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Rays on the Bay

78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in for dinner one night to check out the rays. Its fun to see the snorkel boats bobbing in the water with the lighted surfboards waiting for rays. The hotel also shines bright lights into the water. Unfortunately, we only saw one dark...More

Thank cruisin*tigger
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here before and it has been great but this time, not so. Our meals were pretty average and our son’s meal was awful. We ordered pasta for him as he loves pasta but he wouldn’t eat it. I tried and spat it...More

Thank Tania L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great more expensive location for a sunset view dinner. Menu choices were nicely mixed, and all of our food was well prepared. Friendly service, good cocktails, and if you're lucky you'll get to see a Manta Ray or two when they turn...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told about this place from a friend at home and couldn't wait to eat here. But after reading these reviews I was nervous because I am a foodie and expensive sub-standard restaurants just really make me irritated. But I have NO IDEA what...More

1  Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I did not research, so this is partially my fault. We were staying close to the Sheraton and decided to do a quick walk over to Rays on the Bay for breakfast one day. As we arrived, we were told the breakfast is only...More

Thank Erik T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a stereotypical tourist-type experience, poor service and disappointing food for WAY above average prices. It started when we got seated and was left with 1 menu for our party of 4. It took several minutes to get a server and more menus and...More

Thank lovetravel888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was decent, and the location is lovely. If you're seated outside near the ocean, you can see the boats that are putting on manta ray night snorkel/scuba adventures, which was cool to watch. The service is where this place really lacked. It took...More

1  Thank millerchristina2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not been to Ray's on the Bay for 2 years based on prior poor dinner service and sending my meal back twice. Recently remodeled, we gave it a try on 9/24/17. Never again! We had reservations and were sat at a nice water side...More

Thank Don Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the bar and paid $14 for a Mai Tai which really sucked and was the worst tasting drink. They used to turn on three big spotlights to attract the manta rays, but on this trip, they only used one light which didn't...More

1  Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The four of us were seated as requested by the rail. The service was excellent, however, the peppered scallops dish was so spicy hot I could not eat it. The menu didn't specify the heat grade. The waitress had it remade minus the pepper heat....More

Thank Aida S
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Questions & Answers
18 November 2016|
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Response from TL C | Reviewed this property |
Very very busy, the view is spectacular. The bar seating is great but if you want a table, ask the front desk for help
2 July 2015|
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Response from SheratonKonaPR | Property representative |
Aloha, Manta rays can frequently be seen at Rays on the Bay. However, it is a natural environment so we can't guarantee sightings. I've personally seen about five gathered in one night! Visit our Manta Learning Center to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-4916
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Rays on the Bay Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table cooking, handmade artisan pizzas,local island favorites and the coldest beer on the Big Island. Guests will enjoy warm and welcoming service, ocean front views, live entertainment 7 days a week and of course the chance to see live Manta Rays feeding in the ocean directly infront of the restaurant. Rays is also the best spot to see a brilliant and romantic sunset while you gather with friends to enjoy hand crafted cocktails, pupus or dinner.
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