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.
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Great service and awesome ocean view
Aloha Jennifer! Mahalo for your review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you again!
Drinks were weak. Need to not skimp on the alcohol just because it’s happy hour.
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!
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.
Aloha Vicky. We truly apologize your experience wasn't up to your standards. Please expect to be contacted directly by our General Manager. Mahalo.
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.
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!
Mahi mahi was over cooked. Shrimp trio was good. Generally portions were small and prices were high.
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.
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.
Aloha Ruth! Mahalo for your wonderful review! We're delighted you enjoyed our food and service here! We hope to welcome you again soon!
The team was friendly and great experience
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!
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.
I made a reservation for my birthday , had a cake and coffee served.
Clam chowder is very delicious.
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.
Amazing very good food, drinks are potent so be careful.lol and the desserts so much to chose from.
Aloha and mahalo for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon!
Aloha and mahalo for your ratings! We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!
Good food, good service, great location and if you stay away from the steak section, reasonably priced.
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.
Excellent meal! Coconut shrimp were crispy and flavorful, and the Opa in the Hopper Special was fantastic!
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.
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.
Aloha and mahalo for your amazing review! We greatly appreciate your compliments!! We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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.
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!
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😁
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!
The seafood chowder along with the scallop linguine was amazing! This was by far my favorite meal while in Hawaii.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Perfect food and beautiful view. The seafood is so fresh, cocktail is very nice.
Aloha! Mahalo for your review! We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit with us!
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.
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!
amazing service, amazing food, amazing location. perfect for a date night
Aloha and mahalo for your review! High praise, thank you!
Outstanding and consistent. The perfect combination.
Aloha Marty! Mahalo for your review! We look forward to your next visit!
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.
Aloha and mahalo for your feedback! We look forward to serving you again!
All four of us loved our meals!
Aloha Marty, mahalo for your review! We hope to serve you again!
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.
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!
Fish was delicious and our server Heather was awesome! We plan to go another night before we leave the island.
Aloha Jean! Mahalo for leaving your review and acknowledging Heather! We truly appreciate that, and we look forward to seeing you again!
Happy Anniversary!!! Mahalo for spending it with us! We hope to see you for your next one, if not sooner. Aloha!
Great food and fun atmosphere so close to the ocean
Aloha John! Mahalo for your review! Hope to see you again!
We love everything about this place. Flavorful fresh dishes served in a great ambiance with Altman aloha smile. It doesn’t get any better!
Aloha, Marty! We truly appreciate your kind review, mahalo! We hope to see you soon!
If the Ahi Poke Nacho is on the menu, get it! Great view, service and good food in a super causal venue.
Aloha and mahalo for your review, Stephanie! We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you soon!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Aloha Stevie Ray! Mahalo for your kind words and review. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again!