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Kona Inn Restaurant

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75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
+1 808-329-4455
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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San Jose
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this place! It was closed for remodeling, but opened on our last day in Kailua-Kona. The food is always good and the waitstaff friendly and attentive. Even if you don't want a full meal, go for Happy Hour at 2:00pm and have a drink and Pupus, and enjoy the view.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant experience really added to our wonderful time on the Big Island of Hawaii. Bill was a great server who made us relax and enjoy the evening and answered any questions we had. From our drinks to our appetizer, poke', to our main meal and dessert, everything was absolutely amazing. We felt like we spent a perfect evening as... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kona Inn Restaurant is a classic not-to-be-missed eatery right on the water front. Good food, good service, reasonable prices.

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Issaquah, Washington
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306 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little more upscale than other restaurants on the Kona tourist strip. Busy on a Saturday night, so service was a little slow, but ocean front view provides some incentive to sip wine and relax on island time. Fresh fish (Ono) entrée was good and the dish of large shrimp cooked scampi style was more than a meal. There is... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As close to the beach you can get without sitting in the sand. You would have a hard time finding a better setting to enjoy a beer. Pleasant service and a decent happy hour.

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Captain Cook, HI
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kona Inn is a tradition here. There are 2 sides to the restaurant: pricier with more complete menu on the left side, and more casual to the right. SAME VIEW. SAME FOOD. The grilled fish of the day sandwich is always a good choice. The bar is full and they offer all kinds of good tropical drinks. Many friends love... More 

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San Francisco, California
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705 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed up the street at the Marriott and ended up having dinner here twice. Tasty fish, served in pleasant traditional surroundings fronting the beach. Attentive and friendly staff. Classy. Try the tower of tuna.

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good size portions and everything was fresh . Waitstaff was very friendly and had great suggestions. Right on the water with a beautiful sunset!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all let me say we are from Chicago and used to fast service. We were warned about the slow service on the island and somewhat prepared but, we spent 2.5 hours here and if it weren't for the outstanding location (you look out on the ocean) we would have left. Our server was slower than molasses and not... More 

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Oklahoma
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had coconut shrimp and I had nachos. The servings were large and very tasty. The wait staff was very helpful, patient and friendly. This is a busy place but worth your time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-4455

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