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Kona Inn Restaurant

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75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
+1 808-329-4455
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Eastham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good size portions and everything was fresh . Waitstaff was very friendly and had great suggestions. Right on the water with a beautiful sunset!

Thank j72g
Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all let me say we are from Chicago and used to fast service. We were warned about the slow service on the island and somewhat prepared but, we spent 2.5 hours here and if it weren't for the outstanding location (you look out on the ocean) we would have left. Our server was slower than molasses and not... More 

Thank Linda C
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161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had coconut shrimp and I had nachos. The servings were large and very tasty. The wait staff was very helpful, patient and friendly. This is a busy place but worth your time.

Thank Pepper-eater
Bellflower, California
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always make a point of eating here when we visit Kona, and it never disappoints. The food is always delicious, the drinks are great ( best Blue Hawaii I've ever had), very attentive service. And the sunsets are spectacular. Reservations recommended, especially on weekends.

Thank Cheryl G
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find. While strolling in the quaint shopping area in Kona near the water, we came upon this restaurant and we both needed food. Being the gourmands that we are, we needed food of a sufficiently high quality. To our surprise, we came upon this eating establishment. Of the many menu items, I had the tuna melt and my... More 

Thank sluggersam
Belton, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old resturant is well preserved and the food is excellent. You do need reservations since it is in downtown Kona and in a very busy shopping area.

Thank Josephine G
Woodbury, Minnesota
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They just put "market value" next to the fish and when you ask they say there is a range that basically starts at $37. So it is a special occasion restaurant - expensive! I got the seafood Cobb salad and it was good. The kids' menu is boring and disappointing, so they ordered fish and chips off the adult menu.... More 

Thank LovingNewAdventures
Huntington (Long Island), New York, U.S.A.
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Hawaii for a week and went out almost every night for dinner. This restaurant was my favorite location by all counts including food, service, and atmosphere. Old school Hawaiian style place right by the water. Great service and good food. The Kona mud pie dessert was amazing! And the Mai Tai here was the best I had... More 

Thank emyers75
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're older or a regular you're greeted and attended to. If not good luck getting any service. Waited then got up and left.

Thank PJCmansfield
San Juan Capistrano, California
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing bayside setting. Decent bar. Food was good, service okay. Hostess was rude and condescending. Lots of families and locals. If you want a great food with decent food this is a good choice.

Thank Kathryn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-4455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?