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Local cuisine, American, Soups, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks - Kailua-Kona Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh Big Island seafood and a selection of seafood flown in weekly from the mainland's west coast. Join us for Kona's longest Happy Hour from 2pm - 9:30pm every day! We have a variety of mixed drinks including our signature Bucket of Fire, Flaming Volcano and gluten free Big Island Mai Tai! This is the perfect oceanfront location to gather with friends! We are within walking distance to shops and historic sites in Kailua-Kona. Our restaurant is a landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and has been a local favorite
US$10 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Soups, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here upon coming into Kona right after we landed on the island. They had the COVID precautions down as you enter and exit at different doors. The food was good, but the wait staff was the best!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a seafood lover and ordered a burger. I was skeptical going in feeling no one was a local but we were tired and hungry so we went for it. I paid $23 for a burger that was clearly a premade patty on the...thin side. I guess the little shrimp on top was the bulk of the cost. Man, a few good prawns would have been nice. The manager came over and asked how things were but clearly wasn't interested in my response, "okay", he went directly to asking if we were coming back for breakfast. The host was super nice, our waitress, we saw her once after drink delivery when we had finished our meal. I wish we would have gone to the little outdoor taco place a few doors down.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first night in Kona we ordered take out and ate on our lanai. The Ahi salad was to die for and I can't wait to have it again some day. The other entrees we shared also were outstanding - seafood pasta and an Ahi...steak. The rib special is my son's favorite. A few days later we went for their breakfast special and it was filling - perfect for a big day exploring: two eggs, spam or bacon, potatoes or rice (you can sub friend rice for extra), toast. Service was outstanding and it's a great location right on the waterfront. Get a table close to the open windows, if possible.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had breakfast there two days ago. I had a crab avocado omelet which was full of grease and not very tasty. Very $$ for the quality of the food. Was planning on coming back for dinner. Canceled our reservation.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We made a reservation for our last meal in Kona before we flew out. Reservation was for 6:15 and we arrived on time. We reported to the hostess station and told them we had a reservation but they just added our name to the regular...waiting list and did not have reservations listed or set aside. After waiting 15 minutes we have the beeper back and left because we would not have time to eat and make our flight. So thanks for ruining the last meal of our vacation. Looks like you need to do some work on running the front of your house. 🙁More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband chose this restaurant as we were driving by, we both love seafood! COVID precautions were observed. We had an outstanding server Tobi! She explained some of the specials & drinks, was very patient w/us. We chose the Crispy Combo; Ono, calamari & coconut...shrimp, it came w/3 sauces & fries & coleslaw. Very delicious!! I’m sure we will return on this trip!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solid tasting food and service. Prices that you expect in heart of a tourist area. Good access given limits of covid table side service which was a huge plus.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been open in Kona for several years. Good selection on their menu. Very popular for breakfast. We ate lunch and it was pretty good. Very filling/ large portions. I would go back.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food great staff. We ordered coconut shrimp, parmesan ahi, and swordfish. All were good. None were spectacular.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the clam chowder! Our daughters devoured my Maui onion and tomato salad with pesto and goat cheese. I chose a local island favorite, beef tenderloin and shrimp skewers over fresh Bok choy and rice. My husband loved another local favorite, grilled fish, Monchong,...over risotto. One daughter tried the special, shrimp and fish over pasta. Our other favorite had the land and surf burger. Everything was delicious!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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  • Yes, Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks offers takeaway services.

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  • Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5