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Seaside Restaurant

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1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
16:30 - 23:59
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as it was close to where we were staying. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was lovely. We both had seafood dishes. My husband's dish in particular was lovely. Family atmosphere. Worth a visit for dinner.

Thank Gillian467
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am from Kona, and every time I come to Hilo I make a reservation for Seaside. Their fish is the best and I recommend getting the special of the day or the fresh catch. This is a more local spot and may not look like much; however, you will be pleased if food is your top priority.

Thank Matt J
Kennebunk, Maine
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something a little special when we went to Seaside. We had the ahi and blackened steak, both well-prepared. The water view, enhanced by swimming turtles, was really relaxing. Service was above par. It will make your visit to Hilo complete!

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Thank mainejac
El Sobrante, California
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253 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views of the pond, esp when the egrets are coming in for the night. Seafood...not so great. Chinese style fish was dry and bland = needed more sauce. Standard desserts.

Thank yvonne p
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Dinner reservation for 2 at 630pm, we had to wait 15 mins for a table. We were seated at a 4 person table near the entrance door and noticed they had installed privacy walls between the tables a change from when we were there 2 years ago. It made you feel a little less out in the open. Service was... More 

Thank Jim T
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Seaside restaurant, sited next to a fish farm, serves some really good food. Despite the fact that it is not locally caught, my husband had the salmon done with furikake. He loved it. I had the mahi-mahi mani. It was excellent but I almost did not have room for it because of my overdose of the Calamari. This was... More 

Thank keerist
Hilo, Hawaii
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Seaside Restaurant is a hidden gem. Surrounded by fish ponds, Seaside offers the freshest of fish, right from their pond! Situated across the street from the tide pools of "4-miles" in Keaukaha, Seaside is a nice place to wine and dine.

Thank LaneM422
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have eaten here several times oner the years and the food and service has always been great. It is located on a small lake where some are their fish are located.

Thank Frank E
Seattle, Washington
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We ate here our last night in Hilo. We both chose fish dishes prepared in Hawaiian ways and were not disappointed (salmon and ahi). Though several fish dishes were priced at market on menu, I did not ask prices in advance. Each entree was a large portion and came with soup or salad, rice and a side. in the mid... More 

Thank syncomm1
Enfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A good place to eat. It was a little pricey but overall a good place to grab a bite. Try the volcano shrimp!

Thank mersop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8825

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?