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Kona Inn Restaurant

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75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped by for drinks to watch a beautiful sunset. Ashley waited on us and was friendly and attentive. Ordered nachos. It was good-sized order with plenty of peppers.

Thank jwbrown72
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Traveling with my brother and sister in law and our 2 weeks have come to an end. We wanted a nice setting for a good meal but not one that would break the bank. We settled on this but were sad to find out they no longer do a Friday prime rib dinner. So we settled on this: Apps were... More 

Thank Lisa S
Syracuse, New York, United States
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287 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can only give a limited review of the Kona Inn because my wife and I stopped just for drinks. But, I give them credit for trying new drink recipes. After a long day at the beach, we walked down Ali'i Drive and came in for a couple of afternoon cocktails. I remembered the name of a favorite drink that... More 

Thank Warren F
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for lunch and ordered the tuna melt. It was good and the price was very reasonable, with such a amazing view. You can't beat this place with food and the price and definite must try for lunch.

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Cypress, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You need to go here and try their calamari strips, fish & chips and strawberry lemonade! The food was super fresh and delicious! The restaurant is close to shopping and great views of the water. Please try their seafood if you go here!

Thank maryansmail7
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for lunch and sat outside on a patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The shaded patio and ocean breeze offered an ideal spot for dining. We began with Mai Tai's, which were blended well and tasted superb. The coconut shrimp and the Kailua pulled pork sandwiches taste very good. The macadamia nut ice cream tastes great, is refreshing,... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for lunch on a hot, sticky day and chose to sit on the outdoor patio area which was cooled by the gentle sea breezes. We had a large chicken sandwich and a big bowl of delicious, thick clam chowder washed down with some cold local beers. The food was great and the prices were reasonable, especially considering... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This charming spot overlooks the bay with great patio seating and the best calamari I have ever had. (Not rings, but rather wide meaty strips that were breaded and pan fried to fork tender. Aaah.) Many cute shops in this historic hotel complex.

Thank MSmith338
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the ambience of the Kona Inn ... it is both relaxed and elegant at the same time and you can choose to eat in the dining area or the cafe' grill which is more casual. Food is very good and the view is lovely. A little pricier but worth it.

Thank KoziakProductions
San Clemente, California
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic Big Island classic outstanding food service ocean front of the bay sunset views. Dining room available and and open air for lunch also.

Thank Mary Jo C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-329-4455

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