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Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks

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75-5683 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1601 (Alii Drive)
+1 808-326-2002
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Looking for a decent meal at above average price. This is your place. It does have a beautiful view of the ocean and a full bar. Not that anything is bad, just nondescript except the stunning view.

Thank Julia H
Fort Collins, Colorado
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for "happy hour". We shared a bowl of clam chowder - it was not very good in my opinion but others in the group liked it. Kinda thick and not real flavorful. We tried the Liliko'i cheesecake - spectacular. Not overly sweet but very flavorful. This place seemed a little pricy since they say it is happy... More 

Thank Lynne B
Centennial, Colorado
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a reservation on a Friday night, but probably did not need it. Staff were super friendly. Not a lot of gluten free food but they are willing to work with you. Had the Kalia pork with cabbage and rice. Very tasty. If you can sit at the window you get a great view of the busy street and ocean.

Thank B B
Kealakekua, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Robert the manager was great and totally informative. I wanted to take Mark my bartender home to make my drinks forever. Go in here and let them make you feel like family. My favorite place in Kona.

Thank Alexarra
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went looking for really good fish as well as a great steak for my husband. The pineapple drink was the best part of our meal. The steak was much more done and drier than requested and the fish was just alright - nothing special about it. If we went there again we would definitely get something different.

Thank TeachTeri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view of the bay. Open windows allow a welcome ocean breeze. Everyone was very friendly and our waiter was super! I ordered the grilled Mai mai in a mango sauce and shaved macadamia. My mouth is watering as I write this. Excellent. We only ate out twice while here. Very glad we choose Fish Hooper.

Thank Scott W
Mill Creek, Washington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic brunch at this restaurant. We enjoyed great salads and fish tacos. The food was very good and the service was also excellent. The restaurant has a great view of the ocean and is very centrally located in Kailua-Kona. We highly recommend this restaurant for a great breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank Mark W
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an outstanding dinning experience. Everything from cocktails before dinner, dinner and dessert was an experience we will always remember. This is a definite do over place to dine. Their breakfast is also excellent. Our next trip back home will be back to the Fish Hopper.

Thank Marlene K
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect tourist trap complete with a hustler outside setup on the sidewalk. All fish is crusted or otherwise perverted. This is always suspicious as to not having the freshest fish. The usual high prices on food and drinks. Don’t bother.

Thank BILL C
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too high end for my standard taste, but it's Hawaii so there is an over lying casual aura that keeps it low key. Dinner for two was $100 so keep that in mind if you're on a budget, but the food was well worth it. The polenta served with the jumbo prawns tipped the scales when deciding 4 or 5... More 

Thank Evan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Seafood, Soups, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5683 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1601
    (Alii Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2002
Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona * Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh Big Island and seafood flown in weekly from California. Our bar serves up signature Bucket of Fire and Volcano flaming drinks and is the perfect oceanfront location to gather with friends for Happy Hour. We are within walking distance to shops and historic sites. A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local favorite Kona restaurant since 1934. The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. We proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment. Open daily from 730am-930pm.

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