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“Outstanding Prime Rib too!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seaside Restaurant

Seaside Restaurant
Ranked #52 of 237 Restaurants in Hilo
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Honolulu
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Outstanding Prime Rib too!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I usually order the fried aholehole, steamed mullet, or macadamia nut crusted mahimahi, but I just wasn't in the mood for fish, so I decided to try the prime rib, which I love and had heard was good here. It's not good, it's GREAT!!! It was tender, juicy, cooked perfectly, and even had an awesome rock salt crust!! It was some of the best prime rib I've had anywhere!
I almost always have a green salad to start my dinners, but the cream of Hamakua mushroom soup sounded so enticing that all three of us decided to try it, and it was a good decision for all of us. The soup was heavenly!! If it's available when you dine here, order it!
And don't forget dessert. It was hard not to order the Hilo Homemade ice cream, but the brownie delight and mud pie were the perfect ending to an awesome meal.
The Seaside is always on our itinerary when we visit Hilo, but now we even more reasons to dine here. We've always known they served great fish, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that their prime rib is just as good!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Erik W
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“High quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but if you get a table in the back over looking the water, you will have a much better dining experience. Food was very good and high quality. Initially, it seemed expensive but neither my husband nor I could eat all of our food. So, we had enough leftovers for a meal the next day. Staff was friendly.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank CarolTwo
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Yikes! Gross, overpriced & boring”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

On our first look inside this place, we should have run. Very, very rundown and creepy. Food was hit and miss and very expensive so you expected more. Slow, slow service even though they apologized because they were "so busy." You have to be kidding!! It was dead. Please clean this place!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank crestlinecolorado
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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really Fresh Fish!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had a delicious, fresh, local mahi with pesto dinner. Our table overlooked the koi pond. Service was excellent and the place was obviously popular with locals. Desserts included ice cream made with local tropical fruits and macadamia nuts and a chocolate cake that was fantastic.

Helpful?
Thank kipnrob
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food at good price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

The fish is the best deal at this place as they have fish ponds to grow their fish to eat so it is FRESH! Dinner only NO LUNCH

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
Thank Rev Mark J
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