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“Someone in the Kitchen REALLY Knows What They are Doing!” 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
+1 808-930-4949
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Ranked #68 of 234 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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Issaquah, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Someone in the Kitchen REALLY Knows What They are Doing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Can't say enough about Ray's on the Bay! We ended up dining there several times during our 7 night stay, simply because the service and food were superb. Each dish was beautifully presented and extremely flavorful. The view of the ocean is unmatched - you are literally dining at the water's edge. There is an ever changing array of quality live music every evening. In the evening, the manta rays feeding below are a memorable show of their own. Can't wait to return!

Visited December 2013
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Munich, Germany
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“Great food and good Mai Tai's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

a bit pricey with 12$ for a Mai Tai... but the Quality of Food was really good as was the waiter an the seating ... unfortunately we did not see the Mantas...

Visited January 2014
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Port Washington, New York
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“Great location, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Beautiful place to watch the surf pound the rocks in the Sheraton hotel, but the food is mediocre and the menu is limited.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Manta rays excellent, Food good but small and expensive.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Music every evening but very loud. The Rays come to feed and are very fascinating. There can be a 2 hour wait to be seated if the surf is high as it comes into the lower part of the restaurant. interesting but not practical. No reservations.

Visited December 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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“Great views and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We really enjoyed sitting at the bar and having drinks as well as dining there. The service was good, the staff very friendly and the food and drinks were great. I really enjoy the ambiance of Ray's and I love the view.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
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ekm768, Manager at Rays on the Bay, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Aloha!
thank you for joining us at Rays on the Bay! I am glad you had a great time! Please feel free to contact me at kahau.manzo@sheraton.com on your next trip to Keauhou! Mahalo.
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