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A-Bay's Island Grill, Waikoloa, HI

A-Bay's Island Grill

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394 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

A-Bay’s Island Grill is a family friendly restaurant serving local favorites, seafood, and Pacific Rim cuisine. We are situated in the Waikoloa Beach Resort at the King’s Shops. We offer an indoor conditioned bar and dining area as well as open air umbrella covered dining area. We keep the budget oriented in mind as well as those wanting that special dinner prepared by a 5-star Chef. Come enjoy great food and cocktails, unbeatable service and a taste of the Islands!

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–10:45 am Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm Daily 9:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (808) 209-8494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Waikoloa

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Greens

Fish +$8, Chicken +$6, Shrimp +$6

  • Local Mixed Greens$12.00

    Kekela Farms mixed greens, radish, red onion and red wine vinaigrette

    • Ahi Caesar$20.00

      Blackened Ahi, Baby romaine lettuce with house made garlic croutons, anchovies

      • Kale Chop$14.00

        Kale, bacon, bleu cheese, eggs, olives, red onion, Avocado and a creamy citrus herb dressing

        • Spinach Beet Salad$14.00

          Charred beets, spinach, feta with a balsamic reduction

          • Soup and Salad$12.00

            Choice of ½ salad served with cup of soup

            Local Faves

            Served with potato salad and white rice

            • Crispy Oyster Chicken$16.00

              Crispy fried chicken thighs with house made Oyster sauce

              • Fried Pork Chop$18.00

                Sauteed with seasoned flour 12 oz pork chop

                • Hamburger Steak Plate$16.00

                  Seasoned hamburger pan seared with sautéed onions and brown gravy

                  • Local Moco$14.00

                    All beef patty, sunny side eggs, white rice topped with brown gravy

                    Tortilla

                    • Fish Tacos$18.00

                      Blackened fresh catch, Pico de Gallo and guacamole on house made corn tortillas

                      • Grilled Chicken Quesadilla

                        With guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream

                        Sandwiches

                        Sandwiches served on fresh Ciabatta bun with your choice of french fries, side farm salad, or house coleslaw. All topped with lettuce, tomato and onion

                        • Chicken BLT$16.00

                          Grilled breast of chicken, bacon, avocado, Swiss and Dijon aioli

                          • A-Bay's Fresh Catch Sandwich$18.00

                            Battered fresh catch, salami, swiss, and a pesto sauce

                            • B-N-B Burger$16.00

                              ½ pd all beef patty grilled to perfection, topped with bacon bleu cheese melt

                              • Hot Braised Corn Beef Sandwich$16.00

                                Thick sliced brisket, American-Swiss cheese and a house thousand dressing

                                • Tuna Melt

                                  Fresh Ahi tuna salad with melted swiss

                                  Lunch Tapas

                                  • Seafood Crab Cakes$14.00

                                    Shrimp, Scallop and Crab cakes with a spicy tartar sauce

                                    • "Lumpia" Springroll$12.00

                                      Shrimp spring rolls served with a soy mustard sauce

                                      • Calamari$12.00

                                        Fried rings and tentacles, tartar sauce and spicy aioli

                                        • "Kilawin" Poke$14.00

                                          Poke style, red onion, avocado, Calamansi and won ton chips

                                          • Buffalo Wings

                                            • 6 Piece$10.00
                                            • 12 Piece$16.00
                                          • BBQ Rib Teaser$14.00

                                            Baby back ribs with house BBQ

                                            Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                            What 394 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.0
                                            4 based on all time ratings
                                            • 4.1Food
                                            • 4.1Service
                                            • 3.9Ambience
                                            • 3.8Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                            1. CN

                                              CoNadig

                                              Denver

                                              5 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall3food4service4ambience4

                                              Stopped by as it was the closest available. We got seated immediately. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Ordered fish tacos & burgers, all were good. Was a bit spendy, but a bit expected in a shopping center like this. Live music was a treat

                                            2. NJ

                                              NeelaJ

                                              Chicago

                                              13 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                                              overall3food4service5ambience3

                                              Greeters a little off.. but server made up for it. Food quality surprisingly pretty good!

                                            3. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Jacksonville

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Great stop, good people.

                                            4. M

                                              Mary

                                              Hawaii

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on March 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience3

                                              Wait to get a table was one hour, but they called us sooner than that. We sat outside and it was a bit noisy. Waitress was super nice, but service was a bit slow. The food was excellent, we had fresh catch sandwich. It was fairly expensive but not bad compared to other restaurants.

                                            5. B

                                              Beth

                                              Chicago

                                              22 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              22 reviews

                                              Dined on December 22, 2021

                                              overall2food3service1ambience4

                                              Don’t waste your time. Restaurant would not honor our open table reservation - apparently they no longer use it although we had received a confirmation the day prior. Several parties around us all had the same experience. Hostess had a terrible attitude and was not even slightly apologetic. Once we finally got seated an hour after our reservation time, we found the food had sadly gone downhill since our last visit.

                                            6. S

                                              Sueaz

                                              Phoenix

                                              53 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              53 reviews

                                              Dined on December 9, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              First night on vacation. Had made reservation through Open Table. When we arrived, the hostess told us they had stopped taking reservations, even though we were confirmed via Open Table. She was honorable and put us at the head of their long wait list. We were able to sit outside, which was our preference. To say the ambience was energetic would be an understatement! However, the entertainer that night was essentially a blues guitarist and singer—fabulous! The food was fun and good. It perfectly fit the scene. We both had fresh Ono, mine was messy but wonderful fish tacos. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient. Overall, a perfect first night meal after a long plane ride.

                                            7. C

                                              Chrisk

                                              Minneapolis

                                              38 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              38 reviews

                                              Dined on November 25, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              We had a 5 pm reservation. It was not busy. It still took a few minutes for someone to come and seat us. Someone brought us water right away and that was the last contact we had with staff. We waited 15 minutes with waiters going to other tables to greet or deliver food. No one even bothered to stop by and say I will be with you in just a minute. Attentive service even if you are busy is very easy, and they were not busy.

                                            8. DE

                                              DenaE

                                              San Diego

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on November 24, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                              Excellent outdoor dining experience, outstanding service, great food and live entertainment (Sabrina!). Very relaxed dining experience. Highly recommend!

                                            9. TK

                                              TerriK

                                              Dallas

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on November 23, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was really good! Loved eating outside! The one-man guitar entertainer was delightful!

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Orange County

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                              overall1food3service1ambience3

                                              Poor service - music to loud

                                            11. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Chicago

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                              overall3food2service3ambience3

                                              I wanted to like this place but it just wasn’t that good. The menu was totally different in store price wise and options wise then listed here. We still decided to give it a shot and everything we ordered was extremely bland. No flavor whatsoever. Service was friendly enough but nothing spectacular. In the end I couldn’t believe I spent so much on a meal I could barely eat. Definitely better options in the area

                                            12. C

                                              Cars65

                                              Los Angeles

                                              24 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              24 reviews

                                              Dined on November 16, 2021

                                              overall2food3service1ambience3

                                              We were very disappointed to see our server not wearing her mask properly. She often had it dangling around one ear and was speaking directly to customers and then pouring water and over food. I politely gestured to her mask as she approached our table which was met with an eye roll. She did put it on but left us feeling very uncomfortable. The irony is that the hostess was ensuring all customers wore masks while walking to the tables but no staff seem to speak to this server.

                                            13. a

                                              abio

                                              Seattle

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 14, 2021

                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                              Food was decent but it took us flagging down a waitress after 20 minutes to even order. Order wasn’t quite right but after waiting so long and never seeing our waitress again, we just went with it and paid the check. There are better options in the area.

                                            14. F

                                              Frugalandhonest

                                              Anchorage

                                              23 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              23 reviews

                                              Dined on November 14, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              I was so impressed by the food!!! I will admit I did not expect much from a shopping center restaurant but everything was incredibly tasty. Fish, in particular, was incredibly fresh; and A’Bay’s actually prepared it in a way that it tasted even better than some of the far more expensive, highly reviewed dining options that I have eaten at on the island. Staff was very friendly and efficient. You are eating in a shopping center but a really nice, high end one still don’t expect any ocean or sunset views. Frankly, I would happily skip the ocean view and drive to get for their food anytime. Delicious!

                                            15. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Minneapolis

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on November 11, 2021

                                              overall3food5service4ambience3

                                              Good food. Too loud for conversation.

                                            16. S

                                              Susie

                                              San Francisco

                                              21 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              21 reviews

                                              Dined on November 9, 2021

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              Loved the live music, loved the food, loved the vibe

                                            17. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Sacramento

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on October 28, 2021

                                              overall1food2service1ambience3

                                              Four of us ordered. They brought 3 dinners and the 4th didn’t come out until the first 3 were already finished. The waitress stayed away from the table as she knew it was her fault as she had messed up the order. By then it was sent back with a very unhappy diner. No excuse for what happened with no apologies or management intervention . Won’t go back as the other meals weren’t anything special. Dried overcooked fish, no flavor….

                                            18. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Chicago

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 28, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Anniversary and husband 60th Birthday

                                            19. G

                                              amyG

                                              Salt Lake City

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 27, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great fresh food! Always great service and the live music is amazing

                                            20. DB

                                              DavidB

                                              Chicago

                                              11 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on October 27, 2021

                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                              Overall it was a good experience. The food was good with one exception. I ordered the fish tacos. They came with homemade tortillas. Which I was really looking forward to. However, the tortillas were doughy and undercooked.

                                            21. HL

                                              HawaiiLife

                                              San Francisco

                                              4 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on October 26, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              This is a great place to grab a super casual meal. There was live music and a lively atmosphere. Our waitress was very friendly. We had the fish tacos and korean mixed plate. Both were good. Make reservations to be sure you get a table.

                                            22. S

                                              Sisarie

                                              Minneapolis

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 26, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The fish dishes were fantastic! We went two days in a row. Fish tacos were also very good.

                                            23. RL

                                              RonL

                                              San Francisco

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 25, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                              Food was good. Service was fine. Out of some food options. Music was loud.

                                            24. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Francisco

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Seafood cakes were amazing, the bud light was ice cold, and the live music had a great yacht rock vibe to it. Could not ask for a better experience.

                                            25. J

                                              Jerry

                                              Phoenix

                                              31 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              31 reviews

                                              Dined on October 20, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Sabrina on the guitar was great dining entertainment (Tuesdays)!

                                            26. TE

                                              TimE

                                              Chicago

                                              13 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on October 20, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Great outdoor dining with live entertainment. Went back two more times, once for dinner and once for breakfast!

                                            27. G

                                              amyG

                                              Salt Lake City

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 19, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great service as always. Music is great. Food is always delicious

                                            28. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Atlanta

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 19, 2021

                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                              Dinner was delicious!!! Our server was spread thin, so it was a little slow…but sooo with the wait. Highly recommend the shrimp lumpina and the seafood cakes.

                                            29. R

                                              Robert

                                              Seattle

                                              41 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              41 reviews

                                              Dined on October 19, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              This is a hidden jewel and understated. The food is outstanding. The wait stuff are friendly and prompt. Such a wonderful variety and their menu is diverse and the flavors are incredible. Highly recommend this cool little place.

                                            30. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Cincinnati

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 17, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Good service, ambiance, and food

                                            31. J

                                              Jbird

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 16, 2021

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              Food was good quality, pub food (but better). Serving staff was friendly and helpful without being overbearing. Live music really added to the ambiance. Overall, a sweet island restaurant..... Oh, and we accidentally left our CC at the end of the evening but it was put aside and we were easily able to retrieve it the next day. THANK YOU!!

                                            32. JE

                                              JanineE

                                              Denver

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on October 12, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Great food!

                                            33. LH

                                              LoveHawaii

                                              Hawaii

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 12, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              great musician provided quality entertainment! seafood cakes were delicious. the ono on spinach and mashed potatoes was excellent, a light lemon sauce. nice outdoor dining.

                                            34. SS

                                              SarahS

                                              San Diego

                                              10 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              Was the worst experience! They had numerous people who made reservations, they checked them in and did not honor them. They said they don’t take reservations, jake the manager extremely rude. I might of beloved their rational however when people who came up without reservations that new staff they sat them immediately. Never eat here!!

                                            35. DJ

                                              DebbyJ

                                              Exclusive

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on August 8, 2021

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              They DO NOT accept Open Table reservations!!! Know before you go!

                                            36. J

                                              Joekey

                                              New York Area

                                              8 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on July 7, 2021

                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                              Ok. Steak overcooked and Korean plate was ok. Nice dining area.

                                            37. SC

                                              SueC

                                              New England

                                              21 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              21 reviews

                                              Dined on July 7, 2021

                                              overall3food2service3ambience2

                                              Very average food and some dishes tasted bland. Had the fish tacos and they were tasteless, the fish was dry and the tortillas were somewhat stale. Salad was fine. The convenience of the location is what brings people here but even the drinks are not very good. Service is friendly.

                                            38. JD

                                              JDOG

                                              Hawaii

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on July 6, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great Service, Music, and food.

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Edinburgh

                                              34 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              34 reviews

                                              Dined on July 6, 2021

                                              overall1food3service2ambience1

                                              Don’t dine inside. I would not have but there were no other tables, despite having a 5:30 reservation. The noise level was so loud I couldn’t hear anything my 3 family members said. It was uncomfortably hot. The sun was shining in our eyes and even sunglasses weren’t much help, but when we asked to lower the blinds, we were told they had taken down the blinds on that window. They were out of many menu items (at 5:30) and the menu is not huge to begin with. Servers were very nice but seemed to be overwhelmed. Food was just ok.

                                            40. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 6, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience3

                                              Really good experience

                                            FAQs

                                            A-Bay's Island Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 209-8494.

                                            A-Bay's Island Grill is rated 4 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                            Booked 2 times today
                                            Google Map for A-Bay's Island Grill

                                            250 Waikoloa Beach Dr # $J106 Waikoloa, HI 96738

                                            Additional information

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Waikoloa

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Daily 8:00 am–10:45 am Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm Daily 9:30 pm–12:00 am

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Contemporary American

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Parking details

                                              None

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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