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Good Food, But No Reservations

In the Royal Kona Resort, this is an open-air bar and grill with ability to view sports events on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SMGrandma
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Santa Maria, California
Still the best tiki bar

They have the best sunset location. Their drinks are cheap and delicious. I had the ribs and my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna M
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not greeted promptly... better said, we were not greeted at all and had to flag down a waitress. She took our order for drinks and brought them in a decent time. The Mai Rai wasn’t as good as Splashers, but it was certainly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the Royal Kona Resort, this is an open-air bar and grill with ability to view sports events on a large screen, plus couch & chair seating in the waiting area. We liked the food, but since we were traveling with eight family members, it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don Mai Tai formerly Don the Beachcomber Tiki Grill restaurant. How could you stop in Kona without eating at the famous Don the Beachcomber Tiki Grill now known as Don Mai Tai. In is now the only remaining restaurant of 25 plus restaurants all over...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lardog04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have the best sunset location. Their drinks are cheap and delicious. I had the ribs and my husband had the burger. Both were amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anna M
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place to watch the sunset! The drinks and service are great and the prices are reasonable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sgoldsby856
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We always like to go to Don's while we are in Kona. The pupus and drinks are good and the view at sunset is wonderul but this time we had a waitress that was very unattentive which is very unusual for Don's. We will return...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mitziToronto_Canada
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We went there twice on vacation and both times were horrible. Took 45 minutes to get drinks. The only good thing was the sunset.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kmichelle84
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We came here both Thursday’s we were on the island and enjoyed it both times. The bar is very busy with both the football game on and live music. The entertainment both weeks was really great. Service is fantastic and the food was good. Also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robinmJ3911BD
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. So many people will be lined up along the wall as the sun dips into the ocean. Perfect way to end a perfect day in Kona. Fun retro 70s architecture gives a groovy vibe. Mahalo!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hrs314
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is our favorite place for an evening bite when we travel to the Big Island. Food and service are very good and the view is awesome.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Roger P
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Anthony P
May 12, 2015|
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Response from Al B | Reviewed this property |
Bar closes early. Laverne's restaurant (across the street) is open late.
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Shell m
January 14, 2015|
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Response from Susan D | Reviewed this property |
There were several people sitting solo at this bar. I found the bartenders to be very nice & friendly. A great place to watch the sunset & relax.
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