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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PeterB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 20, 2020

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!

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Saturdaynight
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner here twice this week, and went for happy hour another night. Great food and awesome service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good choice. Friendly staff! Nice location. Good value. Will return.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review! We look forward to seeing you again!!

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MarleneB
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your review, Marlene! We greatly appreciate your feedback!

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vipMartymaz
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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

Aloha Marty!!! Mahalo for your amazing review! You are always so kind!!! We always look forward to your return!!

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Fantastic
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 11, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your amazing review, Fantastic!! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate your feedback!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open air restaurant next to ocean good food and service was great!

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

Aloha and mahalo for your fantastic review!!

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Islandgirlchelsea
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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

Aloha Chelsea! Mahalo for your amazing review! Its our pleasure to serve you and always look forward to our returning guests!

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great. Service was fantastic. Great way to celebrate!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 11, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Kathy!! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipKanali
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends. Everything was excellent. Thanks so much.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 10, 2020

Mahalo Kanali!! We look forward to your next visit!!

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CCK23
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good but service and food quality has room for improvement

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 10, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your feedback!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too pricey for value.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 5, 2020

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!

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TomC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server made all the difference. The food was great, of course, but the service was exceptional.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 10, 2020

Aloha Tom! Mahalo for your review and your recommendation!! Your compliment to your server is also greatly appreciated!! We hope you join us again!

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KelvinK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready, Brent is the best! Drinks spot on, and of course the food is outstanding!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 4, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your review, Kelvin!! We so appreciate your compliments and recommendation!!

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vipAuntyS
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 4, 2020

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!

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clerkchris
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Food was delicious

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 3, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us!

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vipJayZ
Calgary
54 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 3, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your comments, Jay!!

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tlswan
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, in a beautiful setting with outstanding staff!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 3, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your fabulous review and feedback!!

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Elaineb1228
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on March 3, 2020

Aloha Elaine!! Mahalo for your amazing review! Your feedback and recommendation are greatly appreciated and we hope you join us again soon!

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BruceS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service were very good. The mai tai, not so much. Lots of juice, very little rum.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 27, 2020

Aloha Bruce, mahalo for your feedback! We hope to see you again!

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NikkiS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a sunset dinner on patio our waitress was charming and the food was great a fun place to dine

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 27, 2020

Aloha Nikki!! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you join us again, Mahalo!

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vipcarioca13
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 25, 2020

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!

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KnSluvHawaii
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to the Fish Hopper. Great view, great food, great location, and great service.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 27, 2020

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

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JimC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both meal and service was excellent. Fish was excellent, be sure to make a reservation. We will go back.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 27, 2020

Aloha Jim, mahalo for your 5 Star review and recommendation!! We look forward to your next visit with us!

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DaleD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 25, 2020

Aloha Dale, mahalo for sharing your feedback!

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vipMartymaz
San Francisco
146 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you so much, Marty!! We always enjoy your visits!

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Occasional
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 25, 2020

Mahalo for your awesome review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and so appreciate your recommendation!

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TraceyK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS food, good service, warm, open air restaurant.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
Responded on February 25, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your review, Tracey! We truly appreciate your recommendation!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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. ☹️

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WilliamC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Aloha and mahalo for your 5 Star review!!

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vipJudithS
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your review and feedback, Judith! Your compliments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return, Aloha!

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bobk
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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

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!

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RosieM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Aloha and mahalo for your awesome review, Rosie! We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Need new chairs!!

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

Aloha and mahalo for your ratings! We are in process of changing out our chairs, thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food and service were great!

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

Aloha and mahalo for your compliments!

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zacheryr
Los Angeles
4 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 on February 14, 2020

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

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LibbyE
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 on February 12, 2020

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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vipJohn
Las Vegas
11 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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vipDavidS
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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