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“Slightly above average”

Kona Inn Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 287 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zurich, Switzerland
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Slightly above average”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Two couples and four kids. We had Ono, Mahi-Mahi, Ahi and some other kids dishes. We enjoyed the great oceanfront location of this place - and it is centrally located in Kona. The place is spacious and we appreciated this given that we were there with 2 strollers and 4 kids in total.

The food was slightly above average with mixed reviews. I didn't enjoy my Ahi as much, but others seemed more happy than we were (4/5 in total). There is a good selection of meals for kids and the service was very good and accommodating.

  • Visited June 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Experience.”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

My wife discovered this restaurant while browsing through the shops nearby. We made a reservation for that night. We were seated immediately and our waiter came right over. From that point on, we were never unattended. The waiter came and went delivering drinks and unbelievable food, the whole time never disturbing us. The fish dishes we had were fresh and cooked to perfection. The decor and ambiance were fitting for Hawaii and with the number of antique ceiling fans there, the room was quite comfortable. This was by far the best restaurant I had been to in the seven days we were in Kailua-Kona. We'll stay there next visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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Concord, California
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A surprise”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stopped in Kona Inn for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is in the middle of a touristy market place. We were hesitant to stay, but once we walked in and saw the view and the setting, we were happy to have lunch. The food is good, nothing to brag about but acceptable. It's the setting and the feel of the place that sets it apart. You may be in the middle of tourist world, but in the Kona Inn...you are back in old Hawaii. It is worth visiting and having a drink and some pupu's.

  • Visited May 2013
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Beautiful spot for dinner”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stopped at Kona Inn for dinner on our return around the island. I was a little concerned when I saw it was smack in the middle of the touristy section of Kona but no worries. The dinning room is an open air looking out to the bay. On top of that the food and service was very good.

Visited April 2013
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Salinas, CA
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always a stop!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We always go to Kona Inn while on the Big Island. It isn't the most up dated on their menu, but reliable. The restaurant takes you back to and older time with the way it's decorated. We went here 10 years ago and had a wonderful experience. We had an accident and I was very sore and stayed in for a couple of days. Needless to say our vacation had also taken a "hit". When we went ot Kona Inn we got good service and a great meal. It was a light in an otherwise dark place.Kona Inn will always have a place in my heart!

Visited May 2013
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