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Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona, Kailua, HI
Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona, Kailua, HI
Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona, Kailua, HI
Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona, Kailua, HI
Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona, Kailua, HI

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona

4.6
4.6
3266 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 326-2002
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Pedro Almazan
  • Catering
    We also do off-site catering for private parties at a location, wedding, etc.... <br />Call Sam for pricing and details.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a few options for a private party depending on the number of people, budget and options wanted. We offer an outdoor upstairs lanai for more privacy, or we can partition downstairs for smaller groups.We look forward to hosting your event! Call Sam for pricing and details!
  • Private party contact
    Sam Johnson: (808) 326-2002
  • Neighborhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Cross street
    Alii Drive
  • Parking details
    Driveway to parking is on the RIGHT side of the building when you look at it from the ocean. OR, it's to the right of the main entrance and coffee shop. <br /><br />Parking is available up the driveway, it's lighted for ease in the dark. <br />There are also handicap spots where there is ramp access to the back of the dining room. <br /><br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,266 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for scenic views

  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Value

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Kid-friendly

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for scenic views

3,266 Reviews
  1. Mike

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot - Nice location, decent food and reasonable prices (for Hawaii). God mojito’s. M my I had the mahi mahi. Our server Felica was great. Would definitely go back.

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  2. ALAH

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our 31st anniversary dinner was very well celebrated here. We were seated promptly in a lovely booth. I selected yellow fin tuna dinner. Excellent taste, presentation and cooked perfectly. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his oh so tender baby back ribs. The service was friendly and professional ((Seth) and we couldn’t have imagined a better setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean!

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  3. MarkusA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish Hopper has become a staple every time we visit Kona. The Mahi Mahi is outstanding and the Fish and Chips are delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very flavorful. Obviously the restaurant has a talented chef. Would have scored 5 if food had been warmer when served.

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  5. LisaD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at the Fish Hopper three times during our stay and really enjoyed it every time. It was by far the best restaurant we ate at during our two week stay with a good choice of well prepared food and good service. I would definitely recommend eating here.

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  6. Mark

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a birthday in our party but they didn't do anything.

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  7. IBeck

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful and the food fantastic! It made for a terrific and special evening.

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  8. OhItsUBob

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Monchong Risotto was amazing, along with the Trio of Shrimp that my wife had. She substituted the wasabi potatoes for the purple sweet potato mash and they were delicious too. I had their speciality Mai Tai and my better half had a ‘standard’ blended Pina Colada, both of which were great! We had a perfect table, street side, to watch the sunset through the palm trees up the road.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Crab and avocado omelet was cooked perfectly and loaded with crabmeat. Expensive, but you get what you pay for, and what isn’t expensive at restaurants these days? Cheese biscuits perfect, as always. Reservations highly recommended.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food for the money. Wait staff was fast and nice.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I didn’t realize that you thanked veterans and military while dining by a complimentary calimari appetizer and dessert. My wife noticed and surprised me. It was a nice surprise! And our server, Jonah, was awesome!

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  12. lvseattle

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food. By the ocean with a fantastic view. Limited choice of food and is way overpriced.

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  13. AnnV

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Mac nut crusted mahi mahi. Fun drink specials.

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  14. KatA

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mom and I both got the macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi for lunch. It came out hot, fresh and tasted delicious 😋. Mine came without enough fruit salsa and sauce, but the waiter happily brought plenty more. Then, for dessert my mom had the macadamia nut pie, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Friendly service and a great lunch!

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  15. NancyF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All happy with our food. Service was good. View of the water was great. Good menu selection.

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  16. NancyD

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a wonderful setting across from the bay. The Fish Hopper is consistent with great food and top notch service!

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  17. ChetC

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In my opinion, Fish Hopper is one of the few restaurants in the Kailua-Kona area that can be considered fine dining, well at the same time offering a casual and relaxing experience. The menu may not be creative as the more upscale restaurants located in the resorts, but the food is flavorful, well prepared and well presented. It's also one of the pricier places in town. It can get busy for dinner, so it's best to make reservations and try to show up 10 or 15 minutes early to get favorable seating.

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  18. charliejosephjohnsonjr

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh and well executed plates. Great staff service. Food was delicious. Can't wait to come back.

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  19. DavidG

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding restaurant. We were greeted and seated with an Aloha and a smile. The service was outstanding and the food matched. The location was the best maintianed and cleanest of all we saw in the area. In addition, we were also impressed by the fact the restaurant honored military service with a appetizer and desert.

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  20. daleh

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice dinner. View of the harbor is cool. Food was good and not too pricey. Great service. Will go back

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  21. TheresaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great! We will definitely be going back!

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  22. gerryk

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in Kona to eat!People who work their always have a smile on their face!

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  23. Tomcat88

    Louisville

    117 reviews

    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of 4 had an enjoyable evening at Fish Hopper! Our entrees consisted of 2 Pasta Isabella, 1 coconut shrimp and 1 Seafood salad. All were great. Pricing is competitive and the service is efficient. Give it a try for dinner or a great breakfast

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  24. Donevon

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat at Fish Hopper every Saturday for breakfast and love it! The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are all very friendly. Our food is always delicious and hot and the servers are efficient and professional. The ocean views are great and we like the open air tables. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Veterans are treated as VIP’s.

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  25. GabeK

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service & meals at an iconic Kailua-Kona restaurant. We were given a lovely window table as per our reservation request. It was easy to use the free upper parking spaces - just follow the lane up when turning in from Ali’i Drive. This was a breakfast visit (10:30), with another couple. The Bloody Mary and Lilikoi Mimosas were delicious, as were our breakfast selections. Our server provided extra plates when when my wife & I indicated that we were going to split our breakfast selection and fruit plate. Overall, a pleasure to dine here, and highly recommended.

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  26. Wino

    Hawaii

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall quite good but my fish was overcooked and at $45 it should have been better. All else very good with prompt service and nice people.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good value, spotty service. Nice ambiance and location

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  28. oldguy

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the parmasean crusted Mahi and ultimate seafood pasta. Great sauce with the Mahi. Pasta dish had 2 scallops, numerous shrimp, crab was shredded. Tasty sauce. Carrot cake desert very moist and excellent. Very friendly staff.

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  29. TravelFun

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Parking is a big challenge, so we parked at the Marriott and walked to the restaurant. We were seated quickly in a table/view we requested. It is a bit noisy here - but we were here at a busy dinner time. Nico (Nicholas) was our server. He was upbeat, friendly and very accommodating to making sure we enjoyed our dinner. My wife had the Seared Ahi Tuna and I had the Mahi Mahi - and although the sizes were moderate, the presentation and quality was outstanding. And to top it off, we had the Kona Coffee Cheesecake - OMG - incredible! A very good experience overall, we would definitely come here again.

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  30. MichaelB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and great views of the ocean. Loved it

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  31. Martymaz

    Hawaii

    238 reviews

    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, delicious drinks, delicious service and delicious views.

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  32. Eater

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfast is very good and if you can get a window table with a view of The Kailua Bay in the morning sun it makes for a great start of the day. The hostess could be a little nicer…

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  33. LuckyliveBigIsland

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good and worth the money. Wait staff is excellent, the location is great and the monchong over risotto has always been delicious.

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  34. SaZi

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, food and drinks. Highly recommended 👍👍👍

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal and service for our party of 8. Believe it or not the pork ribs were amazing…large portion that fell off the bone with perfectly cooked veggies. All fish dishes were excellent. Desserts were outstanding…crème brûlée, carrot cake, passion fruit cheesecake portions were excellent for sharing. Staff was so friendly and accommodating- Felicity was a delight!! Highly recommend!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, great atmosphere, delicious food.

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  37. Gohawks

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service by waiter Vinny and other staff. Crab cakes app was very tasty. Pink snapper special was perfect … it was very pricey but I knew it would be as it’s not always available. Husband’s pasta dish with fish was delicious. We were sat by a window table at 5:15 pm and there were many tables open, within 15 minutes, the restaurant started to get completely packed! We did stay to watch the sunset … hard to see with building etc but the sky was gorgeous!

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  38. Miffie

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of three totally enjoyed our dinner at the Fish Hopper. Drinks were great as well as our entrees. We would highly recommend the macadamia nut Mahi, the coconut shrimp & the fish (ono) & chips. Give it a try & you won’t be disappointed!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience: very attuned to special diets. Happy, competent, mature service. Delicious food.

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  40. JohnK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is good along with the the menu. Prices a little high but competitive with the area. The fried fish had a lack of flavor, could of been better.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 3266 OpenTable diners.

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona

75-5683 Alii Drive, Kailua, HI 96740

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Alii Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Driveway to parking is on the RIGHT side of the building when you look at it from the ocean. OR, it's to the right of the main entrance and coffee shop. <br /><br />Parking is available up the driveway, it's lighted for ease in the dark. <br />There are also handicap spots where there is ramp access to the back of the dining room. <br /><br />
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pedro Almazan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 326-2002
  • Catering
    We also do off-site catering for private parties at a location, wedding, etc.... <br />Call Sam for pricing and details.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a few options for a private party depending on the number of people, budget and options wanted. We offer an outdoor upstairs lanai for more privacy, or we can partition downstairs for smaller groups.We look forward to hosting your event! Call Sam for pricing and details!
  • Private party contact
    Sam Johnson: (808) 326-2002
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