Other than the soup, the rest of our meal was not good. Service was great but didn’t make up for the food. Wouldn’t recommend this place
We had dinner with family that came to visit from the mainland. Our server was awesome- and the food very good. Everyone enjoyed their order and the evening.
We had the most foul shrimp risotto (tasted like bile) and ordered the lamb chops that came out to be medium rare when we specifically asked for it to be well done. This experience was so awful. Would never recommend them to anyone and will be sure to warn family and friends never to come here when dining in Volcano.
First trip to the volcanoes and Kilauea did not disappoint! Our stay at the Kilauea Lodge was cozy and peaceful. The excellent accommodation was topped off by this evening meal which without a doubt one of the most delicious we have ever had! French cuisine at its best: beautiful presentation, fresh ingredients brought to the table hot..just WOW!
Great food and service! We ate dinner and breakfast there. We’ll definitely go back!
A truly great meal while overlooking the glow of the volcano. Service was attentive and helpful. The food was plentiful and delicious, especially the kampachi. Highly recommend booking a table a half hour before sunset for the best viewing.
Loved celebrating our 24th wedding Anniversary. Atmosphere was excellent, and service was awesome. Thank you for making my Anniversary so fantastic.
Great option for a night out in Volcano. Unique menu which includes antelope, lamb, and duck. We had 2 different preparations od antelope and both were quite good. The staff were friendly and service was great.
Always a special dining experience to be at Kilauea Lodge. Our server, Kanani, was knowledgeable and helpful in the meal decision making. Every dish is well thought out and presented nicely.
We stayed at Kilauea Lodge for one night while visiting Hawaii Volcano National Park (high point of our 6 days on the Big Island). We had both dinner and breakfast at the Restaurant and both were excellent. Kilauea was one of the two best restaurants we ate in while in Hawaii.
A number of the dinner entrees were special, either in terms of the meat or preparation. One of us had the rabbit in wine sauce and the other had rack of lamb. Both were excellent. Breakfast was also very good - one of us had an omelette and the other had French toast using different breads
Service was excellent and staff in restaurant and lodge were very friendly.
Stayed at Ola'a Plantation House for 3 nights. Excellent breakfast in the Lodge included in the room rate. Also ate dinner in the Lodge on our first evening. Lovely food and great service.
They have a great chef who prepares unusual preparations., mostly German. It was very good and the deserts were excellent!
We came here for our 30th wedding anniversary. They had balloons at the table for us and give you a menu with your name/occasion printed on it, they also take an instant picture if you like. The food was very good and the portions were perfect.
Poor weather seemed to make for a full house. Regardless, the service, food, and entire atmosphere was top notch.
I love this restaurant and always dine there during my visits to Volcano. I was celebrating my birthday and they made me feel special with birthday wishes on the menu, balloons at the table and a song with dessert.
The antelope schnitzel was fabulous, as was the Ono that my partner had.
A wonderful foodie location in Volcano HI. The Kilauea Lodge delivers great tasting food at a fair price.
Despite reservations on open table and a personal call asking for a table near the fireplace, we were given the table in the back corner next to the outside door and next to the kitchen. Only two other tables were occupied.
The little ambience we enjoyed, was definitely spoiled by the huge foreign tour group and the smaller tour group which came in while we were dining.
The waitstaff was helpful and very attentive and we enjoyed our food and drinks.
Dinner was very good. I had the ahi and it was delicious.
If you can make time during your visit to the Volcano this is an exceptional place. If you're staying overnight it's definitely a wonderful choice for a really good meal. Eat there and then drive over to the crater to see it glow - we did and that was a magical evening.
We have been many times. Definitely one of the very best restaurants on the entire Island.
For the last seven years we have escaped mainland winter by spending part of it on the Big Island. Kilauea Lodge has always been a favorite and our last visit Valentines Day for dinner was no exception. Food was outstanding and believe our server Debbie gave the best service we have ever received here! There were two seafood specials on the menu that night and my wife and I ordered one of each. They were spectacular! I would highly recommend dinner or lunch here!
My only suggestion to the Lodge, is keep the gift shop open later. You have some very nice things in there. I was going to buy my wife a necklace she saw before dinner, but the shop was closed before we finished dinner. Your hostess said that they couldn't sell anything from the shop once it closed. Too bad, you lost a nice sale!
Beautiful grounds and cozy restaurant with good food although very limited for vegetarians; noise level was high when crowded so hard to hear or talk
Food was not up to normal expectations. Alsatian soup and Lobster salad were both excellent, however entrees (Prawns and Risotto, the Prawns were great, the Risotto seemed just like a scoop of rice), the Pauettes of Beef was kind of like shaved beef, stuffed then deep fried, not a fan). The veggies were flavorless and overdone.
Server was above par, Excellent!
Always a wonderful experience. It is where we take our visitors to get the true flavor of Aloha. Thank you.
Food was very good! Our server was having an issue with another table, it definitely impacted her interactions with us. There was a local wine on the menu that she let me try and was very good. They opened two bottles and were not happy with the clarity of the wine, so I had to choose something different, very disappointing because the taste I had was very good!
The fireplace didn't have a fire. It would add so much. I came to Kilauea Lodge for dinner for the first time on a chilly, rainy, February, Saturday evening. It would have been really nice to have had a fire. Everything else was delightful and we had a great time. I'm sure we'll be back.
We loved our wait for table in front of the fire place. The staff were excellent and very friendly; our waitress (Mary) explained the venue clearly, knowledgeably, slowly. The breads and deserts were special. I would recommend this place to friends visiting volcano in a heartbeat.
btw, there was a jellyfish aquarium at the hostess counter....who produces those?
You can't beat the view and ambiance. The service was excellent. The food was iffy. They need to make it more simple. Every dish is overdone with add-ons.
Outstanding atmosphere and food. The service was great. If you want a special dinning experience near Volcano National Park this is it. .
We had lamb and antelope entrees after a day of hiking in the volcanos solid flavorful mains and well balanced sides were a perfect finish for the day.
Soup was fantastic! Ahi was delicious as was the rack of lamb. Service was fantastic!
Great food and they recognized our anniversary on the menu! If you’re going to be on the Big Island, it’s worth the drive even if you are not staying at the Lodge.
Great service and great food! Would highly recommend if you are in Volcano
Good food and great service!
We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed. Their servers are some of the best I have ever seen - very attentive. And the ladies who bus the tables are outstanding! The food is very good, no complaints ever!
Quiet, excellent service by all we interacted with, excellent food, interesting choices.
Our third time there and well worth it. Always make reservations when near the volcano and Hilo. Wonderful to have the birthday recognized on the menu!
Food and service were great. Had the much reviewed and recommended “ Schnitzel “. DO NOT be put off because it’s Antelope!! We are world travelers. Never had better Schnitzel!!!
Definitely worth the drive. Everything was exceptional from the moment we were seated. Excellent staff, food, and ambiance. Will be back in the future.
Excellent restaurant!!! Friendly staff and great ambience
Creative chef. Food was delicious and service perfect.