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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
10:30 PM
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Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

4.1
187 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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Honu's on the Beach Restaurant features the most spectacular Breakfast Buffet with fresh island fruits, bakery items and breakfast basics enhanced by our famed "Live Omelet and Waffle Station". Ala carte menu available.

We welcome you in joining our entire Honu's team with our newest "Farm to Table" menu and "Sushi" (Cuisine & Sushi selections available Sunday to Thursday). We also feature Gluten Free, Vegan & Diabetic selections
On Friday and Saturday evenings we feature our Famed Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet with a raw bar, appetizers, salads, specialty entrees and of course our "Slowed Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus and Steamed Snow Crab Legs". Adults: $55.95, Children (6-12yrs) $28.95.

Happy Hour at Billfish Bar, 20% off Pupus, drink specials, 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Entertainment 6:30pm to 9:30pm nightly at the Billfish Bar:
Contemporary and Island Music "Jim Summey Duo".



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Daily: 6:00AM - 10:30PM

Dinner: Daily: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(808) 329-2911
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Roy Basilio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alii Drive
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 187 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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3.4
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lou1 (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

You could have mentioned that this was a hotel restaurant. It was passable, but there must be better ambience/value nearby.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Always a good place to bring a date or the family. Service was exellent too.

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BillieJeanP 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We always enjoy the food && service every single time we are there they make us feel right at home.its a must go

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MC82 (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overpriced for mediocre food. Not horrible, but spend your money somewhere else.

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Buggs (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Buffet had a wide variety of foods from salads to seafood and prime rib. All was prepared to perfection. Cocktails were excellent and well made. Desserts also had a wide variety. Wait staff was attentive and very friendly. Very knowledgable about local events and places. We went early evening so staff did have some extra time to talk story which made the night perfect. I would not recommend this to anyone who has a small appetite. You won't be able to eat enough for the price. If you love to eat, this is a wonderful place to do it. Windows open to the air and right on the beach next to the pier. Loved it! Will go again I am sure.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant but unfortunately the $30 mahi mahi was raw in the middle. The waiter did not check back on the food until everyone was done, and at that point it was too late to bother to have it replaced. The waiter and manager were apologetic, but not a good dining experience.

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Lily1986 (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Crème brûlée au lilikoi absolument parfaite. À tester

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vipwaikoloawahine (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

The ahi special had a delicate sauce. The poke and sashimi were top quality. The outside seating and the view of the bay made the evening special. Would have been triple the price further up the coast.

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vipAlice (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a party of 13 and they gave us a large nice table. Everything was done well. The only negative was there were very few other tables occupied so it was a bit of a downer. Maybe it’s busier on weekends.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

There is not enough room here to tell our story but suffice it to say the following:

-food was excellent
- bathrooms were filthy...shockingly so
- the Restaurant was empty and yet service was horrible for the price we were paying
- got served a glass with lipstick marks on it
- waiter got the order wrong
- we had to leave our table and go to the bar to get our drinks as they just sat on the bar, already made but not delivered, for 20 minutes
- waiter told us that they were out of one of the dishes we ordered so he and the chef decided to give us something else...not like “we are out of ribeye so we substituted New York strip” but like “we were out of the pasta so we substituted the fish”. What the heck? Why would you do that?!?!
- waited for him to come by so we could ask for the check...table was cleared, drinks were empty, restaurant still rather empty, and we are just staring at each other waiting for him to reappear for around 20 min.

Such a shame...they have a great breakfast buffet at Honus but as locals we will NOT be returning there for dinner.

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SammiD (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner while staying in Kona for their weekend buffet. It was $50/person and they had a decent amount of options. There were 2 types of sushi, 1 chicken dish, 1 pork dish, 1 fish dish, crab legs and the beef roast. There were also 3 sides and a pasta/salad station. The servers were so nice and quick to help you, the view was also beautiful. Only reason I give it 4 stars is because it was a little pricey in my opinion for the number of options. But all delicious.

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vipwaikoloawahine (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing fresh fish buffet on Friday and Saturday. Beautiful ocean front outdoor seating. Romantic. Great service. Friendly staff. Best value in Kona by far.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Our family enjoyed a great buffet dinner here with a lovely view of the ocean. It seems to be a favorite place for local families as there were lots of groups of Hawaiians at the time we were there. The crab legs were delicious and so were the desserts. An excellent selection of foods overall, and a nice pasta bar too. Recommended for anyone!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant at all it was very disappointing there was no you could display on Ice there were flies crawling across the food the oil for the was disgusting. The pasta was tasteless there was a crowd of people way too far online in front of us and all of the food was empty in the warmers. I will never go back

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vipLivestrong (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Not a solo in the place on the busiest week of the year. Ironman world championships! The resturant is horrible interior. There are a few tables outside but inside looks like dennys.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

It's gonna be sometime before I go there again. The food is not worth the price. The desserts we're terrible. There wasn't even chicken. The catch of the day wasn't even revealed. My server ignored us.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

We always return for a special night at Honus. No room for dessert but later in the week will return for coffee and dessert.

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localgirl (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

It seems as though my friends and I over stayed out welcome or something as at one point the server was having a conversation with my guess would be the manager. Here's what I observed - the manager looking at his watch, whispering and looking towards our table. Honestly locals know when they are being talked about. So with that what was a favorite go to for a nice dinner and hanging out with friends I say good bye to Honu's and wish them well. You'll always have your regulars just not us.

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Jennifer (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Birthday dinner for my dad. Cisco and Sheldon surprised us with desserts to share! They also took very good care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

There wasn't anything in the restaurante description that it was a big buffet food station set up. In the main menu it appeared to be a great menu just nowhere did it describe a buffet

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was ok. Not the best buffet

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

Great meal, great beach view, open dining, and live music.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was great. Salad didint really enjoy. That's the kind you'll taste at a mainland BBQ.deserts awesome. Also the poi looked sour but was delisious. Service 💯 good well done.

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vipBeckyJ (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Beautiful Setting!
We ate at Honu's while on vacation in Hawaii. First, the view was absolutely stunning - we looked out at the water and King Kamemehameha's final home while watching the sun go down, and it was breathtaking (as most things are in Hawaii)! Our server was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable about the area, gave us a quick history lesson, and made sure everything was to our liking, without being over-attentive. My husband and I both had the local fish. Mine was not quite done in the middle so I sent it back and when it arrived a few minutes later, it was perfect. We enjoyed a favorite Pinot Noir. It was a lovely evening, start to finish!

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vipBeckyJ (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

Excellent service and yummy food! We enjoyed a delightful meal at Honu's. Their wine list included one of our favorite Pinots, Au Bon Climat. We started with the calamari appetizer, served with a slightly spicy aioli. It was very meaty and tender. We both ordered the local fish special - a flaky, rich white fish served with vegetables in a lemon butter sauce. My fish was a bit raw but after sending it back, it came out perfectly prepared. We finished with macadamia nut ice cream and Kona coffee, both of which were delicious. Our server was fabulous! We would definitely go there again, though we are a little frustrated that we haven't received confirmation from Open Table of our visit, along with the points.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Only downfall was that we had thought Soda/juice was included not according to our receipt IT wasn't. Hilo Hawaiian offers drinks, wine AN tap included with meal!

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MitchG (Monterrey)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

A nice setting on the waterfront with open air seating as well as indoor. Allthe food was good except the Prime Ribs, which was overcooked and salty.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was great as well as service. Enjoyed the view of the ocean.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

We came here for the seafood buffet not really knowing what to expect (buffets are often hit or miss). The food was pretty good and fresh fish was being brought out pretty often. I wish they would have had a little more veggies instead of pretty much all meat but the swordfish we had was very good. However, I'm not sure if it's worth the $50 a person pricetag

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rmfoodie (Portland)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2017

Excellent fresh food. The service was great with attentive servers. The location was right on the water. Perfect!

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