Kawaihae Seafood Bar & Grill. Upstairs in a structure that dates from the 1850s, this seafood bar has been a hot spot since it opened in 2003, serving up a dynamite and well-priced bar menu with tasty pupu (appetizers), and an always expanding dinner menu that includes at least four fresh-fish specials daily. There's fare for landlubbers, too, including boneless braised short ribs, rib-eye steak, specialty pizza, and lots of salad options. Don't miss
the escargot, oysters Rockefeller, and ginger steamed clams. At lunch, the menu ranges from sandwiches and burgers to sashimi and poke. Happy hour runs daily from 3 to 6 pm, and again from 10:30 pm until close (12 am). If you've got the late-night munchies, this is a great spot—food is served until 11. 61-3642 Kawaihae Harbor, Hwy. 270, Kawaihae, HI, 96743. 808/880–9393. www.seafoodbargrill.com.
Apr 12, 2009
Avoid this place like the plague! The owner was rude and there were flies everywhere! The food was below average and took way too long to arrive. Bottom line: go somewhere else!
May 18, 2008
It was interesting to read the other comments, as my husband and I ate here the other night (we are also staying at the Hapuna Beach Prince) and had a delightful experience. Of course, being from New York, we are more than accustomed to brusque/rude waitstaff and found this staff to be very relaxed and friendly. We thought the entrees were absolutely delicious (more so than what we'd had the night before at the much pricier Coast Grill at the Prince).
Sitting at one of their porch tables will allow you to avoid the Hawaiiana kitch.