Magics Beach Grill

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Hawaiian
Magics Beach Grill oceanfront restaurant creates a relaxed place full of vibrant dishes, refreshing cocktails and a welcoming atmosphere designed to fit naturally into the Kona way of life. We have sought out relationships with Hawaii's most cherished farmers, fishers and growers and we can't wait to share the local flavors and our special culture with you.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.5
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4.0
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SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Valentine’s Day dinner. Pretty disappointed. We came here for lunch earlier in the week and loved it so we made reservations to do Valentine’s Day dinner there. It ended up taking two hours to eat. Kitchen was not able to keep up and it was a bummer. I feel like the food suffered because of it, and it made the whole experience unenjoyable. Bummer of a night, and I wish you guys the best!

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had reservations for 2 on Valentines Day, but upon arrival were informed that because of weather it would be 45min to 1hr wait. We decided to sit at bar and ended up just ordering food there. Food was good and staff apologetic and attentive. Due to so many people sitting inside, was very noisy but we have eaten here several times and understand no control over weather. We'll be back, but when the weather cooperates.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was great! However, it started raining while we were eating and nobody offered to move us inside. We finally asked and we’re moved. Otherwise, one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! Food was great and reasonably priced for Hawaii. It is right on the water and we were able to see whales breaching in the distance and the beautiful sunset. Couldn’t have asked for a better Valentine’s Day dinner!

DD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate Valentine's Day at Magics and experience the diverse, interesting special menu they had developed for the occasion. We enjoyed a 4 course menu with several exotic choices for each course featuring locally sourced ingredients. Ulu Croquettes, Waimea Strawberry Salad, Scallops, Lobster, Steak, Lavender Creme Brule....wow...what a wonderful dinner experience we had! Friendly, efficient service, superbly prepared and presented dishes accompanied by positive energy. We have been coming to Kona for 14 years now and this was the best dinner we have experienced! Dining here is on par with the finest you will find anywhere. Magics is our favourite!!! Well done to the staff and chefs and management for creating this special event and carrying it off so well. Even a bit of rain was efficiently handled by staff who reseated people who were outside and kept the food coming without a hitch.

JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food, desserts were excellent! Our server took good care of us!

FT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting, delicious-food and fantastic service!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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TH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The downside to the restaurant was the service was very slow both for food and drinks. The bartender did a great job of pushing out the drinks but really could have used help. The food we ordered was a great value and very good but being tacos and salads, which are both appetizers, it shouldn’t have taken as long as it did.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious and the view of the sunset was spectacular. Service was good, but we did have to wait for a table despite having a reservation and it took a long time to get our food. But overall, it's a lovely place and fun atmosphere, we will return next time we're in Kona.

DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us and everyone thought their dinner delicious! I had the pork belly entree and it was sooooo yummy!

TR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Medium to small selection but good.

S
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Magics is special because of the location. You are eating right on the water. It is a busy restaurant so the service is less than stellar. I ordered a second glass of wine to go with my dinner. The server came with it just as the bus person was taking away our plates. The Brussel sprout and beet salad was one of the best salads I have ever had. It was made with various flavors that melded well together. The shrimp and risotto was filled with a mediocre pasta that did not resemble risotto at all. Bananas foster desert was outstanding. Personally I think the overall experience and Food at Huggo’s is better

WI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Seating by the hostess was chaotic but once in the service and food was very good. Brussels sprouts were outstanding and beach front tables very nice. We would go back.

KR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and the food was fresh and delicious. Server was cordial and attentive.

PK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ocean and sunset great

k
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Heavy rain and big waves, but everyone was upbeat and working hard. Great location, especially for sunset. Please bring back the avocado toast!

DO
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not crazy about the menu. Fries were hard and cold. Waitress brought more. They were hot, but still on the hard side. Waitress was great. Hostess did not check us in with Open Table.

JD
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hate to publically say how much I love Magic’s ! Too many people might find out!
Love the variety in their menu
Poke nachos are a full meal w a salad
Had the fish and chips ( the best)

Drinks are creative and fun
Sitting outside watching the waves is so special

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting!

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GS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great place to watch the sunset. Parking is sparse, but you can park across street. Kind of spendy, but large portions and high quality food. Caesar salad was best I’ve had on the island

V
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Relaxing and tranquil.

BP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding view and Micheal made it that much more fun. Food portions are huge, suggest sharing if you are not super hungry. Patty melt and fruit bowl were both enjoyed. Returned the next day for happy, or rather “ magic hour” which starts at 2:00. It’s a winner place.

DS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing, wait staff is incredible. They ran out of a number of items, and it was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. Love the place. Especially out by the water. Get a reservation for the best seating

s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location plus wonderful food and drink.

OT
Vancouver
88 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location to get together for lupus and dinner with friends - awesome views of the surf and sunset

Our server heather took good care of us

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

3 out of 4 diners rated meal poor

SO
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vacation spot for sundown dining. Enjoyed seafood meals: shrimp pasta dish and Ahi tuna. Ulu coquettes appetizer was quite nice. Was able to get in just before sundown and had a nice outside table.

G
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The food was excellent and the view is amazing. This is the place to see sunset. The service was great too!!
I would recommend it to all my friends

I
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hostess was very unwelcoming
Waiter was over stretched and forgot our appetizer.
Food was over priced.
Great location but not very “ magical”.

KB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take visitors to try out our Island food.

CZ
Seattle
77 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Amazing location but the food is very very expensive for the quality that you get. Awesome happy hour though...

k
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

サンセット時に予約して行きました。
テラス席で十分にサンセットを楽しめました。
料理も少し薄味でしたが、子供も満足できる内容でした。

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wij verbleven in een appartement in hetzelfde gebouw en besloten een keer hier te dineren. We hadden gereserveerd en kregen een mooie tafel buiten met uitzicht op zee. De service was erg goed. De wijnen en het eten waren ook erg lekker. Perfecte steak en goede pasta. Ook de appetizer en het dessert waren erg lekker. Zeker een aanrader!

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CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Very friendly, fun local server made all the difference. Food was great also.

K
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

They cancelled our reservation with Open Table after we were seated. I had to call them to correct it so I would get my points.

We were promptly seated outside but the table still had dirty plates and the check and cash still on the table. The host apologized and cleaned it for us. It took 20 minutes for our waitress to arrive and 35 minutes before we got our drinks. We ordered an appetizer and entrees and received everything at once after waiting 40 minutes. We ordered the poke bowl which was mostly rice and crab cakes that were soggy. We ordered dessert which never came out. We cancelled it and asked for the check. We would not go back.

s
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation to enjoy the sunset and then have dinner at Magics and were not disappointed. Our server was Jacqueline and she was such a personable and amazing waitress. The resturant sits right on the shore of Magic Beach. The food was served hot, was very appealing to the eye, and the Ono was cooked to perfection. All and all a very enjoyable dinner experience.

SS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location. Seating outside not fancy enough for the price of the food.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recomended by a friend, and now highly recorded by us!

T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve wanted to try Magic’s for a while, and now that we’ve been, we can’t believe we waited so long! The entire experience from arrival to dining to departure was superb. When you arrive, you immediately see the handcrafted koa wood and local artwork. Next you notice that the design scheme is modern, warm, and welcoming. Then you look across the restaurant to see waves crashing all around it, and your mouth drops open in awe. And that’s all before you start eating!

We were greeted warmly by our server who did a great job with our drinks order. He offered to have me taste a champagne to see if I liked it (not my favorite, I switched), then he brought a better one quickly. We placed our order and were mesmerized by the waves crashing on Magic Sands beach below us-we were seated outdoors on the south lanai.

Once the food arrived, we dug in, and every single course and plate was spot on. My personal favorite was the Jidori roast chicken with umami laden risotto with mushrooms. My husband’s lobster atop Asian pasta was a hit, but very spicy so beware if that’s not your thing.

Magics is a great addition to the beachside dining scene in Kona, give it a try!

TJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for sunset dinner. Food was excellent.