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Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-329-2911
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06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The buffet breakfast was very good and the omlette man, Jason was outstanding and the wait staff ladies are all excellent Our package included the buffet breakfast, but looking at the menu, it was about the same cost once you totaled up the coast. We also went to the Friday night prime rib and seafood buffet. We found it to... More 

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Thank Twywn
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to comment about your dining experiences at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant. One of my favorite times there is during breakfast. Watching the sunrise over Hualalai and make its way over Kailua-Kona and the water is a sight to behold. It's like watching a sleepy village waking up to a new day with my... More 

Texas
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284 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined here with another couple the food was delicious and the service was very good, their signature mai tai is excellent as well.

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Thank James G
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

We thank you for the positive feedback you've shared with us. We hope you'll be back for another opportunity to enjoy the great food, service and atmosphere. Mahalo, Jak Hu General Manager More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a friend for his last night in Kona and must say this was a perfect choice for the occasion. The food was good, service nice, and weather perfect. Only drawback is when you park behind the hotel, it's very expensive for this town.

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Thank apollokalele
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for dining at our Honu's on the Beach Restaurant. We are also appreciative of the great feedback you shared with us regarding your experience. As for the parking, I am hoping that you took advantage of our validated parking service which would have made your parking fee very affordable. It sounds like you may have missed that... More 

Southern California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We only had breakfast here, but it was great and great service. Nice view as well. Would be nice if they were open for lunch.

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Thank DBasinger
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the daily breakfast buffet at our Honu's on the Beach Restaurant. We do like to start our guest's day off with a plethora of choices to fuel them up and get them going. While Honu's is not open for lunch, we do have the Billfish Bar located poolside that serves lunch... More 

Boise, Idaho
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242 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My wife was swimming in the pool on a noodle and I was hungry. Since we were staying at the Courtyard and I was at Honu's, I ordered Fish and Chips. What a great Idea! Add a POG drink and the food was delicious. Staff is so friendly throughout this hotel. It is easy going in paradise at it's best.... More 

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Thank jtudbury
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and letting us know what a positive experience we were able to provide for you. We have been focusing on our level of customer service at the pool area and it is nice to see that it has been noticed. Don't hesitate to return and enjoy that experience all over again. Mahalo for sharing... More 

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Service and food was horrible,buffet did not include the over priced sodas and milk. We went for the Prime Rib and Seafood buffet. Food was cold and very limited selection for $50.Prime Rib was tough! Service I had 2 plates finished before they came for our drink order. Soda was flat. Had to ask for crab crackers at a seafood... More 

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Thank JimmyBoyBob
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, I am very sorry for the incidents you have written about. What you have described is totally out of character from the many outstanding reviews we receive about our weekend buffet. If you could contact my assistant with the date of when you were here, I will follow up on this. We haven't received any other complaints within the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We attended the weekend buffet in February 2017 with another couple. The price is $50 a person. It is great. The things that made it great include: (1) Hot Crab and Prime Ribe- All you can Eat- (my husband got his fill of the crab for sure!) (2) Good Selection of Hot Vegetable and Side Dishes (3) Great Catch of... More 

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Thank tinybec23
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the gracious comments about your recent visit to our Honu's Weekend Prime Rib Seafood buffet. We're glad to know that you and your friends enjoyed the large selection of deliciousness from entrees to desserts. Our culinary staff work diligently to prepare the mouthwatering dishes for our guests. I will be sure to pass along your compliments and... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My sister and I spent a week at King 'Kama' hotel and ate breakfast several mornings at Honu's on the Beach restaurant just after doing morning yoga at the beach...At Honu's on the Beach, we were greeted warmly each time, served the famous Kona coffee, and enjoyed a dizzying array of delicacies. Omelets are made-to-order, fresh Hawaiian papaya and pineapples,... More 

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J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Mahalo for the great comments you've shared about your early morning experiences at our hotel. We couldn't have said any better than you did. We're pleased that you enjoyed so many things about Honu's, but more importantly, we are very happy to know that our associates were welcoming and gracious throughout your dining experiences. Mahalo, Jak Hu General Manager More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate at Honu's last night and it was perfect! Some of the best food I've ever had. Service was fantastic; everyone was very friendly. I am so glad we came to this restaurant! It was pricier than other restaurants but you absolutely get what you pay for and then some. This was my favorite restaurant that... More 

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Thank heeeeyray
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for coming to Honu's and having dinner with us last night. Honu's is a gem that more and more people are discovering. The views from the dining room, the food created by our culinary teams and the atmosphere are really something to behold. We thank you for your feedback that will hopefully encourage others to come and... More 

topmud
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Breakfast we had there outside was fantastic. The Dinner was also fantastic but, we had the added attraction of fire pits and Tiki Torches to eat by.

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Thank topmud
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

We couldn't agree with you more! Dining at Honu's on the Beach for breakfast or dinner is truly a unique experience. There is nothing like eating breakfast at the edge of a beach, watching the dawning of a new day as life near the water awakens. The evening experience is fantastic as well as one can watch the sun slowly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-2911
Description
Honu's on the Beach Restaurant features the most spectacular Breakfast Buffet with fresh island fruits, bakery items and breakfast basics enhanced by our famed "Live Omelet and Waffle Station". Ala carte menu available. We welcome you in joining Executive Chef Roy Basilio & our entire Honu's team with our newest "Farm to Table" menu. (Cuisine selections available Sunday to Thursday). On Friday and Saturday evenings we feature our famed Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet with a raw bar, appetizers, salads, specialty entrees and of course our "Slowed Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus and Steamed Snow Crab Legs". Join us for Sushi & live music, Sunday through Thursday evenings, 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Happy Hour daily at Billfish Bar, 20% off Pupus, drink specials, 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

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