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Restaurant Lines/Waiting

Southern Belle
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Restaurant Lines/Waiting

We'll be in the BI in mid-June. Do the popular restaurants in Kona normally have long waiting times to get seated? Just a pet peeve of ours. Hate to wait more than 15 minutes to get seated for food. When we're hungry, we're hungry, you know. Any authentic (inexpensive, too!) Hawaiian restaurants that don't have that problem? Thanks so much!

Island of Hawaii...
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1. Re: Restaurant Lines/Waiting

You can avoid waiting in lines by making a reservation at most restaurants. For more detailed Big Island restaurant reviews check konaforum.com and click on the restaurant reviews link.

California
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2. Re: Restaurant Lines/Waiting

Are you only looking for placese in Kailua-Kona?? Here are some of our favorite authentic (and cheap!) places in the Kailua-Kona and Kona area:

Aki's Cafe, Ka'upena (famous for their foot-long lau lau!), Kona Mix Plate, and Big Island Grill. You might have a wait at Big Island Grill as it's VERY popular among the locals and can get crowded at times.

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3. Re: Restaurant Lines/Waiting

avoid the time prior 7:15 and as TT said make a reservation

Island of Hawaii...
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4. Re: Restaurant Lines/Waiting

Taxman, Aki's Cafe is no longer in business and Kona Mix Plate has been sold three times during the past two years. The BIG (Big Island Grill) has not changed, you eat lunch there and you don't want dinner! :)

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5. Re: Restaurant Lines/Waiting

That's TT! That's good to know! We haven't been to Kauai in a few years and didn't know about Aki's.

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6. Re: Restaurant Lines/Waiting

Kauai?! I was talking about Aki's Cafe in Kona. It's Splashers now. It would be OK but they use really bad bread for their sandwiches.

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7. Re: Restaurant Lines/Waiting

Oops!.....sorry, meant to say Maui!!

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