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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Hawaii / Big Island

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Hawaii / Big Island? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Beach Tree Restaurant, Bar and Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (820)
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Kailua-Kona
About the restaurant
Beach Tree Bar & Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is a casual dining option set along the sand and overlooking the ocean, perfect for sundowner cocktails. Toast the sunset with unforgettable views, local flavours, creative cocktails and more.
Top review
DonSvip
Dined 1 day ago
We are locals and Four Seasons dining is usually for special occasions. We had a wonderful meal at Beach Tree, again. This time it was for Father’s Day. Our server, Tyger, was full of personality and attentiveness.
A photo of 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1884)
$30 and under
Hawaiian
Kaupulehu
About the restaurant
Enjoy local seafood with flavors inspired by the Pacific rim, served steps away from the ocean surf and beneath a canopy of stars at our award-winning restaurant. The culinary philosophy is to begin with ingredients from the island and beyond – ensuring the freshest, most sustainable ingredients available. Working with over 160 local farms, approximately 75% of the food served is from the Island of Hawai'i, prepared oven roasted, flame grilled and wok fired – fusing the flavours of Hawaii with Pan-Asian techniques.
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sd1515vip
Dined 3 days ago
First time back in 2 years and it's still amazing. Worth the drive over here to the Four Seasons Hualalai and the splurge. Everything is delicious, service is top-notch and the view is incredible. Literally, right next to the waves. Amazing experience as always.
A photo of Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3566)
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Kohala Coast
About the restaurant
The breathtaking ocean vistas alone are worth a leisurely evening at Brown’s Beach House, our signature fine dining restaurant. Boasting fresh Hawai‘i Island-inspired cuisine, live Hawaiian music and spectacular sunset panoramas, this dining experience is a feast for all of your senses.

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PhilL
Dined 5 days ago
Stunning views and spectacular music.Food was very good as was the service .
A photo of Manta at Mauna Kea restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1477)
$50 and over
Pacific Rim
Kohala Coast
About the restaurant
Manta is the signature restaurant of the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and has breathtaking views of the Kohala Coast. The menu is a curation of Pacific Rim cuisine with seasonal, local, and sustainably-produced ingredients.
Chef Bryan Nagao has gained formidable reputation in the international food community. He was once described by American media as "the most notable figures in rendering Modern Asian cuisine in the Northern hemisphere". The creativity permeating his cuisine stems from the diversity of his culinary background. Bryan's cuisine is a multi-faceted reflection of his Hawai'i Island birthplace, his Japanese ancestry, and decades spent in the finest restaurants in Hong Kong and Taipei.
Manta features live music on Tues, Wed, & Sat.
Top review
BryanBvip
Dined 2 days ago
OUTSTANDING service, unique and delicious food, and the view cannot be beat! My wife has multiple food allergies, and they were DIVINE to work with. A big MAHALO to Bryan, the Chef, who helped prepare her meal. He did an excellent job!
A photo of Island Lava Java Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1786)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Kailua-Kona
About the restaurant
Family-owned Oceanside Restaurant, specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and our own bakery on site. Currently serving Everyday Brunch, Lunch & Dinner, plus Happy Hour. We are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We invite you to relax and enjoy our scratch-made food and drinks in our island-style, open-air dining room, bar & lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants, craft bar and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you! E Komo Mai!
Craft Bar, Great Wine List, Open-Air Oceanside Dining. *Now offering "Touchless" QR Code Order & Pay (with a Smartphone)*
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Food was good, service excellent. Had a party of 7 everyone enjoyed their breakfast.
A photo of Mauka Bar and Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (98)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Waikoloa
About the restaurant
A Gar and Grill during the day and Steakhouse by night. Amazing food prepared by very experienced chefs with live music nightly and beautiful mountain and sunset views.
Top review
nicolez
Dined 5 days ago
We were a table of six. Friendly staff and quick service. I ordered a very tasty and strong Mai Tai. My pork chop with a side of mushrooms was out of the world. Definitely the best dinner on visit…beating Ula at the four seasons.
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A photo of Naupaka restaurant
4.3
4.3 (230)
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Kawaihae
About the restaurant
Beachfront casual dining at the Westin Hapuna
Live music 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Top review
DeniseK
Dined 6 days ago
Naupaka had renovations in process, so it was relocated to a breakfast bar 1 floor up. While we missed the usual live music, we rather enjoyed the more quiet atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit!
A photo of Kamuela Provision Co. restaurant
4.2
4.2 (3941)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Waikoloa
About the restaurant
Creative island cuisine. A breathtaking view provides the perfect atmosphere for a memorable dinner featuring locally grown ingredients, fresh seafood and steaks. Reservations recommended. As a Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurant, Kamuela Provision Company is dedicated to sustainably serving you.
Top review
JeanCvip
Dined 3 days ago
It’s was good, but over priced. The view was great
A photo of Hawaii Calls - Marriott Waikoloa restaurant
4.1
4.1 (594)
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Waikoloa
About the restaurant
Treat your self to spectacular dinning experience at Hawaii Calls Restaurant. Located inside the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Top review
SDPL
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Thank you for a great dinner experiance. This is the first time we have been to the monthly Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet. Service from the start was impeccable. Our host was gracious and received us beautifully. The food was fresh and delicious! Lots of offerings and really great selections. The only drawback was the flies. We understand that the open air and outside dinning is a factor, and there were fans around each serving food areas to help “swish” the flies away, but more strategies to keeping the flies away needs an upgrade. Your servers and support staff are excellent and provide a wonderful and knowledgable amount of service to each table and guest. We had a great experiance all around. Thank you again.
A photo of Hau Tree at Mauna Kea restaurant
4.1
4.1 (262)
$30 and under
American
Kohala Coast
About the restaurant
Just steps from the beach and ocean with your toes practically in the sand, Hau Tree is a casual open-air option for relaxed lunches and dinners on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. It’s complete with a gazebo-style bar perfectly situated for meeting friends old and new while enjoying cocktails, local brews and awaiting a glimpse of the sunset’s elusive green flash. Hau Tree’s menu includes sandwiches, wraps, fish tacos, salads, ice cream, and Mauna Kea’s famous Ovaltine Froth.
Top review
NancyKvip
Dined on Mar 19, 2024
Great choice for a lite dinner. Excellent sunset view, Casual good food families. Service was great Wihi was very good
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