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The Rim

Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
+1 808-930-6910
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (17 reviews)
“island fish” (4 reviews)
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07:00 - 10:00All hours
American, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, it's within the National park so you have to pay $25 to get here. The money is totally worth it. We came here on a Wednesday evening dinner at 5:45 for 6 people, and asked for a view of the Volcano. When...More

Thank raininroses
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of five had dinner here while in Volcano, hoping to view the glow of the Lava. The weather was foggy making the glow come and go during the meal. The food was great, and so was the service.

Thank TLar2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a fancy romantic dinner, and had reserved a window seat so we could have a front-row seat to Kilauea. Our evening was great! Our server was outstanding - I wish i could remember her name! My Mai Tai was delicious! And...More

Thank QuinetteTX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of five visited for a early dinner at 5pm on the 4th of July. We had made reservations the night before and took the last remaining time available. We were seated as soon as we arrived and our waitress got drinks out to...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant so that we could view the Kilauea caldera and the orange glow from Halema‘uma‘u as the sun set. We enjoyed the food. My order of fish, where I asked for medium rare, came up medium-done. But everyone enjoyed the dinner. And...More

Thank Stan_from_San_Jose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient location for a meal while in the park. Decent food and setting to relax after walking around the park.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know if it was tiredness, it being our last night in Hawaii, or what, but this restaurant was just ok. Not bad. But nothing special. Good food, but not great and (obviously) very expensive. (It's a volcano.....there's not a lot of other places...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rim restaurant is situated 3 miles from the active volcano in Volcano National park. All seating has excellent views of the volcano particularly at night when the red glow is clearly seen. The food is a bit pricey but it is excellent. My wife...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying one night in the adjacent lodge, and decided to get a dinner reservation here because it was the easiest thing to do after a busy day. I thought that we'd be paying through the nose for mediocre food, just for the privilege...More

Thank MuddyGurl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here while we were on a tour to the volcano sites. The island fish was exceptionally delicious! We really enjoyed our dinner. The view of the volcano was fascinating! Thanks to Margie and George for a great service. Highly recommended!

Thank Miriam B
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Questions & Answers
7 May 2017|
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Response from Frank H | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is fine. Most folks have been at the park all day.
Barbara W
24 January 2017|
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Response from MaxHall | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would try to reach them when you are on island. They are a little hard to get a hold of. The time difference also may be an issue. I usually call during the Dinner hour to make a reservation. Which would be 10 PM... More
Ted O
19 October 2016|
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Response from Patrick D | Reviewed this property |
Without the view, there is no point. Its an active volcano erupting while you eat, its not about cheap food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-6910
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