Magics Beach Grill

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$30 and under
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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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Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

DD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous views and great food. We'd definitely come back here!

s
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Order blood Mary was very spicy! Order a glass of wine and a beer. It took 45 mins to get our drinks, I order fish Caesar I got chicken Caesar, we also order fish and chip with thousand dress. Never got the thousand Island dress or saw your waitress again. View was great, food was ok very small portions for the price. Good Luck!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

RC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great waiter and ambiance. The food was great, but but small serving for a hungry guy. Overall a nice experience.

JB
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the view not a bad seat in the house. Menu is designed to accommodate everyone’s taste from fish to meat, I’m keen on shell fish and wasn’t disappointed.

Great service, friendly and attentive server named Jackie (the best!)

We will return

F
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Host stand is still disorganized, wait staff run off their feet with not enough staff. Food was good though.

FE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Beautiful views, but basic menu and the food was bland at best. Service was OK but the poor guy looked to be covering too many tables. Won’t be adding this into our Kona rotation when we come back to our house next time.

m
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here are amazing, the food was served hot and tasty, beer was cold, views were phenomenal, what more can you ask? We were here at lunch time. Beautiful day with a crowded beach of happy vacationers. Loved it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have the fish & chips. Trust me, they’re ono!

K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing evening celebrating the holidays with our kids. The food was incredible, fresh and creative and beautifully presented. Michael our waiter was so attentive and eager to please. We can’t wait to go back!!!

MA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magic’s is Magic
Highly recommend
Very tentative server❤️ Food was delicious and local - Farm to Table

JF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It pains me to say this, but our recent dinner at Magics was mediocre at best - and in the past it's been stellar. The service was S-L-O-W, and the food was lacking. My steak was not cooked to the temperature requested, and my companion asked for a salad with fish added and instead got fish, with a small side of salad. We didn't send anything back because it took so long to get our food in the first place... The restaurant was not crowded. The menu didn't appear to be seasonal. The wait staff was stretched thin. Again, it's really a shame since previous visits have been enjoyable. Will probably give it another chance - with guarded optimism.

H
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There for brunch. Second time at this restaurant which is in our neighbourhood Food still good service still good chairs still uncomfortable. We all want this place to succeed and we will continue to support.

JA
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here 35 years. This used to be Jameson’s for all of you old-timers who remember it

For you young people, it’s a great place to eat and for us oldies but goodies...great place.

Right on the ocean, great service WONDERFUL FOOD

THIS IS A MUST DINING Experience in Kona

JF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughters 21st birthday there at the suggestion of some friends. We were extremely pleased with everything. Parking right out front, greeted and seated quickly, our waitress Jackie was excellent and the food was great. We ordered and shared the Ono tacos, Pork belly, Ahi steak and Lobster noodles and all were delicious. Highly recommended!

R
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The location could not be better, right on the ocean. The staff were just the best.

TU
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time enjoying the view from the patio. Staff were really nice.

u
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food yesterday was sub-par. Fish in the fish and chips was raw in the middle. We both asked for extra crispy french fries and they came under done and limp. Server, however was fantastic.

KG
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They were a bit busy, and we had to wait for our reservation and then we waited to order. But, as soon as they realized it, a second waiter came over to help and everything went smoothly. They were very helpful in answering our questions about the menu and making recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

The only problem was that we didn't leave room for dessert...so it looks like we'll have to go back. On the other hand, the appetizer of ulu fries with the truffle sauce was totally worth it. Amazing!

SS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to brunch which they have on Sundays and it was out of this world!!! The setting is incredible! Right on the beach. The server was so much fun and very cool! And the food was ONO, means delicious in Hawaiian! I had the eggs Benedict with the Ulu scramble.
Thanks Magics for a great experience!!

Suzy

D
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Server was great and good wonderful. Can’t beat the location.

BW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were there for a special occasion. The food was hit and miss, but what was good was very good. The burger was served with limp, generic fries, while the specialty ulu fries were very good. The fish we had was slightly fishy tasting, but the chicken was quite good. Everything could have been cooked more perfectly.
The service was a little slow, and our server didn't come back for 15 minutes after giving us a dessert menu. The restaurant was far from full.
Service in Kona is kind of iffy, so you never know what to expect. This is my 3rd time at this restaurant and this is the worst service I have had.

JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Both fish dishes were dry and overcooked. Batter on fish and chips was "chewy", not flakey. Fish smelled old. The view is nice but the food was not. Therefore, would not return.

k
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This was the second time dining at Magic’s in a week. Our first experience was awesome - food, service, everything. This last visit was awful. We waited forever for water and our drink order. Then we waited a long time for food (even after our waitress told us she put our order in front of a large party). The crab cakes were not good and the fish and chip batter resembled bisquick. I feel like they deserve another chance because we had two totally different experiences, but we will see.

r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food, cocktails and the view are fantastic. There was a mixup with our reservation but the manager, once she understood the situation, she quickly resolved the issue. Very professional. I believe the error occurred because they are still relatively new and the next time I go they will easily earn 5 stars across the board.

JH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

This is the second time going to Magics, 25th time at the same site in years past. I won't be going back because the acoustics are horrible. Could not even talk to my friend because of the nasty noise. I don't remember it being like that when it was carpeted. Also I looked at the menu before going there and I must have been looking at the brunch menu that looked great. Unfortunately brunch is only on the weekends.
The menu as it is is a bore. Bergers, salads, sandwiches. Boring and not good. I was looking for, at least, an eggs Benedict, a quiche an interesting salad, ribs, something more flavorful and interesting. We both left most of our meals on our plates. I've been going to this place since it was Dorians and I've never had a menu as boring and uninspired as this one. The staff tried and were nice, but there's no getting over the bad food.

k
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Michael was an outstanding waiter and the food was delicious!

BB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

What an amazing space, You walk in, hear the waves crashing, and get so excited for what is to come. After a beautiful remodel, this restaurant failed to deliver a meal consistent with the environment. The friends we invited to join us had been twice before and were hesitant to go again, but you figure maybe they will figure it out. Maybe not. The Fried ULU wedges were great start but after that downhill we went. The Pork chop was overcooked. The Moco Loco's gravy was flavorless and the burger patty was so over cooked it was tough to cut. The steak frites with crab at $46, was not great, and sure didn't cut like 100% prime. Hard to see us going back.