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Rays on the Bay

) #37 of 199 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 5 days ago

Unfortunately this was a little confusing as apparently this restaurant was under renovation so when we went to go to the other hotel restaurant they infect informed us it was Rays they had just moved into the premises.. So after the confusion (which they should...More

Thank MichelleESydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok this is a bar at a hotel and their claim to fame is that in front of the hotel there is a spot where manta rays feed. So, supposedly you can see them from the bar. They have 2 blue floodlight that attracts plankton,...More

Thank Claudia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is not in its regular location at the Sheraton. The area is being renovated, so the Rays menu is being served in a different restaurant's space, which will likely disappoint anyone expecting to come for the sunset or the manta rays. If you...More

1  Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This highlight for me was the view. I had a salad and my husband had a burger - both were good, but not great. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Renata C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 16 June 2017 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 5 June 2017

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 30 May 2017

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
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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
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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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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