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Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks

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American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Soups
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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
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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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
Great food, great service & a great view

We were served by Vicki who was super fun, friendly and knew what she was talking about. Both had fish which was amazing. Portion sizing is small for American standards and a bit pricey, however both meals were delicious. There was room for the delicious desserts. Cocktails were great and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jay S
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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not a more beautiful spot for a breakfast by the sea. Good service and everyone enjoyed their meals. The hash and eggs were a big hit.

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Thank Michael C
Indpls, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch at this restaurant. It was very good. This was a return trip for us. Also don't forget if you stand outside the restaurant against the sea wall you will be on Kona Web Cam!! Call your friends and have them go on the kona cam web site and see you live in action. The view is premium!!

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Thank INginger
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were served by Vicki who was super fun, friendly and knew what she was talking about. Both had fish which was amazing. Portion sizing is small for American standards and a bit pricey, however both meals were delicious. There was room for the delicious desserts. Cocktails were great and strong, there was a great selection of cocktails. Would definitely... More 

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Thank Jay S
Roseville, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We eat at the Fish Hopper every time we visit Kona, which is at least once a year. The food and service is great and the view if you can get seated at a window is outstanding. The calamari starter is quite good to start your meal experience.

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Thank Vernon B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed dinner looking out at the ocean and sunset - an idyllic experience! Great seafood entrees - macadamia nut mahi mahi is served throughout the island but this place makes it ever so tasty! They also make a great caesar salad to start.

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Thank SandiStewart
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are so surprised that this restaurant was rated so highly. We found the food and service to be below average. We didn't even like the atmosphere. The view was good, but the patrons were a little rough in and outside the restaurant. We found an error in the bill and addressed it. We were told that it was corrected... More 

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Thank rmb0214
Mount Pleasant, Wi
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to go someplace special for a nice dinner, this is the place. You definitely don't get you average preparation for seafood here. The prices are higher than most other places, but the quality of food is worth the price. We ate dinner here a couple nights on our recent stay. One night the service was outstanding. The... More 

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Thank Bob W
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice lunch here. The spinach salad with shrimp and the complimentary shrimp ceviche was very good. Fish and chips had a bit too much breading for my spouse's taste. We had fun watching the boats on the water.

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Thank AKRraveler
Port Angeles
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All of the bar staff was Great. Was sad that Mark was off the last week I was there for health issues. They will be adding an upstairs area in the near future. Just Great

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Thank Ty R
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here on 3 different occasions. Once for breakfast which was very good and reasonably priced and twice for dinner. First dinner visit we shared the big island beets salad then spouse had the Monchong and creamy risotto and I went with Mahi Mahi and for dessert we shared the key lime pie. Second dinner again shared the delicious... 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, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children

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
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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