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“Amazing seafood, best in town, but pricey”

Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks
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Ranked #29 of 311 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Alii Drive
Description: Fish Hopper - 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 and seafood flown in weekly from California. Our bar serves up signature Bucket of Fire and Volcano flaming drinks and is the perfect oceanfront location to gather with friends for Happy Hour. We are within walking distance to shops and historic sites. A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local favorite Kona restaurant since 1934. The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. We proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment. Open daily from 730am-930pm.
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We walked in without a reservation, but it was packed! That is a great sign and we only had to wait for a few minutes. They give you a pager so you can wander while you wait and not lose your place in line. We lined up at the bar. This is a great place to get fancy cocktails and great seafood! Everyone loved their meals and the presentation is beautiful. Expect to pay $30 US average per person for the entrees plus whatever you choose for drinks and dessert. For the budget minded the clam chowder looked great or just have a salad. Tip: They do include wine pairings on the menu, a very nice touch

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

After strolling the Kona waterfront, we stopped in for lunch and were pleasantly surprised to find the place advertising a military/veteran special! We were quickly seated and our orders taken - but then things got a bit confusing. First, they brought the Mahi-Mahi dish I ordered and after taking a few bits - the waitress brought out a different fish dish and took the first one away . . . I tried to discuss with the waitress, but she insisted the 2nd dish was the correct Mahi-Mahi dish and she had made a mistake. However, I ordered something that was a special of the day and it (the first dish) arrived at two adjacent tables while we were eating. So instead of admitting she was wrong, the waitress gave me a dish I did not order. Service is also a bit off at this restaurant - we arrived for a late lunch and toward the end of our meal there were only 3-4 tables with customers in the whole place. So naturally one would think service would be great - nope, the waitresses were spending the majority of their time in the kitchen instead of checking on their customers. You can expect long waits for secondary service (i.e. drink refills, getting the bill, etc) when you dine here. The food was good and we enjoyed our military discount. But it's the confusing/slow service that kept the from giving this restaurant a better rating.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and the price is reasonable. The beach is right across the street. Service is good. The manager actually remembered us when we came back the 2nd time. They have happy hours specials until 9pm.

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

We went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning. We were seated quickly. The menu is fairly large with a number of seafood options. Service was friendly and food was served in a reasonable amount of time. The portions seemed on the small side, but the food was tasty and reasonable for Kona restaurants.

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

The food was very good but the dessert's were awesome. The staff seemed rushed but were nice. Would stop again.

Thank Kelly J
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