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“Sunset, Seafood and Country Club Feel”

Kona Inn Restaurant
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Ranked #24 of 293 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Kona Inn in Kailua-Kona has the atmosphere of an "old boys club" from the 20s or 30s - one imagines Traders, Ship's Captains and Captains of Industry here with brandy and cigars. There's no smoking now of course, but the ceiling fans still operate on pulleys, dating back to the 1930s. It's off Ali'i Drive in the downtown shopping area, and fronts the Ocean with indoor/outdoor seating with great views of the sunset and a very traditional looking grass lawn. There are booths and tables - some with high-back wicker chairs. Informal dress was permissible but feels "fancy" and is pricey - around $100 or more for a couple. Traditional faire - fresh seafood, expertly prepared; steaks, prime rib. We had the macadamia mahi mahi and the baked monchong. Good service. Reservations probably a good idea though we were seated promptly without one.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Kona Inn is one of the best restaurants on the Big Island. In the Bay and facing directly west, sunsets as good as they get.

Add to this a great menu and a staff with Herbert as a member makes dinner a delight.

We suggest adding a couple drops of Sherry to the chowder. Fish is fresh and excellent and I enjoyed the island ribs.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We wandered in without a booking and was seated quickly.
we enjoyed the chowder, then shared our mains. We had the Mahi Mahi.....yum.
I ordered the scampi.
Everything was very nice, and the overall evening was most enjoyable.

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Thank MissPixieLix
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Our last dinner on the island. Fantastic view of the ocean. Both fish entrees were excellently prepared.

Excellent service. Herbert, the server, went above and beyond to make our meal special.

We loved it!

Thank rolobear
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great location but getting tired.....needs to be revitalized. Time for a change, food OK....great view of the bay.

Thank Konabarb
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