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“The best pizza!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery

Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery
75-5629 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-334-2739
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Ranked #12 of 225 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The 2,000-square-foot outdoor lanai, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and tiki torches, offers seating for 175 patrons. Customers also can enjoy a cool meal or beverage inside the air-conditioned bar area at one of several surrounding tables or at the koa U-shaped bar itself. Inside the bar area is the retail store, stocked with colorful T-shirts, hats, towels, coasters, mugs and much more.
Albuquerque, NM
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“The best pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Amazing vegetarian pizza. Nice atmosphere with tiki torches etc. on the patio. Pleasant wait staff. It is worth waiting for, and you may have to wait a half hour or more. Excellent beer choices. Obviously a favorite place for locals as well as tourists.

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Ottawa
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13 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Went here based on reviews on tripadvisor…what a disappointment. Went on a Sunday night and had to wait over an hour to get a seat (the upside is you can go in and get a beer and drink it while you wait). Food was soo mediocre. We ordered the mushroom pizza special and there was more garlic on the pizza than mushrooms (there was like two pieces of mushroom per slice even though it was a “mushroom” pizza). This place was so mediocre it was ridiculous…I really don’t understand all the rave reviews.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Peculiar, MO
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

great place to eat! great food & had a spicy dip that was amazing!!!! Great Beer. the boys bought "growlers" & went back for refills several times!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Corvallis, Oregon
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“Pizza beyond your wildest dreams”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Kona brewing company has a nice restaurant with a good patio atmosphere. The brew pub offers a greater variety of brews than they sell in the stores, including an IPA. I find the mass bottled beers bland and toned down for the general public, so the variety they offer on site is refreshing.

The pizza is not to be missed. They have an awesome variety. In this case I would suggest going out of your comfort zone for a tasty surprise. They do half orders on pizzas so you can try multiple types. We tried the Thai chicken pizza, with, yes, peanut sauce. On a pizza. This seemed just wrong, but it was absolutely delicious and my favorite of four kinds. The one that was the more typical standard pizza didn't rate next to the Thai, barbeque, or pesto.

Best pizza and beer on the Kona coast.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Good food - great beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The wait may be a while, but walk into the bar, grab a beer, and talk to the new friends who are sitting and waiting with you, you'll never notice.

If you can't find at least one beer that you like here, you're not trying hard enough. These guys brew a wonderful array of beer - lagers - ales - porters - stouts - wheat beers - classics - flavored. If you can't make up your mind, get a sampler, then another (they will be different!!)

The food is excellent as well, definitely pub grub, but classy, tasty, and not terribly expensive.

Visited January 2013
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