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“A good place to eat. Nice view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-881-8686
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Ranked #8 of 73 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $60
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Hawaiian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A good place to eat. Nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is one of the better places to eat in Mauna Lani. Don't go to Just Tacos, go here instead. The food was average, but the service and atmosphere more than make up for this. The staff is helpful and attentive, and the view from this second floor restaurant is wonderful

Visited December 2013
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Waikoloa coast big Island, Hawaii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We stayed at the Waikoloa Hilton for 9 days and ate at Tommy Bahama's twice and both meals were outstanding. Better than anything else we ate in the area. The service was excellent and the fish and ribs were the best I ever tasted. Looking forward to going back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Overpriced chain restaurant with some interesting menu items”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our small group had planned to eat at Monsterra without realizing they weren't open for lunch. So we opted for Tommy Bahama's instead.

The biggest plus was that they were at maybe 25% capacity, so there was no problem with us staying at the table a while after our meal to continue our meeting. The waitstaff were very pleasant, but not very attentive - had to ask three times for more water.

I thought the Caribbean flair to the food was very nice! . . . unexpected, and a little incongruous as Hawaii isn't in the Caribbean – but it was done very well.

The prices were very high for what was delivered. Better fish tacos are available at lots of places around the island for a lot less, but the Tommy Bahama's version was certainly acceptable.

So - average food with a little special flair, average service, average setting - this place will work if you don't have a better alternative, but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

By far, the best part of my experience was just being with the friends I was dining with!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oliver, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best Hamburger Ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Tommy Bahama's served one of the best hamburgers made with real in house ground beef patties. Delicious! Service was friendly, and accommodating. Due to some problem in the kitchen it did take a long time to receive our orders, but was definitely worth the wait. The chief offered us complimentary deserts in compensation, We said thanks, but that was not necessary, as we all enjoyed our lunch immensely.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canby, Oregon, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lunch Date”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

With only two of these in the islands, this one was right around the corner for us. Excellent happy hour fare and never disappointed by the food and drinks.

Visited November 2013
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