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Seaside Restaurant

1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (27 reviews)
“clam chowder” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little off the beaten path and in the industrial part of town, Seaside is a nice family run restaurant that seems popular with the locals. Very fresh seafood, some of which come from the fish farm that abuts the parking lot. Great service.

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food there is great tasting with a total local ambience! A place on my list whenever I return to the island for a visit. Sitting across the ocean and above a large pond...great atmosphere. A plus to this the local fish on the menu...More

Thank wiltonohana
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We looked at the hotel list of local restaurants. This was the highest rated one on the list so we thought we would try to do a walk up on Saturday evening. This was listed as a Hawaiian-style surf 'n' turf featuring fresh catches from...More

Thank gnbintx
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I am going to be comparing every restaurant that serves me fish to this one. The salmon we had for dinner was simply the best prepared that I’ve ever eaten. The owner of the B&B we stayed in sends all her guests to this spot,...More

Thank PammeSu
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Someone gave me a $100 gift certificate to this restaurant. We haven't been there in a while because the last time we went the food was "just all right", nothing fabulous. I ordered a medium rare prime rib. So, it looks like they must cook...More

Thank PTAMOM2017
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We had a really nice evening here. Our server was terrific as was my Furikake Salmon. The view of the lake was breathtaking. My only criticism is the noise level. This is a popular restaurant that's almost always crowded, and it's ceiling is not a...More

Thank m4gzs
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We've been to Seaside many times for the awesome fresh fish, but on our last visit, was served by the very best server. Katie took such good care of us, despite handling a whole section by herself. Highly recommend the fried aholehole, and ask for...More

1  Thank 96720Traveler
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The name of the restaurant is Seaside, but the building itself is on the opposing side of Kalanianaloe Avenue on an inland pond. Still a very nice view and beautiful scenery inland. Don't let the initial appearance of the property scare you off. This is...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We had escargot for an appetizer - a bit too much cheese, but enjoyable. I had the mac nut crusted Mahimahi - it was fine, not outstanding, but fine. Service was great at first, then went downhill a bit. Still an enjoyable meal and time.

Thank Matthew808
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is generally a good place to eat, with good service, it is not fine dinning. Our dinners were a little above average for similar places in the islands -- no problems but nothing fantastic ether -- just plain good as most similar places in...More

Thank L2698ICjamesh
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22 August 2016|
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Response from Cookie7678 | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't.
Morton I
10 April 2015|
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Response from GuyA473 | Reviewed this property |
Mullet is one of the fish that they farm in the ponds next to the restaurant. They told us that you should call ahead to ask if they have mullet available. Same for trout.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8825
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