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Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar, Kailua Kona, HI

Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar

4.3
4.3
976 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the water in beautiful downtown Kona! Join us for a gastro-pub style menu with an island twist.

Come sit by the water at Papa Kona! We offer best eggs benedict in town, our fan-favorite avocado fries, and a craft cocktail list you won't find anywhere else.

Reservations are limited to preserve space for walk-in guests. If you can't find a table online, we welcome you to walk-in!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 300-0044 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Ratigan

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua-Kona

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 976 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for Groups

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Hot Spot

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for Lunch

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sully

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view and sound of the surf - the food was delicious with quick and attentive service.
  2. M

    Martymaz

    Hawaii

    205 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    205 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A young energetic casual spot with great food. (Yes I’m old). I will go back again just for the avocado fries!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Made a reservation on open table. Got a table by the water like we requested. Server was great and kept us updated on our order. Food took a long time but was worth the wait! Everything was excellent!
  4. LZ

    LarryZ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place for food and view. Highly recommended
  5. D

    Dellyjo

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There for Sunday brunch. Great table right by the ocean. Nathan was an excellent waiter!
  6. AC

    AlexC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Just blend food. Nothing sepcial. Only come for the nice view.
  7. GG

    GailG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Great location and cocktails. Food was greatly disappointing.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Amazing view & food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was good. Both had the pulled pork, it was good but nothing special. However, our server was amazing. He was considerate and kind as we had a 7 year old with a bit of a hangry meltdown. We found a solution and he made it work. Clearly you can't beat the view! It's clean and easy to get to. Overall a great experience.
  10. CO

    CalleyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED THE BLUES MUSIC!!! Food was great. It's gorgeous and almost in the ocean!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food here was pretty good, service was on the slower side but our sever was working pretty much the entire restaurant so I’ll forgive it since he did a great job and had a lot to handle - The location however, was amazing! Sunset was perfect on the patio with the crashing of the waves. (Be prepared to pay for parking.)
  12. LD

    LisaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. I first tried to make a reservation for 6 which was unavailable. I called the restaurant, spoke with a staff member, let them know I could make for 5 and can they make an exception. She did and changed the reservation from 5 to 6. All of the staff were super friendly and helpful. Appetizers were exceptional. The main course was not as good as the apps, but good value and still better than mainland for the price, atmosphere, etc.
  13. DL

    DivyeshL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome and service outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants in Kona. Def a must go.
  14. SR

    StewartR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat in the evening with the live music ask to sit outside for dinner
  15. M

    Marianna

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good food, great view! We enjoyed our dinner on the outdoor terrace - got to eat while listening to the sound of waves crashing against the shore. Poke and fish tacos were the favorites of our table. But the view is by far what I liked the most.
  16. BH

    BillH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    No. Need I say more? If you want a great view, ok. If you want great food. No. Ps. Parking $13/hour
  17. b

    bakerpbb

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here on our last day before our flight home and it was such a delightful way to end our trip. Great view, lovely breeze, excellent service, and yummy food. Highly recommend!
  18. DL

    DrLauraG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Nathan was great. He even asked if I wanted my coffee to go! Great view as well.
  19. GW

    GraceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a server named Rebecca. She was so lovely and engaging! She recommended the unicorn sandwich and it was delicious! Good house coffee with speedy refills- what more can you ask for on the ocean front?
  20. J

    Jeremy

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    server I think Jacob was short with us as my dad shared a meal, ordered water to drink and had a kids meal. We ordered the chicken on the menu. it was just ok. Great location, right on the beach, great music, needs a better menu and more friendly staff
  21. A

    Amy823

    Miami

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Family of 5 for a dinner out. We had 2 fresh catch - was marlin and one was very undercooked but the flavor was good. One fish and chips was excellent. The chicken sandwich was great. The filet and fries was mediocre. Very fatty and over cooked. All in all not our favorite meal on the island and we would probably try something new the next time. However the view would be great before dark/sunset!!
  22. S

    Skc1

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The positive: nice view The menu isn’t that robust. I found the food subpar. I don’t come to Hawaii for great food but this was mediocre at best. I’m not sure how these other reviewers gave 5 stars. Going forward I will be much more cautious on this app because this was a subpar experience. The service wasn’t great either.
  23. CH

    CHawk

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jacob was very personable and friendly. We had excellent service:
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was great and the ambiance was awesome. We sat at a table overlooking the ocean. Our server was nice. Unfortunately, they did not have decaf coffee, which my husband wanted. So afterwards, we walked to a coffee cafe and ordered decaf coffee for him.
  25. l

    lois

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has a beautiful view of the ocean , the service was great , the prices of the different items on the menu was very reasonable and the food tasted very good
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    View and atmosphere were amazing. Food was ok, not impressive.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great view and service. Kid loved the pancake, Ahi Benedict with sauce on the side is a great healthy option.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter! Food great as well!
  29. i

    indydiggy

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went here earlier in the vacation and had some not great service. This time it was better and the view and the good food was worth trying it again. Glad we did.
  30. T

    Tamers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was pretty good. You'd think banana pancakes would be easy to find around here but not at this restaurant either. Pancakes were average but coconut syrup was good, so was the coffee.
  31. SS

    ScubaScottT

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was not great. Pancakes were dry and they literally gave you two tablespoons of maple syrup. The $6 Kona coffee was really just warm brown water. I liked the views and ambiance but the food was not worth it. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant unless they make some serious changes to their quality of food.
  32. i

    indydiggy

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent but our service was not great. We asked for an extra minute to look at the menu and the. She apparently forgot about us. We asked a busboy what the fresh catch was and he answered but was incorrect. We finally had to go get our own sugar packets. It just wasn’t a good service experience. But the view was awesome and the food was really good.
  33. SP

    SabineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Kid friendly. Nice feel and view. This is our third time.
  34. C

    Cindi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Customer service was quick and efficient. The staff is friendly and engaging. A good amount of food per serving and was very tasty. I would certainly recommend our restaurant to my friends.
  35. KG

    KelsiG

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food was wonderful, and I really enjoyed the live music. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and provides breathtaking views. I would definitely eat there again!
  36. JL

    JonL

    Austin

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Service and food were excellent and the live music was fun.
  37. DI

    DINAR

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view! I rated the noise level as moderate because of the crashing waves!!! Service was awesome and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!
  38. DW

    DawnW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was amazing. Ambiance, stellar!
  39. JD

    JoyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view very good prices. Staff were friendly and very efficient
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to Kona it’s a must to dine here for the great food and ambiance

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 300-0044 ext. 2.

Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 976 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today
Google Map for Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar

75-5770 Alii Dr Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua-Kona

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Ratigan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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