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Dinner at Honu's - Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, Kailua-Kona, HI
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Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, Kailua-Kona, HI

Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

3.3
3.3
465 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Three hours of complimentary validated self-parking!

For a premier dining experience in the seaside village of Kailua-Kona, visit Honu’s on the Beach. King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort's signature award-winning restaurant offering delicious Hawaiian regional 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. Saturday night features the famous Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet including all you can eat snow crab.

And 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, featuring made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pancakes, breakfast meats, coffee, tea, and much more.

Brought to you by celebrated local Chef Michael Quanan.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Breakfast, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am Prime Rib Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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 Airconditioned Dinning Room for up 75 persons. Large picture windows with stunning views of Kailua-Kona, Hualalai, Kamakahonu Bay & Beach, Ahuena Heiau, and Kona Coastline.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (808) 329-2911 ext. 6956
  • Neighborhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Cross street
    Complimentary 3/Hour Validated Self-Parking in Hotel Parking off Alii Drive
  • Parking details
    3 Hour complimentary self parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Sunday Brunch

    $85.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Join us in celebrating Easter Sunday, Hawaiian style, at our exclusive "Easter Sunday Brunch" experience, nestled in an island paradise. Delight in a lavish spread featuring island-inspired delicacies and classic favorites, from Baby Mixed Greens to Slow-Roasted Prime Rib. Priced at $85++ per person, immerse yourself in a world of gastronomic delight where each bite embodies the vibrant flavors of Hawaii.
    Easter Sunday Brunch Photo

What 465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for brunch

466 Reviews
  1. ISKona

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views of the beach and staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was fresh and flavorful. Each entree had a suggested wine pairing which fit the meal. Will definitely be back.

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  2. KurtZ

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beyond delicious! Braised short rib over saffron risotto—-incredible. Great music and a view of the Kailua pier just in time for sunset. A perfect evening.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Crispy Whole Snapper! Must be the signature dish from Chef Mike.

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  4. Jake

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Great service and good food. Can’t beat the view of the beach!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food but would be helpful to have food labeled. Service was fair. Some staff just standing around when there were plates to be picked up.

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  6. Konagirl

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Made the reservation through open table, but when we got there , we were not on the list. Lady was a bit snippy when I tried showing her my confirmed reservation. Luckily restaurant was not busy.

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  7. RandyM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was great !! It was not crowded and the ocean view was great !! The food was mass produced but the restaurant made up for it

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  8. Matt

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was closed. Never mention that buffet only were available

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  9. ThomasS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    every thing was over cooked and dried out. Rib was OK.

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  10. CarlaV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not worth 75$$$$ if you don’t LOVE Seafood or specifically crab legs then it’s both worth it. Since Marriott took it over it’s really cut the food options by half for Buffett and almost nothing for kids. Bland prime rib and pasta options. Ahi was good but warm. All I ate was crab. But my husband didn’t enjoy anything really and none of it was worth $75 per person. Go to Merrima’s in Waimea or Jackie rays is good food and service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at Honu's Restaurant for breakfast, and I must say it was such a great experience. They have complimentary coffee for all hotel guests in the mornings from 6:00 am - 10:00 am. The staff creates such a welcoming atmosphere, and the view of the Ahuena Heiau adds an extra layer of charm. Now, let's talk about the food – nothing short of spectacular! The omelet bar was my personal favorite. They also have a great kalua pig eggs benedict. Our server was not only knowledgeable about the menu but also very attentive ensuring our dining experience was nothing short of perfection. If you're looking for a culinary gem that excels in every aspect, Honu's Restaurant is the place to be. My sincere thanks to the entire team for a five-star dining experience that exceeded all expectations. We can't wait to return!

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  12. JayCee

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Crab was disappointing , hoping to have larger crab legs. Appetizers also disappointing - hoping to have some sushi, other varieties in “puppus “, chicken was not “tasty”- just umm reaction, steam fish was not tasty also - bland. Scheduled a 6:30 pm reservation - but was told it had to be pushed back to 7 pm. We arrived early & told we could not enter yet , but I took a chance and asked at 6:30pm & a nice young hostess allowed our seating / there were lots of open seating! No soup bowls for soup? Desserts were “ok” but a selection of pies or cakes would be nice also.

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  13. HeatherC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The worst dining experience I have had in a long time. I booked this based on the restaurant reviews and the 4 stars. It was extremely disappointing as I am not a buffet person which it turned out to be, food was mediocre at best, crab legs were difficult to eat (no crackers), prime rib was too rare, drinks ok. Servers did their best - overall VERY disappointed!

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  14. MargaretM

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We thought that the food on the buffet was good, but the snow crab was excellent, the prime rib was good enough. It's very crowded but we didn't feel crowded where we sat outside. We had a lovely table with an excellent view. That being said they want to charge $90 for a bottle of Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio, which is 400% what it cost in our grocery store here which I'm sure is elevated anyway. I found that if we went to the ABC store we could buy a bottle of that for $25 and next time we will do that. Service wise they did an OK job with what they had certainly shortstaffed but as a buffet we didn't really mind that much. However, I will never go there again without bringing my own wine. New Zealand was $52 for a $13 bottle. Same issue .

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  15. MelP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would suggest that Honu's needs to label the buffet items so customers know exactly what they are eating. For example the Clam Chowder is really good, but that would be my guess before eating that this is Clam Chowder. Other than that if you can afford the expensive price, the food is good.

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  16. RueyL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was mediocre at best. Our server gave us water, that’s the beginning and the end of his service. We had to ask the front desk for our bill when we were done eating. They had to chase him down to get the bill. Food was good, fresh and well prepared.

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  17. delola3f

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Anne was awesome! The food was the same: eggs, morning meats, fruits, cereal, omelette station, breads, muffins, bagels, juice, milk. Back to the service, extremely pleasant, by all staff members. Mahalo nui!

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  18. JonathanH

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a Thanksgiving dinner for two. It was a nightmare. Worst dining experience ever. Severely understaffed. No server ever came to our table. We had to get up, find a manager and ask for food. After 1 hour and 45 minutes we received a very rare piece of prime rib and 4 overcooked potato wedges for $65. There were so many unhappy customers. We heard several customers voicing their complaints to staff.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible….. if I could rate zero stars I would. Thanksgiving disaster . Waited over 2 hrs for a generic fixed dinner plate. Took 35 min to get water. We were literally the 5th table sat upon opening. Not like anyone in the weeds yet. All the staff disappear for 45 min while they reset up the luau indoors out of the pouring rain. After an 1 1/2 hr I went looking for the manger of the restaurant manager only to find the entire lobby filled with over 100 luau people eating huge plates of thanksgiving dinner!!! While it took an hr to get cold soup… Not like we could just leave and go somewhere else being Thanksgiving , everything booked or closed……What a drag….. Thankful I work in town in the business and will direct all away from this horror show!

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  20. casonw

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent dinner with great service! will come back again for sure

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  21. Anon

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always great, food isn’t always the best

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  22. Belgian

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall is what we expected for the crablegs. The desserts were very disappointing! Not up to par, everything tasted the same, low quality and very minimal. Lots of the fried foods near the primerib station was soggy. We love that buffet and have been going there for years (30+) so we tolerate some of the down sides but will always go back and hope for the best.

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  23. ladyZ

    Los Angeles

    142 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    If I would go back I would skip it. Not worth it. Better to spend the money and try out other places.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible service. Food was decent, not a lot of choices, but expensive for what it is.

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  25. Mary

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came for the weekend seafood buffet, for $75/person I was prepared to be wowed. The crab legs were good, decent size too. The prime rib was just okay, the flavor was a little bland for my liking. There weren’t too many other options outside of the crab, and prime rib. Not sure if I’ve been to too many Vegas buffets where there are just so many foods to choose from? The dessert section had a bunch of flies on it, kinda gross. I guess it being open air is kind of inevitable? I probably would not go again.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very little food for the amount that was charged. But overall a grate experience

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  27. TrishaP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff is friendly and efficient. It was crowded the night we went, but the servers did well checking in on us. Food is good and there’s a variety of different foods to satisfy most. Entertainment was great. He sang some good Hawaiian oldies, but goodies. Overall, always a great experience.

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  28. Mike

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice buffet, nice music and beautiful sunset!! Was so random our anniversary was announced too! Would go back again :)

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  29. Lopaka69

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was nice when we first got there hostess was very quick to find my reservation then took us straight to the table waited a couple minutes to get water then it was time to eat everything was great

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although a little pricy, it’s all you eat, delicious food, with a terrific atmosphere of the beach & live music.

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  31. Ginger

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We read a negative review describing the actual experience we had. Crab legs were dry, tempura was doughy, limited entree selection, sparse salad and pupu selection, and inattentive waiter. We had been to this buffet numerous times in the past with great dining experiences thinking the review was an anomaly. To our surprise that negative review was the exact experience we had. Crab legs seemed like they were reheated from a previous day. Prime rib was good. No selections of sushi, wonton, various local salad cuisine. It was a disappointment as we were looking to celebrating our anniversary with the anticipation and expectation of past positive tasty and quality dining experiences. It truly wasn’t worth the price of the buffet. We will be sure to inform others and will not be back to enjoy an establishment we once loved.

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  32. beachdoc

    Phoenix

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Saturday night buffet which was good plenty of crablegs

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  33. GinaB

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately, the Saturday night buffet is overpriced for the quality of the food.

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  34. SDPL

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always enjoyed our meals and service at the Honu’s Beach Restaurant Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet. Unfortunately, this visit was very disappointing. Pros: Service was good, live music was lovely, our seating was great, and the atmosphere was very relaxing and the restaurant dining area was beautiful and clean. Our drinks were filled consistently, and we were checked in by our server in just the right moments during our meal. Cons: The food was bad. For $75 dollars per/person the Prime Rib was over cooked and dry, my husband stopped eating it after a few bites. The crab legs were minimally re-filled and we got “scraps” of little legs that were dried and over cooked, so the meat that you worked for were stuck to the shells, dry, and inedible. The ahi sashimi was absolutely cut from frozen fillets and were gritty in texture, not fresh at all. We stopped eating it after the first bite. The shrimp tempura and zucchini tempura was old and oily. It is disappointing that we chose to celebrate here. We have frequent this buffet for many celebratory occasions and have always been excited about the prime rib and seafood. But the main attractions were not tasty or desirable at all. We left very disappointed. Lastly, though the open air restaurant was a very pleasing experience, the flies were every where around our tables and even on the buffet line. They should invest in the doorway air streams to keep the bugs out. Many restaurants and dining establishments have these blowing at all times to keep the flies and bugs out of a eating areas.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family enjoy the breakfast here. Food was good

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  36. KarenN

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great place for brunch. The staff is efficient and friendly. We love the aloha spirit!

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  37. NatalieM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Good food. Nothing spectacular. Would not recommend for price point.

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  38. ZoeT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The brunch menu online wasn’t accurate. When we arrived if was more expensive and didn’t have the options we were looking for

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  39. Miks

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious prime rib and crab buffet. There was a variety of other foods as well. Staff was courteous. Definitely will dine there again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely nice waitstaff and great options for buffet.

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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 3.3 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.

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 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

75-5660 Palani road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Complimentary 3/Hour Validated Self-Parking in Hotel Parking off Alii Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am Prime Rib Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Breakfast, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 329-2911 ext. 6019
  • Private party facilities
    Private Airconditioned Dinning Room for up 75 persons. Large picture windows with stunning views of Kailua-Kona, Hualalai, Kamakahonu Bay & Beach, Ahuena Heiau, and Kona Coastline.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (808) 329-2911 ext. 6956
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