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“Favorite Resataurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks

Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks
75-5683 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-326-2002
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Ranked #14 of 241 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Alii Drive
Description: Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona * Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh Big Island and seafood flown in weekly from California. Our bar serves up signature Bucket of Fire and Volcano flaming drinks and is the perfect oceanfront location to gather with friends for Happy Hour. We are within walking distance to shops and historic sites. A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local favorite Kona restaurant since 1934. The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. We proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment. Open daily from 730am-930pm.
Long Island, New York
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Favorite Resataurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was our favorite meal while in Kona. Great view, friendly staff, food was delicious. I had the seafood salad for lunch, super fresh and the portions are substantial. Best seafood selection of any place we dined.

Visited July 2013
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Kauila Kona
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“1st Visit, but not the Last!!! : )))))”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I dined at Fish Hopper later in the evening-they seem to always be busy, but easily accommodated the 2 of us with a great view! The chef's specials were amazing- he had Ono and I had the Pink Snapper with risotto. Can't TELL you how good it was!!! The total bill was slightly pricey, but worth every penny! We wish we had more days in our stay to visit again- they had tastes of clam chowder at the door and it was great also- great idea for lunch! Service was friendly and again, we would return for SURE!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Earth
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“great location by the beach, award winning clam chowder, wide variety of food n seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

seems pricy at first glance with the fancy dinner menu printed on paper as it's from the daily exotic catch. for more down to earth check the standard menu, pasta n appetizers are reasonable. the clam chowder is must try! almost as good as the Seattle pike place market's !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denton, TX
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“Two Visits!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Our first visit was after we had dinner at another place. We stopped in for dessert. They have a wonderful selection of standard desserts and specialty local desserts. All in, the tab was $10 apiece for the two of us. And like the commercial says, "darn well worth it!".
Three nights later, we returned for dinner. We were lucky enough to score a table along the ocean view side of the dining room. My wife and I both had fish. She had Mahi, I had Ahi. Both were spectacular. The presentation on both was also superb. Other reviewers have included photos of just how FH chefs plate the fish entrees' A mini-art display in itself.
The next trip we won't wait so long to dine there.

  • 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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“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We ate here twice during our stay. Had great lunch service and a fantastic meal. Returned the next morning or breakfast and did not have great service. Once the manager noticed she talked to the staff and it improved. Would have thought she might have comped something as she realized we waited a while but that did not happen. No complaints about the food. View is as always gorgeous. Will return on next trip .

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