Hawaii Island Restaurants

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Legend

$$$$ – Very Expensive
Entrees mostly more than $30
$$$ – Pricey
Entrees mostly $20-$30
$$ – Moderate
Entrees mostly $10-$20
$ – Budget Friendly
Entrees mostly less than $10

Ainakai ($$$)
Sheraton Kona At Keauhou Bay
78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona
(808) 930-4949

At this restaurant, guests enjoy lavish tropical buffet breakfast, chilled Island juices, fresh fruits, and made-to-order specialty items enhanced with warm aloha service.

  • Breakfast: 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Bay Terrace ($$-$$$)
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 881-7911

The open-air garden setting of this restaurant is the perfect location to enjoy a taste of the islands.

  • Breakfast:
    Buffet: 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    A la carte: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: Thursday – Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Dinner Buffet Sunday Crab Feast: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Beach Bar ($$)
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 880-1111

This poolside bar features lunch and early afternoon fare with salads, sandwiches, fresh island fish and full bar.

  • Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Beverages: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Big Island Breakfast at Water’s Edge ($$$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

This Waikoloa Hawaii restaurant offers lavish breakfast buffets. Breakfast will tempt you with freshly baked pastries, fresh island fruits, traditional American fare and a selection of Japanese specialty dishes.

  • Daily: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Boat Landing Cantina ($$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

Offering a delightful, casual atmosphere featuring Pacific Mexico cuisine with a fresh island flare. Signature items include freshly caught island fish tacos, custom table-side prepared guacamole, cinnamon tortilla crisps and margaritas with an infusion of fresh island fruits.

  • Daily: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Bar Opens: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Brown’s Beach House Restaurant ($$$$)
The Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 887-7368

This AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant is the place for the quintessential island fine dining experience located just steps from shore.

  • Thursday – Monday: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Brown’s Deli ($)
The Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 887-7368

This restaurant in Kohala, Hawaii offers breakfast and lunch items delicatessen style with an island flair plus your favorite beverages to enjoy at outdoor tables or wander down to the beach.

  • Daily: 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Café Hapuna ($$)
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 880-1111

Located in the lobby, this café offers coffee drinks, breakfast sweets, calzones, pizza, gourmet cookies and cupcakes.

  • Daily: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

CanoeHouse ($$-$$$)
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 881-7911

This oceanfront restaurant offers breathtaking views of the crystal blue Pacific.

  • Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Captain’s Table: (24-hour advance reservation required)
    Thursday – Saturday

Clambake ($$$$)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 882-5707

Indulge your appetite for all the Keahole Maine lobster, sashimi, shrimp, crab claws, oysters, mussels and clams you care to eat, plus prime rib of beef and a decadent dessert bar all accompanied by Hawaiian music for dancing in the sand.

  • Saturdays: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Coast Grille ($$$$)
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 880-1111

Featuring Kona Lobster Bisque to Grass Fed Big Island Burgers to Pan Roasted Troll Caught Mahi Mahi, this restaurant offers the finest in Big Island Dining overlooking the Pacific blue.

  • Sunday – Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Copper Bar
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 882-5707

A long a fixture of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel with sweeping views of Kauna’oa Bay has undergone a transformation – embracing the finest elements of it’s storied past whilst launching new traditions for the future.

  • Cocktails: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dona & Toni’s Pizza ($$$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

Traditional and inspired pizzas, pastas, salads, and wine on tap. Dine in or take out.

  • Daily: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Gathering Of The Kings Luau ($$$$)
The Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 326-4969

The Plantation Estate is a short walk from the Lobby amidst towering palm trees with family-style seating and easy viewing of the raised earthen stage. Enjoy a true Hawaiian Lu`au experience and a traditional Hawaiian feast.

  • Saturday: (Check-in begins) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hakone Buffet ($$$-$$$$)
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 880-1111

This restaurant features authentic Japanese cuisine with all of your favorites including assorted sushi, peel-n-eat shrimp, crab claws, shrimp tempura, tri-tip teriyaki steak, steamed clams, tonkatsu, dim sum basket, and much more! A la carte menu available.

  • Saturday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hale Kai Restaurant ($$$)
The Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 887-7368

This is the perfect venue for a most refreshing afternoon, sunset or evening dinner. Featuring an innovative menu reflective of Asian influenced Latin cuisine, this restaurant is located poolside.

  • Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Food service: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hau Tree/Gazebo Bar ($$$)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 882-5707

Enjoy time at this renewed restaurant right by the beach, with new chairs and tables, colorful umbrellas, refreshed kitchen and great new menu items, side by side with your favorite Hawaiian sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, salads and ice cream treats, including the “insider’s” Ovaltine Froth.

  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cocktails: 10:30 a.m. – sunset
  • Light Fare: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays, Sundays and Mondays

Holua Poolside Bar & Lounge ($$)
Sheraton Kona At Keauhou Bay
78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona
(808) 930-4949

This is the perfect place for refreshing tropical cocktails, crisp salads, delicious wraps and sandwiches or hot juicy burgers. Enjoy island-style pupus (hors d’oeuvres) and a full lineup of Kona Brewing Company’s local micro-brewed beers.

  • Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Honu’s ($$-$$$$)
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
(808) 329-2911

Open daily serving a lavish breakfast buffet and a la carte breakfast, nightly dinner with seasonal creations and spectacular weekend buffets. This restaurant offers spacious, open-air indoor/outdoor dining and a private dining room that seats up to 70 guests — perfect for private parties or get togethers.

Accolades
“Best Sunday Brunch”
West Hawaii Today, Best of West Hawaii 2012

  • Breakfast Daily: 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Dinner Daily: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Imari ($$$$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

A captivating Japanese restaurant, featuring many distinctive styles of Japanese cuisine. Indulge in the Big Island’s only location for teppanyaki dining.

  • Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    (Days and hours vary seasonally)

Island Breeze Hawaiian Lu`au ($$$$)
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
(808) 326-4969

Enjoy a torch lit evening on the grounds of the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Guests of the lu`au will be amazed with a display of authentic Polynesian activities, cuisine, and performances.
Accolades
“Best Luau”
West Hawaii Today, Best of West Hawaii 2012

  • Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

KPC – Kamuela Provision Company ($$$$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

Dine on the lanai and watch as day turns into night over the sparkling Pacific Ocean at this Waikoloa steak & seafood restaurant.

  • Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    (Hours vary seasonally)
  • The Blue Lounge: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Keauhou Bay Coffee Company ($$)
Sheraton Kona At Keauhou Bay
78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona
(808) 930-4949

Now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with affordable and quick culinary options. It features Mama’s 100-percent Kona Coffee, grown just mauka (on the mountain) upslope from Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa.

Breakfast is served from 6 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 9 p.m. daily.

  • Breakfast: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Lagoon Grill ($$$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

This open-air grill is the place to meet and watch the resident dolphins frolic in the lagoon below. Enjoy a delicious lunch of burgers, hot dogs, salads, sandwiches and tropical fruits.

    • Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(Hours for lunch & dinner vary seasonally)


Legends of Hawaii Lu`au ($$$$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

A dinner show, brought to you by Tihati Productions, is entertaining for all ages. The evening starts with interactive demonstrations and Polynesian tattoo artists. Then enjoy the exotic Polynesian dances and music of the Pacific Rim, highlighted by an expansive Waikoloa lu`au buffet.

  • Tuesday, Fridays and Sundays
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Luana Lounge ($$)
The Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 887-7368

This lounge features tropical libations and perfect sunsets complemented by Big Island artists’ creations.

  • Daily: 5:00 p.m. – Midnight
  • Food service: 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Live Entertainment: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Malolo Lounge ($$$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

This bar offers five distinctive seating areas, the lounge is the perfect place to gather with friends and family.

    • Daily: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
      Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
    • Kitchen Opens: 5:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m.
      Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • Happy Hour: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Live Music beginning at 8:00 p.m. nightly
Sunday: 7:00 p.m.


Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar ($$$$)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 882-5707

Dinner at this restaurant is an occasion every night, with a dynamic new exhibition kitchen to showcase our chefs’ artistry and the next step in the evolution of oenology: the “Enomatic wine experience.” An innovative way to serve 48 distinctive wines, selected from new trends, high-end and the latest stars from various vintners.

And in the morning, this restaurant is the place for long, leisurely breakfasting and pleasant conversation over made-to-order waffles and omelets, fresh tropical fruits and juices, healthy whole grain cereals and various pastries from the pastry kitchen.

  • Breakfast Daily: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Tuesday through Saturday
  • Sunday Brunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mauna Kea Luau ($$$$)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 882-5707

The background sound of surf against soulful steel guitars. Laden tables fragrant with imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi and piles of pineapple, papaya, and more. Teach your keiki the joy of finger-licking poi, dancing hula to the “Hukilau” or being wowed by the fire dance. Created for Newsweek magazine back in the 60’s The Mauna Kea Hawaiian Lū‘au completes the experience with a taste of culture shared by means of music, food and family tradition.

  • Tuesday – Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Norio’s Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar ($$$)
The Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 887-7368

The 60-seat restaurant features a 14-seat sushi bar and an 18-seat private dining area. In addition to traditional sushi favorites, the Big Island restaurant menu features 21-31 dry aged meats from Kulana Farms on the Big Island, free range chicken and long line caught sustainable Kohala Coast Hawaiian and Pacific Seafood.

  • Thursday – Monday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Number 3 ($$)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 882-5707

Enjoy a Grass-Fed Burger or Classic Crab Louis in a relaxed, casual atmosphere, along with a cold one from the tap, signature Mauna Kea cocktails or frosty fruit smoothie.

    • Tuesday – Saturday

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Beverage Service: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Ocean Bar & Grill ($$-$$$)
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 881-7911

A restaurant offering an open-air setting which makes for a relaxing gathering place for a casual lunch, tropical libations or a sunset dinner. Located poolside, the Ocean Bar offers unobstructed views of spectacular Kohala Coast sunsets. From November through April the migrating humpback whales can often be seen off-shore so be on the look out.

  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunset & Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ocean Terrace ($$$)
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 880-1111

This casual open-air breakfast restaurant offers a thoughtful mix of healthy, creative items along with familiar favorites. Featuring a daily breakfast buffet and an extensive a la carte menu.

  • Daily: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Indulge in our celebration of seafood featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet with steamed snap and eat crab legs with drawn butter, chilled snow crab claws, a wok station with fried Dungeness crab clusters, tempura soft shell crab, steamed Alaskan snow crab legs and other delicacies including sake steamed manila clams, Washington state mussels and more! Also serving a carving station with prime rib, roasted breast of turkey and potatoes as well as a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar with all the toppings!

  • Special dining event offered Friday evenings:
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • $62.00/Adults and $31.00/Children (5 -12) plus tax & gratuity

Oceanfront Luau ($$$$)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 882-5707

Laden tables fragrant with imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi and piles of pineapple, papaya, and more.

  • Tuesdays and Fridays: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Orchid Court ($$)
The Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 887-7368

This restaurant serves the premiere breakfast on the island offering a sumptuous rotating menu buffet daily and a tempting selection of à la carte items perfect for the dawn patrol or late risers alike.

  • Daily: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Orchid Marketplace ($$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

This lovely outdoor eatery provides the perfect location to relax or to grab a quick bite. Take pleasure in the convenient and tasty menu options of this casual Waikoloa restaurant – ideal for diners of any age.

  • Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pool Bars ($$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

Take a break from splashing, sliding and relaxation to enjoy a drink or snack from one of our Pool Bars.

  • Kohala Pool Bar: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Kona Pool Bar: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rays On The Bay ($$-$$$)
Sheraton Kona At Keauhou Bay
78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona
(808) 930-4949

The natural open-air atmosphere offers endless ocean views and romantic sunsets unlike anywhere else. This restaurant is the only Hawaii Island restaurant built on lava cliffs so close to the ocean it offers a perfect view to Keauhou’s resident manta rays most evenings.

Accolades
Fodor’s – “Hawaii’s 12 Best Restaurants”, 2014

  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Bar & Patio: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Reef Lounge ($$$)
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 880-1111

Another great spot to watch the sunset, enjoy tropical drinks to the island sounds of live Hawaiian guitar and hula.

  • Nightly: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Hawaiian Blend Entertainment: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Brunch ($$$$)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
(808) 882-5707

That opulent ocean view from the terrace, the Islands favorite buffet and the happy sounds of fine Hawaiian music make any given Sunday a special celebration.

  • Sundays: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Waikoloa Coffee Co. ($$)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-1234

Enjoy rare Kona Coffee, plus our signature espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, acai, pastries, savory croissants and quiche, or take some beans home as a great gift.

    • Ocean Tower: 5:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Hours vary seasonally)

    • Lagoon Tower: 5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(Hours vary seasonally)


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