We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rays on the Bay

78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (22 reviews)
“ribeye” (15 reviews)
“pupus” (28 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,155)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,106 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband & I ate at the bar since there were no tables without a reservation. I got the appetizer crab cakes ($14) and he got Mac nut crusted mahi ($39) and a It Takes Two Mango ($14) drink. The view was second to none,...More

Thank Chrissie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was overpriced and honestly not really good. We went there to see the manta rays and that's pretty much all we got. $130 4 average bar food really wasn't worth it. The major problem were the cats. They were cats everywhere must have been...More

Thank Deathoncall
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are spectacular but the food was sub par. Breakfast buffet is definitely over priced and offers very few options.

Thank NOLA5280
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant. Service staff were amazing and food equally so. Really incredible view, especially at night. Recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome views with nightly Manta Ray viewing is what keeps this restaurant going. The food is average, and overpriced. Our Valentine dinner surf and turf was ok, very small salad was soggy $70 per person, plus tax and tips. This is unfortunately the only restaurant...More

Thank Mayflower60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our final dinner with our family at Ray's when they came to visit in February. Beautiful evening! And Ray's is the absolutely best restaurant to enjoy Kailua-Kona's magnificent sunsets! Dinner was spectacular! Great food, wonderful environment with the blue skies, blue blue waters...More

1  Thank mikie376
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't need to eat at Rays to take advantage of the Manta Ray views. BUT you should! Ray's was yummy. Serving both casual and more upscale food options, there is something for all price ranges. It may be a more relaxed setting (you are...More

1  Thank Janine T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is inside the Sheraton resort. It’s only open for breakfast and dinner. Ocean views are everywhere from every table. All tables are covered and offer varying degrees of shade. There is a constant ocean breeze to keep the temperature pleasant. Food ranged from...More

1  Thank Philip M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views of Keahou Bay were lovely from our table. Very relaxing and quiet even though the restaurant was getting busy. Because it was our anniversary, we ordered more drinks and expensive food than usual, but the macadamia crusted mahi mahi was delicious. My husband's...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waiters very knowledgeable about menu. Great seafood selection. Adapted for gluten allergy, no problem.

Thank janomaha
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 hotels in Island of Hawaii
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
2,847 reviews
.08 km away
Wyndham Mauna Loa Village
260 reviews
.49 km away
Kailua Village Resort
3 reviews
.71 km away
Kona Oceanfront Home
1 review
2.46 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bianellis pizza
30 reviews
1.44 km away
Peaberry & Galette
168 reviews
1.59 km away
Kenichi Pacific
175 reviews
1.44 km away
Royal Thai Cafe
317 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
Anelakai Adventures
239 reviews
.40 km away
Eka Canoe Adventures
207 reviews
.42 km away
Sea Paradise Tours
688 reviews
1.44 km away
Keauhou Farmer's Market
40 reviews
1.39 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Rose N | Reviewed this property |
I believe its a breakfast buffet with omelet station
19 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
2 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Looking for a great restaurant?
Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor