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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Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

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. ☹️

WC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and a wonderful view of Kailua Bay!

JS
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

b
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

RM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our date night ❤️ had a wonderful dinner & service awesome as always!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Need new chairs!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food and service were great!

z
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Our waitress was fantastic, recommended a dish we both ended up ordering- was delicious. Would certainly go back!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded 6 days ago

Aloha Zachery! Mahalo for your awesome review! We definitely appreciate your compliments and hope you join us again!

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LE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to the Fish Hopper in Kona! This time was no exception. Enjoyable all the way through to dessert.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded 7 days ago

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Libby! We truly appreciate your compliments and recommendation and look forward to your next visit!

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J
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice beach view. Great service. Prices a bit high relative to others nearby.....food was good to very good....

We would go back!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 12, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your review and providing feedback, John! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return!

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DS
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 12, 2020

Aloha David, mahalo for your fantastic review! We're so appreciate your feedback and hope you join us again soon!

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JS
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Wonderful location and ocean view. Friendly and attentive staff. Our favorite restaurant in Kona.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded 7 days ago

Aloha and mahalo for your wonderful review and recommendation, Judith! Your feedback is greatly appreciated and look forward to your return!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 12, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your review and feedback!

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TK
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 12, 2020

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!

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JJ
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 12, 2020

Aloha JJLT! Mahalo for your feedback and recommendation. We hope you join us again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always our first stop for breakfast after arriving in Kona. Meal was awesome

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 6, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We look forward to your return!

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AV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Gorgeous ocean views, friendly waiters, casual ambiance, delicious food!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 6, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Ann! We appreciate your tags and your recommendation!!

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n
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 7, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for sharing your comments! We truly appreciate your kind words and look forward to your return!

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EJ
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 6, 2020

Aloha Ellen! Mahalo for your review! We appreciate your feedback and hope you join us again!

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r
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 30, 2020

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!

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OS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was great! The staff made sure we got a good table as we made reservations! Food was outstanding

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 30, 2020

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!

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K
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 7, 2020

Aloha KGeorge! Mahalo for your fantastic review! We truly appreciate your feedback and hope you join us again soon!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, very veteran friendly with free app and dessert. Holly our server was fantastic and knowledgeable.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 24, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, you are totally appreciated!!! We look forward to your return!

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DL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 24, 2020

Mahalo for your feedback Doug! We appreciate your comments!

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k
Denver
64 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 24, 2020

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant!
A little bit pricy but the scenery and atmosphere might cause a result of the price.
Food quality is excellent!!!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 24, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We appreciate your comments and hope you join us again!

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l
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 22, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your 5 Star review!! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon !

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J
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! The food was outstanding, atmosphere vibrant & service very attentive even though they were very busy! Prices are high but worth it!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 22, 2020

Aloha and mahalo Jewels for your awesome review! We greatly appreciate your compliments and recommendation and hope you join us again soon!

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o
Portland
52 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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!

PW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 21, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your feedback Patrick! We hope you join us again!

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M
San Francisco
142 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And did I say on top of the delicious food the cocktails are scrumptious?!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 21, 2020

Aloha Marty!!! Always mahalo for your reviews!! We look forward to your return!

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 17, 2020

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!

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K
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 16, 2020

Aloha Kamalani! Welcome home!! Mahalo for choosing to celebrate your homecoming with us! We hope you join us again, soon, Aloha a ahui hou!

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m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was ok. Coconut shrimp overcooked

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 15, 2020

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!

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M
San Francisco
142 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so impressive that at 7:30 on a Saturday night; the restaurant was full and yet the service and quality of the meals continued at a five star level. The cocktails were scrumptious, the food was over the top delicious by all four of us and the seaside location with the lights on the harbour was a dramatic setting. Service was not only warm and friendly but efficient and attentive. Our favorite Kona spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 15, 2020

Aloha Marty!! Mahalo as always for your fantastic reviews!! We so appreciate you and look forward to your return!!

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R
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kris was fast & efficient. Food was excellent as always. Manager Joel & his team are awesome. Our go to restaurant every week, sometimes twice a week.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 15, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Rayna! We appreciate your comments and look forward to your return!

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OT
Vancouver
88 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great dining experience - enjoyed the pork ribs and fish and chips - great gluten free options - a busy evening however our server Cheryl made sure that we were up to date on meal service - always a pleasure- thank you Fish Hopper - we will be back

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 14, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your 5 star review!! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to your return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place every time we come to the big island and service is super 😄

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 14, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your 5 Star review! We really enjoy and appreciate our returning guests!! We look forward to your return :)

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G
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed by the food and service. The trip of shrimp was excellent and the view was great from the restaurant. Brent was our waiter and he was very informative and gave excellent service. We are thinking about going back on our last night of vacation

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on January 14, 2020

Aloha Gaby! Mahalo for your compliments! We hope to see you again before you leave, Aloha!

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