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A photo of Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1762)
Price: Moderate
• American • Kailua-Kona
Booked 47 times today
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the water in beautiful downtown Kona! Join us for a gastro-pub style menu with an island twist.Come sit by the water at Papa Kona! We offer best eggs benedict in town, our fan-favorite avocado fries, and a craft cocktail list you won't find anywhere else.Reservations are limited to preserve space for walk-in guests. If you can't find a table online, we welcome you to walk-in!
A photo of Island Lava Java Bistro restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1791)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary American • Kailua-Kona
Booked 39 times today
Family-owned Oceanside Restaurant, specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and our own bakery on site. Currently serving Everyday Brunch, Lunch & Dinner, plus Happy Hour. We are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We invite you to relax and enjoy our scratch-made food and drinks in our island-style, open-air dining room, bar & lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants, craft bar and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you! E Komo Mai!Craft Bar, Great Wine List, Open-Air Oceanside Dining. *Now offering "Touchless" QR Code Order & Pay (with a Smartphone)*
A photo of Huggo's on the Rocks restaurant
4.5
Awesome(0)
Price: Moderate
• American • Kailua-Kona
Serving lunch, sunset cocktails and pupus, and dinner daily, On the Rocks welcomes you day and night!The menus offers a vast array of refreshing tropical libations and innovative dishes all prepared with the freshest island ingredientsand made to perfection.Happy hour begins at 3PM, ending at 5PM daily, with a great selection of cocktails and pupus offered!Kau kau (eat), kick back and enjoy the toes-in-the sand ambiance at On the Rocks!
A photo of Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona restaurant
4.5
Awesome(3377)
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Kailua-Kona
Booked 30 times today
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steak, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh seafood from Hawaii and fresh seafood flown in weekly from California, plus our signature Bucket of Fire and Volcano flaming drinks, all within walking distance to shops and historic sites.A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local’s favorite Kona restaurant since 1934, the building housing The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. We proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment.We love to honor our Veterans & Military! Please let us know if you are one, upon arrival.
A photo of Kona Inn Restaurant restaurant
4.2
Awesome(470)
Price: Moderate
• American • Kailua-Kona
Booked 13 times today
***TEMPORARILY NOT TAKING RESERVATIONS*** PLEASE COME WALK IN AND WE WILL SET YOUR PARTY UP WITH A BEAUTIFUL TABLE!Situated where it's always been: on the waterfront in the heart of old Kona town, offering one of the most beautiful restaurant settings in the world. The open air environment with unobstructed views of the Kona sunsets offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a romantic dinner accompanied by the wonderful sounds of waves breaking right in front of the restaurant.Seafood is King at the Kona Inn where the fresh fish are brought in daily by the local fisherman. The mammoth horseshoe-shaped all-Koa-wood bar is a world-famous watering hole that serves the best Mai Tai in the Isands and the coldest beer on the Big Island. You have not truly had an Hawaiian experience until you've visited the Kona Inn Restaurant.
A photo of Honu's on the Beach Restaurant restaurant
4.4
Awesome(499)
Price: Moderate
• Hawaii Regional Cuisine • Kailua-Kona
Booked 3 times today
Three hours of complimentary validated self-parking! For a premier dining experience in the seaside village of Kailua-Kona, visit Honu’s on the Beach. King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort's signature award-winning restaurant offering delicious Hawaiian regional cuisine. You’ll enjoy dining on a spacious lanai, complete with inviting fire pits and amazing views. Honu’s is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail and enjoy a fabulous meal while the sun sets, filling the sky with gorgeous hues of pink, orange, yellow, and purple. Saturday night features the famous Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet including all you can eat snow crab.And start your morning with breakfast at Honu’s on the Beach. Choose from a range of tasty a la carte menu items, including American and regional dishes, or indulge yourself in the breakfast buffet, featuring made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pancakes, breakfast meats, coffee, tea, and much more. Brought to you by celebrated local Chef Michael Quanan.
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4.6
Exceptional(1452)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Kailua-Kona
Booked 19 times today
Kenichi Pacific will wow you with its highly praised Japanese Pan-Asian cuisine and sushi, and its contemporary ambiance. In a relaxed, elegant setting, Kenichi offers unforgettable original dishes, such as the Duck Confit, a Chinese five-spice cured duck leg served with russett potatoes and wild mushrooms in a delicious balsamic reduction sauce. The Ono tataki grilled rare, stands out as well, with mashed yams, green beans, Japanese mushrooms and a ponzu emulsion. Another must try is the Dynamite Shrimp, tempura shrimp baked with smelt aioli and teriyaki sauce. The presentation and the flavors are equally superb. Of course, only the freshest fish and seafood are used, so the sushi is impeccable. The molten flourless chocolate cake is achieving legendary status, so save room for a delicious finish!
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5.0
Exceptional(15)
Price: Very Expensive
• Pacific Rim • Kailua-Kona
Booked 1 time today
Are you looking for a unique dining experience? Look no further than Chefs and Table Kona's new pop-up space! Featuring a rotating lineup of local and visiting chefs, this space offers an exciting opportunity to try new cuisine and learn from top culinary experts. From multi-course dinners to seminars on cooking techniques and wine pairings. Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey, surrounded by like-minded food enthusiasts in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.
A photo of 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1885)
Price: Moderate
• Hawaiian • Kaupulehu
Booked 22 times today
Enjoy local seafood with flavors inspired by the Pacific rim, served steps away from the ocean surf and beneath a canopy of stars at our award-winning restaurant. The culinary philosophy is to begin with ingredients from the island and beyond – ensuring the freshest, most sustainable ingredients available. Working with over 160 local farms, approximately 75% of the food served is from the Island of Hawai'i, prepared oven roasted, flame grilled and wok fired – fusing the flavours of Hawaii with Pan-Asian techniques.
A photo of CanoeHouse restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2893)
Price: Very Expensive
• Creative Japanese • Kamuela
Booked 59 times today
Long regarded as the premier dining destination among the Hawaiian islands, this beloved institution is a gathering place for generations of friends, families and neighbors. Helmed by Executive Chef Mark Libunao, CanoeHouse features thoughtful, seasonal dishes that celebrate Hawaii’s landscape through Japanese-Paniolo inspired cuisine, accompanied by craft-cocktails and diverse wine selections.Please kindly note that CanoeHouse accepts reservations 30 days in advance for outside guests of Mauna Lani.

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  • Taravip
    Phoenix / Arizona •106 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Fantastic food, service and atmosphere! The Mahi Mahi encrusted with Macadamia Nuts is outstanding!
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    Fish Hopper - Kailua-KonaPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Kailua-Kona
    4.5
  • MicheleFoster
    Las Vegas •13 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Our server was the best! The food was outstanding the view was incredible Overall it was perfect
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    Papa Kona Restaurant & BarPrice: Moderate• American• Kailua-Kona
    4.4
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    Orange County •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Honestly the best breakfast I’ve ever had, and I’m a big boy so I don’t say that easily. The food was out of this world and the service to match. We are here several times while visiting the big island, it was so good we could not try anything else.
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    Island Lava Java BistroPrice: Moderate• Contemporary American• Kailua-Kona
    4.5
  • OpenTable Diner
    Hawaii •1 review
    5.0
    Dined on May 14, 2024
    Live music, an ocean view, amazing service and mouthwatering dishes - Honu's is my new favorite restaurant for dinner in Kona! I have dined here twice for dinner and several times for breakfast. Dinner: I love the ambiance of the live music, fire pits and tiki torches. The restaurant is right by the beach and offers a beautiful view of Kamakahonu - a historical landmark and King Kamehameha the Great's final home. We tried the crispy snapper, braised ribs and chicken pasta - they were all amazing! The price point here is amazing too, I was surprised to see dinner dishes here less expensive than other Kona restaurants that lack ambiance and don't even have an ocean view. The portions are HUGE. I had the dessert for the month of May - Surinam Cherry Cobbler - It was the perfect balance of sweetness and tart. I wish it was on the menu all year! IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD! Breakfast: They have an affordable all you can eat breakfast buffet around $25 which again - is a better deal than other restaurants in Kona. There is also an Ala-carte menu with a savory loco moko and my fave - the kalua pork eggs Benedict. YUMMMM
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    Honu's on the Beach RestaurantPrice: Moderate• Hawaii Regional Cuisine• Kailua-Kona
    4.4
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