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“We always visit here at least once on our visits to the Big Island”

Kona Inn Restaurant
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Ranked #23 of 296 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We love their Calamari sandwich which is popular with many. We like going for lunch as it is often less crowded. The seating is great in that you have an ocean view. The Coconut shrimp is also good.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

In search of the perfect man tai - in a glass - not in plastic? This is the place to be. This bar / restaurant is definitely classic Hawaiian in terms of decor and service. We had a wonderful snorkel experience earlier in the day and then came downtown.
Our experience, over the years, has been consistency outstanding. We are there for happy hour and had mai tais. They are yummy - one of the best on the island. And - at happy hour - a very good value.

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Thank allezmike
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

OMG, You should not miss this place, The Calamai Sandwich is BOSS! I might have been a bit hungry, but my taste buds still know delicious when it meets it. My favorite here has always been the shrimp cocktail, but today they hit it out of the park with the CALAMARI sandwich. You have to try it, and if you don't, well you're just dumb. LOL ok... your not dumb but that's because you love it!

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at around 6pm for supper and sunset. All tables are open to the ocean, but some are placed in prime real estate. Those need a reservation. Nonetheless, witout a reservation, our table was perfect for listening to the waves and for viewing the magical sunsets that make this coast famous. Oh, yes, the food. Spectacular. We had ahi steak, beef steak and chicken marinated in tropical fruits. Steak was made to perfection. Nachos and tomato/onion/blue cheese appetizers, washed down with mai tais. Our waiter, Romeo was super friendly. His menu recommendations were spot on, especially the Kona Ice Cream/oreo pie for dessert. One huge slice serves four. Highly recommend this restaurant on the ocean.

Thank leeannHW
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had a table right by the lawn/ocean. The lawn was a great place for kids to run around, for people to take pictures or to just sit on the wall and watch the ocean and sunset. My daughter and I split a macadamia nut encrusted fish dish which was not only delicious but you could not tell it had been split into two servings

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Thank AnnL462017
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