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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cab driver recommended it. Great location, pretty good mai tai, great local fish, and very good service.

Thank Ray C
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great meal at the Fish Hopper. We had been there several years ago and the food and service were just as good this time. The fish, calamari and ribs were all great and the desserts were really yummy. We had a window table so could look out over the water and enjoy the breeze.

Thank MJB702014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant is right in the hub of Kailua so traffic/parking issues are to be expected, plan ahead. The restaurant is open air and very comfortable. Making a reservation is a good idea, If you go for breakfast and are really hungry, try the locomoco, it is pretty large and tasty. For dinner, all the fish dishes are great. We... More 

1 Thank 2mchfn
Portland Oregon
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283 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in here for lunch on our way to check in to our hotel. We decided to each get the chowder and split an order of fish tacos. I had a scoop of crab on top of my chowder and it was some of the best I have ever eaten, and I eat it a lot at home. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is amazing. Ask the waitress what to get...you win! Had Maui Onion And Tomato Salad with Ono added! Oh, so good! The beer is ice cold! The drinks are done right! For the non foodies...they can still be pleased too. Had party of 11, which included several picky eaters...everybody loved this restaurant! Literally hopped out of the ocean, swimming... More 

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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many great dishes at this restaurant. Joel and the team there no how to treat customers and will most likely remember you if you are a repeat visitor. The monchong risotto (a type of pomfret) is divine. The fish of the day is always prepared beautifully (as one friend says, they must not have haole cooks. But... More 

Thank Kerry C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is in historic Kailua village which is a nice place to walk around. We picked this based on the fact that it seemed to be busy. A promising sign of food being good. The seafood items here are really great. One of our party chose chicken, it was good, but not as great. I would definitely go here... More 

Thank caligal10
West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fun morning! Great service, so friendly & attentive. All our breakfasts were great (6 of us).

Thank kwsw2013
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fact that this place is always busy is testament to the quality of the food they serve. Not to mention the location - great views of the ocean if you are seated near the windows. On the night we visited, the service was inconsistent. There are five of us and they seated us at a table for four, and... More 

Thank Tony Y
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We kind of stumbled into this place and are so happy we did. The poke was incredible and all of our meals were excellent. The locals we were with are adding this restaurant to their repartee

Thank stef9371

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Soups, Hawaiian, Seafood
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
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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