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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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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
Amazing Calamari!

Stopped in for lunch. We sat at a table facing the water. We were given a free appetizer - calamari! Very crispy and light. I ordered the Ahi tuna dish and my husband had the swordfish. Both were very good! The service is fast and friendly. We topped off our meal with key lime pie and were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Wildsongs
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Inland Northwest, Us
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Palo Alto, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We loved that this restaurant had a great view of the bay. The food was good, and with a nice variety of options for seafood- and non-seafood-eaters alike. The cocktail menu is creative and extensive, especially for frozen tropical drinks. We splurged on one of the ones in a pineapple, and it was delicious and not stingy on the alcohol!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

As a big oyster fan, I was expecting to find a decent restaurant that served oysters during my visit to Kailua-Kona. On a Saturday night, my boyfriend and I came upon The Fish Hopper, located on the famous Ali'i Drive, overlooking the Kailua Bay. After looking at the menu and spotting 'oysters' within 10 seconds, we were sold. We were... More 

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San Jacinto CA
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14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fish was fresh and prepared well. Nice beer and wine selection. Sides were tasty and fresh. Manager Joul Gunavia came out to our table to check with us and was friendly and helpful.

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4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was right nearby so we walked across for dinner one night and breakfast the next. Great food and wonderful service. Definitely recommended!

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Inland Northwest, Us
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch. We sat at a table facing the water. We were given a free appetizer - calamari! Very crispy and light. I ordered the Ahi tuna dish and my husband had the swordfish. Both were very good! The service is fast and friendly. We topped off our meal with key lime pie and were not disappointed!

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Yuma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent, our server was very knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. Our table overlooked the beautiful turquoise bay and it was a great spot to have a nice meal and 'people watch'. I would definitely recommend this for anyone visiting Kona that would like to have a fresh, well prepared meal and enjoy some relaxation in an open air... More 

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Midway, Utah
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was our third trip, and we always set aside one morning to eat breakfast here. It never disappoints. The portions are massive and the price is right. The service is always good, and the view of the bay in the morning is calming and relaxing.

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vancouver WA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

For me to say this is the best clam chowder is truly a compliment. Being from the Pacific Noerthwest I have tasted a lot of chowder. The Fish Hoppers chowder has tender flavorful clam and perfectly cooked potatoes. There is a balance of both. The soup is creamy and hints of butter. My husband and I each had cup. He... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I try to stay away from franchise restaurants, but their other place is in Monterey CA, enough said. Order the fish of the day, will almost always have been caught that morning right across the way.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have never been dissatisfied with the Fish Hopper in all the years of eating there. Kathleen Clark the supervisor is always a smiling friendly face.

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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?