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Seaside Restaurant

1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (27 reviews)
“clam chowder” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

I went with a friend that wanted seafood. I don't eat seafood, so I can't report on that. I did have the chicken and it was good. The place is a little run down. There is no outdoor seating, but most of Hilo doesn't have...More

Thank Renee D
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We visited Seaside again, this time for our daughter's birthday. The Dining experience was predictably excellent. I had the ono, it was great. Everyone but me took some home. Dessert was mud pie, perfect finish to the meal and the day. We like to arrive...More

1  Thank capncusp
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I ordered the new your steak and lobster. The lobster was fine but I have never had a worse steak in my life and I am 59. Who ever cooked the steak threw it in a pan and called it good. I ordered the linguini...More

1  Thank joni w
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Overlooking a small lagoon, with locals usually cooling of with a leisurely swim in the early afternoon. Quality service and a wide selection of foods, steaks and seafood all prepared to perfection.

Thank ET-Greeley
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stopped by without reservations and were taken right to a table by a window. It was dark so I cannot speak to the view. It is a busy busy place, but our server was still gracious and attentive. The food was perfection and beautifully...More

1  Thank lastreef
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Given all the awards this place has won in the past,and word of mouth locally,was expecting much more.only good aspect was friendly and observant waiter. The soup special for dinner,eggplant and garlic,sounded good. No garlic,too much salt. Main course of fish and sides came with...More

1  Thank frequentraveler13
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...More

1  Thank Erin E
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...More

Thank Mikala T
Reviewed 27 June 2014

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...More

Thank piecesofadream
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
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22 August 2016|
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Response from Cookie7678 | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't.
Morton I
9 April 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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
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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