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Bongo Ben's Island Cafe

75-5819 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Formerly Bongo Ben's)
+1 808-329-9203
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Ranked #27 of 230 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Café, Grill, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Walua Road
Transit: The Big Island, "Hele-On", public bus and Kona Trolley stop right in front of the restaurant.
Description: Bongo Ben's Island Cafe has quickly made a name for itself as the "Go-To" place for an extensive menu and delicious food, outside ocean front dining with great sunset views, upbeat local evening entertainment, and an Aloha fun-friendly atmosphere! We are honored to be voted "2013 Best Breakfast West Hawaii" from the voters at the West Hawaii Today, but you'll love our lunch and dinners too!
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Kimberley, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

this is a good place for breakfast. Close to the Royal Kona where we stayed. Enjoyed the banana and Macademia nut pancakes

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Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed having breakfast here. The food was pretty good, the service incredibly friendly and helpful and the view couldn't be better. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a breakfast island style.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great for breakfast! $4 mimosas & bloody Mary's was a big plus! Amazing views of the ocean & fun place for people watching.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The food was in large portions, so sharing was perefect. Because of the location, it was hard to fit a stroller in the dining area. It was difficult towards the end since we had more than one person helping our table. Upon leaving they explained that they had New staff.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was the first place we ate during our stay on the Big Island, we had breakfast and was introduced to the coconut syrup on my waffle, it was absolutely delicious. The host and manager was very friendly and was very personable. The view of the bay is directly in front of you, beautiful location. Food was good.

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Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Was out looking for a breakfast place and stopped here one morning. Wasn't anything special and just had your basic breakfast food. We ate in the outside section, and it was crammed with tables. Overall It was ok, and wouldn't turn you away from it, just don't expect anything spectacular.

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant offers a large menu and a wonderful view of the bay and particularly the sunsets. The food and service were just average.

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Ketchikan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I enjoyed my meal (Teriyaki Chicken). There were seven of us and everyone was happy with their meal. The service was very good, the food came quickly. I thought the prices were reasonable and I enjoyed being right on the street.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I had their Spaghetti and handmade meatballs. My companion had a sandwich and was trying to talk me out of my meatballs. Sat outside with the unobstructed view of the ocean. Good service, good food, a good place to eat. Has won awards for breakfast but I sleep in on vacation.

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Large portions, friendly staff and a great view. This place is our favorite place to come almost every day you can try something different.

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Additional Information about Bongo Ben's Island Cafe

Address: 75-5819 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Formerly Bongo Ben's)
Phone Number: +1 808-329-9203
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: American, Café, Grill, Fish & Chips

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