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“Loaded Bloody Mary!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks

Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks
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Ranked #17 of 283 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Alii Drive
Description: Fish Hopper - Kailua-Kona * Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh Big Island and seafood flown in weekly from California. Our bar serves up signature Bucket of Fire and Volcano flaming drinks and is the perfect oceanfront location to gather with friends for Happy Hour. We are within walking distance to shops and historic sites. A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local favorite Kona restaurant since 1934. The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. We proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment. Open daily from 730am-930pm.
Surprise, Arizona
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Loaded Bloody Mary!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

OMG! Stop by or a drink and have lunch. A Bloody Mary with shrimp, green beans and green olives. Very nice. A must in Kona if you love Bloody Mary's!

Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

The meals we had were excellent but they are a bit pricey. They also did not have a drink special even though it appeared they did on the sign out front. Service was really good and nice view of harbor when eating.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Tasty food and good ocean view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Nice fresh fish, good presentation. Service was good.
A little pricey on a budget, ~$20+ plate, but paying for the view.

Visited July 2013
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Cuba, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great fish!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Fish Hopper is on the main strip in Kailua, but it sits above the sidewalk affording a nice view of the water. We dined late our first night in Kona, so it wasn't crowded. We ordered the crispy calamari because we had a coupon from our condo. My wife usually doesn't like calamari, but this item was hot, tender, and delicious, causing my wife to change her mind about calamari. I ordered the Ahi which was a little rare for my taste. It was blackened, but it was a little cooler than I expected. The menu clearly said rare, so I should have expected that. Nonetheless, it was very tasty. My wife ordered swordfish, the catch of the day, and it was excellent, firm but not dried out.
If we had more time in Kona, we would have returned.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Great food with great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Earlier this year we spent a few days in Kona at the end of out two weeks in the Hawaiian archipelago. Eating is never cheap in the hotel restaurant and the Fish Hopper came well recommended and was only 150 meters walk from the hotel and overlooked the main road which was very interesting after dark with custom cars and choppers showing their craft. There are also great views over the sea particularly if you get a window seat.
Great atmosphere and staff and great staff and local beers great try Longboard or a Long schooner. Some of the dishes can be pricey but you don't have to spend a fortune for a great meal and do try the Chowder one of their specialities.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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