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The Rim

Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
+1 808-930-6910
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (26 reviews)
“pineapple” (14 reviews)
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Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The view was phenomenal and we were lucky to grab a window table right before a big rush. After sunset, you could really see a bright red glow from the restaurant. No bubbling lava or anything, but enough to make us wonder what the insurance...More

Thank mayazink
Reviewed 3 days ago

I ate lunch at The Rim with a Road Scholar group and loved everything about it: The service was friendly and efficient, the food was good, and the view was beautiful.

Thank NM43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is with great happiness that I write of my fantastic culinary experience tonight. The food was truly delightful, the staff very welcoming, helpful and accommodating, and the ambiance relaxed and jovial. The cioppino and pineapple wrapped fish are to die for; I cannot recommend...More

Thank Ludionthemove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made the reservation for this restaurant over a month ago, promising my young son he could eat dinner and watch the volcano glow. The manager seated us behind the only tree blocking the view. We asked to be moved to another table and he...More

2  Thank corilynnb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't expecting much because our (fairly new) guidebook said the only good thing about this restaurant was the view of the crater. They were right about the view, but dead wrong about the food. I had been eating fish all week and opted for...More

Thank Lew D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Breakfast is a buffet. We both had the waffles, which were made as you wait. There were three different toppings (shredded coconut, mini chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts) and three house made butters (plain, vanilla banana, and...More

Thank LaureninBoston617
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Dined at the Rim and enjoyed the whole experience. The ambiance was lovely and the whole experience was top shelf! From the moment we were seated a great dinner was underway. I chose the Poke Stack for a starter while my wife had their house...More

Thank friantfoodsnob
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Reserved a table for 2 for 7pm a month prior to our arrival and requested a table by the window. We were lucky to get one. NOW. If you are not a nature lover, this might not suit you as the "view" is the plumes...More

Thank JeromeDZ
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Nice view of the crater. Can see steam rising during the day and a glow at night. We made 500 dinner reservation then drove to jagger museum for sunset & to see the glow. View from jagger was similar to the Rim but slightly better....More

Thank elizabethandjoshua
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had an excellent meal here. We were fortunate to get a reservation shortly after sunset on an evening when the crater was very active. We had visited during the day and thought the views were excellent then as well, but it's hard to beat...More

Thank SfTraveller2014
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7 May 2017|
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Response from Frank H | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is fine. Most folks have been at the park all day.
Barbara W
25 January 2017|
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Response from MaxHall | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would try to reach them when you are on island. They are a little hard to get a hold of. The time difference also may be an issue. I usually call during the Dinner hour to make a reservation. Which would be 10 PM... More
Ted O
19 October 2016|
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Response from Patrick D | Reviewed this property |
Without the view, there is no point. Its an active volcano erupting while you eat, its not about cheap food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-6910
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