Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar

4.2
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$30 and under
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American
Brunch by the sea, full bar by the sea, and now STEAK by the sea!
Join us for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or for our fine dining surf-and-turf dinner menu and watch the waves roll in along the spectacular Kona Coast!
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.6
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CB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LT SMOOTH was amazing. Fun dancing, great lounge menu.

Z
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing and the service was impeccable!!! Then on top of that we had an endless view of the ocean!!!😍🤙🏻

RH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, except baked potato was woefully undercooked, took. Awhile to replace

MT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After booking reservations thru Open Table, when we arrived, we were told that no reservations are accepted on Wednesdays because it's their "live band" night. As a result, we could not dine there at all and were forced to go to a different restaurant. We were not happy!

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location with great atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was wonderful.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Papa Kona. Great food, great service, and ambiance.

KP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food. Ordered a 2nd mule (alcoholic drink) because the 1st was good; the 2nd one was watered down, didn’t have much taste. Waitress made some excuse about it “needing more seltzer” and did not offer a refill, substitute or refund. We ordered 3 mains and a side dish. The side dish never came (and was not on final bill). Carpenters were using power tools 2 tables away, adding a railing to stairs, at 1-2 pm, prime lunch hour in tourist land. So that noise overpowered the sound of waves below the restaurant.

SR
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here was great.
Excellent table with open view of the waterfront and moored cruise ship.
Terrific service.
Fresh mahi-mahi was prepared well and a very delicious and tender filet mignon.
The molten lava cake was more like mousse but very delightful.
Highly recommend

K
Las Vegas
53 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great brunch spot in Kona. Right in water. I’d have given it four stars but for the $6 cost of Kona Coffee - with no refills. Sorry; that’s a rip off. Food was excellent; view superb; service friendly even if a bit slow.

AB
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is beautiful and the food is great. You have an ocean front view to watch spinner dolphins splash about in the water and you can also see whales spout or breach. The restaurant is an excellent way to start your day!!

t
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Shake down run. New restaurant. Management is trying, they were very understanding. Service was good, everyone was Nice and accommodating.
Had a wonderful experience at Christmas breakfast here. Tried dinner, not good but, will try again because, everyone's trying.

LB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last meal before we left Hawaii. The food is amazing. The view is breath taking. Perfect ending to a perfect trip.

JD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

No healthy food options, too salty also. BUT the location, literally on the ocean, is wonderful!

CK
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent ambiance...my husband did not like the tough ham in the Traditional Eggs Benedict. All five of the rest of us were VERY happy with both food and beverage. Wonderful hollandaise on the Benedicts (we had Traditional, Seared Ahi and Kalua Pig Benedicts...yum).

OT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Avocado toast as others noted was bare... but can’t beat location as long as you don’t have to pay $10 per hour for parking...

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful setting. Very local and fresh food.

t
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch, generous portions. Good bloody Mary's and tasty likikoi margaritas as well as lilikoi mimosas. Beautiful location and great staff. Will definitely visit again!

RK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New restaurant on the ocean in Kailua-Kona. We had a wonderful breakfast last weekend with friends. Everything was top notch - food, service, ambiance, etc. We can hardly wait for them to start serving dinner!