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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 46
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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 meal

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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  • Local cuisine
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Kona-Hawaii
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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422 reviews 422 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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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32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 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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53 reviews 53 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?