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“Restaurant review” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rays on the Bay

Rays on the Bay
78-128 Ehukai ST, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-930-4916
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Ranked #78 of 209 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Rays on the Bay Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table cooking, handmade artisan pizzas,local island favorites and the coldest beer on the Big Island. Guests will enjoy warm and welcoming service, ocean front views, live entertainment 7 days a week and of course the chance to see live Manta Rays feeding in the ocean directly infront of the restaurant. Rays is also the best spot to see a brilliant and romantic sunset while you gather with friends to enjoy hand crafted cocktails, pupus or dinner.
Federal Way, Washington, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Restaurant review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We liked everything about this restaurant. The food was outstanding...the Spider Shrimp appetizers were a favorited and the desserts were great. I had the Kona Lobster Pot...loved it.

Visited January 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice fresh fish, gorgeous views, don't miss the Rays!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

No, "Rays" does not reflect the first name of the chef, it mean Giant Manta Rays, huge gentle graceful and delightful to watch as they glide into the lit bay to feed on the plankton. The restaurant has a view that overlooks the bay and the hotel lights it up to attract the plankton which in turn attract the Rays. A fantastic not-to-be-missed experience. Ad to top it all off, the food is good, the service is friendly and the prices are very reasonable! Make reservations well in advance.

Visited December 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“awesome atmosphere, so-so food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This place is really cool, right on the bay where the manta rays come in at night. The atmosphere is great with live music and tiki torches. The pizza wan't very good, but the pineapple upside-down cake was great.

Visited December 2012
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oregon
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“Can't beat the show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Bring your snorkel gear. Have a drink and an appetizer. Wait for the manta rays to swim in and take a snorkel. they have local beer on tap. they have a good drink menu. expensive appetizers. but the view makes it great. manta rays come right off the rocky shore and feed, awesome

Visited December 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Food was good and you can see manta rays on the bay. Quite nice surrounding and music. Easy access from the hotel but reservation needed if high season.

Visited December 2012
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