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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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Hilo, Hawaii
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The first two people we encountered after parking were the old man sitting outside and then the hostess. Neither offered a greeting or at least a smile. As we were sitting and waiting for our appetizers I noticed ants crawling all over the window sill and flies constantly landing on our table. Also not a fan of the Christmas lights... More 

1 Thank Erin E
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

A friend from out of town brought me here as a thanks for showing him around the island. I had eaten here once and didn't really remember much of the experience of the food. But this time it was amazing. I had the macadamia encrusted Mahi. Was excellent and I would highly recommend this place to other visitors. Ambiance isn't... More 

Thank Mikala T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We decided to give this place a try after seeing it in Frommers, but the worry set in as we drove down the random road, and drove up to a run down building. But we kept going and I'm glad we did. The food and service was delicious. My husband and I both had the fresh mahi but I had... More 

Thank piecesofadream
1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Great view great food. Nice local atmosphere. Would definetly recommend it. I feel it is the top restaurant in Hilo. Strange couple behind us though claiming to work for trip advisor!

Thank Seademon
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Reservations are recommended here however we were able to just walk in because it was early, before 6p. The inside of the restaurant looks like a mismatch from the outside and the prices however the food was exceptional. We got a table by the water and were able to enjoy the views of the fish farm. If you call ahead,... More 

1 Thank Tiffane
Mt Eliza, Australia
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243 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

After a week at Waikiki, we flew down to Hilo for a few days. Aside from a very light and early breakfast (fruit), we had nothing to eat for the day except for a small packet of nuts on the supposed "first class" flight with Hawaiian Airlines. So - we were hungry and glad that we had made a reservation... More 

1 Thank gwegwy
Chicago, Illinois
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300 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This restaurant is a little out of the way from the usual tourist haunts in Hilo, but is worth the trip. The setting is very nice -- the restaurant has its own fish ponds and there is a lovely beach across the street. We went on the early side since we had a flight to catch and had no trouble... More 

Thank RyanLChicago
Sudbury, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We went for an early dinner at 5pm, got great table by a window overlooking the back pond. We were 2 couples asked the waitress if they would do a chefs table for us and just bring us out whatever they think we should try. Started with calamari and I forget the name but it looks like fiddlehead salad, followed... More 

Thank KSorce
Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had an amazing dinner of fresh seafood raised on the property. The owner came out and talked to us for a few minutes - he was very kind and very humble. Amazing. The prices can be a little steep in comparison to other restuarants in Hilo, but you're not going to get anything like it somewhere else.

Thank jag_in_the_box
Hilo, Hawaii
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

From the moment I walked until I left it was a pleasurable experience. I was greeted and made welcome at the entrance . Then I was lead to my table. Minor problem was right next to the door. The food I ate Manilla clams for an appetizer they were delicious. Then I had Ono with butter garlic and capers just... More 

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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
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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?