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Kona Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

good Mai tais great salads calamari steaks all fresh fruit drinks nice ocean view and breeze lots of shopping in walking distance

Thank Lashelle S
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ahi was superb! Wife had mahi mahi. Both excellent. Waiter gave the feel of a 1940's service! Reminded me of a steak house in San Francisco with attentive service! Has a grass area where kids were playing. Open air, view of ocean! Just great feel!

Thank harrymc49
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, great staff, delicious food, happy hour great and a fun place to hang out. Thank you to Michael Ann for making our Pre Wedding lunch such a fun even if long afternoon. Very happy day spent with family and friends with great service.

Thank Robyn T
Redondo Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant with exceptional sunsets to watch while dining. I've eaten here a number of times on different trips and it never disappoints. Order from the grill menu for the best deals.

Thank Linda S
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed lunch here during an overnight stay in Kona. Fantastic venue with historical background. Displays in the restaurant, and great adjacent shopping village.

Thank Rod W
Higashimatsuyama, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and very good food. They have dinner section, casual food/bar section and bar counter. We had crab cakes, calamari, Caesar salad, Cobb salad, teriyaki beef steak, and lobster. My dad said their wine bottles are almost the same price as buying them in market...good thing for wine lovers. Try around sunset time, it's stunning!

Thank Maochi88
Los Angeles, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the best fresh fish perfectly cook this is the place and you will pay the prices. Monchong is $35 and Mahi-Mahi $40. Three years ago they included veggies, now they charge $4.95 for a few cents worth of vegetables. Rice or rice pilaf is included. A baked potato is $3 and they save the cost of the... More 

Thank BILL C
South Lyme, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so hot that I couldn't eat. Their room fans are fake. The food was good, but couldn't enjoy it. Pina colada was refreshing. Their Macadamia nut encrusted Mahi Mahi was good. They're right on the water but no air was stirring all evening. Too bad because we were treating a local young woman, and I doubt that she... More 

Thank emron1
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's difficult to determine where to eat when along this stretch of road there are many options. We were surprised at how lovely the Kona Inn was once we entered because from the street you don't get a sense that it has much else to offer. You have a voice of cafe or restaurant dining. Both face the beach and... More 

Thank Junkette
Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location in a shopping complex, who knew. When you walk in it is an open concept and beautiful view here as well of the ocean, pleasant staff and good food and drinks. We went as a family, and wanted to experience a fine dining experience before our vacation ended, this was a perfect place considering where it is located.

Thank Sandra L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?