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“Fantastic! A great experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Dragon Coastal Cuisine & Musiquarium

Blue Dragon Coastal Cuisine & Musiquarium
61-3616 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-882-7731
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Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Kawaihae
Price range: $15 - $36
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim, Fusion, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 19
Description: Recently voted Best Dining Atmosphere, Family Entertainment, Bartender, Live Music and Night Spot by West Hawaii Today. Our fresh, festive food features global, coastal flavors and offers the freshest of ingredients, from locally caught fish to produce from our own organic farm. We proudly offer vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free options as well as just enough meat and the freshest of seafood! Our young and talented chef team sincerely loves to create the most amazing dishes with the finest local and seasonal products available. We feature live music nightly (when we are open for dinner Thursdays through Sundays) and offer the best talent and a wide array of musical styles. If the music moves you, get up and dance right under the stars as our dining area has no roof!
British Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic! A great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

We recently went to the Blue Dragon for dinner. What a wonderful experience! We had the "Surf and Turf", "Lamb Chops" and "Blue Cheese Burger" for dinner - we all had great meals - cooked perfectly and tasty! We started with the special of the day "sampler" which was great. Drinks were interesting, fresh and very good! We had a table next to the dance floor and close to the band. The local band that was playing that night (a Friday) was very enjoyable - great guitarist, drummer and singer. We had a very memorable experience and were pleasantly surprised about both the quality of musicians and food at this location. When we next come to the Big Island this will be one of our first stops!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“50 in the 50th”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011 via mobile

We are visiting the Big Island in celebration of my husband's 50th birthday! Turning 50 in the 50th state:-) The staff at Blue Dragon made this milestone even more special. The customer service was fantastic and the food was well done. We loved the band and everyone in the restaurant seemed to really enjoy themselves. I would definitely recommend the Blue Dragon.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Our favorite on the island - delicious food, great music, amazing "ambiente", excellent service. Absolutely love this place!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newport Beach, California
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“Not great food, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

I went to the Blue Dragon with my family for dinner. We chose to go here based on a recommendation from a family friend, who happens to be a chef, so we figured she knew what she was talking about. I sort of wish we hadn't listened to her.

I ordered the hamburger and fries, which the Blue Dragon proudly boasted that the beef was locally raised and the bun was made fresh in the kitchens. I know it was dark out (there's no roof), but I could definitely tell that the patty was burnt, almost all the way through. And not just mine - two other people ordered it from my group of 8, and theirs were burnt too. The fries were all right. Another person from my group ordered a seafood plate that had shrimp and scallops, about $30. The problem? The scallops weren't cooked through.

I suppose that my only complaint is about the food. The service was good, as well as the entertainment. The fresh strawberry lemonade was delicious; I recommend you try it should you go here.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A disguised, open-air delight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

We were attracted by a banner hanging over the entrance to this unique establishment noting that the Blue Dragon had been voted "The Best of...." in just about every category imaginable -- food, music, ambiance, service, etc. etc. The music was delightful, the food delicious and the setting very unique and very pleasant. So, who needs a roof on a restaurant? Four walls do just fine.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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