Best American Restaurants in Kailua-Kona

Kona Inn RestaurantKona Inn Restaurant
(137)
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American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island
Hualalai GrilleHualalai Grille
(137)
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American | Kohala Coast, Hawaii / Big Island
VIEWS - Four Seasons LanaiVIEWS - Four Seasons Lanai
(26)
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American | Lanai City, Lanai
Wolfgang Puck's Spago in the Four Seasons Resort MauiWolfgang Puck's Spago in the Four Seasons Resort Maui
(2160)
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American | Wailea, Maui
12th Ave. Grill12th Ave. Grill
(1378)
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American | Honolulu, Oahu
The Nook Neighborhood BistroThe Nook Neighborhood Bistro
(168)
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American | Honolulu, Oahu
Grand Dining Room - Grand Wailea - Waldorf AstoriaGrand Dining Room - Grand Wailea - Waldorf Astoria
(150)
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American | Wailea, Maui
Leilani's on the Beach - KaanapaliLeilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali
(2571)
$$$$
American | Lahaina, Maui
DK Steak HouseDK Steak House
(1164)
$$$$
American | Honolulu, Oahu
Fleetwood's On Front St.Fleetwood's On Front St.
(2731)
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Seafood | Lahaina, Maui
Pikake Terrace - Sheraton Princess Kaiulani HotelPikake Terrace - Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel
(14)
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American | Waikiki, Oahu
Paia Inn CafePaia Inn Cafe
(16)
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American | Paia, Maui
The Preserve Kitchen + Bar  - Travaasa HanaThe Preserve Kitchen + Bar - Travaasa Hana
(89)
$$$$
American | Hana, Maui
Hard Rock Cafe - HonoluluHard Rock Cafe - Honolulu
(135)
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American | Honolulu, Oahu

Best Italian Restaurants in Kailua-Kona

Beach Tree Restaurant, Bar and LoungeBeach Tree Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
(395)
$$$$
Italian | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island
Pueo's OsteriaPueo's Osteria
(774)
$$$$
Italian | Waikoloa, Hawaii / Big Island
Arancino at The KahalaArancino at The Kahala
(264)
$$$$
Italian | Honolulu, Oahu
Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante MauiFerraro's Bar e Ristorante Maui
(1214)
$$$$
Italian | Wailea, Maui
NOE ITALIAN - Ko Olina at Four Seasons ResortNOE ITALIAN - Ko Olina at Four Seasons Resort
(444)
$$$$
Italian | Kapolei, Oahu
Pizzetta in Old Koloa TownPizzetta in Old Koloa Town
(625)
$$$$
Italian | Koloa, Kauai
MATTEO'S OSTERIAMATTEO'S OSTERIA
(1603)
$$$$
Italian | Wailea, Maui
Angelo Pietro HonoluluAngelo Pietro Honolulu
(109)
$$$$
Italian | Honolulu, Oahu
Dondero's - Grand Hyatt KauaiDondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai
(713)
$$$$
Italian | Poipu, Kauai
Taormina Sicilian CuisineTaormina Sicilian Cuisine
(1302)
$$$$
Italian | Waikiki, Oahu
Pulehu, an Italian GrillPulehu, an Italian Grill
(1075)
$$$$
Italian | Kaanapali, Maui
Taverna - MauiTaverna - Maui
(817)
$$$$
Italian | Kapalua, Maui

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Kailua-Kona Restaurants

Beach Tree Restaurant, Bar and LoungeBeach Tree Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
395 reviews
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Italian | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Stunning setting. Casual dining in the bar is a great evening out. More

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Keei CafeKeei Cafe
272 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Wonderful restaurant with creative food, based on locally grown and sourced produce. One our favorite when vacationing on Big Island, worth the drive. More

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Sushi Shiono - Kailua KonaSushi Shiono - Kailua Kona
293 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Great time at the sushi bar. Other guests were engaging along with all 3 chefs. A fun time for all. More

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Huggo'sHuggo's
940 reviews
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Seafood | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Great spot right on the ocean. Sunset was amazing. A little pricey, but normal for Hawaii. Don't miss their ice cream pie! More

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Kenichi PacificKenichi Pacific
413 reviews
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Japanese | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Not many people in the dining room the night we ate. Service was excellent. I had macadamia nut crusted lamb, my wife the Ono special. Both prepared perfectly and tasted great. More

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Privateer's CovePrivateer's Cove
18 reviews
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Global, International | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

The gentlemen worked very hard to make us feel at home. The conversation was lively and highly informal, and I can honestly say that the staff seemed to put fun first. We enjoyed our meal, but the best part was the party like atmosphere. The alcohol is strong, delicious and expensive, and Nick made us feel like family while we were there. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind experience - complete with swords and personal conversations with everyone who works there - this is the place for you! More

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Mi's Waterfront BistroMi's Waterfront Bistro
509 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

One of my family's favorite restaurants. Great wine menu too. Very friendly staff Great food! Highly recommend More

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Island Lava Java BistroIsland Lava Java Bistro
617 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Fantastic food and wonderful staff! If I lived on the island I would go there daily.. More

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Kona Inn RestaurantKona Inn Restaurant
137 reviews
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American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Food was great. Had a perfect view of the sunset and excellent service. Great spot for a holiday meal away from home. More

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Honu's on the Beach RestaurantHonu's on the Beach Restaurant
225 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

We thoroughly enjoyed Our dining experience at Honu’s! Great food, Great Service and Great Memories! Mahalo a Mui loa! More

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Gertrude's Jazz Bar & RestaurantGertrude's Jazz Bar & Restaurant
8 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

The setting was 2nd story, ocean view, open air, and... awesome Turns out that I arrived just before happy hour ended so was coached about small remaining window by my server, Merty (sp?) who, BTW, was excellent the entire evening. I stayed beyond dinner for dancing and music. Casablanca, the live jazz band that was playing was very talented and played a wide selection of music, some with vocals. The price was quite reasonable, and the evening thoroughly enjoyable. More

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Fish Hopper - Kailua-KonaFish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
1064 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Lovely evening while enjoying the Christmas parade - loved the oysters seared ahi, ono special and Pinot noir - and the crime brûlée Thanks to Assistant Manager Joel and our server Mele for making our evening special and enjoyable More

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Sam Choy's Kai LanaiSam Choy's Kai Lanai
1169 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Portions are way too big. After some poke we simply skipped the main course. Drinks were fine, view is excellent at sunset time. More

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Foster's Kitchen - Kailua KonaFoster's Kitchen - Kailua Kona
1 review
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American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Amazing! Came by for lunch and was blow away by the food, service and of course- the view! More

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Humpy's Big Island Ale HouseHumpy's Big Island Ale House
3 reviews
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American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

had a great time - large portions, great food and desserts. wonderful service. many Mahalo's More

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Events at Four Seasons HualalaiEvents at Four Seasons Hualalai
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Hawaiian | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

FAMILY LUAU
This family fun event will be an experience your family will remember for many years to come presented in Hoku Amphitheater with festivities beginning at 6:00 pm! Featuring interactive cultural events, from learning how to weave a fish from a palm frond to ukulele lessons or string yourself or someone you love a beautiful lei.

There is also the traditional Imu ceremony, a variety of tasty Hawaiian fare for the buffet with seating in traditional Luau Style. Throughout the night, enjoy entertainment and music from our Polynesian show complete with fire dancers.

Ticket price is $175.00 per adult, $87.50 per children (12 - 5 years of age), and $25.00 for children ages 0-4 years. Advance reservations are highly recommended and once confirmed, hold a 72 hour cancellation policy.More

Kona Brewing - Kailua KonaKona Brewing - Kailua Kona
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American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island is the site of our brewery and first restaurant.

The brewpub opened in November 1998. In true Aloha spirit, we opted to make it out of locally-sourced materials, and we even built a 2,000 square-foot outdoor lanai that lets you kick back and breathe in the fresh island air.

Inside the brewpub, you can spend a few hours lounging at our masterpiece U-shaped Koa bar with great grub and great beer. Brewery tours are available daily, and the Growler Shack is also open daily, serving beer-to-go.More

CabanasCabanas
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Hawaiian | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Enjoy the ultimate Kona Beach Hotel experience and reserve your place in the sun with our private garden cabanas. Treat yourself to idyllic views of our white sand beach and the turquoise ocean beyond. When you're looking for a little extra shade or need to take a break from the beach, indulge in pupu's, dinner, and drinks from our on-site restaurant, Honu's on the Beach, provided by the Cabana Host. More

Billfish BarBillfish Bar
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Grill | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

CASUAL DINING, OCEAN VIEWS, & HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY!
When hunger strikes after you’ve been splashing around and playing in the pool all day, grab a quick bite to eat and rehydrate at Billfish Poolside Bar and Grille on Kona Beach. Our on-site bar and grill is your source for all-day dining, as we serve a wide variety of specialty drinks, pupus (appetizers), sandwiches, and sweets. From the crispy calamari to our fresh seafood cobb salad to wild ahi poke, Billfish Poolside Bar and Grille has something to satisfy every appetite.More

Kailua-Kona Diners' Choice Winners

Kailua-Kona's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Beach Tree Restaurant, Bar and LoungeBeach Tree Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
395 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Stunning setting. Casual dining in the bar is a great evening out. More

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Keei CafeKeei Cafe
272 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Wonderful restaurant with creative food, based on locally grown and sourced produce. One our favorite when vacationing on Big Island, worth the drive. More

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Sushi Shiono - Kailua KonaSushi Shiono - Kailua Kona
293 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Great time at the sushi bar. Other guests were engaging along with all 3 chefs. A fun time for all. More

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Huggo'sHuggo's
940 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Great spot right on the ocean. Sunset was amazing. A little pricey, but normal for Hawaii. Don't miss their ice cream pie! More

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Kenichi PacificKenichi Pacific
413 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Not many people in the dining room the night we ate. Service was excellent. I had macadamia nut crusted lamb, my wife the Ono special. Both prepared perfectly and tasted great. More

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Mi's Waterfront BistroMi's Waterfront Bistro
509 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

One of my family's favorite restaurants. Great wine menu too. Very friendly staff Great food! Highly recommend More

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Island Lava Java BistroIsland Lava Java Bistro
617 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Fantastic food and wonderful staff! If I lived on the island I would go there daily.. More

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Kona Inn RestaurantKona Inn Restaurant
137 reviews
$$$$
American | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Food was great. Had a perfect view of the sunset and excellent service. Great spot for a holiday meal away from home. More

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Fish Hopper - Kailua-KonaFish Hopper - Kailua-Kona
1064 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

Lovely evening while enjoying the Christmas parade - loved the oysters seared ahi, ono special and Pinot noir - and the crime brûlée Thanks to Assistant Manager Joel and our server Mele for making our evening special and enjoyable More

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Honu's on the Beach RestaurantHonu's on the Beach Restaurant
225 reviews
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Big Island

We thoroughly enjoyed Our dining experience at Honu’s! Great food, Great Service and Great Memories! Mahalo a Mui loa! More

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Discover Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is known for its white sand beaches and beautiful weather. Most days of the year are sunny and dry because it is on the leeward side of the island. This dry, sunny weather is ideal for visiting the open bars that line the streets near the beaches. Kailua-Kona's signature Kona coffee is grown locally, and early risers will see that having a cup of joe is one of the most popular things to do early in the day. The Kailua-Kona area was originally a sleepy fishing village, and seafood continues to be the most popular type of cuisine. You'll also find opportunities to attend a traditional Hawaiian luau, featuring roasted pork, pineapple and plenty of alcohol. The local specialty, Mai-Tai, and handcrafted ales are also brewed right on the island.