Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona

4.4
2173 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2173 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monchong is amazing. Love the ambiance as well

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Bill
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sesame Crusted Ahi and Shrimp with mashed potatoes and veggies (broccoli and carrots) was simply to die for ! ! !

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Derek
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the black mahi mahi with grilled shrimp salad. It was amazing. Great table with ocean view. Went with two other couples and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Christy
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

GF
vipGeorgeF
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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!!

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WaylaL
Boise
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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♥️

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BonnyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and always delicious and high quality. Save room for the Mango-Lime cheesecake

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipCrazyangel519518
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a great choice to come with friends for a good dinner

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vipJohnK
Vancouver
114 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server Tyler took great care of us in spite of restaurant being quite busy

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PaulH
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Grumpy waitress two menu items unavailable and very mediocre food

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johna
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service
Friendly staff
Great food would come again

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful View, Wonderful Food, and our server Tammie was a ton of fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location, very good food & service. Plan to return!!

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vipmsmdgreen
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food - one of the only restaurants we found here that was wonderful.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food is great. I live in Kona and this is my go to place for dinner. I highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place!!!!!!!! Amazing food great staff! We had a blast will return every chance we are in town!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The parmesan crusted mahi mahi was to die for. The ribeye was good. Toasted coconut lava flow amazing

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vipKatarina
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot! Noah made great menu recommendations and dessert was delicious!

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vipsas412
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super location. Rio, our server, was attentive but not overbearing. We were able to relax and enjoy!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet minion and sweet mash with a Cesar salad and finishing up with crème brûlée was AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS

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AnitaC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Seafood. The Ono was cooked perfectly. Enjoyed the island atmosphere.

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georgeeatz
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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scottyinps
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Lulu13
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, delicious fresh seafood & veggies, homemade desserts to die for!

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MURIELB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing. Had Muncheong and Opakapaka with Risotto. Great!
Staff was great, seating was wonderful. Thank you!

CP
CarlaP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had reservations but table was not ready. Fish & Chips tasted “fishy”. Service took too long.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good is consistently good. Service is very good. Great manager.

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Travelers
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!

JB
vipJoeddaB
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the best breakfast in Kona! hard to decide what to eat, all dishes are excellent

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RosaM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff was very attentive and the atmosphere was nice and casual.

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GoricaO
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MayG
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nico was great! We really enjoy our New Year’s Day dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great breakfast here. Everyone was very satisfied with the service and food.

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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 2173 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.