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Island Ono Loa Grill

75-5799 Alii Dr, Suite A4A, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-339-3037
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicago dog” (20 reviews)
“onion rings” (48 reviews)
“burger” (79 reviews)
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75-5799 Alii Dr, Suite A4A, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come here for one thing the pork tenderloin sandwich. Don't get me wrong all the dishes look great but.....this sandwich reminds me of the mid west. The side of the tenderloin is rediculous and is hanging well outside the bun. Very tasty meal includes...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent burgers, perfect onion rings - Tried the Paniolo burger and standard cheese burger. Both were cooked perfectly. So yummy at Ono Loa Grill

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to this restaurant based on reviews both Tripadvisor and Yelp and were totally disappointed. We ordered special vegetarian goat cheese burger, aloha chicken sandwich, and hot mess sandwich. They were just ok and the onion ring was burned so badly. The owner was...More

Thank scouthonorSanDiego
Chris C, Owner at Island Ono Loa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We've had some other reviews mentioning our overcooked onion rings, and we're training everyone to pay careful attention to how they're cooked (some of us like them well done, but the standard now is light caramel or not at all,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long flight, with almost no food, we were hungry. Soooo glad we took a chance and searched for this well reviewed burger and more joint. Not much to look at, being off the main walk and no sea view...but, we were wowed by...More

Thank mekulisch
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Went for a snack. I always expect disappointment when I order a Chicago dog anywhere but Chicago. This dog was better than any Chicago dog I have had. And, the onio. Rings were perfect. Well done. Bravo.

Thank Rodney A
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We come here every time we visit the Big Island. The food is excellent and the owner (Chris) as well as his staff are great. Prices can't be beat on the island. Try the loco moco it is fantastic!

Thank MisRob
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I had their volcano burger and it was the right amount of heat and flavor. It's back off of the main strip but is well worth it. Their selection is limited to burgers and dogs but I highly recommend their burgers.More

Thank Victoria F
Chris C, Owner at Island Ono Loa Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review, and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed our Volcano Burger. Just wanted to point out that we do offer fresh fish (we get AWESOME fish here, and NEVER freeze it), chicken, and pork sandwiches, as well as a couple...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

We saw sign outside that said "the 8th best cheeseburger in the US", and thought, heck, even if it is in the top 100 this should be fun. Wow, it was amazing. I am no expert, but I would put this in the short list...More

1  Thank RansomGray
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The sign outside says it’s the “8th Best Burger in the USA.” I haven’t have the other seven, but if this is 8th they must be incredible. I had the Applewood Bacon Cheese Burger and it was sensational. My wife and I shared fries and...More

Thank Charcorn
Reviewed 28 December 2017

First, you have to find this place. Look for the Subway and Sandal Stop from All'i Drive and go back behind them on the Sandal Stop side. Keep going and you'll find it on the left. This is probably the best burger (and hot dog)...More

Thank rstandly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Suite A4A, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-339-3037
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Delicious American char-grilled food with Hawaiian influences, served quickly and inexpensively. Featuring as many local ingredients as we can, including the delicious Punalu'u Bake Shop Hawaiian sweetbread buns for almost all of our sandwiches, goat cheese from Hawaii Island Goat Dairy, lettuce raised in Waimea, and tomatoes from Oahu. All of our burgers, fish, chicken and hot dogs are char-grilled for smokey goodness! We're the only place on the entire Big Island to get Vienna Beef hot dogs, the best hot dogs in the world! And we're also the only place in the state of Hawaii to get that Midwestern classic, the pork tenderloin sandwich. The sweetbread makes them amazing! Our French fries and onion rings are fresh cut every day. We lightly batter our onion rings, which makes them crunchy and delicious! Do you want to taste what fresh fish tastes like char-grilled? It's amazing, and we offer it here. We only offer fish caught here in Hawaii, and it's never, ever frozen. It's wonderful to live in a place where you can eat fish pulled out of local waters! We're a little hard to find but worth the effort. We're in the back of Ali'i Sunset Plaza, behind Lava Java and The Sandal Stop.
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