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About Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

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: $49.95, Children (6-12yrs) $25.95.

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".

75-5660 Palani road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:

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

Dinner: Daily: 5:30PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Alii Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(808) 329-2911

Website:
http://www.konabeachhotel.com/dining.htm

Executive Chef:
Roy Basilio

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Honu's on the Beach Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.5

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

58% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Special Occasion (5)
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Scenic View (4)
Waterfront (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (3)
Good for a Date (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Authentic (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 9, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Live Sports, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 28, 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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 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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·Dined on September 24, 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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 12, 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.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 27, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was ok. Not the best buffet

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 25, 2017

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

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·Dined on July 22, 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 21, 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!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 20, 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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·Dined on July 16, 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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Monterrey)·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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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 (Sacramento)·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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 (Portland)·Dined on May 8, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Excellent service from Cisco. We were directly under a speaker. The music kept blaring. A gentleman, I am guessing the manager, apologized, saying the system was broken. Although we recieved many apologies from him AND Cisco, we almost left before service. I would highly recommend the sound system be fixed or a lot of business may be lost. Yes, it was THAT irritating. Other than that, we had a good meal and, I'll say it again, Cisco was phenomenal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 6, 2017

When I made my reservation on Open Table, I checked the dinner menu. I have dietary restrictions and I'm not a big eater. I saw no mention, on Open Table, of the fact that Friday and Saturday nights were buffet. I was not pleased! Please keep your information up to date.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We had the weekend seafood buffet dinner here and loved it!! The food was amazing, the service was great and the view could not be beat. We will be back every trip we take to the big Island from here on out!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Perfect! In any way. Highly recommended.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Nice seafood buffet but very noisy. Too often, they ran out of food and it took awhile to replenish. Not much sushi for a seafood buffet and it was too pricey for the quality.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 14, 2017

very good from what we used to have.very enjoyable

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Service was awesome waiters made sure our tables were always cleaned and drinks always full.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This restaurant is mediocre at best. Food was boring and the setting feels old.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2017

In the King Kam Hotel, restaurant is in Kona, near the beach and water. Excellent views of sunsets. Food has been very good. Quality products, many locally grown or produced, prepared by industry professionals, make an excellent dining experience. Portions are satisfying and prices are very reasonable. Staff are outstanding! Everyone is very attentive, friendly, welcoming, and are excellent representatives of the island and hotel. This restaurant is very welcoming to local residents.

Tags: Scenic View, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was great, Service was awesome. Buffet kept clean and food kept fresh.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We were looking for the quintessential restaurant over the water with the tiki Torches at sunset. The Iconic hawaiian fine dining experience. We asked for a table on the outside perimeter so we could watch the sunset. They failed to mention that the restaurant was situated in a location that made that impossible since its view was south, not west. We were trying to stay within a reasonable budget for our little family of three and so we scoured the online menu to check offerings and prices. Being happy with the range we saw, including both fish and non fish options and prices from the low 20's to a high of $34, we made a reservation. This was going to be our fancy celebration dinner for our big trip to Hawaii. After we got seated and our beverages ordered, the waiter invited us to the buffet. Little did we know that Saturday and Sunday were buffet only. I had seen a sign about a Sunday brunch but nothing of the buffet. They even had a menu on display that only listed regular entre items. Well that buffet was $50 per person. Far above the prices we expected from their menu. Too embarrassed to leave, we went ahead and ate.
I can't eat seafood and found only two options for meat dishes. They had an overlooked dry roast beef and an equally dry and stringy teriyaki chicken. Ordinarily I love all things teriyaki and especially chicken. This however was very dry and over cooked. The highlight of the meal was clearly the garlic, bacon and cheese mashed potatoes.
We fared much better up the coast at the Mauna Kea Resort's Hau Tree restaurant.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Food was good but the wait service was slow, despite a small crowd

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Terrific special meal of beef medallions & shrimp with great wine, served by a cordial and helpful waiter. Mahalo for the wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. This was a special treat for my wife.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Many people forget about the sweet spot on the water. I love the fire pit and live music. The food is delicious and the service is always lovely

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2017

The service was extremely slow. The wine menu was poor they listed a white zin as a rose. The risotto had a tomato sauce on it that tasted like V8. The plus is the view.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The service was good. Prime rib was bland and over cooked.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Food was terrible. Restaurant was depressing. Bathrooms were dirty.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2016

We were disappointed that we weren't told they only have buffet open on weekends. We arrived to find this out, then left to go elsewhere. So, we don't have any sense of what the food was like. Maybe if you like buffet food, it's a great thing, who knows.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We went for the fresh seafood buffet which is an incredible value where the obvious attraction is tons of cracked crab but the fresh Mahi of as delectable and had a really amazing and delicate sauce that was a real surprise. Tres gourmet. The bright colored fresh vegetables and salad were enough variety for any vegetarian. The unlimited ahi sashimi and poke were worth the price alone! Everything very fresh. We had a table outside with a fabulous view of the beach. Great service. In all a really memorable evening.

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