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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our chiral group performed at the Sheraton convention center and several from our group went for dinner at rat's. I must say that the staff were very accomdating to our needs with one in our party needing wheelchair location. The food is pricey so I...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rays' exemplifies the passion a chef who is passionate about sourcing super fresh locally produced food and fish fresh from the sea delivered to the back door by local fishermen. I would return for another date at Rays in flash---actually I am getting hungry right...More

Thank journeysofdiscovery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the restaurant once during our 6 night stay. We had a wonderful room above and to the right of the restaurant so had a clear Manta ray performance every night. On our last night we decided, although expensive, we would eat again...More

1  Thank 967pandj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Sheraton twice a year and eat at Rays. Last night we were there for birthday. Since the Marriott buyout the dinner menu got simplified we had tofu substitute for the Mahi a few strings of onion and little green they charged us...More

1  Thank William Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is very expensive for what is offered -- especially since there was no view as advertised. We were disappointed.

2  Thank MNKate2016
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We found some of the staff quite rude. The food was average, we were quite disappointed. We did manage to see one Manta Ray one evening which was very special.

1  Thank hazel S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It’s hard to deny that there is a great view here. I’ll give it that. Valet parking is great. Also a plus. However, I am disappointed with the rehab, changes to the menu, and seating policies. I frequent the bar because of the view and...More

3  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 6 November 2017

If you can get a table by the ocean definitely worth a visit watching the boats on the ocean viewing the Manta Rays. Very good quality food a little on the expensive side and a limited menu but what is on offer is first class.

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Made a reservation a week prior to arriving, to get a table with a nice view. The table had a nice view but due to the rain earlier in the evening, the water was a little choppy so no manta rays were seen during our...More

1  Thank Jerry Y
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We had a lovely dinner in this great setting but what REALLY made it great was the live music by Robbie Lee on the Ukulele !! He is a rising star!! So talented, a one man band!! We were thrilled to see such talent!!

Thank Nancy C
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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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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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