Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona

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50 reviews
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Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island is the site of our brewery and first restaurant.

The brewpub opened in November 1998. In true Aloha spirit, we opted to make it out of locally-sourced materials, and we even built a 2,000 square-foot outdoor lanai that lets you kick back and breathe in the fresh island air.

Inside the brewpub, you can spend a few hours lounging at our masterpiece U-shaped Koa bar with great grub and great beer. Brewery tours are available daily, and the Growler Shack is also open daily, serving beer-to-go.
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Place to relax with the family and enjoy some fresh beer on tap. Always a family favorite while visiting Kona.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

いつも混んでいますので予め予約をしてハッピーアワーの時間帯に行きました。
並んでいる方はいましたが名前を伝えたらすぐに席に座れました。
ビールはどれも美味しいのはもちろんですが、ホットウイングが私の一番のお気に入りです。
またハッピーアワーメニューのピザスライスも大きくとても美味しかったです。
ビールを3パイントとサラダ、ホットウイング、ほうれん草とイチゴのサラダ、ピザスライス2枚、チップとサルサで45ドル程度、驚きの安さでハッピーアワーはオススメです!今度ハワイ島にもう1ヶ所工場とレストランができるそうでそちらも楽しみです!

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SB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kona Brewing has great beer and amazing food. We always love coming here! They never disappoint.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ビール工場併設のレストランでいつもにぎわっています。
こちらのレストランを利用するならば、予約は必須!予約なしのお客さんは長蛇の列でした。
でも、ウエイティングでもビールを注文でき、皆ビール片手に、オリジナルグッズのお店をのぞいたり、楽しくしていました。
お店の雰囲気は、ファミリー、友達、カップルと皆が楽しく、明るい雰囲気のお店です。
私はドライバーだったので、ビールは飲めませんでしたが、夫は果たして何杯飲んだのでしょう?!
飲み比べを楽しみ、自分の好みを一生懸命探していました(笑)
お料理は、数種類のPIZZAがあり、ハンバーガーやナチョス、ポケ、サラダなどどれも美味しかったです。
コナに行った際は、是非訪れてもらいたいお店です。

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BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and fun Hawaiian ambience, a must restaurant to experience while in Kona, HI.

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K
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Our server, Pamela, was outstanding. He knowledge of the food, beer and island were all extremely valuable. While in Kona, this was our go to for good food and amazing hospitality!

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DT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is very popular in Kona so you may want to make reservations before your lunch or dinner event. The food was very good, I had the Hawaiian pizza. The only thing they could change to make the experience better would be to lower the music volume and reduce the number of flies that are trying to share in your dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. I don’t recall his name, but he might be Jack Blacks younger brother. The guy was funny, prompt, and just about perfect in every way. The food is good, the beer is better. This is our second visit, and we’ll be coming back next time we make it to the are.

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OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lots of variety.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch with family.

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NL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance for a gathering of friends. Wonderful service from Zack, who exhibited good humor and patience with a group of mature women. 😉

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TE
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great visit on 2/26/19 for my Dad's 80th birthday. We ended up with a nice table for 6 on the patio. Our server was super friendly and fun. The beer and food were yummy!

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going from mid 90s. Always great beer and pizza. Fun to meet friends and make friends. Enjoyed. Makana' s slack key too.

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CO
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible. We waited at our table for15 min with NO contact from the waitstaff. We will not be returning to Kona Brewing

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CE
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you love beer, this may be the place for you. The food, however, was not anything special at all. They seemed to use a lot of gorgonzola cheese in a lot of their dishes, and it was overwhelming in our opinion. We didn't try the pizza, so that may be better. We had the roasted garlic with gorgonzola, strawberry spinach salad (with too much of the cheese!) and bbq chicken tacos which were not bad but arrived lukewarm. The staff was seriously friendly though which was appreciated.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Using opentable was easy and I didn’t have to download the app, but now I might! I would recommend setting a reservation because often the wait for walking up is minimum 45 minutes. Of course you can grab a beer while you wait! Very satisfied with open table and Kona brewing is a great value with great beers and a fun atmosphere. Great for people watching!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food great beer. Nice ambiance, music was a bit loud.
Staff was very friendly.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a brewery tour and lunch. Very informative and impressive with their dedication to the environment and sustainability. We had the roasted garlic and cheese appetizer and tried a different type of pizza than we would usually have, it was the Hawaiian Luau pizza with porter barbecue sauce, Kalua pork and pineapple salsa. We will have to get another one before we go home. We also shared a flight of beer. Every staff member we encountered, from our tour guide, the hostess and Chad our waiter were very friendly. We found the cost of lunch to be very reasonable. Was a great experience!

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had reservations for a group of 14 or so. Only 1 server for all of us??? We just noticed that every restaurant in the islands of Hawaii takes forever to get anything compared to the mainland. Food was good. Waitress was ok.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My son said it was the best pizza he has ever had. I would likely agree with him on my pizza. It is a beautiful setting and we loved the wide coverage with the red umbrellas!! We had one minor glitch with our bill but is was all good!

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DZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gee, we are in Hawaii , at a Brewery... its' already pretty amazing, however the entire event was amazing!
The food, the Beer , the staff. You have to go if you are in the area. It's that simple

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent stop on way to or from the Kona airport - great way to start or finish your Hawaii vacation

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was great. Kid friendly which is always a bonus for us. Great beer and food.

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CR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome little spot to grab a bite. Great service, great happy hour menu options. Awesome music (all classic rock!) First menu in all of Hawaii so far to actually offer reasonable pricing on food & drinks! Make a reservation! We did & were seated in less than 5 minutes of arriving. Would definitely recommend & would definitely return. Thanks!!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pepperoni rolls ever. Ola is a fantastic waiter!!

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BL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Have eaten there several times on our visits to Hawaii. Always been satisfied. Very good!

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JR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to the location on Oahu and like this one so much more!! Wish we could transplant it since we live on Oahu, haha!

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B
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good beer and food.

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D
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Beer was good. Pizza was horrible. I was there three years ago and food was much better. Go for the fresh and yummy beer but don’t expect anything from the meal. Server was nice and good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As part of our anniversary trip we wanted to make a visit to Kona brewing. We highly recommend taking the tour as part of your experience. Well the pizza was great the pesto pizza with chicken was slightly dry

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MB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and beer in fun environment

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b
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a decent meal and great beer. Cool place.

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KR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place that we visit every trip. The beer is amazing and the flights are fun to try. The flatbreads are the best thing to eat!! Make reservations!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great beers! Can’t do better than than. Make your reservation ahead of time.

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WC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! The perfect place to eat and have a (or a few!!) great beers. Highly recommend.

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GE
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy reservation, quick seating, excellent service, great atmosphere in an outdoor or bar setting. Pizzas and choice of beers excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Gift shop was a 10!

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great beers. Expansive menu.Imu pork sandwich was very tasty; macaroni salad was bland. Pizza was extraordinary for a beer place. They only sell beer and wine so go elsewhere for Mai Tais. Long waits without a reservation.

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k
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Last meal in Kona. Loved the atmosphere! Will be back!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food fabulous, atmosphere true Hawaiian feel, service was fast and bye friendly despite being incredibly busy. Best dining experience in Kona!

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