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100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 325-8525
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Upscale dinner with spouse was wonderful

Staff worked well with my somewhat persnickety tastes. I requested my wine be decanted several hours before dinner. No problems. The staff and our waiter recognized the type of wine we had and discussed with us. Food options were tasty and not overtly complex or overwhelmed with 'fancies' Good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
NurseMD
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Staff worked well with my somewhat persnickety tastes. I requested my wine be decanted several hours before dinner. No problems. The staff and our waiter recognized the type of wine we had and discussed with us. Food options were tasty and not overtly complex or overwhelmed with 'fancies' Good solid stake. Easily as good, if not better than, Hys in... More 

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Paris, France
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55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Truly an amazing experience from service, setting and quality of food. The location and setting was just priceless. The welcome from the staff is warm and genuine. We started with the food platter to share followed by porterhouse and filet. No need for explanations except that it was cooked to perfection. A true experience

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Saratoga, California
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're in the mood for steak, definitely try this place! I only took one bite from my husband's bone-in ribeye, but it was delicious! I opted for their fish special and our teenage daughter ordered the seafood pasta. She was able to order a smaller portion (less seafood, but same amount of pasta), which was exactly what she wanted.... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Pro: Good food; nice roasted beet salad and an ordinary diner salad. Good steaks, great macadamia nut ice cream cake. Cons: Expensive wine, even by the glass ($15--25.00/ per glass). Too many different servers. The 'head waiter (?)' could not bring us bread; the 'bread server waiter' could only do that. Even the different waiters got confused and brought us... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Last night we ate at the Hualalai Grill at the Four Seasons for the first time. While wines are pricey, the quality and selection was very good. We regularly eat fresh fish from Kona waters so we all (ourselves and our neighbors) ordered steaks. The women ordered the filet and the men ordered the New York Strip. We all had... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Grille is a very strange place. We had five uncoordinated people waiting on us. This was not organized service just people who were tripping over each other. Three people asked to take our cocktail order. The person who introduced himself as the one who would be taking care of us disappeared after the introduction. It was a very annoying... More 

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Koloa, Hawaii
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

not excellent but very good. service is excellent. fish was just st the brink of overcooked. a side lobster tail was perfectly cooked and delicious, heirloom tomato salad shared and good but very light on the mozzarella, no dessert tasted (only 3 to choose from) and the bill came to about $105 with only 1 entrée and no drinks. .... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

At first the service was non existent. It did get better as the evening went on. The porterhouse steak, 24 oz., was shared and it was cooked perfectly and very tasty. All side dishes are separate and I chose the Mac and cheese which is a meal in itself. A little too creamy, rich and sharp but lots of it.... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. The setting is very nice. The wine list is excellent. We did have a couple of things that weren't awesome: 1. Our waiter had no clue about the wine list. Literally knew nothing more than what was written. 2. We had to ask 3 times to speak with someone who... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our first meal on the Big Island - and it was hard to beat. I started with the cucumber basil gimlet - totally refreshing and tasty. And then we were onto entrees - I had the fish special, a crab encrusted mahi, which was so delicious. My husband had a perfectly grilled steak with chimichuri sauce that he devoured. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: (808) 325-8525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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