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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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“butterfish” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Hawaiian
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1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
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Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the motel and ate a supper and a breakfast. The supper service was a disaster. We had to wait 15 minutes to be seated and another 10 for a waitress to approach us. The food, however, was very good. Another wait for...More

1  Thank Ronald T
Reviewed 7 February 2015

The food is very good and huge servings although it should be cleaner you pass past the some of the prep area and I was a little nervous at what I saw, but we didn't get sick another thing we noticed there was a sign...More

Thank Joyce L
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This served seafood and was one of the best seafood we had in Hawaii. I ordered Catch of the Day, Ahi, grilled with pieces of Japanese tender ginger and served with rice. Very delicious. Friend of mine ordered fried shrimps and they look humongous! Place...More

Thank joan_uran
Reviewed 5 January 2015

As you drive up to Seaside, you'll do a double take? This old house, a roadside dive, serves excellent food? The answer is yes. Do not expect a finely designed interior. Instead, look forward to excellent seafood next to a pond viewed through 1960s louvered...More

2  Thank LaJollaJoe
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We were traveling from Kona to Hilo on New Years Eve and needed to find a place for dinner. As we were driving down the highway, we checked out various placed in our guidebook and decided to try Seaside because we love fresh fish. Thankfully,...More

1  Thank manhattanmom
Reviewed 31 October 2014

One of the more unique Hilo dining experiences. Don't expect your usual restaurant seating and ambience. It's an old converted home and it has its own fishpond where they raise some of the fish they serve. When you make reservations, try asking for a window...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I went with a friend that wanted seafood. I don't eat seafood, so I can't report on that. I did have the chicken and it was good. The place is a little run down. There is no outdoor seating, but most of Hilo doesn't have...More

Thank Renee D
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We visited Seaside again, this time for our daughter's birthday. The Dining experience was predictably excellent. I had the ono, it was great. Everyone but me took some home. Dessert was mud pie, perfect finish to the meal and the day. We like to arrive...More

1  Thank capncusp
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I ordered the new your steak and lobster. The lobster was fine but I have never had a worse steak in my life and I am 59. Who ever cooked the steak threw it in a pan and called it good. I ordered the linguini...More

1  Thank joni w
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Overlooking a small lagoon, with locals usually cooling of with a leisurely swim in the early afternoon. Quality service and a wide selection of foods, steaks and seafood all prepared to perfection.

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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
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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