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Seaside Restaurant

1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (27 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
Seafood, American, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
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Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I've been working in restaurants my whole life, and yes, every once in a while a hair makes it on the plate. When that happens, however, I'm appalled and do everything in my power to fix the problem. Whether that's comping food, dessert, or even...More

1  Thank CrumsTongue
Reviewed June 18, 2015

Excellent food. Knowledgeable, friendly wait staff. View of the pond where they raise some of the fish you find on the menu. Very nice interior. Good value. They also serve dishes with locally-grown mushrooms. We definitely made a mental note to return to this restaurant.

Thank reviewerNK
Reviewed April 22, 2015

On a recommendation from some locals, we had dinner here during our stay in Hilo. Service was great and friendly, nice table by the window to overlook the ponds. We had fresh fish - huge portions, very fresh, tasty and lots of choices for how...More

Thank WSTravelers
Reviewed April 20, 2015

Shared a meal there with my husband, children and grandchildren. The service was accommodating and attentive. View of a backwater with sea birds in a simple setting. Fish was good and bread pudding interesting. Very pleasant. We wandered around the fish pools after dinner- it...More

Thank ehn0424
Reviewed April 5, 2015

A family restaurant and fish farm...very old Hilo. Not fancy. More fish varieties than at any other place we have eaten. They raise their own trout but you have to call ahead to order. They will catch it for you that day for your dinner....More

Thank GuyA473
Reviewed March 17, 2015

We told our GPS to find a seafood restaurant and it send us here. What a wonderful little place to eat. The building is older, but the food, view, and history are great. I love to go to establishments that are a long standing part...More

1  Thank 766PattyB
Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the motel and ate a supper and a breakfast. The supper service was a disaster. We had to wait 15 minutes to be seated and another 10 for a waitress to approach us. The food, however, was very good. Another wait for...More

1  Thank Ronald T
Reviewed February 6, 2015

The food is very good and huge servings although it should be cleaner you pass past the some of the prep area and I was a little nervous at what I saw, but we didn't get sick another thing we noticed there was a sign...More

Thank Joyce L
Reviewed January 14, 2015

This served seafood and was one of the best seafood we had in Hawaii. I ordered Catch of the Day, Ahi, grilled with pieces of Japanese tender ginger and served with rice. Very delicious. Friend of mine ordered fried shrimps and they look humongous! Place...More

Thank joan_uran
Reviewed January 4, 2015

As you drive up to Seaside, you'll do a double take? This old house, a roadside dive, serves excellent food? The answer is yes. Do not expect a finely designed interior. Instead, look forward to excellent seafood next to a pond viewed through 1960s louvered...More

2  Thank LaJollaJoe
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Response from Cookie7678 | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't.
Morton I
April 9, 2015|
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Response from GuyA473 | Reviewed this property |
Mullet is one of the fish that they farm in the ponds next to the restaurant. They told us that you should call ahead to ask if they have mullet available. Same for trout.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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