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“Delightful Surprise”

Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill
Ranked #6 of 288 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill is a casual local's joint featuring fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and a variety of salads at affordable prices. The restaurant (named after our daughter) is the culmination of much hard work and the dedication of ourselves and our crew. We invite you to be our guests and experience great food and old fashioned hospitality, island style. Angie and Paul—Proprietors of your Local Ohana Grill. Established 2004.
Los Altos, CA
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Delightful Surprise”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews. It did not disappoint. Located just a few minutes from downtown Kona, it has a delightful open-air structure. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and server. The service was top notch. We had the Daily Special of Ono and Ahi on purple mashed potatoes.... our new favorite side. The meal was so delicious that we returned on the last day of our trip for a another tasty seafood meal. They didn't have the purple mashed potatoes on the menu but made a special effort to provide them for us.

  • Visited October 2012
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Hanford, California
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“Small and friendly”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Just happened by and stopped to try it out. Pleasantly surprised by all the friendly greeting as we entered. Happened to show up during Aloha Happy Hour and could not have timed it better. Food and drink specials that can't miss. Loved it.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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28 reviews
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“Amazing food and great service.”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

It may not be ocean front but Jackie Rey's is one of the best, if not "the best" restaurant in Kona. Must try.

  • Visited September 2012
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Casual and Fun, Decent Food.”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a very popular place with locals and be quite busy at the bar as well as in the restaurant after work hours. The staff is very friendly. The service is fast and the food is good. The seafood is very fresh- as it should be in Hawaii. The reason I ate it "average" instead of "very good" is that I don't consider this a gourmet experience. The seafood in a fancy looking restaurant right on the beach would cost a lot more, but some of the other items can be quite ordinary. Still, this restaurant does have return customers. The open air architecture makes it fun, although it's not really a "people watching" place since you're up on the hillside and off of the main tourist/coastline street (Ali'i Drive). I rate it very good on the atmosphere as it is casual and welcoming, but this does not mean quiet and romantic. In fact, it can be pretty noisy with a lot of regulars unwinding after a work day. A solo eater would be comfortable here as would a family. It might be too noisy for business in the evening hours. There's a pharmacy and a fantastic hair salon (Terrace Hair) in this same little hillside plaza.

  • Visited September 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Amazing Food & Nice Staff”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Jackie Rey's was one of the best meals we had in Kona. The food was simply terrific! It does get very busy though - we had a reservation and didn't get seated until about 45 minutes after our reservation time. However, we got to wait seated at the bar, and when our bill came the majority of our drinks were comped and they also sent over a free appetizer for the trouble. Very nice staff!

  • Visited August 2012
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