Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona

4.7
190 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Growler Shack is also open daily, serving food and beer-to-go.

Support Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 190 people are saying
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KevinG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere live music on sundays nights definitely worth a trip

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on May 4, 2021

Mahalo for the review Kevin! Stoked you enjoyed your time and look forward to seeing you again soon! Aloha!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on April 13, 2021

Mahalo for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipchgomomX2
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good....the nachos were excellent w beer cheese on top....I had the shrimp melt....oh my god.....so good and the bread used was so tasty. We would def go back

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on April 6, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo for the review! Stoked you enjoyed your time and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GayleM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I booked well in advance of our one-week vacation to the Big Island as we love Kona beer and thought this would be a cool place to visit (we knew the brewery tours were unavailable due to the pandemic). We were escorted to one of two outdoor tables on a patio without an umbrella or the beautiful greenery you see on the website-so ambience was fair. As far as food quality, I ordered fish at every restaurant we visited while on the Big Island. This was by far the worst. The fish in the fish tacos was overcooked and crusty. I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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SharonS
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza and fresh salads. You can even do half and half pizza in case you can't make up your mind. Two good IPAs - Kua Bay and Gold Cliffs. Very reasonably priced too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great food, great service, perfect weather

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on March 23, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipsunkitten60
Boise
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the slice of pizza and kale salad lunch! Service was great as well!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on March 16, 2021

Mahalo for the review! Stoked you enjoyed your time and hope to see you again soon! Aloha!

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MakB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited Kona multiples times, as I live in Michigan, but always make it a point to come here! With Covid it makes it a little more difficult to get a table, which is just about the same everywhere else you go especially in Kona. My recommendation is to plan ahead when you want to make reservations but make sure you go here! We got the Garlic Cheese Bread and Bacon Mac & Cheese along with the BBQ chicken pizza. All was amazing and I never have any complaints!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on March 16, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo for continuing to visit, stoked you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again soon!

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barrys
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

poor food choices, very very limited. 3 entrees and sandwiches and pizza

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Also a nice time at Kona Brew!

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vipSusanB
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the live music! This was the reason we wanted to go have dinner there.

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KenS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selection is very good - we got a couple of appetizers and pizza to go with the beer. Outdoor setting is quiet and a great place to have a conversation.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on March 9, 2021

Aloha Ken! Mahalo for the review and stoked you enjoyed your time. Come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for eight was ready and waiting at our reservation time. The service was great. The Poke’ appetizer was outstanding!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on March 9, 2021

Mahalo for the review! Stoked you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again soon!

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Blazer44
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food! Huge portions, plenty to take home, or share. We sat outside, the weather was perfect! Of course, Kona, so perfect weather is expected!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on March 2, 2021

Aloha and mahalo for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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emilym
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited KBC three times in a week while on the island. The brews were great but the real show stopper was the pizza. Everything we tried along with the pizza was amazing, but the pizza is the real reason we kept coming back. The poke was right up there with others on the island, and every salad we had never disappointed. Overall, this was our favorite place to eat in Kona. Highly recommend!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on March 2, 2021

Mahalo for the stellar review! Stoked you enjoyed your time and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always go here for our first night dining in Kona. It’s a tradition that we will continue

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vipNoraleegee
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, food & atmosphere. Lovely outdoor space. It felt very Covid safe with lots of room around the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Second time here. Fine with the menu, really just “pub” food. But for the second time, the service was very poor. We showed up with 15 minutes left in happy hour and the server came by as happy hour was ending. Did make the pricing right, but still had to wait. Server never cleared dirty appetizer plates from our table until we were done with dinner. This place needs some
Leadership when it comes to the customer experience.

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Carole
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience here. The beer is awesome and the food too. Highly recommend the hummus plate and the lemongrass beer.

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KimT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good but beer was better! Service was fast and I felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Go there every time on the big island.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our last day in Hawaii at Kona Brewery. The beer and food was great but the service was even better!! Ola was very fun and made our evening special.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 23, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo for the review! Stoked you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I had one last day earth, I would have my dinner here. An order of pepperoni rolls, the jalapeño popper pizza, and a couple of Hula Hefs. Great food and service.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 23, 2021

Aloha and mahalo for the excellent review. Stoked you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JessicaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding- pizza was especially great!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 23, 2021

Aloha and Mahalo for the review! Stoked you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza you will ever consume!!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 23, 2021

Mahalo for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served by a very pleasant waitress named Jill, she made our experience very enjoyable! Would highly recommend the Kona Brewing experience.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 16, 2021

Aloha and mahalo for the review! Stoked you had a good time and we hope you come back and see us again soon!

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vipBobbyT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The beer and food were amazing!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 16, 2021

Mahalo for the review! We hope you come back and see us again soon!

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vipDBrown
Omaha
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and local beers

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 16, 2021

Mahalo for the review! Come back and see us soon!

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BetsyM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful way to start our island time, we came right from the airport so this was the perfect way to relax. Pizza and beer, what a great combination!

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 16, 2021

Mahalo for the review! Stoked you enjoyed your time, come back and see us again soon!

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ConnieC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately at an outdoor table. Our server, Pamela (I believe that was her name), was so helpful and friendly. Beer was cold, pizza (half Greek for me/half Jalapeño Popper for my husband) was hot and her recommendation of a hot sauce exceeded my husband’s expectations. The Kilauea browning dessert was amazing, as well.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 16, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo for the review and we're stoked you enjoyed your time! Come back and see us again soon!

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vipTigger2003
Anchorage
147 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always great beers and pizze. Too bad the dark beers were out and the specialty glasses were sold too.

We felt safe and taken care off, but I can't feel ten 5 stars this time, something just didn't feel 100%
But we will be back :)

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gregS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An excellent option for dinner or happy hour. The tables were well spaced and our server was great: timely and not pushy at all. The local beer was a great treat sampling the seasonal choices and left full from great food.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 9, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo for the review. Stoked you enjoyed your time. Come back and see us soon!

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StevenG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The Kona beer selection covered the range of their beer styles. Covid-19 guidelines were well enforced.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 2, 2021

Aloha and mahalo for the review! Stoked you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipMichelleS
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent. We made a reservation I would highly suggest it since it always seems busy. We had the garlic roast appetizer so yummy . Buffalo wings and pizza! Everything was great.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on February 2, 2021

Aloha and mahalo for the review! Stoked you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again soon!

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RandyC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pizza, excellent - the best on the island.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Slow service

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vipdaniels
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately there was some construction next door

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DeborahF
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Pizza and Brew. Saw ongoing cleaning at every table. Hand sanitizer available. Masks worn.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on January 27, 2021

Mahalo for the review Deborah! Stoked you enjoyed your time and look forward to having you back!

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vipmissrose2
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great time at Kona Brewing with a few friends. Food and service were great and how the place is set up is very tasteful. Will definitely be back

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on January 27, 2021

Mahalo for the review and we are stoked you enjoyed your time. We hope to see you again soon. Aloha!

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SunshineJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kona brewery. Great beer. Great food. Love the outdoor layout.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona
Responded on January 27, 2021

Aloha and thank you for the review! Come back and see us again soon! Mahalo!

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FAQs

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 334-2739.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona is rated 4.7 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Kona Brewing - Kailua Kona does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.konabrewinghawaii.com/come-visit.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.