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Big Island Restaurants

Kawaihae Seafood Bar & Grill

  • 61-3642 Kawaihae Harbor Map It
  • Kawaihae
  • Seafood

Updated 03/04/2015

Fodor's Review

Kawaihae Seafood Bar & Grill. Upstairs in a historic building, this seafood bar has been a hot spot for years, serving up a dynamite and well-priced bar menu with tasty pupus (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 9 pm until closing (12 am). If you've got the late-night munchies, this is a great spot—food is served until 10:30. 61-3642 Kawaihae Harbor, Hwy. 270, Kawaihae, HI, 96743. 808/880–9393.

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61-3642 Kawaihae Harbor, Hwy. 270, Kawaihae, Hawaii, 96743, United States

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Updated 03/04/2015


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Apr 12, 2009

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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!

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May 18, 2008

We had a totally different experience

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.

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