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The Seafood Bar & Grill

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61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808/880-9393
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, no great views

This place has really good food and the prices aren't bad compared to other restaurants on this side of the island but to be honest, don't go there for the views. You will be disappointed. If you are in the area (there is much to do in Kawaihae) stop in and try it out. You will enjoy the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place has really good food and the prices aren't bad compared to other restaurants on this side of the island but to be honest, don't go there for the views. You will be disappointed. If you are in the area (there is much to do in Kawaihae) stop in and try it out. You will enjoy the food and... More 

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Overall a pretty good place that should not disappoint. Don't let the structure and decor form your opinion. This is a relaxed part of the Big Island. Tuesday nights' feature a Smoked Prime Rib Special. I needed 3 bites to process this…..First bite I thought I was having Brisket but the meat was too good, 2nd bite I was waiting... More 

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Sacramento, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In all honesty the view sucks!! But if you are on this end of the Island taking in some beach time you might want to try this place. Again the view is noting to right home about unless you like looking at fuel storage tanks and maybe watching a ship unload..Skip all that and enjoy a good lunch. I had... More 

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Orange County , California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food and service. A local hangout....it was recommended by the local crew of the Adventure X rafting.

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ate here on a recommendation from the concierge at our hotel. Kawaihae is about 20 mins north of the Waikaloa complex on the Big Islands west side. The restaurant has the feel of a sports-tiki bar. Don't let this stop you from going there. A whole bunch of locals appear to eat here - because the food is pretty... More 

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Alturas, California
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100 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in with out a reservation one evening and had about a 40 minute wait until we were seated outside on the lanai. The view is the Kawaihae harbor ship area where we watched them loading a freighter. I ordered the red Thai seafood curry, which was full of tender scallops, shrimp, and fresh fish in a great sauce!... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Would go back! Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Great beers on tap. Prime rib - is to die for, with peach horseradish sauce. Yum!

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Fullerton, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited here after reading the reviews and it didn't live up to our expectations. The server really didn't live up to the aloha spirit we have experienced on the island. The food was good but not great. The seafood fried rice wasn't mixed very well and it had the smallest shrimp I gave ever seen. Overall, average, not great.

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Edmonton
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of the crew on the whale watch I was on earlier that day. We sat outside and watched the ships being loaded in the harbour-very interesting.The service is good. I had the fish special -grilled marlin with rice and salad. Good ,straight forward fresh. Dressing on the side for the salad which... More 

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Kamuela
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We love the atmosphere, warm & cozy inside...even located on the Harbor at Kawaihae, the hustle & bustle is great! Our mistake tonite was we ordered beef! ....hello, it's a Seafood Bar! Anyway, we'll go again....nuff said!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: 808/880-9393

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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