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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The RIm

The RIm
Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Volcano
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Rim has an excellent view looking out the glass windows over the volcano. The food was excellent and offered a menu that was very diverse from the typical food menus found in the area. The staff was friendly and the service was prompt and efficient.

Visited August 2013
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Kauai, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Excellent all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The $15 breakfast buffet is amazing. Price is good, food is the best I've had in a long time! Dinner is good as well, but its the view that people come here for. Where else can you have a good meal and overlook the glow of the molten lava in the crater? Only at The Rim.

  • Visited July 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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Volcano, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“excellent, but very expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Rim has only been open maybe 3 months. Breakfast is a $15.00 buffet which is excellent. Made to order omelets are to die for. Lunch is served in the bar, which is beautiful, but the menu is the appetizer portion of the dinner menu. They are a bit pricy. One crab/lobster cake is $15.00. Dinner is very pricy. A vegetarian stir fry is $20.00. And it goes up from there. There were 8 of us for dinner last week and four of us opted for just appetizers.
The wait staff is super, very knowledgeable about everything served. What is the best thing about The Rim is 90%+ of what they serve is locally grown. That is a big plus.
If you want to splurge, this is definitely the place to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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