Big Island Restaurants

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  • 1. Foster's Kitchen

    $$ | American

    Ocean breezes flow through this open-air, bay-front restaurant on Alii Drive. Cajun and island influences can be found on the quality menu,...Read More

  • 2. Hilo Bay Café

    $$ | American

    This popular upscale restaurant overlooks Hilo Bay from its towering perch on the waterfront; the sophisticated second-floor dining room looks...Read More

  • 3. Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill

    $$ | American

    This brightly decorated, open-air restaurant is a favorite lunch and dinner destination of visitors and residents, thanks to generous portions...Read More

  • 4. Kenichi Pacific

    $$ | Japanese

    With black-lacquer tables and lipstick-red banquettes, Kenichi offers a more sophisticated dining atmosphere than what's normally found in Kona...Read More

  • 5. Lava Lava Beach Club

    $$ | American

    Dig your toes into the sand at Anaehoomalu Bay and enjoy one of the most happening, entertaining, and memorable bar/restaurants on the Kohala...Read More

  • 6. Rays on the Bay

    $$ | South Pacific

    The Sheraton Kona's signature restaurant overlooks Keauhou Bay, offering nighttime views of native manta rays that appear nightly beneath the...Read More

  • 7. Sushi Rock

    $$ | Japanese

    Located in historic Hawi Town, Sushi Rock isn't big on size—its narrow dining room is brightly painted and casually decorated with Hawaiian...Read More

  • 8. Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill

    $$ | American

    Locals flock to this downtown Kailua-Kona restaurant for good reason: the poke is the most onolicious (superdelicious) in town, and the many...Read More

  • 9. Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery

    $$ | Asian

    This popular restaurant in the heart of Hawi provides a historical setting in which to enjoy a menu brimming with Hawaiian country flair. Most...Read More

  • 10. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

    $$ | American

    This may be a chain named after an old Tom Hanks movie, but it has one of the nicest oceanfront patios in Historic Kailua Village, and the food...Read More

  • 11. Café Pesto

    $$ | Italian

    Located in a beautiful and historical venue, Café Pesto offers exotic pizzas (with fresh Hamakua mushrooms, artichokes, and rosemary Gorgonzola...Read More

  • 12. Don the Beachcomber at Royal Kona Resort

    $$ | American

    The "original home of the mai tai," Don the Beachcomber features a retro, tiki-bar setting with the absolute best view of Kailua Bay in town...Read More

  • 13. Hau Tree at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

    $$ | American

    Though it sits on a patio by the pool, this beachside restaurant and beach bar is not just for pupus and cocktails. The island-infused dinner...Read More

  • 14. Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

    $$ | American

    The only restaurant at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Hawaii Calls offers a contemporary and fresh menu. The real draw here are the weekly special...Read More

  • 15. Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe

    $$ | American

    This respected slow-food restaurant in Holualoa Village features fine dining in a lush, open-air setting beneath the shade of an old monkeypod...Read More

  • 16. Island Lava Java

    $$ | American

    Located just steps away from its previous landmark location, Island Lava Java is no longer just a colorful coffeeshop with sidewalk seating...Read More

  • 17. Kaleo's Bar and Grill

    $$ | American

    Pahoa Town isn't necessarily known for gourmet dining choices, but that's all changed with the arrival of Kaleo's. Hawaiian-inspired fare blends...Read More

  • 18. Kawaihae Seafood Bar & Grill

    $$ | Seafood

    Upstairs in a historical building, this seafood bar has been a hot spot for years, serving up a dynamite and well-priced bar menu with tasty...Read More

  • 19. Keei Café at Hokukano

    $$ | Eclectic

    This nicely appointed restaurant, perched above the highway just 15 minutes south of Kailua-Kona, serves delicious dinners with Brazilian, Asian...Read More

  • 20. Kona Inn Restaurant

    $$ | American

    This vintage open-air restaurant at the historic Kona Inn Shopping Village offers a beautiful oceanfront setting on Kailua Bay. It's a great...Read More

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