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“Location great, food OK” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lagoon Grill at Hilton Waikoloa

Lagoon Grill at Hilton Waikoloa
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI
(808) 886-1234
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Ranked #21 of 57 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Cuisines: Grill
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Rocklin, California
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“Location great, food OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We vistited the Hilton Waikoloa just for lunch. Stayed down the coast in busier Kona area, but decided to come see the resort area. The dolphin ponds next to the Lagoon Grill are fabulous. The price of the lunch (a $20 Kobe burger or a $25 lobster burger) really covered the cost of the dolphin entertainment. Burgers were good, not great, but certainly above average for a hotel experience. Walking from the lobby to the Lagoon Restaurant (including the 61 steps down (and then back up!) showed off the highlights of the resort. Green turtles came within feet of the walkways, and the waterfall groto gave off a cooling vibe.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
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“Lunch”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Maybe we hit it on a bad day. But I had the Kobe Beef burger and it was not good. Tasted as if they had rewarmed it. French fries tasted as they had been cooked in old grease.

Visited May 2013
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, United States
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“Very average food; friendly service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Food was just OK. Not great. Chicken wings were overcooked. Salad was not much more than lettuce leaves. Mixed drinks and Castaway IPA were good. Not too many items on the menu looked enticing. Good for a quick bite to hold you over before going elsewhere.

Great outdoor atmosphere next to Dolphin Adventure. Our server, Valerie, was very sweet and friendly.

Visited May 2013
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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“NICE BAR AND GREAT SERVICE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This bar has a great location, great service but VERY HIGH PRICES for what you get. You are a captive audience, the Hilton management knows it's too much trouble for you to get in your car and drive someplace to eat so they double the price.

Visited February 2013
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“Bad food, good price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is next to the dolphin pool - worth eating at for that alone. It's also one of cheaper eateries in the area. That is what moves this from 1 to 2 stars. The food itself was not good. Salad was not fresh (at midday) and the summer rolls were literally rice paper, lettuce and mint - totally tasteless if not for the mint.

I am not a fussy eater, but don't like to pay for (literally) tasteless or wilting food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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