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Kona Inn Restaurant

75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1740
808-329-4455
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Ranked #47 of 229 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Manteca, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It really doesn't matter what you order, everything is great. The service and the views are also very nice. The prices are actually very reasonable for what you get. Ask for a "to-go" cup to take your ice tea with you on a hot day and stroll the walkway right out front to see the waves crashing up on shore.... More

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Everett, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We drop off our bags and go here when we arrive in Kona. Best Mai Tai ever! Have your drink, order some good food and sit outside watching the waves. This is a great bar. The Ahi fish sandwich was excellent.

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Our family stopped in the restaurant just to use the bathroom. I know that's wrong, but when nature calls . . . While my wife was otherwise occupied, I went to the bar and was immediately taken by the incredible view of the ocean splashing against the low wall adjacent to the restaurant. We all ended up ordering drinks and... More

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Howick, Auckland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Many local cafes ... do not get a good sunset view - this has one of the best. Opens 11.30am, we visited for lunch and for dinner. Variety of seating options from well shaded, bar, open decks on seafront with umbrellas. Service very good, food good value. We particularly recommend the nachos and their very strong MaiTais.

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Alberta
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a great dinner while watching the sunset. Service was fast, friendly and very helpful and knowledgeable. Got a lot of great tips from the staff on local places to go to and visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The staff is nice and you get a very nice ocean view in here! The food is good, especially their "mud pie"! It is a particular coffee ice cream dessert with an Oreo biscuit base, caramel on top and lots of cream. This dessert is huge and I shared it with my wife because it was too much for me... More

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We're a family of 5 on our Hawaiian tour, and eating here at sunset was our farewell to the Big Island. The situation is perfect - we even found 3 turtles swimming in the sea in front of the restaurant. There is something for everyone on the menu, and the service is friendly and professional. You can choose either a... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stopped in for a late lunch / early dinner during happy hour. Had the chicken slider, mini chicken tacos and happy hour drinks. The mini tacos (3) we're filled with lots of chicken, cheese and lettuce - good buy. Only have two bar drinks (Mai Tai and Margerita)on happy hour menu, along with beer and wine, Would like to see... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I am all about the Kona Inn Restaurant. To me, this place is the perfect place to grab lunch on your vacation, and you know it's good as the locals eat here too. The entrance is really something, with a rotunda full of taxidermy fish, including some giant marlin, dorado, and sharks. The vibe is totally low key-island casual. Sit... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Kona Inn has a killer Mai Tai and good beer specials at happy hour. They also have a great calamari special for happy hour that is a total steal. Great spot to sit, watch the waves and enjoy a very potent cocktail.

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