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Seaside Restaurant

1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
808-935-8825
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Ranked #40 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This served seafood and was one of the best seafood we had in Hawaii. I ordered Catch of the Day, Ahi, grilled with pieces of Japanese tender ginger and served with rice. Very delicious. Friend of mine ordered fried shrimps and they look humongous! Place was recommended by the owner of Aaron's cottage nearby. Worth the visit if you like... More 

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La Jolla, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As you drive up to Seaside, you'll do a double take? This old house, a roadside dive, serves excellent food? The answer is yes. Do not expect a finely designed interior. Instead, look forward to excellent seafood next to a pond viewed through 1960s louvered glass windows. The Chinese steamed fish is amazing and the portions are sizable and tasty!

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New York
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175 reviews 175 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were traveling from Kona to Hilo on New Years Eve and needed to find a place for dinner. As we were driving down the highway, we checked out various placed in our guidebook and decided to try Seaside because we love fresh fish. Thankfully, they had reservations available on such short notice. My husband had the clam chowder which... More 

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Honolulu
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

One of the more unique Hilo dining experiences. Don't expect your usual restaurant seating and ambience. It's an old converted home and it has its own fishpond where they raise some of the fish they serve. When you make reservations, try asking for a window by the ponds. The building and surroundings are a little rundown; the parking lot is... More 

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Orange, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I went with a friend that wanted seafood. I don't eat seafood, so I can't report on that. I did have the chicken and it was good. The place is a little run down. There is no outdoor seating, but most of Hilo doesn't have that. I thought that was strange. I expected outdoor seating all over Hilo, but only... More 

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Hawaii
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited Seaside again, this time for our daughter's birthday. The Dining experience was predictably excellent. I had the ono, it was great. Everyone but me took some home. Dessert was mud pie, perfect finish to the meal and the day. We like to arrive a little early and watch the beautiful coi. Interesting how every time the egrets all... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I ordered the new your steak and lobster. The lobster was fine but I have never had a worse steak in my life and I am 59. Who ever cooked the steak threw it in a pan and called it good. I ordered the linguini on the side and as usual in the Hilo area the linguini had no sauce... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Overlooking a small lagoon, with locals usually cooling of with a leisurely swim in the early afternoon. Quality service and a wide selection of foods, steaks and seafood all prepared to perfection.

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Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped by without reservations and were taken right to a table by a window. It was dark so I cannot speak to the view. It is a busy busy place, but our server was still gracious and attentive. The food was perfection and beautifully presented. Rave reviews for the Volcano shrimp and the Mahi from my friends. My ono... More 

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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Given all the awards this place has won in the past,and word of mouth locally,was expecting much more.only good aspect was friendly and observant waiter. The soup special for dinner,eggplant and garlic,sounded good. No garlic,too much salt. Main course of fish and sides came with everything lukewarm- not good for fresh fish off the grill and not for veggies or... More 

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Address: 1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
Phone Number: 808-935-8825
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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