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About Huggo's

Chart a course to Huggo’s for the finest in surfside dining. Dine just inches above the waves on an open-air lanai. Experience tender beef or prime rib, or try our exquisite island-fresh seafood. And by the way, when we say fresh we mean fresh! Ahi, mahi mahi, ono and other delectable Hawaiian fish are delivered directly to our back door by local fishermen who caught them just hours earlier.

Enjoy artfully prepared selections also influenced by Pacific Rim and Mediterranean styles.

Thanks to Huggo’s on the water location, and its commitment to “aloha” service, diners at Huggo’s will savor influences from Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian ports of call. This family owned restaurant has become an island tradition since offering its first seafood platter 45 years ago.

Huggo’s on the Rocks, our next door neighbor, is the perfect location for oceanside cocktails and light fare.

75-5828 Kahakai Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Daily 7:00am - 11am

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(808) 329-1493

Website:
http://www.huggos.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy the vocal stylings of contemporary and jazz favorites: Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm- - 10:30pm

Catering:
Please contact Paradise Gourmet Catering at 808-326-1244 or visit http://paradisegourmet.com

Parking Details:
Our private parking lot is located adjacent to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Ken Schloss

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Huggo's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (39)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
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Local Ingredients (25)
Romantic (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
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Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food, good service, just all good!

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

They made us move four times when they realized we wanted dinner and dessert (our reservation was at 9pm). They were rude and for no reason - the restaurant was half empty.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Always good!!

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Our drinks and dinner and dessert were all amazing , but it was I.J. our server that made the occasion spectacular ! We will always go here , when we're in Kona.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful experience. Great food, entertaining waiter beautiful sunset. Recommend highly.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Make sure to sit outdoors along the water. It was a beautiful night perfect for dining outside.
The food was excellent and the service was great too. I'd definitely go back when I'm in Kona again.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our water, IJ, was a gem. He was excellent and entertaining without being intrusive. Definitely a place to enjoy when you're in Kona. The view was spectacular, food was great, and service impeccable.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and they still got us in along with an excellent table.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great ambience and view of the sunset. There was some confusion about our reservation time but they found a table for us anyway. Great customer relations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our 2nd night in Kona and we researched this restaurant. Although we were really in search of a filet mignon, my husband enjoyed the NY strip and I absolutely loved the mahi with pumpkin risotto and brussel sprouts. The meal was plentiful, tasty, well-presented and absolutely delicious.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a lovely meal celebrating my birthday, even got a free dessert!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic all around experience. The view, food, drink, and staff were all phenomenal. We’ll definitely be back!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The servers were attentive, but not overbearing. And the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The entire staff was fabulous, but out server Dick was outstanding. Very attentive, and friendly. We choose the Thanksgivng day menu which was just ok. The turkey was dry, but the atmosphere and the staff made up for that.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Dick was a very pleasant and attentive waiter without being overbearing. The view is breathtaking. The portions are large.. I loved the sizzling Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with kimchi purée.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The classic Kona restaurant...casual, comfortable, scenic, with great service and good food.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Living on Island we forget how good Hugo’s really is. Went there a few weeks ago for happy hour; one of the best in town. Then back for dinner. Good wine list (if a bit over priced) and creative menu. We had prime rib (great), Ciopino (lots of shellfish and very good) and The lobster ravioli (surprisingly bland). Best view in town! True Ocean front dining.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food and service. View of bay is always spectacular. I do wish people would leave their small infants at home when visiting an upscale restaurant. That was the only negative—a screaming infant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It was our first visit but we’d heard a lot of good reviews about the restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food service and ambiance were excellent. Quality of the food, local ingredients and the fresh fish are tops. Price is a little high for the amount of food presented and Is my only slight criticism. We go to the big island annually and we will definitely put Huggos on our next visit list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Beautiful setting, perfect for sunset dining. Music from Higgos on 5he Rocks csn be enjoyed without interfering with conversation.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food, service, view. On the pricy side.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful time, Our intermittently planned dinner, a gathering of friends. The ocean waves beneath our feet, the sunset glow, delicious food, friendly and attentive servers, nothing was missing!! It was a wonderful memory!
We three live in Kona but had not experienced your amazing restaurant until now.
Definitely will return for special meals with island visitors. And special occasions. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Loved the choices that were gluten free. Excellent small plates/appetizers instead of or in addition to the full plate meals.

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

結婚記念日の旅行にて、最終日のディナーに利用しました。
シーサイドの席、17:30分予約です。
早めに着いたにも関わらずすぐに案内してくれました。
波打ち際のすぐ近くでサンセットがきれいに見れました。
残念だったのが、錨のオブジェがサンセットにかぶり見にくかったです。
料理はサラダ、アワビ、名物のテリヤキステーキを注文しました。
どれも美味しくワインが進みました。欲を言えばアワビが小さくてトコブシみたいでした。
総合的に満足のいくお店でした。

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fantastic wait people and food, highly recommend !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Organic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, People Watching
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always love Huggo's!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Huggo's never fails to please with fresh and creative Island flavors. The views are perfect for sunset dining. The staff is always attentive and responsive to special requests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Spectacular view and the music form the live band playing at 'on the rock's' huggo side was perfect volume! Great for fancy cocktails

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

1st time in Kona. Really appreciated the view and open late but the live band was very distracting and not what we wanted for a romantic dinner.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great view and cool spot but food wasn’t worth the price.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. I had booked a table prior to our trip to Hawaii and asked to have a sea front view. We were placed at a table right at the front of the restaurant overlooking the ocean and it was the perfect setting. The food was excellent and our waiter IJ really made it a special evening for the two of us. Could not have asked for a better restaurant and the Linguini was delicious, as was the desert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food and service, Mauna kea ice cream pie was exceptional and way too much for two to complete...

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Girls night out! We were welcomed warmly and seated at a beautiful table overlooking the ocean. Wonderful cocktails, great appetizers “pupus”. We noshed on the variety of small plates, all wonderfully prepared and so delicious! Wonderful place! Don’t miss this place when you are in Kailua-Kona!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Awesome dinner with a beautiful sunset!
It's the first time for me to visit Big Island.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We visit Kailua every few years for a 3-4 week stay. It has become tradition for us to start our stay at Hugos to set the Aloha state of mind. Food interesting and tasty

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Visited on a Friday evening to celebrate son's birthday with him. We were seated at a wonderful table overlooking the ocean. Food was delicious. Service was excellent and attentive - our server continued to stop by the table and pour wine for us as she noticed our glasses empty. This was a nice touch.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing view of the water for the perfect sunset view!! The appetizers were delicious. We had the poke and Fritto Misto. Both were large dishes and very filling. Also had the Mahi mahi which I didn't love but the ambience made up for it.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Went there for our 30th anniversary. Had a great dinner, good service, along with a fantastic view. Going back tomorrow night for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant. It was excellent. Everything about our time here was perfect.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Went above and beyond in bringing an extra side and recommended a nice drink option.

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