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Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks

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75-5683 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Alii Drive)
+1 808-326-2002
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona * Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at...
Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona * Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh Big Island and seafood flown in weekly from California. Our bar serves up signature Bucket of Fire and Volcano flaming drinks and is the perfect oceanfront location to gather with friends for Happy Hour. We are within walking distance to shops and historic sites. A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local favorite Kona restaurant since 1934. The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. We proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment. Open daily from 730am-930pm.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food great view

Relaxing place for a couple of drinks and a nice meal. Right across the road from the bay brought nice ocean breezes and the openness of the restaurant made you feel like you are in a little slice of heaven

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Relaxing place for a couple of drinks and a nice meal. Right across the road from the bay brought nice ocean breezes and the openness of the restaurant made you feel like you are in a little slice of heaven

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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, it's kind of pricey, but portions are big & the food is excellent! So good we ate here twice...splitting one fish one night & another the next. The macadamia crusted fish was our favorite...and of course the macadamia pie!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Had lunch hear after a morning on the water and was very happy with our experience. It is in the midst of the very touristy waterfront area in Kona, but this mainly means that you get a beautiful view of the waters while you dine. All of the dishes quite tasty and the drinks were delicious and exactly what you... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at Fish Hopper! They have really great food and drinks here! Service was fantastic. The manage tries really hard to go above and beyond and he does a great job greeting everyone, checking on them and then thanking them for coming! Well done!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not only are the employees and food spectacular, but the view is as well. Not to mention the management run by Sam Johnson who goes above & beyond to make you feel at home when you're away from home. Perfect spot.

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Ocean Park, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had some of the best overall service here from being greeted to the very end when the manager came over to check on us. The entire staff really cares about your dining experience. Food was wonderful. We had the Monchong fish which comes with delicious risotto and a sauce to die for. The fish was cooked to perfection, it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great food and friendly helpful staff. Sesame ahi wonderful, visited 3 times during our visit.View of the ocean an added bonus.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were traveling as a group of 8 - 3 adults and 5 kids ranging from 11 to 18. Everyone in our party loved their dinners. We were lured into the restaurant by the sample of clam chowder they were offering at their door. It was the best chowder ever! We went ga-ga over the crab tower crab cakes and... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Restaurants in Hawaii are generally all real good so when you dine @ a real good one its a pleasure for sure and The Fish Hopper was tops. We had a seafood combo and a salad, it was excellent. The service was exceptional too. Definitely go there again on our next trip to the Big Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Overall, a great place to eat. It was so good that my wife and I have been there twice since arriving 24 hours ago and both times were equally great. The managers and staff are great and there is obviously someone in this place that knows about running a great restaurant. The servers are attentive but not pushy and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5683 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
    (Alii Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona * Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh Big Island and seafood flown in weekly from California. Our bar serves up signature Bucket of Fire and Volcano flaming drinks and is the perfect oceanfront location to gather with friends for Happy Hour. We are within walking distance to shops and historic sites. A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local favorite Kona restaurant since 1934. The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. We proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment. Open daily from 730am-930pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?