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.
What 1349 People Are Saying
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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast menu and great view.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was great! The food was a mix of okay and delicious, but not what we expected overall, especially for the price. My wife ordered the house made Alfredo noodles with shrimp, and they came wet and bland. My mahi mahi on puréed purple sweet potatoes was delicious. The seafood chowder was good, and the ahi tower was okay. I recommend the mai tai! The piña fresh was so-so.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and sharing your feedback. We are very sorry to hear your experience didn't match your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will join us again. Mahalo!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all aspects

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have an annual dinner at Huggo's either to celebrate our anniversary or my wife's birthday when we are here from Chicago. The ambience on the water is great; especially at sunset. The food always is very good and well prepared and tasty. The service always is very good to excellent; Never disappointed in five years.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your support and great feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to your next visit. Mahalo!

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BD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Jim did a wonderful job serving our table and the food was excellent, especially the ahi. Such a fantastic waterfront view and atmosphere.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us at Huggo's and sharing your feedback. We really appreciate your kind words and support. We look forward to you joining us again. Mahalo!

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CS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huggo's has always been an excellent place in Kona to dine...Weather its to celebrate a special occasion, have an intimate date night, or just to go some place I know I can always count on a clean delicious meal, relaxing and inviting environment, and great service. The owners have recently made some updated changes that show the pride they take in their long time family owned restaurant. I highly recommend dining there.

Huggo's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us and sharing your great review. We appreciate your time and kind words, we look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Nice ambience, food was great. Could have filled up on appetizers alone. Would recommend.

Huggo's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and recommending us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, we hope you will join us again. Mahalo!

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

We’ve come here for 20 years. Everything was great except the hostess team on Thanksgiving night 2019 were atrocious. Waited 20 minutes past reservation for a table. Then led halfway to a table only to see that the other hostess had sat another party at it so we were led back to wait. No apologies, just attitude. Then waiting because they were out of chairs and ultimately seated at an awful table by the kitchen. We asked if we could move to a table of the same size with a view that was being cleared when we sat down and were told no that it had been “promised” per their policy requests can be made but not guaranteed, but apparently promises are kept. When we called the next day to speak to a manager we were told they’d look into everything and call back, we never received a call. Disappointing for a place we’ve loved for 20 years.

Food was excellent, but will honestly think twice about returning and never for a holiday meal.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us on Thanksgiving and sharing your feedback. We are very sorry we were unable to offer a better table for you. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of year for us and it does make it hard for us to offer everyone the perfect table. Customer experience and satisfaction is very important to us and we are sad this trip we weren't able to provide the best for you. We appreciate your support over the years and do hope you will join us again. Mahalo Nui Loa

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BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience1

We chose Huggo's for our Thanksgiving dinner while on vacation based on prior experience. We were excited to return and made a reservation ~6 weeks in advance. Despite the advance reservation, we were seated at the worst table in the restaurant. We were told "no one is guaranteed an ocean-front table", however that must not be true b/c an ocean-front table sat empty for the first 15 min after we were seated. Because of the crowds Thanksgiving week, part of the bar is converted to restaurant seating. We were seated at a high-top in that part of the restaurant and my view was of the bar service area. I got to watch the bartender interact with servers all night from my elevated position. My daughter was seated next to the waitstaff terminals. If she were to have been too animated in her actions or was left-handed she might have hit several of them in the face - it was that close. The third seat at our table did have a view of the ocean over us. Huggo's is no longer the destination for something special, just another tourist trap pushing through as many people as possible without concern for the experience. We will not return to Huggos and are unlikely to return to that part of Kona in the future.

Huggo's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Bob for joining us and sharing your feedback. We are very sorry we were unable to accommodate an ocean front table on Thanksgiving Day for you. As you can imagine, that is a very busy time for us and we wish we could provide an ocean front table for everyone. We appreciate your feedback and wish you Happy Holidays.

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N
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on a Thanksgiving Day at Huggo's was excellent (except, almost understandably, the price). We arrived earlier than our reservation and was seated in a lovely patio table right on the water. An excellent traditional turkey dinner was served while we watched the tide come in, crashing every now and then on the rocks barely below us and sending sprays of ocean water up to entertain us. The prix fixe dinner included a 3-course meal and we added drinks, and although this was the most we've ever paid for a meal for the two of us, ultimately we felt the experience was worth it -- and there were leftovers!

Huggo's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for visiting us on Thanksgiving, we are so glad to hear your experience was a memorable one. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we are thrilled to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope you will join us again. Cheers!

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RW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on the night before Thanksgiving- had the hook,line, and sinker and it was outstanding. My friend had the prime rib and it was equally as good. I generally stay away from the restaurants in the touristy area but Huggo’s is an exception. Sometimes difficult to park a car but worth it. It might be a little pricey for some but it’s worth it. Word of warning - plan on sharing dessert, they are huge.

Huggo's
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you Randy for joining us for Thanksgiving Dinner, we are so happy you all enjoyed your meals. We appreciate your kind review and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!

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PM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, I had the ribs which were outstanding. My friends had the fresh catch and said it was very good. Our server, Sam was fantastic! We had a great birthday celebration.

Huggo's
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for coming out to Huggo's and celebrating with us, we are so happy your birthday celebration was a memorable one. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a great review. I have passed your kind words along to Sam, thank you so much! We hope you will join us again for more delicious food. Cheers!

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F
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine in Kona, fun and friendly atmosphere, awesome ocean front views and the best fresh fish you will find on the island, highly recommend youngive them a try!

Huggo's
Responded on November 28, 2019

Thank you Floyd, for the recommendation and your great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to believe I’ve never been to Huggo’s in the 20+ years I’ve been here. My loss! What a wonderful location, kind and helpful staff, not to mention the food. Will definitely return. Thanks for an exceptional breakfast experience!

Huggo's
Responded on November 28, 2019

Aloha Susan, we are so happy you finally found us! We are thrilled to hear your experience was a memorable one and we really appreciate your kind review. We would love for you to join us for dinner, our view of sunset is pretty fabulous. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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F
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at Huggo's with a beautiful view at our ocean front table. Will be back for sure!

Huggo's
Responded on November 28, 2019

Aloha Floyd, thank you so much for visiting us, we are so glad you enjoyed breakfast. Maybe next visit you can check out our fabulous dinner menu and a beautiful sunset. We look forward to your next visit. Mahalo!

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huggo's is a must each time we are in town. The waterside gem is a perfect place to enjoy spectacular local cuisine, great service and gorgeous sunsets. Not inexpensive, but we feel it is worth it.

Huggo's
Responded on November 28, 2019

Aloha Marie, we are so happy to hear we have been able to provide a memorable experience for you, time and time again. We really appreciate your awesome review and support. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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CM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is super. Staff is great, food even better. The view, super also. We have already made reservations for breakfast.

Huggo's
Responded on November 28, 2019

Aloha Craig, thank you for visiting us, we really appreciate your great review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope breakfast was just as great! Thank you for your support.

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JJ
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chef's special Hook, Line and Sinker, again! We had a great table on the patio and great service by Chad and his helper Ben.

Huggo's
Responded on November 28, 2019

Aloha John, so happy to hear Chad and Ben provided excellent service to you. We appreciate you taking the time to share with us your feedback. I will be sure to pass along your kinds words to Chad, Ben and their manager. We hope to see you again. Mahalo!

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RW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you for loving your job, Dick! You made that whole experience memorable and relaxing. Very professional staff all round!

Huggo's
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you Rick for your awesome review and kind words for Dick! We really appreciate you taking the time to share and we are thrilled we were able to provide you with a memorable experience. I have passed along your kind words to Dick and the team, thank you so much! We hope you will join us again soon. Mahalo!

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LA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View of the ocean was perfect. Food was excellent. Service could not have been better. What else can I say

Huggo's
Responded on November 25, 2019

Aloha Larry, thank you for your kind review, we are thrilled to hear your experience with us at Huggo's was a memorable one. We look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo!

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat! Delicious food and wonderful service. Teriyaki steak is melt in your mouth delicious.

Huggo's
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for your great review Mel! We are thrilled to hear you enjoy our Famous Teriyaki Steak. We hope you will join us again for more delicious food. Cheers!

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j
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place... outstanding service... amazing food

Huggo's
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you, Jerry, for your great feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share and so happy to hear your experience was a great one! We look forward to you visiting us again at Huggo's. Mahalo !

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C
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Right on the water edge with great views. Got to watch a gorgeous sunset with great food.

Huggo's
Responded on November 25, 2019

Aloha Christopher, thank you for your awesome review and recommendation. We are thrilled your evening was a memorable one. We hope you will join us for another beautiful sunset and savory food soon. Mahalo!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great honeymoon dinner! Woody was amazing

Huggo's
Responded on November 25, 2019

Congratulations on your marriage and thank you for celebrating your honeymoon dinner with us. We are so happy your evening was a memorable one and Woody provided excellent service for you. I have passed along your kind words to Woody and his manager, as I know he will appreciate your review. We hope you will join us again. Mahalo!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

日本から17:00に予約して家族5人で伺いました。 リクエスト通り、目の前に海が広がり、素晴らしい席でした。 料理はどれも美味しく、雰囲気も良く、夕日を見ながらのディナーは、ハワイ島最後の良い思い出になりました。 あの景色は本当に最高でした!

Huggo's
Responded 7 days ago

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

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Sizzling shrimp came out poached!!! Not sizzling or steaming just poached shrimp in a cast iron dish.

JM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view, great food & good service!

Huggo's
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review. We are so happy your experience with us at Huggo's was a memorable one. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!

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RA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place and Chadwick took total care of us. Amazing !!!!! Will go back because of him

Huggo's
Responded on November 22, 2019

Aloha, thank you so much for your awesome review. We are thrilled to hear Chadwick made your experience at Huggo's such an enjoyable one. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo!

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M
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful sunset views. Food and service was wonderful.

BS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Much better then I expected. The food was awesome. I recommend the Mushroom appetizer and the grilled abalone appetizer both were excellent.

Huggo's
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your experience. We are so happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. We hope you will join us again for more delicious food. Mahalo Nui Loa!

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Jessica is fantastic ! Thank you !

Huggo's
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing, we are so glad Jessica provide you all with great service. We really appreciate you taking the time to share and we hope to see you again.

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HL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The teriyaki steak was too salty and food was overpriced. But service and atmosphere was great!

Huggo's
Responded on November 20, 2019

Aloha Helen, thank you for visiting and leaving your feedback. I am sorry we were not able to meet your expectations with our Teriyaki Steak. We hope you will join us again and try something else on our menu. Mahalo!

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w
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We took out-of-town friends to Huggo's and overall we were very satisfied with the experience. The ambiance was terrific, and our waiter was very attentive and provided a lot of local flavor to our conversations. Drinks were generous and delicious. Only real complaint was about our food, which was mediocre, considering the price. Prime rib that was supposed to be medium rare came out medium well. Lobster tail meal had sides that were different from what we requested. Overall, nothing in the meal stood out. Our guests, though, were very pleased with their first meal on the Big Island, and so we probably would return with other guests.

Huggo's
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you for joining us and leaving your feedback. We are so happy to hear your guests with pleased with their experience at Huggo's. We look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo!

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent job Jessica - thank you !

Huggo's
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for visiting us and leaving us a great rating. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic and beautiful. The ambiance was perfect for an evening of delicious food and drinks. There was live music and our waiter had terrific personality. I would eat here on many occasions if I lived nearby. I think there isn’t a bad seat in the house. They really use the space well.

Huggo's
Responded on November 17, 2019

Aloha April, thank you for your awesome review and recommendation of Huggo's. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo!

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DD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great view! Drinks are also creative

Huggo's
Responded on November 12, 2019

Aloha Daniel, thank you for visiting us at Huggo's and leaving us an awesome review. We look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo!

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BT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The views are the best in Kona. A little spendy for the serving size but not unexpected in Kona.

Huggo's
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for joining us Bruce and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent sunset view with fabulous service!!!!

Huggo's
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for visiting us and leaving us a wonderful review. We hope to serve you again soon. Mahalo!

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K
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday and they comped us a dessert. Excellent fish dishes. Very fresh. Always enjoy eating at Huggo’s fir a special occasion!

Huggo's
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us at Huggo's, we appreciate you leaving us a great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your dessert. We look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo!

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CV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The bar side was fun! Lively and entertaining. Dinner reservations were next door and the service was prompt and courteous. They don’t like to waste food so be prepared to take home leftovers.

Huggo's
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thanks for joining us and leaving us a nice review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us at Huggo's. We look forward to you joining us at the "Landmark of Aloha" soon.

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