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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Crispy Coconut Shrimp
With Sweet Chili Sauce
We appreciated our server who was very attentive - but through no fault of hers, the food came way too fast. Everything was rushed. We had a lovely view of the sea - but could hardly enjoy it given the pace. Calamari was great. Tuna nachos were also very good. Coconut shrimp appetizer was okay ... nothing to rave about. The calmness of the waves, the beauty of the spot ... both were compromised by the rush.
Food was way overcooked, which made the coconut shrimp inedible. For the premium prices they charge the food should be significantly better! We will not be returning!!
On our last night on the island we had the most delicious & fun dinner at the Fish Hopper.
It was the absolute best meal we have had in the 2 weeks we’ve been here.
Thank you Fish Hopper♥️
Great menu and always delicious and high quality. Save room for the Mango-Lime cheesecake
FishHopper was amazing! I was celebrating my 41st birthday, so we drove over from Hilo for a staycation. Our server, RIO, went ABOVE AND BEYOND to assure I had an amazing birthday. Thoughtful, attentive, kind, and even serenaded me for my birthday! Do yourself a favor and request him as your server!
The food and drinks were amazing. I had a Bloody Mary with a full on shrimp cocktail garnish. Delicious! My entree was the Lobster Stuffed Mahi Mahi. Was cooked to perfection, the hollandaise sauce and Wasabi mash and asparagus were all wonderfully complimentary flavors. I worked for years in a fine dining Seafood restaurant, and can confidently say this was a top notch plate. Mahalo Nui Loa Fish Hopper and especially Rio for making my birthday dinner epic!
Was a great choice to come with friends for a good dinner
Our server Tyler took great care of us in spite of restaurant being quite busy
Grumpy waitress two menu items unavailable and very mediocre food
Great food would come again
Beautiful View, Wonderful Food, and our server Tammie was a ton of fun!
Great location, very good food & service. Plan to return!!
Really good food - one of the only restaurants we found here that was wonderful.
Excellent service. Food is great. I live in Kona and this is my go to place for dinner. I highly recommend.
Absolutely love this place!!!!!!!! Amazing food great staff! We had a blast will return every chance we are in town!
The parmesan crusted mahi mahi was to die for. The ribeye was good. Toasted coconut lava flow amazing
Great spot! Noah made great menu recommendations and dessert was delicious!
Great food, super location. Rio, our server, was attentive but not overbearing. We were able to relax and enjoy!!
The filet minion and sweet mash with a Cesar salad and finishing up with crème brûlée was AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS
Wonderful Seafood. The Ono was cooked perfectly. Enjoyed the island atmosphere.
Food was mediocre at best. Bland, boring, and one of the worst meals we’ve had in Hawaii. We really wanted to like it.
Our server and bus staff were great, so we still tipped well.
We had a reservation for 8pm, showed up at 7:30, and got right in at a nice table a good distance from other diners. We ate a variety between the 4 of us, and all were very satisfied. We’ve been to Fish Hopper many times over several years of visiting Kona and were always impressed!
The view was wonderful, the service was excellent (thank you server), and the food was great. This was just what we wanted/needed after our drive over the Saddle Road. Delicious and fun. Thank you.
Excellent customer service, delicious fresh seafood & veggies, homemade desserts to die for!
Our food was amazing. Had Muncheong and Opakapaka with Risotto. Great!
Staff was great, seating was wonderful. Thank you!
Had reservations but table was not ready. Fish & Chips tasted “fishy”. Service took too long.
Good is consistently good. Service is very good. Great manager.
Good lunch menu. We enjoyed the ocean view and ahi. Not a bad spot for a tourist that has finished shopping at the Kona Shops.
Great service and great food!!
Can’t beat the best breakfast in Kona! hard to decide what to eat, all dishes are excellent
Breakfast menu didn’t have much variety. Fish hopper should definitely open lunch hours around around 10:30am considering that other people are visiting and their lunch hours are different than the island.
I have eaten in Michelin star restaurants including Gordon Ramsey’s Petrus in London. The quality of the food at Fish Hopper can compete with those restaurants. Amazing ingredients locally sourced and expertly prepared. Incredible meal! Thank you!!
The food was excellent. The staff was very attentive and the atmosphere was nice and casual.
We stopped at Fish Hopper the last evening of our trip to Hawaii and I wish we had found it sooner. The food was delicious. My husband and I had the tenderloin and shrimp skewer combo. Everything was cooked perfectly and the side of rice was the best rice I have ever tasted. The only negative was that the building could have used some updating, particularly the bathrooms and the tile floors in the dining room had food debris on them.
Our server Nico was great! We really enjoy our New Year’s Day dinner.
Absolutely phenomenal dining and service. The calamari was fresh and flavorful, the ahi and mahi mahi were spectacular and the desserts (key lime mango cheese cake, strawberry quava cake, and Black Forest) were divine. Highly recommend.
Luckily phoenix stepped up to serve our table but we sat for a good 20 minutes before we were even acknowledged. Without phoenix it would have been a zero star worst experience of all time but he stepped up and took care of us so we took care of him . Mahalo
Had another great breakfast here. Everyone was very satisfied with the service and food.
Fantastic meal with great service! We couldn’t believe how fast the service was, and how fast our meals arrived. Extra kudos to Valeria for being a great waitress!
Had a great meal; prime rib and shrimps! Great service and loved the view.
Can’t beat the coconut and macadamia nut French toast. Service was outstanding as usual. This is an always go to place.
You can order delivery directly from Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona using the Order Online button. Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 326-2002.
Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona is rated 4.4 stars by 2170 OpenTable diners.
Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fishhopperkona.com.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.