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Rays on the Bay

) #37 of 201 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
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Reviewed yesterday

The staff at the bar was outstanding, the Bartender GARY was so nice and helpful in drink selection and dining. We had a blast with him.

Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were very disappointed that Ray's was closed for renovations the one and only night we could go. They displaced Ray's on the Bay to another location in the hotel. The food was great but very disappointed that we were unable to see any manta...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived in Kona late this afternoon. When the Sheraton concierge called Rays on the Bay to see if we could get a dinner reservation for 7 PM, they said the earliest available was 8:00; but then they graciously decided they could fit us in....More

Thank PDXPAT80
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant had stray cats roaming through it totally accepted by the staff. They stated the establishment paid to have the vet or whoever to come out and give the cats their shots instead of collecting them and taking them away. Will never eat here...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly enjoyable restaurant with a great staff and beautiful sunset view as well as a great vantage point to watch the boats bringing people out to snorkel with the Manta Rays. A great menu that offers a great variety of options! Highly recommend the goat...More

Thank drewbethjack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant, located in the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, is built on lava cliffs by the entrance to Keauhou Bay. Their website says they're "farm to plate and hook to cook." We had a table by the ocean overlooking black lava rocks. It was...More

Thank fba5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location.. with a open air restaurant with live music. Very friendly staff. Lots of options on the menu. Fish very tasty . Time your reservation to watch the sun go down. Nice spot to even stop by for a drink at the bar.

Thank daffofils
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on an evening after traveling 16hours in a plane. Just wanted a nice meal and to go to sleep. We were met with a woman who said "you don't have a reservation"? All the tables were empty? Oh...but you MUST have a reservation. Ugh.....More

Thank Winggal222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to eat but be sure to make reservations. Beautiful view all around. We had a great meal with plenty to choose from. If you stay at the Sheraton be sure to stop by.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to listen to the live music, no problem getting a seat but found the service just a bit slow. Really liked their Poke and wonderful dessert options. We did see the shadow of one ray but it wasn't obvious, just a dark shadow...More

Thank D_N_and_3kids
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I am trying to make a reservation but cannot find a single open table
18 November 2016|
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Response from TL C | Reviewed this property |
Very very busy, the view is spectacular. The bar seating is great but if you want a table, ask the front desk for help
Did you actually see Rays? I was there 6/27 and again tonight- stayed past 10- and no rays sighted!
2 July 2015|
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Response from SheratonKonaPR | Property representative |
Aloha, Manta rays can frequently be seen at Rays on the Bay. However, it is a natural environment so we can't guarantee sightings. I've personally seen about five gathered in one night! Visit our Manta Learning Center to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-4916
  • E-mail
Rays on the Bay Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table cooking, handmade artisan pizzas,local island favorites and the coldest beer on the Big Island. Guests will enjoy warm and welcoming service, ocean front views, live entertainment 7 days a week and of course the chance to see live Manta Rays feeding in the ocean directly infront of the restaurant. Rays is also the best spot to see a brilliant and romantic sunset while you gather with friends to enjoy hand crafted cocktails, pupus or dinner.
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