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Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

3.9
3.9
341 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic

For the premier dining experience at our Kona Beach hotel, visit Honu’s on the Beach. Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel’s signature, award-winning restaurant offers delicious regional Hawaiian cuisine. You’ll enjoy dining on a spacious lanai, complete with inviting fire pits and amazing views. Honu’s is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail and enjoy a fabulous meal while the sun sets, filling the sky with gorgeous hues of pink, orange, yellow, and purple.

Start your morning with breakfast at Honu’s on the Beach. Choose from a range of tasty a la carte menu items, including American and regional dishes, or indulge yourself in the breakfast buffet, which features made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pancakes, breakfast meats, coffee, tea, and much more.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Prime Rib Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 329-2911 ext. 6019

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Quanan

  • Private party facilities

    Private secluded dining area for 60 to 75 persons. Large picture windows with view of the ocean.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (808) 329-2911 ext. 6956

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua-Kona

  • Cross street

    Alii Drive

  • Parking details

    3 Hour complimentary self parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet

    Multiple dates available
    Join us on our outdoor lanai at Honu's on the Beach for unlimited prime rib and crab legs while sipping on your favorite cocktail in the heart of Kona! Now open exclusively for our Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet every Friday & Saturday. Please your palate with an unforgettable dining experience while taking in our gorgeous ocean views of Kailua Bay. Menu includes buffet for $75.00 per person. No prepayment due. Credit card information only required in case of no-show or late cancellation.

Popular dishes

Menu

friday and saturday evenings 5:30pm to 9:15pm; adults $55.95 keiki (6-12) $28.95; keiki 5 and under complimentary with paying adult

Cold Selections

  • Mixed Greens

    assorted vegetables and dressings

    • Macaroni Salad

      local style

      • Three Bean Salad

        herb vinaigrette

        • Namasu

          cucumber and carrots

          • Poi

            king laulau brand

            • Lomi Lomi Salmon

              A local favorite!

              • Seasonal Fresh Fruits

                pineapple and melons

                • Assorted Sushi

                  inari, spicy ahi, california

                  • Sashimi and Poke

                    wasabi pickled ginger

                    • Poached Shrimp

                      lemons, cocktail sauce

                      • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

                        whipped butter

                        • Desserts

                          assorted cakes, cookies and pies

                          • Beverages

                            coffee, tea, soft drinks

                            Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet

                              Hot Selections

                              • Manhattan Clam Chowder

                                classic tomato chowder

                                • Steamed Red Bliss Potatoes

                                  butter and parsley

                                  • Oyster Sauce Pork

                                    broccoli stirfry

                                    • Sautéed Hebi

                                      garlic shrimp and clam sauce

                                      • Chicken

                                        green peas, pimentos and shiitake

                                        • Steamed Snow Crab Legs

                                          drawn butter

                                          • Crispy Wonton

                                            mustard soy

                                            • Karaage Calamari

                                              tartar sauce

                                              • Vegetable Spring Rolls

                                                sweet chili sauce

                                                Chef's Station

                                                • Prime Rib

                                                  au jus horseradish cream

                                                  • Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura

                                                    ponzu sauce

                                                    • Pasta Station

                                                      assorted vegetable and sauces

                                                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                      What 341 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                      3.9
                                                      3.9 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 3.8Food
                                                      • 4.1Service
                                                      • 4.1Ambience
                                                      • 3.4Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                        Was good kind food. Prime rib was very ono. The only thing never had sushi witch goes great with a seafood buffet. But overall it’s a excellent place to kaukau. Yesssah

                                                      2. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food was great, service was good and the music was good

                                                      3. B

                                                        Brandi

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We love it there!!! The food was really good and The entertainment was lovely.

                                                      4. SR

                                                        StevanR

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                        overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                        My wife and I have been coming to King Kam as it was called in days gone past for over 30 years. The restaurant has gone through many changes both good and bad. So after the recent Covid pandemic let up, we decided to try the hotels Honu restaurant. What a disappointment, very poor service, food that was just barely ok. Small potion size of the prime rib, soggy shrimp, the crab was the only saving grace. We were basically ignored by the wait staff. At $75 per person for the prime rib and sea food buffet is over priced and over rated, would not recommend this experience to anyone!

                                                      5. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                        overall2food2service3ambience5

                                                        The ambience is beyond, you can’t beat it, I’ve been coming here ever since I was a child with my father when it was Moby Dick’s after church. I was very disappointed in the desserts; cookies and cupcakes looked store-bought, not sure if that was Lilikoi cheesecake as the flavor was not strong at all. There were no cakes or pies. I saw cream puffs but I didn’t try them. The poke was flavorful and I enjoyed it very much although I know it was previously frozen. For $85 I thought there should be king crab legs. Everything else was not bad, but for the price should’ve been way better. The prime rib was definitely tough and wasn’t worth the money. The live music was super great, and I couldn’t have asked for a better waitress. She was on it the whole time.

                                                      6. t

                                                        travelgirl

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                        absolutely overpriced for what you get. it has no charm. more the feeling of an all-inclusive-hotel buffet, than something exclusive. taste of food was ok, bot not more than that. felt nod good at night after eating there.

                                                      7. JG

                                                        JeffG

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                        Good, live music was nice. Advertising as $55 was $75 per person

                                                      8. A

                                                        Amorine

                                                        Nashville

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                        overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                        The service and our waiter was so extremely rude and ignored us all evening and it was obviously on purpose Will never return

                                                      9. NL

                                                        NatalieL

                                                        Sacramento

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                        overall2food1service4ambience3

                                                        Our first time to the buffet and we were very disappointed. The prime rib was over cooked and tough. Service was very good. Live music was nice but a little loud. Way over priced for the value. We asked to speak to the manager to express our experience, but she was not around. We will not be returning.

                                                      10. S

                                                        Sarah

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The entertainment was very nice, the food along with the variety was great.

                                                      11. H

                                                        Hulagirlmele

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        56 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        56 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                        Very disappointed in their offerings not all that was listed was available and their ridiculous service fee even for paying cash did not sit well with our group

                                                      12. DF

                                                        DarciaF

                                                        Shreveport

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great setting and service! Will definitely come again!

                                                      13. LH

                                                        LanaH

                                                        Los Angeles

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We are so happy to have the weekend buffet back. We hadn’t been there since before the pandemic. What a treat! It’s beautiful there.

                                                      14. K

                                                        Konareef

                                                        Las Vegas

                                                        61 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        61 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                        Fir an all you can eat buffet, it would be hard to be better. Price was fair; prime rib was fine. I’d go back.

                                                      15. RB

                                                        RedmanB

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                        overall3food1service4ambience4

                                                        Poke was good and the smoked salmon was good. The crab was very small and way overcooked. The prime rib is super slim. The dessert bar was all, but empty and what was left was not really edible (understand why it was left.) Server was friendly and checked back in regularly. Honestly will not be back, because $75 a person for the poor quality food was not worth it anymore.

                                                      16. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Birthday celebration

                                                      17. SR

                                                        SifuRay

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

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                                                      18. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                        My daughter and I attended the Easter Brunch today. There were so many people in line everything was out in the buffet. My daughter stood so long she thought she was going to faint. We couldn't get anyone to bring us coffee or water. No one came to clear our plates so we put them on an open table. We stood in line 3 times trying to get specific items but they just never restocked them for the amount of people there. Specifically I stood in line 3 times to try to get bacon, eggs Benedict and ham. For $65 most of the entrées were not replenished. There were many unhappy people today. There was an Easter egg hunt with jellybeans only. It felt very crowded and unorganized. Lines were forming in so many directions, people were cutting in the lines, there was no staff available to ask questions. Very chaotic and disappointing. Ps: We gave up on trying to get that bacon, ham and eggs Benedict. We were tired of standing in line and just went home. We went with another party of four who also gave up trying to get food. We all just threw in the towel.

                                                      19. BB

                                                        BigBraveNomad

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                        This buffet is actually pretty great. Crab Legs, Poke, Sashimi, Prime Rib, Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, fish options, chicken option, a big salad bar, several sides to choose from and at least 4-5 different desserts. The only draw back was the place was full and there were only 2 waiters, so it took a ton of time to get drinks refilled or plates taken away. I would definitely eat here again!

                                                      20. N

                                                        Nicco

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        great time for all our family had a lovely time will return

                                                      21. AD

                                                        AlexD

                                                        Dallas

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                        Price for buffet is nearly $100 a person and not the $30-$50 range. Please be prepared and not shocked when the bill comes.

                                                      22. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Anchorage

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        2.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                        overall2food4service4ambience2

                                                        Atmosphere was just ok, pretty loud but nice live music covered some of it. The buffet was very good, drinks were just ok.

                                                      23. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Orange County

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Wonderful seafood buffet. Would have hoped for some fruit options or fruity dessert options but beyond that everything was very nice.

                                                      24. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 15, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The food was great, service was excellent and the overall experience was nothing short of wonderful. Definitely planning another day to go back!

                                                      25. CB

                                                        CharlesB

                                                        Orlando

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                        overall1food2service3ambience2

                                                        There were some foods that were decent, but overall, this was a really poor meal. Especially for the price. The coffee, tap water and soft drinks were terrible. The desserts tasted like packaged desserts, the prime rib was moderate at best. My wife did like the crab legs, so there was some good to it. I would not eat there again though.

                                                      26. JF

                                                        JanetF

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The food, service and ambience was great !

                                                      27. G

                                                        Gabriel

                                                        Montreal

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 21, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        Great service from Robert. Great food.

                                                      28. AR

                                                        AliceR

                                                        Minneapolis

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                        overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                        Food was great and atmosphere very fun. Waitstaff wasn’t really engaged with us.....

                                                      29. LS

                                                        LeahS

                                                        Charleston

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Great Sunday brunch. Apparently they just started it recently. Wonderful location and live music with an awesome selection of food.

                                                      30. P

                                                        Peachtree2020

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Open table reservation was not honored. Had to wait. Recommend calling directly instead.

                                                      31. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        I really like it

                                                      32. LB

                                                        LoisB

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        74 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        74 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                        After reading the reviews, we decided to give it a try. The service was wonderful because at 5:45 there were only two tables full. They had a luau going on and I am sure that all hotel guests went to it instead of the Courtyard dining room. Our waiter, Cisco was so efficient and responsive ti our needs. He knew I had a pepper allergy and made sure my food had none. My mahi mahi pan seared was delicious, my sister was happy with her huge burger, but my husband was disappointed with the Chow Fun. But the Caesar salad he had made up for it. Don’t think we will return, 35 minute drive but we did enjoy most of our dinner and service was excellent.

                                                      33. JG

                                                        JamesG

                                                        Phoenix

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We were staying at the hotel and decided to try it on our last night. It was outstanding. I had the rib eye and the waiter went out of his way to make sure my wife had a gluten free option.

                                                      34. RM

                                                        RunningMan

                                                        Dallas

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 13, 2020

                                                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                        We had dinner and the view was wonderful of the Kona shoreline and lights. Unfortunately, the food did not match the view. Burger was very average, dry and very well cooked. The same could be said for my tuna fresh catch. The prices were reasonable, just wish the food could have been better.

                                                      35. LF

                                                        LindaF

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        It was a little pricey but everything tasted so good, restaurant was clean and service was excellent. The setting is beautiful and the choices of food are great. A lot of desserts too! Always will come back again.

                                                      36. AM

                                                        AidanMalone1

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Birthday getaway

                                                      37. HS

                                                        HeatherS

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                        Sweet location on the beach! Reasonably priced sushi! Extra bonus of catching the opening ceremonies of the Luau that happens in the adjacent location so go for an early supper at around 6pm!

                                                      38. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Las Vegas

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Honus is our go to place whenever we are in Kona. The crab and seafood Buffett is a must!

                                                      39. DB

                                                        DavidB

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        As part-time Kona residents, we have dined at the buffet many times. It is our favorite Friday evening dining adventure. The service is excellent, and the food is always yummy! There is always an excellent selection, including the deserts, and the crab is usually outstanding. This past Friday was no exception. On top of that, the service is always wonderful, especially Robert who keeps a very watchful eye on our table. Looking forward to a return visit soon!!

                                                      40. SE

                                                        SarahE

                                                        St. Louis

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 21, 2020

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                        Restaurant is a little worse for wear and not as nicely decorated or cleaned as you would expect for the price but food is delicious and service was amazing

                                                      FAQs

                                                      Honu's on the Beach Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 329-2911 ext. 6019.

                                                      Honu's on the Beach Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

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                                                      Google Map for Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

                                                      75-5660 Palani road Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Cross street

                                                        Alii Drive

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Kailua-Kona

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Prime Rib Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Resort Casual

                                                      • Parking details

                                                        3 Hour complimentary self parking

                                                      • Payment options

                                                        AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Executive chef

                                                        Michael Quanan

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                      • Phone number

                                                        (808) 329-2911 ext. 6019

                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                        Private secluded dining area for 60 to 75 persons. Large picture windows with view of the ocean.

                                                      • Private party contact

                                                        our Private Event Coordinator : (808) 329-2911 ext. 6956

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