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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 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Incredible Service!

Our friends took us to dinner at Fish Hopper, Kona last Sat. evening and we had an excellent meal. The fish was superb but the service was INCREDIBLE. We had such a wonderful time with our waiter Franklin - we felt so special and he made our evening just perfect. In fact, it looked like all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
RetiredKonaLady
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Mobile, Alabama
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We tried this based on reviews. It was okay. Not bad by any means just not really good. Very friendly and attentive staff and nice view.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast! Sit right on the porch overlooking the harbor, great breeze. Try the coconut macadamia pancakes, oof! They are awesome!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went here 5 or 6 times during our 3 week stay; breakfast, cocktails & dinner were all terrific. Thoughtful and friendly service throughout. Terrific views from the window area. Blackberry martini recommended, as are the salads and fries. Breakfast omelette was great, good coffee and just a nice atmosphere every time. Top location too.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

View of the harbor is wonderful. Good handicap access via the free back parking lot. Now for the rest. Salad was soggy, dressing too sweet, shrimp tasted of ammonia. Two soggy salads and a glass of wine for $50. Manager gets the disrespectful service award for addressing my disabled husband through me, out of his eyesight and hearing range. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

average at best, not deserving of reputation. Fish was pretty good, filet was quite small and not very good at all. Went during 'early bird" pricing, and meal was still way over priced.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped for. Lunch, water view watched Spinner Dolphins play Hugh pods it was so much fun. Food was very fresh and good. Our server was great.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our friends took us to dinner at Fish Hopper, Kona last Sat. evening and we had an excellent meal. The fish was superb but the service was INCREDIBLE. We had such a wonderful time with our waiter Franklin - we felt so special and he made our evening just perfect. In fact, it looked like all the wait staff and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nice location overlooking the harbour and the bay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our group had a variety of fish dishes and steak. There was a good selection of fish, tuna, Mahi Mahi, Ono, and the chef was very accommodating. Whilst a good selection, a little on the $$$ side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Really good service and food was on par with resort restaurants. Great views from the dining room overlooking the harbor. The chefs really know what they are doing. I had the monchong fish (local to Hawaii) with risotto and it was incredible.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Local place serves pretty good food. We had lunch. Burgers and salad were good. The wait staff were wonderful. Downtown Kona restaurant with a view of the ocean. Off beat restaurant with a beach feel.

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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, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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