Huggo's

4.4
1523 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1523 people are saying
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HeidiH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server Renee was outstanding, friendly and made us feel special. From start to finish she had us taken care of in the most hospitable way.

The food was good, not great. Also, don’t know why a lovely delicate kefir rice was paired with cajun seasoned fish- after a few bites couldn’t tell the difference.

Atmosphere is magical. Try dining at sunset. Just stunning.

Cocktails meh.

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vipFloyd
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and great ocean view. Always a favorite, will return for sure!

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vipbobo
Portland
72 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss the entree salad with seared ahi + the teriyaki steak. Exceptional quality food. Nice service.
Thank you.

Huggo's
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we are very happy you enjoyed your time.

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Foodie654
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing!

Huggo's
Responded on March 19, 2020

We are very happy you enjoyed your experience, thank you for your feedback.

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stephenh
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Too loud, waitresses was not attentive to our table. Food was ok but in my opinion over priced.

Huggo's
Responded on March 19, 2020

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We have eaten here several times and it’s gotten worse each time. My wife and son have a gluten allergy which is always carefully explained and wait staff and hostess and given specific details about what can and can’t happen. The past 3 dining experiences almost led to catastrophic health issues if not for us noticing bread included with a gluten free meal or at the last minute an assistant to the server grabbing the dish off the table before my wife took a bite of regular pasta (not the gluten free pasta ordered). Sadly this was probably our last time at Huggos which had been our favorite restaurant on the island. The lack of care and mediocrity might be fine for some but it’s not good enough for my family and their health...

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Johnv
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We had the kahakai and was drowning in broth couldn't taste the fish or hearts of palms. Over priced for food. Took long time to get food. Best seat on the beach though breaking water on rocks and sunset.

Huggos on the rocks better value. Drink and watch sunset

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TLW67
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu and fish selection seemed limited. I felt a little pricey for good food but nothing spectacular about it. Ate here 2 years ago and had a better menu and a better food quality. The seating ambience is great but still doesn't make up for average food. Our waitress was attentive and did great.

Huggo's
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback.

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Matadormom
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there twice during our week stay in Hawaii. Both experiences were outstanding. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The young busboy on our first visit made us really feel welcome. Our older male waiter was very informative and made our choices of food easy. The only down side was the vehicle parking.

Huggo's
Responded on March 19, 2020

We appreciate your support and feedback, we hope to serve you at Huggo's again soon.

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The ambience was great ...our waiter was awsome. 2 of the meals were great. The pasta mala that my girlfriend and i ordered was tasteless. We kept thinking, wheres the sauce? There was no garlic aioli!! The waiter was gracious enough to bring us some fresh parmesan and salt. Donna Wright 541 580 1256

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing table by the water! Great views and amazing food

Huggo's
Responded on March 19, 2020

We are thrilled we were able to provide a memorable experience for you. We hope to see you again.

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dining by the sea. Be sure to make reservations for dinner. We didn’t need a reservation for breakfast.

Huggo's
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thanks for visiting us, Carol! We hope you will join us again very soon.

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GMG6
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funny fabulous waiter. Great food. Better priced than I remember.

Consistently great

Huggo's
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Huggo's. We hope to serve you again soon.

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konakate
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful location, it’s a shame that the food needs more flavor. Large portions, in fact, too large. I would rather have smaller portions with complex flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as usual!! You can't go wrong eating at Huggo's

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TraciL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Excellent service. All the dishes were delicious.

Huggo's
Responded on March 8, 2020

Aloha Traci, we are thrilled we were able to provide you all with a memorable experience. We hope to serve you at Huggo's again soon.

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ColynP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dedicated Gluten Free menu helps Coeliac to not see what they maybe missing out on

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your feedback. We appreciate your feedback on our Gluten Free menu. Thank you for your time, we hope to serve you again soon.

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Raven2500
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for another table closer due to bringing our elderly parent and they were very accommodating! Beautiful view and service was great! Parking is tough but never disappointed when making the visit there!

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for your support, we are happy to hear we were able to accommodate you all during your visit. We look forward to serving you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Huggo’s! Friendly staff, good food and ambiance

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

We appreciate your positive rating, we hope to serve you at Huggo's again soon.

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AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

If you like sweet food than this is your place. Each dish was overly sweetened, the Cioppino was bland, the Kahakai with Ono was dry and bland, the Pesto Fettuccine was the best dish that we ordered. Was very disappointed with the quality and flavors especially when paying $44 per dish. My family and I are total foodies and love a good meal, you are definitely paying for the view, not the quality here.

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for visiting Huggo's and sharing your feedback. I am very sorry to hear your experience didn't match you expectations. Our Cioppino is one of our most popular dishes, we are very sorry you didn't enjoy it. We appreciate you sharing your experience.

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KKYY
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

正直、二度と行きません。地元の人は絶対に利用しない料金設定(一人、5,000円は最低必要)。料理や飲み物の味は普通。景色は良かったですが、他のシーサイドの店でも同じくらいのものが見られるので、ハゴスでないとダメな理由はありません。予約していったにも関わらず、10分以上、待ちました。スタッフの対応は今イチでした。会計を頼んでもいつまで経っても来ず、お釣りが必要でしたが、そのまま店を出ました(止められもしませんでした)。チップをもっと少なくすればよかったです。

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view. Go at sunset!

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for visiting Huggo's, we hope to see you again soon.

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DebraS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We celebrated a “big” Bday here and loved the food so much we went back 3 times while in the area. On the Rocks next door was a fun place to get a snack and drink during the day also🌴

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thanks for joining us for your Birthday celebration, we are very happy you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.

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vipGeorgia
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant on the Big Island. You can't beat the location and the view of the bay. The food is consistently excellent. I had the prime rib which was really really good. Coconut cake for dessert is my favorite. Vibrant restaurant and bar scene. Highly recommend this for great food, drinks and ambience.

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Many thanks for your great recommendation. We appreciate your support and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipShelly
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated out on the patio right at sunset so it was gorgeous .
It was also much quieter, so easy to have a conversation. It was a Saturday night and very crowded so parking was a bit an issue. But we do look forward to returning.

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

We look forward to your return as well, Shelly. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, I am very happy you enjoyed your time with us at Huggo's.

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MelissaS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a fabulous stop for sunset enjoyment, great drinks, and delectable dishes. We enjoyed the Cioppino and Teryaki steak. EXCELLENT. the view was stellar, we overheard live music from the bar side, and a couple luaus were taking place nearby so the overall island vibes were strong that night. Would love to visit again.

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Very happy you stopped by and enjoyed your time at Huggo's. We appreciate you sharing your experience and wonderful feedback. We hope you will return for another memorable experience soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

夕陽を見ながら、とても美味しい、地元食材の最高の料理が楽しめました。ハワイ島に来たときには、また、行きたいと思います。

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

We appreciate your positive rating, we hope to serve you at Huggo's again soon.

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vipJbend
Hawaii
76 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another nice meal at Huggo’s. Terrific mahi mahi entree and always enjoy the mushroom appetizer. Good desserts and cocktails too. Perfect place for sunset dinner. Service is attentive but not intrusive or rushed.

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for joining us and sharing your great feedback. We appreciate your time and hope to see you again soon.

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vipRVAdiner
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Kona. Sat on the patio overlooking the ocean. Fantastic!

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for joining us at Huggo's for a memorable experience, we hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sunset view can’t be beat. Our service was excellent, great drinks & food. No rush to push us through the evening. Live this place

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for visiting and showing your support for us at Huggo's. We appreciate your feedback.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Joe, was absolutely amazing! He was very attentive, friendly & a great conversationalist. He suggested really great dishes, from apps to entrees & desserts, that all 4 of us really enjoyed.

Huggo's
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind words for Joe, we are very happy you enjoyed your time at Huggo's. We hope to serve you again soon.

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RichardV
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Make reservations and it flows from there. Chad, our waiter, offered good wine recommendations and made sure we were enjoying our food. All personnel were friendly, upbeat, and spot on with service.

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RichardS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The location and service was excellent. The food was mediocre for the price. I wouldn't go there again. Great use of technology to make reservation, text notice to tell us the table was ready.

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback. I am very sorry to hear your experience didn't match your expectations. We appreciate your feedback.

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ChristopherB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

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

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ShellyK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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😁

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

We really appreciate your support and wonderful feedback. Thanks for your excellent recommendations.

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Bunny
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Many thanks for your excellent feedback, we appreciate your support.

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vipSabrinaL
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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!

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for your great review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us at Huggo's. We hope to see you again.

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KevinM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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!

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for your feedback, Kevin. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and Chad offered excellent service to you. We look forward to seeing you again at Huggo's soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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vipMonicaL
Omaha
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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...

Huggo's
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for your support, we appreciate your feedback. We look forward to your next visit.

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Huggo's is rated 4.4 stars by 1523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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