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Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-329-2911
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Boise, Idaho
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242 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife was swimming in the pool on a noodle and I was hungry. Since we were staying at the Courtyard and I was at Honu's, I ordered Fish and Chips. What a great Idea! Add a POG drink and the food was delicious. Staff is so friendly throughout this hotel. It is easy going in paradise at it's best.... More 

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Thank jtudbury
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and letting us know what a positive experience we were able to provide for you. We have been focusing on our level of customer service at the pool area and it is nice to see that it has been noticed. Don't hesitate to return and enjoy that experience all over again. Mahalo for sharing... More 

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service and food was horrible,buffet did not include the over priced sodas and milk. We went for the Prime Rib and Seafood buffet. Food was cold and very limited selection for $50.Prime Rib was tough! Service I had 2 plates finished before they came for our drink order. Soda was flat. Had to ask for crab crackers at a seafood... More 

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Thank JimmyBoyBob
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, I am very sorry for the incidents you have written about. What you have described is totally out of character from the many outstanding reviews we receive about our weekend buffet. If you could contact my assistant with the date of when you were here, I will follow up on this. We haven't received any other complaints within the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the weekend buffet in February 2017 with another couple. The price is $50 a person. It is great. The things that made it great include: (1) Hot Crab and Prime Ribe- All you can Eat- (my husband got his fill of the crab for sure!) (2) Good Selection of Hot Vegetable and Side Dishes (3) Great Catch of... More 

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Thank tinybec23
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the gracious comments about your recent visit to our Honu's Weekend Prime Rib Seafood buffet. We're glad to know that you and your friends enjoyed the large selection of deliciousness from entrees to desserts. Our culinary staff work diligently to prepare the mouthwatering dishes for our guests. I will be sure to pass along your compliments and... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I spent a week at King 'Kama' hotel and ate breakfast several mornings at Honu's on the Beach restaurant just after doing morning yoga at the beach...At Honu's on the Beach, we were greeted warmly each time, served the famous Kona coffee, and enjoyed a dizzying array of delicacies. Omelets are made-to-order, fresh Hawaiian papaya and pineapples,... More 

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Thank yuki205
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Mahalo for the great comments you've shared about your early morning experiences at our hotel. We couldn't have said any better than you did. We're pleased that you enjoyed so many things about Honu's, but more importantly, we are very happy to know that our associates were welcoming and gracious throughout your dining experiences. Mahalo, Jak Hu General Manager More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate at Honu's last night and it was perfect! Some of the best food I've ever had. Service was fantastic; everyone was very friendly. I am so glad we came to this restaurant! It was pricier than other restaurants but you absolutely get what you pay for and then some. This was my favorite restaurant that... More 

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Thank heeeeyray
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for coming to Honu's and having dinner with us last night. Honu's is a gem that more and more people are discovering. The views from the dining room, the food created by our culinary teams and the atmosphere are really something to behold. We thank you for your feedback that will hopefully encourage others to come and... More 

topmud
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Breakfast we had there outside was fantastic. The Dinner was also fantastic but, we had the added attraction of fire pits and Tiki Torches to eat by.

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Thank topmud
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

We couldn't agree with you more! Dining at Honu's on the Beach for breakfast or dinner is truly a unique experience. There is nothing like eating breakfast at the edge of a beach, watching the dawning of a new day as life near the water awakens. The evening experience is fantastic as well as one can watch the sun slowly... More 

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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Terrific food. Fabulous friendly service from Emerald. Beautiful view. The eggs Benedict were the best! We will be back.

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Thank Fishbooks
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful!!! We thank you for the terrific feedback and will be waiting for your return. Mahalo, Jak Hu General Manager More 

milwaukee wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

The service was very good. Best Mai Tai in Kaananapali. Had short ribs three times on separate islands. I thought Hono's short ribs tasted like my mom's roast beef. Not a bad thing, but not worthy is a "steak" price on the menu. Bread was outstanding.

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Thank T3682CDwilliaml
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for the kind words, although I am not sure if you have the correct restaurant. We are Honu's on the Beach restaurant at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona. Never the less, it sounds like you had a great experience. Mahalo, Jak Hu General Manager More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

This is not a review on the regular menu, but for the weekend prime rib and seafood buffet. On Fridays and Saturdays (17:30-22:25) they have a special buffet menu with very good quality prime rib and seafood. Pricing is not bad at $45 per adult. Kids 6-22 are $23.50 This buffet is fun to go to every once in awhile... More 

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Thank charley-marley
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to serve you while you were dining at our popular weekend Prime Rib Seafood Buffet at Honu's on the Beach restaurant. Your review was so beautifully written and we appreciate the wonderful feedback. We could almost do a commercial from your review! We are so glad to know that you enjoy the buffet so much. Our... More 

Newnan, Georgia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant for breakfast. It was very relaxing while watching people arrive in their canoes and watching people work on the beach in preparation for the day.

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Thank Keith R
J-HuGeneralManager, General Manager at Honu's on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us for breakfast and getting a small glimpse of our special island life style. It's a wonderful way of life. We hope you'll be able to return and experience more of this special place we call home. Mahalo, Jak Hu General Manager 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
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-2911
Description
Honu's on the Beach Restaurant features the most spectacular Breakfast Buffet with fresh island fruits, bakery items and breakfast basics enhanced by our famed "Live Omelet and Waffle Station". Ala carte menu available. We welcome you in joining Executive Chef George Gomes, Jr. & our entire Honu's team with our newest "Farm to Table" menu. (Cuisine selections available Sunday to Thursday). On Friday and Saturday evenings we feature our Famed Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet with a raw bar, appetizers, salads, specialty entrees and of course our "Slowed Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus and Steamed Snow Crab Legs". Adults: $42.95, Children (6-12yrs) $22.50. Join us for Sushi & Jazz, Wed. & Thur. evenings, 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Happy Hour at Billfish Bar, 50% off Pupus, drink specials, 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

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