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Ocean Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Hawaiian
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68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9726
808-881-7911
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Petaluma, California
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Fish was so bad I couldn't eat it. The waiter argued that it was fresh which it was most definitely not. At least he deducted money from the bill but won't eat there again.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Dinner over sunset with great drinks, great food, great service. Not much more to say. We had been here before and we will return. Higher end restaurant worth every penny. Be sure to ask for a view table, but then again, all tables have a view.

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Shanghai
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Our family of 4 dinned at this establishment serval times during a visit to Kona. The fish and chips are half price on Wednesday and Taco Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, all kinds of tacos for about 3.00. The food was very good. Service was good. You do have to get there early and be patient during taco nights are they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Located next to the pool at the Mauna Lani hotel, this bar consistently pours the best Mai Tai. How can you top the drink? Realize you are steps from the beach. Great pupus, friendly service and views of some of the best sunsets in the world.

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Newport Beach, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Big anniversary celebration. Had a couple of people with some physical problems and had no idea the restaurant was so far from entrance of hotel,with stairs and pathways winding down to restaurant. It would have been so easy to have gone somewhere else! Food and service were not bad but nothing memorable. The bread, Hawaiian rolls the kind you get... More 

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Prineville
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere. Too bad everything else kind of ruined it. The food was pretty good albeit very overpriced for what it was. The service was completely subpar. Never asked for another service of drinks. Barely made eye contact. No one smiles there. They Didn't want to engage us at all. I would have been better off to go to the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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301 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 803 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

We had eaten here twice last year and thought the bbq ribs and chicken were great. So we came for dinner one night while staying at the hotel. It was a mixed experience. Service was friendly but very slow. We ordered a pizza to start, then ribs. Long long long wait. I would have ordered a drink if anyone had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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301 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 803 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

We had eaten here twice last year and thought the bbq ribs and chicken were great. So we came for dinner one night while staying at the hotel. It was a mixed experience. Service was friendly but very slow. We ordered a pizza to start, then ribs. Long long long wait. I would have ordered a drink if anyone had... More 

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Soquel, California
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Ocean Grill is perfect when you want to see a beautiful sunset but don't want to get too dressed up for one of the more expensive beach side restaurants. Great drinks and food. My husband said the fish and chips was one of the best he ever had as the fish was not coated but grilled lightly so you... More 

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San Jose, California
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202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This place has fantastic views, especially at sunset. They food and fancy, boozy drinks are great too. Actually,they have access to the hotel kitchen, so it's more than your typical pool side grill. The Mai tai was strong. Woooo-weee! The server said, "oh yeah, it's all alcohol except for about a shot and a half!" Try the tiny bubbles. Really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9726
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast
  • Phone Number: 808-881-7911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?