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Foster's Kitchen - Kailua Kona, Kailua Kona, HI

Foster's Kitchen - Kailua Kona

4.5
4.5
354 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Welcome to Foster’s Kitchen. We as a team have a vision to establish a fine dining experience that feels casual and is family friendly. We are committed to the art of cuisine made from scratch and perfection within a hand-crafted cocktail using only the freshest ingredients possible. Our slow cooking processes are delicate and may take extra time. We are grateful to have this opportunity to work with local farmers and are dedicated to showcasing their efforts widely throughout our diverse menu. At Foster’s Kitchen, we pride ourselves on buying from local farmers, local producers, and using non-GMO or USDA Certified Organic products when possible. In addition, it is our mission to provide the community with the highest level of quality service every time. Mahalo for dining with us!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pacific Rim, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 326-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sheldon Meza

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua-Kona

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Kilauea Stuffed Mushrooms* **$14.00

    Button mushrooms stuffed with fresh herbs, sausage and parmesan cheese then baked to a golden brown. Topped with marinara, mozzarella cheese and broiled

    • Chicken Caesar Salad Stacker*$15.00

      Crispy buttery baked crostini topped with sliced grilled chicken, local baby romaine, shaved parmesan and drizzled with Caesar dressing

      • Firecracker Chicken Wings*$16.00

        Our house-made chicken wings are marinated in a garlic Hawaiian chili brine for 24 hours and then coated in a spicy batter and deep fried. Served with gorgonzola dressing

        • Chardonnay Garlic Calamari$14.00

          Grilled calamari marinated in fresh herbs, chardonnay and garlic then lightly seasoned and served with grilled white truffle lemon and basil infused oil

          • Longboard Lager Beer Cheese$11.00

            A thick hot creamy beer cheese dipping sauce made with Kona Brewing Company Longboard Lager combined with Manchego and Irish cheddar cheese. Served with warm pretzel bread

            • Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta$12.00

              Chévre and cream cheese whipped with roasted garlic topped with tomatoes, caramelized maui onion, olive oil, basil and sea salt over a seasoned crostini then drizzled with balsamic reduction

              • Seafood Pesto Puff Pastry* **$14.00

                Puff pastry filled with a mixture of crab, shrimp, pesto, and cheese then baked and brushed with pesto butter sprinkled with parmesan

                • Cajun Furikake Seared Ahi$18.00

                  Ahi lightly seared and lightly seasoned with Cajun spices and furikake. Served with lilikoi ponzu and spicy black bean shoyu

                  Salads

                  Dressing choices: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Chili Macadamia Nut Thai Vinaigrette, Sweet Ginger, Sesame Soy Vinaigrette, Creamy Gorgonzola, and Ranch*

                  • Garden Salad*$7.00

                    Fresh local greens topped with sweet onion, carrot, cherry tomatoes, and a fried macadamia nut goat cheese ball. Garnished with crostini and your choice of dressing

                    • Thai Chicken Salad$12.00

                      Grilled chicken and fresh salad greens tossed with cabbage, red onion, cilantro, basil, fresh oranges, and topped with crispy wontons. Served with chili macadamia nut Thai vinaigrette

                      • Szechuan Ahi Salad*$25.00

                        Seared medium-rare Ahi served on top of fresh mixed greens, red onion, carrot, cabbage and crispy wontons. Offered with sweet ginger sesame soy vinaigrette

                        • Paniolo Salad*$21.00

                          Grilled grass fed Hanger Steak prepared medium-rare then thinly sliced and placed on a bed of salad greens with red onion, cherry tomatoes, carrots, bacon, and drizzled with balsamic reduction. Topped with gorgonzola dressing

                          Soup

                          • Foster's Gumbo$8.00

                            Chicken, sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, onion, and rice combined in a rich Cajun stock. Cup or bowl (Bowl comes with garlic bread)

                            • Tomato Bisque$8.00

                              Hot savory tomato bisque with basil, topped with avocado mousse and microgreens, served with gourmet grilled cheese on french bread

                              Burgers & Sandwiches

                              Comes with your choice of roasted seasonal vegetables, white rice, fries, cajun fries, salad, or fruit. All sandwiches come with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and a pickle. All sandwiches can be made in to wraps

                              • Steakhouse Burger*$17.00

                                Grilled 6oz local grass-fed burger topped with caramelized onions, sautéed Hamakua Ali'i mushrooms, bacon and gorgonzola cheese. Drizzled with roasted garlic aioli

                                • Cheddar Burger*$14.00

                                  Grilled 6oz local grass-fed burger topped with your choice of Sharp or Irish Cheddar

                                  • Po' Boy*$19.00

                                    Crispy fried Fresh Catch with capers and herb lemon butter sauce served on toasted French bread with lettuce and tomato finished with our scratch made tartar sauce. Includes choice of one fresh side

                                    • Fresh Fish Burger*$19.00

                                      Get a daily catch burger, grilled to perfection or deep fried in our southern style cornmeal fry with tartar sauce

                                      • BBQ Chicken Sandwich$16.00

                                        Chicken breast grilled and coverd in a family recipe Lilikoi BBQ sauce topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and crispy fried onions

                                        • Candied Bacon Chicken Club$18.00

                                          Soft focaccia bread with marinated and grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, candied bacon and avocado herb spread with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Includes your choice of one freshly made side

                                          • Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich$16.00

                                            Spicy crispy dijon chicken with housemade Buffalo Ranch. Topped with cheddar cheese and bacon on a Brioche Bun. Served with lettuce, tomato and onion and a choice of side

                                            • Grilled Veggie Sandwich$16.00

                                              Grilled eggplant, zucchini, and onions, fire roasted bell peppers, fresh spinach and tomatoes, served on rosemary focaccia bread. Drizzled with a feta chive creme fraiche

                                              Flatbread Pizzas**

                                              Foster's Kitchen makes their flatbread pizza dough by hand, fresh in house, using Big Wave Golden Ale. Every flatbread pizza we serve is uniquely different in its own way. Our fluffy, delectable crust is sure to satisfy any pizza lovers cravings

                                              • Country Meat Deluxe$16.00

                                                Sausage, pepperoni, spinach, red onions, bell peppers, and garlic topped with three cheese blend

                                                • BBQ Chicken$16.00

                                                  Grilled chicken, Foster's Lilikoi BBQ, basil, caramelized Maui onion, bacon, goat cheese and three cheese blend

                                                  • Spinach Artichoke & Feta$16.00

                                                    Pinenut pesto butter, spinach, artichoke, Maui onions, and feta cheese finished with a balsamic drizzle

                                                    • Grilled Veggie with Basil Oil$16.00

                                                      Garlic basil olive oil topped with grilled bell peppers, Maui onion, tomatoes, zucchini, a light sprinkle of our three cheese blend and a balsamic drizzle

                                                      • Steak House Pizza$18.00

                                                        Button mushrooms, bell peppers, Maui onions and Hanger steak with whipped Philly goat cheese and three cheese blend

                                                        • Cheese Pizza$12.50

                                                          • Pepperoni Pizza$13.50

                                                            Foster's BBQ

                                                            All BBQ entrees come with coleslaw and your choice of white rice, sautéed seasonal veggies, fries, cajun fries, mashed potatoes or salad. Mashed potatoes available during dinner hours only

                                                            • Ribs & Chicken$27.00

                                                              Half rack of ribs and grilled chicken breast smothered with Lilikoi BBQ sauce

                                                              • Ribs Only

                                                                • Half$22.00
                                                                • Full$28.00
                                                              • Grilled Chicken Breast

                                                                • Half$15.00
                                                                • Full$20.00

                                                              Pasta

                                                              All pasta served with 2 pieces of garlic bread. Limited availability during lunch

                                                              • Pasta Primavera$18.00

                                                                Penne pasta tossed in a basil marinara with grilled seasonal vegetables. Topped with parmesan. Also available for lunch

                                                                • Chicken Pesto Pasta$20.00

                                                                  Grilled chicken and linguine tossed in a fresh pesto cream sauce. Topped with parmesan cheese

                                                                  • Steak House Pasta*$22.00

                                                                    Linguine pasta tossed in a gorgonzola cream sauce with Hamakua mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, spinach, onions, and toasted pine nuts. Topped with thinly sliced medium-rare Hanger Steak

                                                                    • Cajun Shrimp Pasta$22.00

                                                                      Penne pasta, blackened shrimp, Cajun sausage, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes tossed in a brown butter cream sauce

                                                                      Entrées

                                                                      Limited availability during lunch

                                                                      • Fresh Fish & Chips*$19.00

                                                                        Country style cornmeal fried daily catch served with a side of slaw, tartar sauce and your choice or regular fries, cajun fries or fruit salad

                                                                        • Cajun Fish Tacos$18.00

                                                                          Three soft corn tortillas with melted mozzarella cheese, grilled seasoned fresh catch, cabbage, fresh guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, and homemade habanero oil

                                                                          • Island Style Hamburger Steak Plate*$17.00

                                                                            6oz local grass-fed burger patty grilled to order, served on top of rice and seasonal veggies and covered in caramelized Maui onions and Hamakua Ali'i mushroom pan gravy

                                                                            • Szechuan Ahi Stir-Fry$30.00

                                                                              Fresh Ahi marinated then seared medium-rare served on a bed of white rice surrounded by fresh stir-fried seasonal veggies. Topped with seaweed salad

                                                                              • Blackened Shrimp Cheese Grits$25.00

                                                                                Blackened shrimp and a fried egg served on top of creamy cheese grits and rainbow chard, sautéed with bacon and onions

                                                                                • Daily Fresh Catch*$34.00

                                                                                  Our fresh fish changes daily so please ask for what's available. Served with your choice of two sides. Side choices: mashed potatoes, white rice, sautéed seasonal veggies, fries, cajun fries, or salad

                                                                                  • Ribeye Steak*$38.00

                                                                                    Freshly cut in-house, this 12oz grass-fed Ribeye steak is coated in garlic spice and Kona Coffee rub. Topped with grilled Maui onions. Served with mashed potatoes and sautéed seasonal veggies

                                                                                    • Stuffed Chicken$23.00

                                                                                      Lightly dusted chicken breast stuffed with three cheese blend, rosemary, and prosciutto. Pan seared and finished with Kona coffee "Red Eye" gravy. Served with mashed potatoes and fresh seasonal sautéed veggies. Available during dinner hours only

                                                                                      • Herb Crusted Lamb Chops*$28.00

                                                                                        Lamb crusted in rosemary and thyme, seared and served on top of creamy polenta cake and sautéed veggies. Glazed with a cherry balsamic reduction. Available during dinner hours only

                                                                                        • Full Rack$38.00
                                                                                      • Country Fried Pork Chops*$24.00

                                                                                        Lightly seasoned bone-in country fried pork chops over mashed potatoes, fresh seasonal sautéed veggies and smothered with Kona coffee "Red Eye" gravy and caramelized Maui onions. Available during dinner hours only

                                                                                        Kids Menu

                                                                                        • Flatbread Pizza$7.00

                                                                                          Keiki size flat bread pizza with marinara and cheese and/or pepperoni

                                                                                          • Mac & Cheese$7.00

                                                                                            Pasta tossed in our cheese sauce

                                                                                            • Kids Chicken Tenders$9.00

                                                                                              Our chicken tenders are breaded in-house and deep fried. Includes side of fresh fries or fresh fruit

                                                                                              • BBQ Ribs$9.00

                                                                                                A quarter rack of ribs grilled and glazed with BBQ sauce. Includes side of fresh fries or fresh fruit

                                                                                                • Cheeseburger*$7.00

                                                                                                  4oz grass-fed local beef patty grilled and topped with cheddar cheese. Includes side of fresh fries or fresh fruit

                                                                                                  • Grilled Chicken Breast$8.00

                                                                                                    Seasoned chicken breast grilled to perfection. Includes side of fresh fries or fresh fruit

                                                                                                    Desserts

                                                                                                    • Monkey Bread**$10.00

                                                                                                      Buttery morsels covered in cinnamon and sugar. Baked and served with a scoop of locally made Tropical Dreams Tahitian Vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                      • Lilikoi Cheesecake$8.00

                                                                                                        Cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and topped with a passion fruit curd

                                                                                                        • Lava Cake**$12.00

                                                                                                          Our lava cake is made with a mixture of dark and semi-sweet chocolate. Served with strawberry coulis and a scoop of Tropical Dreams ice cream

                                                                                                          • Strawberry Puff Pastry**$8.00

                                                                                                            Vanilla and macadamia nut pastry served with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream

                                                                                                            • Ice Cream or Sorbet Scoop$5.00

                                                                                                              Big Island local Tropical Dreams Ice Cream and sorbets available

                                                                                                              • Fonseca Bin #27 Port Wine$12.00

                                                                                                                • Fonseca Siroco White Port$12.00

                                                                                                                  Non-Alcoholic Drinks

                                                                                                                  • Scratch Lemonade$5.50

                                                                                                                    • Scratch Limeade$5.50

                                                                                                                      • Fresh Pressed Orange Juice$5.50

                                                                                                                        • Pineapple Juice$3.00

                                                                                                                          • Cranberry Juice$3.00

                                                                                                                            • Coconut Water$4.00

                                                                                                                              • Volcanic Bottled Water

                                                                                                                                • 20oz$3.00
                                                                                                                              • Sparkling Artisan Water

                                                                                                                                • 375ml$5.00
                                                                                                                              • Milk$3.00

                                                                                                                                • Iced Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                  • Plantation Tea$4.00

                                                                                                                                    • Arnold Palmer$4.00

                                                                                                                                      feat. our scratch lemonade

                                                                                                                                      • Hot Tea$2.50

                                                                                                                                        seasonal selections available

                                                                                                                                        • Kona Coffee$4.00

                                                                                                                                          "seed to cup" from Menehune

                                                                                                                                          • Kombucha

                                                                                                                                            seasonal selections available from Hawaii Kombucha

                                                                                                                                            • 14oz$6.00
                                                                                                                                            • 20oz$8.00
                                                                                                                                          • Coca-Cola$3.00

                                                                                                                                            • Diet Coke$3.00

                                                                                                                                              • Sprite$3.00

                                                                                                                                                • Dr. Pepper$3.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Ginger Ale$3.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Pink Lemonade$3.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Gosling's Ginger Beer$4.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Red Bull$4.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Virgin Cocktails$6.00

                                                                                                                                                            House

                                                                                                                                                            • House Chardonnay$5.00

                                                                                                                                                              • House Pinot Noir$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                • House Cabernet$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                  Bubbles

                                                                                                                                                                  • La Marca Prosecco, Italy$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Gruet Sparkling Rose, New Mexico$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                      White

                                                                                                                                                                      • Risata Moscato, Italy$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Maso Canali Pinot Grigio, Italy$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • J Vineyards Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Martin Codax Albarino, Spain$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Sileni Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc, Alsace$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bonterra Chardonnay, Mendocino$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Chateau Souverain Chardonnay, Northern Coast$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sanford Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Chloe Rose, Monterey$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          Red

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lyric by Etude Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Macmurray Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Guenoc Merlot, California$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Allegrini Palazzo della Torre, Italy$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo, Italy$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Peirano Immortal Zinfandel, Lodi California$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Seeker Malbec, Argentina$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Canoe Ridge Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Allegrini Amarone Classico, Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle Only$118.00

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We enjoyed our meal here. We sat at the rail, but the view of the sunset was obscured by 3 large power lines right st eye level. Parking was a challenge, too! However, all-in-all, we would go back!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Have been to fosters about 10 times now and I can not fault them. The service is amazing! The food is fresh and delicious! The view is gorgeous! Absolutely love everything about fosters kitchen. Have been there for anniversaries and normal dining.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anniversary date with my husband. Food was cold, unappealing. Service was mediocre after we asked for hot fries. Totally disappointing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary was our waitress, and she was outstanding. She gave us good information on menu choices, and virtually appeared each time our wine or iced water needed to be replenished. The lamb chops were delicious, and she put in or order exactly as requested. Looking forward to seeing her there again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 9, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just fair. Nothing special. The waitress was very nice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. LT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LisaT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exclusive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 8, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food was great , our server was very nice . Easy location . Would have been a good view but we dined at night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 6, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Me and my other half decided to go here for our 6 yr anniversary. We had great seating out on the balcony. The only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars was because I order the steak house pasta. And when the waiter (not our original waitress) brought it out they dropped it off and left. I had to wait till our waitress came back to check on us to point out that I hadn’t eaten because I thought something was wrong with my pasta, there wasn’t any steak. She took it back to the kitchen and brought it back with steak.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 30, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We discovered Foster’s Kitchen around a year and a half ago. We now make every excuse to eat there! It’s about a two hour drive for us so we don’t get to enjoy as often as we’d prefer but it’s always a delight. The food is delicious and fresh, the staff is always divine and both locations are lovely.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lenny

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 29, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last night on the island. Table was fabulous. Nick from Ohio was super - we followed every one of his suggestions. Food was great. Fantastic evening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                24. G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  327 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  327 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 28, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lane, our server, was terrific and so enthusiastic about the menu and her customers! We loved her and the food!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                25. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 28, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of our favorite restaurants consistently delicious, very accommodating to my wife's dietary needs she being allergic to gluten dairy and shellfish, they are always very careful in food prep. Service is outstanding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                26. RR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RockwoodR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 27, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We go here often because the food is so good. The view is great and they have a very friendly staff. They also have a good variety so there is something for every taste. My favorites are the pork chops and bbq ribs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                27. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 21, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There are only a handful of restaurants in Kona that really try to excel at customer service, and this is one of them. Plus, the food is very good. We had the beer cheese appetizer, and I would be perfectly happy to eat it every day for the rest of my life for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My wife had the fish and chips and really liked the way it was breaded and seasoned. I had the Steak House Pasta, which was delicious, with just enough tender, medium rare steak pieces, perfectly cooked linguine and a creamy, cheesy sauce, plus two tasty slices of garlic toast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Raymundo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 21, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great burger and tomato bisque.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 21, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We enjoyed both of our experiences here. They did a great job with food allergies and it was delicious as well. Great steaks, fresh food and a nice view.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 19, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The steaks and fish tacos were amazing. Great service and great tasting food. Very accommodating for celiac and food allergies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                31. SD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  StephenD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yosemite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 18, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not near the best experience in Kona. View from deck is obstructed by multiple phone cables. Service is ok, but not near what we expect. Food is ok, but nothing special.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                32. JP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JohnP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 13, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good service and very nicely prepared dinners. We enjoyed a great view and the staff was super friendly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 12, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent food and service!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rvam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 7, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This restaurant was picked at the last minute and it turned out to be a very good choice. The food was very good and the service was friendly and helpful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                35. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Laurie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 6, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our service was excellent and timed perfect. A good selection on the menu of all types and the price is right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                36. CH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ChristianH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 2, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food was amazing, the drinks were amazing and the service was excellent. We already want to back. It was our anniversary and they were so amazing to us. Best night out for us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on September 1, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Delicious food, lovely sunset view

                                                                                                                                                                                                                38. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Susanb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on August 31, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nice place if you are staying near by. Lower mark for poor parking, buggy, no fans for breeze, but otherwise great. Food and service good. Prices a bit high for what it is, but not terrible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                39. MT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MimiT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on August 30, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  View was awesome. Ordered Po Burger and was a bit disappointed. Expected capers as described in menu, but it turned out to be in a sauce. Not quite the zing I expected. Service was good. Would recommend more local style entrees if they want the locals to keep patronizing. Felt like menu was geared more to mainlanders.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                40. SP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SchaeferP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on August 30, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great food. Awesome views. Anna, our server was the best!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Foster's Kitchen - Kailua Kona offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 326-1600.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Foster's Kitchen - Kailua Kona is rated 4.5 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kailua-Kona

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  American, Pacific Rim, Creole / Cajun / Southern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Public Lot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sheldon Meza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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