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78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not good. After traveling all day I wanted a large salad. We paid a large salad price for a few lettace leaves on an 8" plate with an under ripe tomato.

Thank Susan S
Edmond, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous setting, attentive staff, great food. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a drink at the bar. Live entertainment on some nights.

Thank Marcia P
Eastham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a last minute reservation through open table. We were seated right away by the very friendly staff. Wonderful views and awesome fireside table. Food was delicious. A bit pricey but would recommend at least once if you are staying at the hotel.

Thank j72g
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful location and excellent service. Our drinks were delicious, but the food was awful. Steak and chicken were clearly frozen, not fresh ingredients. For the price, we expected much higher quality. There are also stray cats who creepily stare at you while you eat. One jumped over my partner's back at one point. The seating was low to the ground... More 

Thank Planktos15
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had reservations at Rays. From the minute we pulled in the staff was helpful and courteous. The restaurant staff was also very understanding when it came to seating and explaining some items on the menu. As far as food, my wife enjoyed her steak and I enjoyed the catch of the day. Portion size of the steak and fish were... More 

Thank Joe G
Fairfax County, Virginia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel where Rays on the Bay is located, so it was an easy choice. It's got a great location where you can see the water and feel the cool breeze. Food was very good and came fairly quickly - very family friendly. Service was also excellent.

Thank burgers4409
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

His name says it all, the service we received upon eating here was nothing short from Rad!!! He was polite, precise, and over all, on top of things. His recommendations were great! The blue cheese burger was delicious! The view left my family with a overwhelming feeling of peace and serenity. Don't forget desert!!!! Chocolate cake with a raspberry sauce... More 

Thank secret0225
Woodbury, Minnesota
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They turn on the flood lights at 8:30pm and since the light draws the plankton that the rays like to eat that's supposed to draw them over. However, the boats have their lights on, too, and that can draw the rays away from the shore so when we were there we only spotted one ray. The food was expensive but... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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370 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sheraton in December. Our rate did not include breakfast but we decided to eat there because we were heading to Hilo and wanted to have a quick meal. Breakfast was $30 per person and SUCKED! None of the hot food was hot. It wasn't even on heating trays. Room temperature eggs, bacon and "tater tots"! Really?... More 

Thank Futuremauian
Port Orchard, Washington
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in with no reservation. Waited about 5 minutes to be seated. We weren't too hungry so we all had the burger. It was good, we didn't think it was pricey and my wife is still raving about the fries. Not sure what they did to them but they were great. I can't say anything but good for the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-4916
Rays on the Bay Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table cooking, handmade artisan pizzas,local island favorites and the coldest beer on the Big Island. Guests will enjoy warm and welcoming service, ocean front views, live entertainment 7 days a week and of course the chance to see live Manta Rays feeding in the ocean directly infront of the restaurant. Rays is also the best spot to see a brilliant and romantic sunset while you gather with friends to enjoy hand crafted cocktails, pupus or dinner.

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