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The Seafood Bar & Grill

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Seafood, Hawaiian
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 8
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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
Great Food - Hawaiian Favor

We took the family to this restaurant for dinner one night. It's rustic second floor building located in a small fishing village which is now a loading dock. The view is not good so go at night. They make up the lack of view with delicious seafood and steaks that melt in your mouth. The chef is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Dennis Z
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Madison SD
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very casual. Popular with locals and visitors. Seafood was fresh, the sauces second to none, and th drinks were generous. Great service, too. Not a place with a great view, just great food, and very relaxing.

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Madison SD
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We took the family to this restaurant for dinner one night. It's rustic second floor building located in a small fishing village which is now a loading dock. The view is not good so go at night. They make up the lack of view with delicious seafood and steaks that melt in your mouth. The chef is Chinese and puts... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent, however our waitress was for lack of a better word horrible! We waited 45 minutes for her to pick up the checks, we finally had to take the check to her. the entire visit she was no where to be seen and when she finally showed up I felt that she held a strong dislike for... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Following a killer snorkeling trip to Mahukona (see my other review or google jeff hill kona snorkeling) our new best friends took us to the Seafood Bar in Kawaihae. Kawaihae is one of only two deep water ports on the Big Island. Were it not for its location close to the swanky Kohala neighborhood and the northern resorts like the... More 

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Kona-Hawaii
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We are locals and love trying out new restaurants. Went here to check it out for lunch. I can't tell you the last time that we went to a restaurant where everything was just outstanding. The owner came over to make sure that all was great and ended up chatting about his chef since I am an ex-hotelier and I... More 

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Waikoloa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We've heard about this spot, and the poke burger was supposed to be ridiculously good. We came for lunch on Saturday. It's definitely more of a bar then a grill. I have 3 kids, and there was no kids menu. Second we came at 1:45 pm so we couldn't order from the 2:30 menu. So guaranteed we couldn't order off... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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316 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm giving Seafood Bar & Grill a "5" for being special for what it is--A Tiki Bar! Okay, it doesn't have a view; you have read that. It is in Kawaihae, two miles north of Mauna Kea Beach Resort. Guess what-it has great fresh fish in a real Tiki atmosphere. Hey, after sunset, what you going to see outside anyway... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Definitely the place to go for a great meal. Lots of variety including seafood and non seafood dishes. All very well prepared and very tasty!

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North Bend, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Convenient location after diving at Puako and right down the road from our favorite shave ice place. Started with the seared poke, which at first looked overcooked, but was actually marinated and cooked to perfection - wish I'd just ordered that as my entree! My husband had the fish sandwich, which was a bit small and he said tasted pretty... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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, Hawaiian

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?