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Rays on the Bay

78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“beet salad” (12 reviews)
“ribeye” (16 reviews)
“pupus” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
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1 - 10 of 1,014 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is not in its regular location at the Sheraton. The area is being renovated, so the Rays menu is being served in a different restaurant's space, which will likely disappoint anyone expecting to come for the sunset or the manta rays. If you...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This highlight for me was the view. I had a salad and my husband had a burger - both were good, but not great. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Renata C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the bar was outstanding, the Bartender GARY was so nice and helpful in drink selection and dining. We had a blast with him.

Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed that Ray's was closed for renovations the one and only night we could go. They displaced Ray's on the Bay to another location in the hotel. The food was great but very disappointed that we were unable to see any manta...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Kona late this afternoon. When the Sheraton concierge called Rays on the Bay to see if we could get a dinner reservation for 7 PM, they said the earliest available was 8:00; but then they graciously decided they could fit us in....More

Thank PDXPAT80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant had stray cats roaming through it totally accepted by the staff. They stated the establishment paid to have the vet or whoever to come out and give the cats their shots instead of collecting them and taking them away. Will never eat here...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly enjoyable restaurant with a great staff and beautiful sunset view as well as a great vantage point to watch the boats bringing people out to snorkel with the Manta Rays. A great menu that offers a great variety of options! Highly recommend the goat...More

Thank drewbethjack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant, located in the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, is built on lava cliffs by the entrance to Keauhou Bay. Their website says they're "farm to plate and hook to cook." We had a table by the ocean overlooking black lava rocks. It was...More

Thank fba5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location.. with a open air restaurant with live music. Very friendly staff. Lots of options on the menu. Fish very tasty . Time your reservation to watch the sun go down. Nice spot to even stop by for a drink at the bar.

Thank daffofils
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on an evening after traveling 16hours in a plane. Just wanted a nice meal and to go to sleep. We were met with a woman who said "you don't have a reservation"? All the tables were empty? Oh...but you MUST have a reservation. Ugh.....More

Thank Winggal222
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quryous
I am trying to make a reservation but cannot find a single open table
19 November 2016|
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Response from TL C | Reviewed this property |
Very very busy, the view is spectacular. The bar seating is great but if you want a table, ask the front desk for help
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rileysofty
Did you actually see Rays? I was there 6/27 and again tonight- stayed past 10- and no rays sighted!
2 July 2015|
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Response from SheratonKonaPR | Property representative |
Aloha, Manta rays can frequently be seen at Rays on the Bay. However, it is a natural environment so we can't guarantee sightings. I've personally seen about five gathered in one night! Visit our Manta Learning Center to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-4916
  • E-mail
Description
Rays on the Bay Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table cooking, handmade artisan pizzas,local island favorites and the coldest beer on the Big Island. Guests will enjoy warm and welcoming service, ocean front views, live entertainment 7 days a week and of course the chance to see live Manta Rays feeding in the ocean directly infront of the restaurant. Rays is also the best spot to see a brilliant and romantic sunset while you gather with friends to enjoy hand crafted cocktails, pupus or dinner.
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