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Rays on the Bay

78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We sat at the bar and had great drinks and a good view of mantas in the water. The bartender, Dan, is awesome! I recommend the Hanna Ho, delicious and refreshing. The steak appetizer and the ahi tuna were great.

Thank Debbi R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was very good, pretty expensive. Good service, fantastic atmosphere. Looks over the bay where people go to see the manta ray

Thank Betty193r
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We called ahead for Mother's Day. We were o our honeymoon and requested ocean view. We were seated at a table next to the open 1/2 wall. Our unobstructed view was absolutely amazing and beautiful. The catch of the day was delicious. All food prepared...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate dinner here while staying at the Sheraton. Food was solid but a tad on the generic side. Had the poke and seafood stew which were both above average. Signature drinks were pretty good.

Thank Onewiththetide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal here took 2 hours! The second night we stayed here, we tried it again and spent way too much money for what we got. The caesar salad here is VERY good on their menu. The coconut ice cream is a unique treat. You...More

Thank 2doglady
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice. Dinner on both occasions. Maybe we're just lucky since it is apparent that some people really don't like it. We liked it enough once on this trip to go back a second time. The guys at the bar were friendly and...More

Thank MikeandJim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There a viewing area to see the Manta Rays and once the night snorkelling group have finished and turned their lights off the mantas come closer. We saw two gliding around and feeding, beautiful! You can have a drink and/or some food here as well,...More

Thank Sonia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

After mostly having lunches out rather than dinners to save money we decided to splurge and head to Rays on the Bay. Unfortunately it turned out to be our worst meal, takeaways aside. I ordered the burger, which I would think was a safe option...More

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is quite lovely but I was very disappointed in the food. Overcooked. Prices were high and drinks also. Would recommend for view but defintely suggest eating elsewhere.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good steak and shrimp app. I got the tuna app and it was a blob of raw tuna which I did not enjoy. A bit pricey but nice spot right on the water.

Thank sctravel55
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I am trying to make a reservation but cannot find a single open table
November 18, 2016|
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Response from TL C | Reviewed this property |
Very very busy, the view is spectacular. The bar seating is great but if you want a table, ask the front desk for help
Did you actually see Rays? I was there 6/27 and again tonight- stayed past 10- and no rays sighted!
July 2, 2015|
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Response from SheratonKonaPR | Property representative |
Aloha, Manta rays can frequently be seen at Rays on the Bay. However, it is a natural environment so we can't guarantee sightings. I've personally seen about five gathered in one night! Visit our Manta Learning Center to... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
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, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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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.