ambiance with Altman aloha smile. It doesn’t get any better!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on August 2, 2019

Aloha, Marty! We truly appreciate your kind review, mahalo! We hope to see you soon!

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SE
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If the Ahi Poke Nacho is on the menu, get it! Great view, service and good food in a super causal venue.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on July 31, 2019

Aloha and mahalo for your review, Stephanie! We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you soon!

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JM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party expanded to 10 people so I called ahead and Fish Hopper was happy to set us up at a table up front of the open windows. Not only was the view worth a million dollars the food was outstanding. I had scallops with risotto, others got fish and chips, Monchong, Babyback ribs, Ono... Everything was perfect. We shared a Piece of mango cake. We were leaving home to the main land that night but will all return someday and eat at this great restaurant again.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on July 31, 2019

Aloha Jeanette! Mahalo for taking the time to leave your review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We'll see you on your next trip!

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The service was fast seated us right away in a large back booth. Appetizer wonderful shrimp ceviche, salad great, main just as good 3 shrimp and seafood pasta. What wasn't good was the 3 girls they sat in the booth on the side of us. I think they were off duty employees that wanted to drink and talk story. Fine do that BUT not with every other word F this F that and other offensive language spoken in a loud laughing obnoxious manner. Really you couldn't help but hear the filth flow from their mouths. If they didn't work there they were well known by other employees as they stopped by to greet them. Almost skipped the tip but didn't want to punish our hostess for this inconsiderate troupe. Hope you find them to speak to. Rating would have been 4 or 5 if management controlled the atmosphere.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on July 30, 2019

Aloha Marc! Mahalo for your review and feedback. We're happy you enjoyed your meals aside from the other issue. Thank you again for bringing that to our attention. It will definitely be addressed.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

窓際の席でおいしくいただきました
日系三世四世の方が片言ですが日本語で対応され、楽しく過ごせました
特に肉料理がおすすめです

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on July 25, 2019

アロハ!レビューを残してくれたMahalo。私たちはあなたが私たちとあなたの訪問を楽しんだことを嬉しく思います!

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SR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to fish Hopper for a 2nd dinner because it is so good. Joel the AM and his staff provide great, friendly service. The fish entrees are creative and delicious. Leave room for dessert.

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

Aloha Stevie Ray! Mahalo for your kind words and review. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again!

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