Huggo's

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Seafood
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.
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Portland
9 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours 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.

D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KB
Naples
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

O
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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..

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

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 4 days ago
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.

CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!!!

n
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Per a recommendation we decided to go to

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

W
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful.
Waiter Chad was exceptional

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

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 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

J
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Huggo’s for breakfast. Good food, great service and a terrific setting on the ocean.

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for joining us for breakfast, we are glad you enjoyed your time. We appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you again.

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. PERIODT. But for real tho, great quality/price ratio. Really worth every penny. Our waiter was the sweetest.

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your excellent feedback. We hope you will visit again soon.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Le bœuf teriyaki était excellent par conte le riz infusé au bambou était moins à mon goût.

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C
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It is very hard to beat any of the views from a waterside table at Huggo's. The lower deck area of the restaurant is away from the bar noise, offers excellent views of Kailua Bay, the canoe exercises in the bay and, of course, the sunset-if there is a good one. Green flashes are not unusual here now that the vog has disappeared and the horizon is once again visible.
The service staff seems to be well trained, many of them long-time employees, courteous and efficient and willing to take that special photo for you.
On to the menu, there is always several specials each evening including some delicious fish dishes which is what you should expect. In addition, the pupu menu is adequate and the wine list offers a variety of choices and price points for most.
In most cases, you cannot go wrong with any of the fresh fish selections. However, if you are a red meat fancier, you might consider the long-time house standard of Teriyaki steak...this is flank steak and generally it is quite good but can be a bit "chewy" depending on the cut of meat used that evening.
Relatively new to red side of the menu is the prime rib. We have had enjoyed this twice in the last two month and found it to quite satisfactory, prepared to order with the appropriate amount of fat tissue to add to the taste and mildly seasoned but you can ask for raw horseradish if that is what you want.
Huggo's is a good bet if you want consistently good meals, good service and extraordinary views at what is the going Hawai'i market price.
We would certainly recommend Huggo's to friends and neighbors.

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your recommendation. We really appreciate your time and feedback. We hope you will join us again soon.

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m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Huggo"s for our anniversary, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were seated on the deck close to the rocks, and the view was wonderful, and the service was good, we had great food and drink, and will recommend the restaurant to all.

SH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, waiter was great. Hostess has an attitude problem and was not friendly. She refused to seat us at the time of our reservation, even though they had open tables. We had to appeal to another employee to finally get seated.

J
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location and friendly service, perfect for visitors, food was good but nothing to be crazy about. And it was fairly expensive... got to pay for that view.

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for visiting Jake and sharing your feedback. We hope you will join us again soon.

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TH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were terrific. Our server Woody was awesome.

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your great feedback. We are so glad Woody offered excellent service to you, we hope you will join us again soon.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing, location, and views were great. Food was good, but my NY steak was not the quality expected for the price paid. Cannot stress enough how good the service of their waiters and team is though.

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's, we are very happy to hear you were provided excellent service. I am very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the quality of your steak. I have passed your comments along to our management team to look into your comments. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know and we hope it will not deter you from joining us again. Mahalo!

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c
New Mexico
78 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Nous avons pris la spécialité du chef et le plat signature qui existe depuis de nombreuses années .... grande déception ... aucune finesse ... les légumes cuits à l’eau dégorgeaient l’eau de cuisson dans mon assiette et n’étaient pas assaisonnés ... le reste était à l’avenant ... une adresse à éviter dans ce restaurant qui cède à la facilité ... trop facile d’avoir des clients vu les très nombreux touristes .... le cadre est enchanteur, la nourriture beaucoup moins

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant! Live music was a lovely touch on our Saturday evening visit!

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for sharing your love for Huggo's, we hope to see you again.

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TG
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Our waiter was amazing. Food was very good. It is right in the rocks on the coast of Kona. Watching the sunset was perfect

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your positive feedback with us. We appreciate your time and hope you will join us again. Mahalo!

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LB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing fresh fish. Great waiter Chad. Lovely setting on the ocean.

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and we hope to serve you again. Mahalo!

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R
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and view, took a long time to get initial service but not a major issue.

Huggo's
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had reservations but were seated a half hour later. The manager bought us drinks which was very nice. Great view of the water. Drinks were good. Fresh catch was good as was the key lime pie. Parking was a challenge. True of Kona regardless but Friday night luau at the hotel next door really complicated things.

Huggo's
Responded 3 days ago

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KJ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and service was great!

Huggo's
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for visiting, Kathleen. We appreciate your feedback. We hope you will join us for more great service soon.

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EB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Chad was a great waiter.

Huggo's
Responded on February 10, 2020

We appreciate your feedback Emily and happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and your kind words for Chad. We hope to see you again.

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KS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to go to Huggo’s for our Anniversary for breakfast. Had a perfect table, in the shade and by the water. Food presentation is so beautiful, you don’t want to eat it. Food was very good, and their fruit bowl is beautiful, fresh, and plentiful. Had a very nice start to our special day. Thank you Huggo’s.

Huggo's
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your Anniversary breakfast with us, we appreciate you taking the time to share feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good, just good

Huggo's
Responded on February 10, 2020

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

日本語メニューはありますが、スタッフは日本語を話せない。でも、何かと気遣ってくれふ。

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Responded 3 days ago

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n
Dallas
1 review