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Kona Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
+1 808-329-4455
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Olympia, Washington
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323 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Big Island many times and didn't know that the Kona Inn existed. It's been there since 1928 and was one of the first buildings in Kona! We met friends who live here and they suggested it. We had a table on the ocean edge. Come for dinner at 5:30 when they open for a great... More 

Thank bczican
great falls, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the location overlooking the ocean, for the evening meal. We had the Macadamia nut encrusted Mahi-Mahi. The sauce on top and the cabbage underneath overpowered the fish so much, it was not worth 48.00 price. Would not go back.

Thank Steve T
Fruita, Colorado
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate in the bar area and enjoyed the sunset and bay. We enjoyed a couple of seafood cobb salads, they were big salads and very tasty. Hadn't been there for a few years but think the salads were larger than in the past, price went up also...$21. The service was right on and food came quickly and correctly. Step... More 

Thank AceWickwire
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars here every time we come to kona, we go a few times. Always sit at the edge by the ocean. Watch the waves hit the lava rocks and enjoy the breeze. Our favorite is always the calamari. It is cut from long strips of calamari steaks. Often it is thick and never rubbery. In the Cesar salad,... More 

Thank Patti555
Tacoma, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is stunning. The service is excellent. Expect to pay $35 and up for per entree for your dinner, but it was worth every bite. The tuna was cooked to perfection. The macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi is excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank laurwntr
Edmonds, WA
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a late lunch at the Kona Inn Restaurant which is very historic. The Kona Inn was built in 1928 as a 20-unit European-style hotel to serve the inter-island tourist trade. The restaurant is open-air, facing the water, postured to capture every sunset, lovely. We rolled in the front door (literally) with my mobility scooter into a beautifully decorated... More 

Thank FatherSteve
Port Lincoln, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic night at the Kona Inn food was excellent and service was 5 star Our waiter Tyler explained the Menu in detail and was sensational keep up the good work

Thank 662David65
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service, food and whole experience was fantastic. We had delicious cocktails first in the bar. Phenomenal bartender- yay fresh pineapple daiquiri and strong yummy Mai Tai! Then we opted for fine dining. They seated us at a superb table of the restaurant with an unobstructed view of the ocean and sunset. Trevor was an excellent waiter. Portions were huge, and... More 

Thank nobizit
Moore, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Near shopping which is nice to walk around looking before or after you eat. There's a pay place to part at the corner but right next to that is a free parking lot... not sure for who but we parked there with out a problem. This was an amazing place to watch the sun set! The food in my option... More 

Thank NeverHomeForLong
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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This place has moderately priced meals however we didn't eat so I can't attest to the food but on a beautiful day at sunset walk across the lawn to the beach wall and you'll see one of the most beautiful ocean horizon sunsets ever in the warm evening air of good old Hawaii Nei! Extremely romantic walk, I took my... More 

Thank Shane S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-4455

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?