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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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in it smelled terrible. We should have left right then. There were flies all over us. There was dirt still on my romaine lettuce on the house salad which just consisted of romaine lettuce, 2 slices of tomatoes and 1 slice of cucumber. The rolls were not fresh and tasted so processed after a couple... More 

Thank Jennifer G
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived expecting a quality meal, based upon our inn-keeper's recommendation. What we got was one of the worst restaurant experiences ever. The appetizer arrived with a hair in it. While we waited for our entrees, we swatted at the many flies that buzzed about our table. Our fish was undercooked. Don't waste your money.

Thank Ren K
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The service was very good. The food wasn't as good. Clam chowder was good, although it seemed a bit thick from a roux as opposed to cream. The macadamia nut crusted mahi was a bit disappointing. The nuts were too finely chopped and had little flavor. The sauce with it wasn't good. Small veggie portions, but the brown rice was... More 

Thank Cookie7678
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Ate here twice in the last 2 weeks during a working trip to Hilo. 4 people total, we all ate there together both times, so, lots of sampling. I had the macadamia crusted Ahi first trip, and it was very good. Others at the table had the marinated chicken (moist, tasty, very good) and the Mahi salad. The salad was... More 

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Glendive, Montana
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Nice, slightly upscale local seafood restaurant. Right on the water just south of downtown. Busy with locals, pricing moderate

Thank Richard L
Hilo, Hawaii
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Seaside is one of my favorite places to eat. Last night's dinner was in the north side of the restaurant that gave us a really nice view of the ocean, where we could see the small surf coming in and a view of the adjoining fishpond, where we could see the fish swimming in the water. Last night's dinner for... More 

Thank Kekoa303
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Great restaurant, wonderful waitress and wait staff, never wanted for anything. Our fish was excellent prepared perfectly. We will be back next time we are on island. Aloha!

Thank doodlebugCalifornia
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This was a suggestion from our B&B. Looks like a dive from the outside, but food is very good, and it filled up as the evening went on. Nice location on a pond, where I believe they "farm" some of their own fish right outside the restaurant.

Thank JasonP1978
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This restaurant has its own fish pond and the fish is as fresh as can be. I had the ahi which was great, and the Chinese steamed fish which was also excellent.

Thank sam n
Santa Fe
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Seaside is consistently good with friendly staff. We had ahi and mahi mahi both cooked perfectly. Portions are extremely generous. Either come hungry or take leftovers for lunch the next day.

Thank ElleSantaFe

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?