Big Island Restaurants

Fine Dining

Kilauea Lodge

Description: An ever-changing menu that sports a variety of fine European inspired dishes.
Cuisine: European
Entrees:  $21-$49
Address: 19-3948 Old Volcano Hwy., Volcano Village, HI 96785
Hours: Breakfast: 7:30am- 10am
Lunch: 10am-2pm
Dinner: Starts at 5pm

Cafe Pesto

Description: Upscale Italian cuisine, seafood, and gourmet pizzas at an affordable price.
Cuisine: Italian/Seafood
Entrees: $17-$30
Address: 308 Kamehameha Ave.,Hilo, HI 96720
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm


Description: Upscale Island dining featuring Asian, Hawaiian, and Italian inspired seafood dishes, steaks, and pastas.
Cuisine: Seafood/Steak
Entrees: $25-$40
Address: 75-5828 Kahakai Rd., off Alii Dr. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: Sun thru Thur – 5:00pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat – 5:00pm to 10pm

Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

Description: Celebrity chef Sam Choy creates a fine dining experience featuring creative Hawaiian, American, and Asian inspired dishes.
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Entrees: $17-$40
Address: Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Dr., Suite 1000, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: Monday – Friday  11 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday  8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Description: Award-winning Japanese cuisine, featuring sushi and a wide variety of entrees.
Cuisine: Japanese
Entrees: Sushi $9+, Entrees $18+
Address: : 201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., 801 Queens’ MarketPlace Waikoloa, HI 96738
Hours: Dining Nightly: 5:30 pm- 10pm
Thursday and Friday: Open until 1am

Keei Cafe

Description: A unique blend of multi-cultural cuisines made with the freshest ingredients.
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Brazilian, Asian
Entrees: $15- $30
Address: 79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy., ½ mi south of KainaliuKealakekua, HI 96750
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-9pm
Note: Reservations are essential, No credit cards accepted.


Description: Flagship restaurant of Chef Peter Merriman, and home to upscale regional cuisine like none other.
Cuisine: Hawaiian, American, Seafood
Entrees: $22-$50
Address:   Opelo Plaza, 65-1227 Opelo Rd., Waimea, HI 96743
Hours: Lunch – Monday thru Friday 11:30am to 1:30pm
Dinner – Nightly, 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Jackie's Rey's Ohana Grill

Description: Top quality meals and sandwiches associated with fine dining set in a casual setting. A local favorite!
Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches
Entrees: $16-$33
Address: Pottery Terrace, 75-5995 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona, HI96740
Hours:  Monday-Friday 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Casual Dining

Kona Brewing Co

Description: A highly popular venue boasting a variety of home-made beer, a wide selection of pizza and sandwiches, as well as salads and appetizers.
Cuisine: American/ Hawaiian, Pizza
Entrees: Pizzas: $11-$24 Sandwiches/Other: $11-$16
Address: 75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., off Kaiwi St. at end of Pawai Pl.Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm, Fridays and Saturdays: 11am to 10pm

Cafe 100

Description: A small cafe that features local favorites at very low prices. Try the famous “loco moco.”
Cuisine: Hawaiian/Asian inspired
Entrees: $2-$8
Address: 969 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI96720
Hours: Mon-Thursday: 6:45 am- 8:30 pm
Friday: 6:45 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 6:45am-7:30 pm


Description: Fresh, creative, island-style cuisine.
Cuisine: Asian/Hawaiian
Entrees: $$
Address: 55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy, Hwy. 270 Hawi, HI 96719
Hours: Lunch, Tuesday – Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner, Tuesday – Saturday  6:00pm – 8:00-ish
Sunday Brunch, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Closed Mondays

Big Island Brewhaus and Tako Tako Taqueria

Description:  A local brewery featuring mexican style food with island flavors and live music.
Cuisine: Mexican/Mexicali, Hawaiian
Entrees: $6-$12
Address: 64-1066A Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea, HI 96743
Hours: Sundays: Noon to 8:30PM
Mondays – Saturdays: 11AM to 8:30PM

Harbour House Restaurant

Description: Featuring burgers, sandwiches, and other traditional American favorites, the Harbor House is beloved among locals coming in for a drink or a good meal.
Cuisine: American/ Seafood
Entrees: $7-$13
Address: Honokohau Harbor, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #4, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: 11am-7pm Monday-Saturday
11am-6pm Sunday

Big Island Pizza

Description: Family owned and operated pizza restaurant that also delivers.
Cuisine: Italian, American
Entrees: $6-$16
Address: 760 Kilauea Ave., Hilo,HI 96720
Hours: 11am-9pm daily

Village Burger

Description: A small eatery known for their gourmet hamburgers, made of local, grass-fed beef.
Cuisine: American/Hawaiian
Entrees: Low cost
Address: Parker Ranch Center, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Highway,Waimea, HI 96743

Coffee and Dessert

Bear's Coffee

Description: A small, casual, coffee shop with some of the highest rated coffee, tea, and food on the island, and at a great price.
Entrees: $2-$8
Website: N/A
Address: 106 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720
Hours: Breakfast and Lunch

Kope Coffee and Ice Cream

Description: sells top grade Kona coffee with 25 flavors of Big Island Ice Cream
Entrees: Unlisted
Address: 75-5719 Alii Dr, Ste E, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1754
Hours: Daily 7am-9pm

Peaberry and Galette Cafe

Description: A French style creperie and dessert cafe that also has a variety of coffee options.
Cuisine: French, dessert
Entrees: $6-$14
Address: 78-6831 Alii Dr K-1, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours:  Monday-Thursday 7am-7pm
Friday to Saturday 7am-8pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm

Island Lava Java

Description: Serving the finest local coffee along with quality American cuisine, outdoor restaurant is a favorite local gathering place.
Cuisine: Coffee, American
Entrees: $20-$30
Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: Daily, 6:30 am- 9:30 pm

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