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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
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good service, tasty food, pleasant atmosphere

I had the fresh fish sandwich it was tasty! The servers were very friendly and the decor of the place was fun!! Not a great view from our seat!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
new jersey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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new jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the fresh fish sandwich it was tasty! The servers were very friendly and the decor of the place was fun!! Not a great view from our seat!

Thank jersey101080
Moscow, Idaho
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're up north on the Big Island you've got to put in the miles to find The Seafood Bar & Grill... Having some time to kill while the family was busy, I joked with my 13 yr. old and 1 yr. old that it was time to go to a bar, as we followed a couple bikers through town.... More 

Thank ScubaMark2013
Fresno, California
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Seafood Bar was an excellent choice for dinner with friends while on the dry side of the Big Island. We were quickly seated and served. The bar, food, and service were great. A very relaxed and casual evening. The bill was reasonable for food, drinks, and a bottle of malbec.

Thank LBlank-SalinasCA
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us dropped in around 4:30 during Happy Hour. Ordered a few appetizers for happy hour. They were very good. We all ordered main plates as well. My burger came with fries which I ordered subbed out for onion rings for a small cost premium. Enjoyed the fries so wasn't concerned. I was charged for the onion rings. The... More 

Thank Brtndr
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleased with the fish tacos, which came with excellent refried beans and fresh, homemade salsa. We also loved the calamari, added to a very nice salad. Interesting menu, and a pleasant day to sit on the narrow lanai. Inside is more bar than grill, but poylnesian in flavor and quaint. Negative is of course the view --you are right... More 

Thank Donna B
Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We appreciated the friendly service and observed that the restaurant was well kept, but the food was disappointing. Don't order a salad entree--it's bland and ordinary. Skip the poke unless you know you like it. I hate writing this kind of review because it's obvious the people care about what they are doing. It's probably a great place if you... More 

Thank Mi K
Kapaau, Hawaii
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of "downtown Kawaihae" (i.e. the container terminal) might not be the most attractive feature of this place, but the food can't be beat. Anything I have tried here was just fantastic! The fish is fresh and prepared to perfection. The service is very friendly. Happy hour until 6 pm gets you pupus at a discount. Sitting inside or... More 

Thank lummerzheim
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waitress was just ok. Ordered a Oyster shooter which never came. Fortunately it did not appear on our bill. The braised Asian Short Ribs were decent but not outstanding. I had some special that I can’t even remember. Could have been better. Probably won’t go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found out about this restaurant from a local resident. The food was amazing; the best meals we had while on the island. We were here 2 times and had the fish special which was steamed mahi mahi in banana leaves with hot peanut oil and soy sauce on top. This makes an amazing sauce for the fish and rice.... More 

Thank Joann592013
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154 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined at The Seafood Bar & Grill on past trips and enjoyed it, so we went again. What we ordered for lunch was good but several items we asked about they where out of which was disappointing, this limited what we could & wanted to eat. We have never eaten dinner at this place because lunch is our... More 

Thank QCchis

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?