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Seaside Restaurant

1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (26 reviews)
“butterfish” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We decided to give this place a try after seeing it in Frommers, but the worry set in as we drove down the random road, and drove up to a run down building. But we kept going and I'm glad we did. The food and...More

Thank piecesofadream
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Great view great food. Nice local atmosphere. Would definetly recommend it. I feel it is the top restaurant in Hilo. Strange couple behind us though claiming to work for trip advisor!

Thank Seademon
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Reservations are recommended here however we were able to just walk in because it was early, before 6p. The inside of the restaurant looks like a mismatch from the outside and the prices however the food was exceptional. We got a table by the water...More

1  Thank Tiffane
Reviewed 23 May 2014

After a week at Waikiki, we flew down to Hilo for a few days. Aside from a very light and early breakfast (fruit), we had nothing to eat for the day except for a small packet of nuts on the supposed "first class" flight with...More

1  Thank gwegwy
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This restaurant is a little out of the way from the usual tourist haunts in Hilo, but is worth the trip. The setting is very nice -- the restaurant has its own fish ponds and there is a lovely beach across the street. We went...More

1  Thank RyanLChicago
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We went for an early dinner at 5pm, got great table by a window overlooking the back pond. We were 2 couples asked the waitress if they would do a chefs table for us and just bring us out whatever they think we should try....More

Thank KSorce
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We had an amazing dinner of fresh seafood raised on the property. The owner came out and talked to us for a few minutes - he was very kind and very humble. Amazing. The prices can be a little steep in comparison to other restuarants...More

Thank jag_in_the_box
Reviewed 5 April 2014

From the moment I walked until I left it was a pleasurable experience. I was greeted and made welcome at the entrance . Then I was lead to my table. Minor problem was right next to the door. The food I ate Manilla clams for...More

Thank 62George
Reviewed 11 February 2014

"Just Down the Road" turned into a couple of miles...but it was early twilight, and we had a great deal of time and patience. Both were well rewarded at the Seaside Restaurant. We were splitting our time on Hawai'i, with first a couple of days...More

1  Thank Trainmaster78
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Great service and delicious food in this terrific old family restaurant. The bacon-wrapped scallops were amazing. Wish they had a bar where you could wait for your table.

Thank barlar2014
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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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
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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