Huggo's

4.5
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1489 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(808) 329-1493
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ken Schloss
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Catering
Please contact Paradise Gourmet Catering at 808-326-1244 or visit http://paradisegourmet.com
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Our private parking lot is located adjacent to the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Enjoy the vocal stylings of contemporary and jazz favorites: Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm- - 10:30pm
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
What 1489 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CB
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was amazing. Mugs for coffee where a little cheaper than expected.

SK
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with outstanding sunset views over the water. Highly recommend! The food was excellent I had the prime rib with the 4 ox lobster tail and key lime pie for dessert. Don’t miss it😁

B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most consistent restaurant in Kona. Always good. Excellent friendly staff who catered to both our 80 year old and our teens.

SL
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Server was great. Entertainment from On the Rocks was a great addition. I had an issue with my drink and the server was super helpful and took care of everything. It was a wonderful evening. Thank you!

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was over the top! The food was great and our server Chad took the best care of us! Can’t wait to visit again!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Renee our server was wonderful. Great back up bus boys and servers. Never missed a beat . Sizzling shrimp and seafood chowder outstanding. Generous portions. Sweet potato gnocchi perfect. Ahi tuna salad. Wonderful. Kona ipa smooth and cold. Maitai was very good.

ML
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huggo’s is a staple every time we come to the Big Island! Perfect place for a drink while watching the sunset! Food is really really amazing as well...

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Oceanfront dining on the patio. Great service abs amazing food. Renee was the best and very attentive. Thank you. 2nd trip to Huggos for is this visit.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your support and feedback.

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j
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food in a beautiful setting along the beach in Kailua. Service was excellent although a little slow.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your great feedback.

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LP
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner enjoyed while watching a beautiful sunset overlooking the water. What could be better than that?!

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us, Lisa. We hope to serve you again soon.

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BS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always appreate the spirit Aloha at Huggos. Great team effort by all.
The food quality and local selections are excellent! Well done! Mahalo!

OT
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing. Great service as well.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon.

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N
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, we are very happy you enjoyed your experience at Huggo's.

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Had the coffee cheesecake for dessert and it was fantastic! Sat right next to the water and watched the sunset. Would definitely come back.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your feedback. We appreciate your time and look forward to your return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view, food and service. Our server Morley was a joy.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting, we are thrilled Marley provided great service to you all. We hope to see you again.

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D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, as it's always been. Tasty food, although the green rice is no better than just plain rice.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

We greatly appreciate your support, David! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KB
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chad was a great server. Explained the dishes very well.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional dining experience, as always! Don’t leave kona without a meal here. The view is beautiful also

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great recommendation.

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for dinner at sunset. We had the perfect table, next to the railing in a corner so it felt like we had a private table. The waves crashing below was magical :)
Super yummy bread and basil butter!
My partner and I both ordered the ahi poke salad, super tasty, but I did have to add some Tamari (soy sauce) to it.
We shared all three of the sizzling skillets, the mushrooms (our favorite), the cauliflower/Brussels Sprouts, and the garlic shrimp (wish it had a bit more flavor, but it tasted great with the sauce from the mushrooms). We aren’t drinkers, so I can’t give a review of beverages.
As the sun was setting, the torches lining the railing were lit. The location is spectacular!

We were happily full, but decided that we wanted dessert since at home, we don’t eat out a lot.
We ordered the Mauna Kea Cream Pie...it was as big as my face! We were laughing wondering how we were going to finish it...surprisingly we had no problem at all. The macadamia nut ice cream was so yummy!

Our server was sweet and attentive, I appreciated how the whole staff worked together to keep the flow.

Next time we visit the Big Island, this place will definitely be on our list of places to dine at again. Mahalo!

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience. We are thrilled to hear your visit was one to remember. We appreciate your support and look forward to your return. Mahalo!

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O
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance was amazing, as was the service. However, I am a bit of a "foodie" and probably a harsher food critic than most. I had the Kampachi and my partner had the Swordfish special. Both were good.. But, for value for money, I would have anticipated a bit different. Would I recommend to a friend?... It was recommended to me by a dear friend... But, I am not so sure..

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, food was great, and view was incredible.

Huggo's
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for visiting and leaving us great feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Huggo's.

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PR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice view. Good, friendly and polite service. Food was just ok and prices were a bit steep. My pancakes tasted like the frozen kind that you put into the toaster to heat. For my breakfast the killer view and great table were the saving grace.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Aloha Paul, thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your experience. I am very sorry you didn't enjoy our pancakes. We make our pancakes fresh to order and never use premade or frozen pancakes. We hope that will not deter you from coming back to the "Landmark of Aloha", we hope to serve you again.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huggo’s was awesome! The setting is very romantic and the food was delicious! We had the sizzling shrimp, teriyaki steak, New York steak, seafood chowder and Kona coffee pie. It was all prepared perfectly. The seafood chowder is soooooo good. There is a reason that this place is on the top of so many “best restaurants” lists. You will not be disappointed!!!

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your great feedback. With over 50 years serving the Big Island, we are grateful for supporters like you. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon.

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n
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Per a recommendation we decided to go to

Huggo's
Responded on February 17, 2020

We are happy you joined us, we hope you enjoyed your time with us.

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, one of America’s treasures. Island Johnnie a long time employee is on of the great servers of all time The fresh fish is their go to. Great for romance

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your outstanding review, many thanks for taking the time to share. We consider our guests and ourselves lucky to have Island Johnnie as a part of our ohana. We appreciate your kind words and I have passed them along to Johnnie and his manager. We look forward to serving you at Huggo's again soon.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Right along the water in Kona. Bring $$$.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting Huggo's and sharing your great review, we hope to see you again soon.

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W
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival at Huggo's for our Valentine's meal we were seated promptly at our designated time and were shown to a table for two overlooking the ocean. Spectacular! My wife and I ordered the fritto misto to share as an appetizer. Our waitress Jessica was right when she advised that it was a perfect size to share. My wife ordered the shrimp fettucini and once again I was steered in the right direction by Jessica and had the Kailua Bay cioppino. Both meals were excellent and we enjoyed them immensely. There was live music while eating and the sound level and mix of songs were perfect for the occasion. Unfortunately after two mai tai's and a bottle of wine we were unable to do justice to ordering a dessert. Parking could have been an issue but due to my wife's keen eye she spotted a car leaving Huggo's parking lot situated across Alii Dr. and parking was not longer a problem for us. We enjoyed our evening and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your awesome feedback and recommendation. We are thrilled to hear your Valentine's Day celebration was one to remember. We appreciate you taking the time share your experience and we are happy Jessica provided excellent service to you. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful.
Waiter Chad was exceptional

Huggo's
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your great rating.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Fantastic service. Chad was awesome. The patios was amazing.

Huggo's
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for visiting and sharing your excellent feedback. We are thrilled to hear Chad offered excellent service to you. We hope to see you again.

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SH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a lovely place to spend Valentine’s Day— the rose when leaving was a cozy touch 💕

J
Hawaii
28 reviews