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78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Pecos, New Mexico
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The coffee was great...I made it myself. The papaya was also very good (you can buy a while one at the market for $2). Those are the only nice things I can say. The service sucked! The bloody Mary was meh. The bacon was flat & overcooked. The choices were disappointing to say the least, especially considering the price... over... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

ate as part of a group with pre-booked choice. lovely cocktails and wine though expensive due to poor pound exchange rate

Thank MissW55
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Rays on the Bay in August of 2015. The food was delicious and the service was great. We returned in November 2016 and were disappointed in the quality of the food. It was not nearly as good as it was a year ago. The ambiance is nice, though and it's fun to see the boats out at night... More 

Thank Sheryl_Gary
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the light show in the water highlighting the Sea Rays. Food was fine, great ambiance, pleasant service.

Thank Patricia M
Invermere, Canada
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had the fish and it was really good. This is not a fancy restaurant, we dressed up, but many of the patrons were in casual shorts and beach coverups. The service was excellent. Very exciting to hear the surf while you eat and have a chance to view the Manta Rays ( the surf was too... More 

Thank BarbGag
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was incredible! I had the pasta and the coconut ice cream for dessert. Also, the waves crashing into the rocks below the restaurant is so cool. The view is the BEST!! I went at sunset. Also, the live music was great!

Thank AmandaCrockett-Dtown
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner at Rays on the Bay was perfect... service, food and atmosphere included. We loved the waves crashing into the cliff directly next to our table. It was the perfect spot to enjoy a meal after doing a night snorkel with manta rays (we went with Fair Wind cruises on the Hula Kai and that was awesome too). Thank... More 

Thank sheenahmoore
Redondo Beach, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rays on the Bay is the high end restaurant located in the Sheraton Kona. If you are not staying at the hotel it is a maze to find the restaurant. From the front entrance take the elevator two floors down and exit to your right around a sitting area to get to the restaurant. This was our first night in... More 

Thank Beacheyedoc
Corona, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in town for work and tried Rays twice, service was much better from Mike at the bar then it was a proir night with a server. At a table it was a nearly 2 hour ordeal and I was a party of 1 The food is average I tried the fresh fish both nights. Drinks seem pricey

Thank mmadden841
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here one evening after a 12 hour bus tour of the island. Menu was limited, few "simple choices", especially on the salad portion of the menu. Prices were high for the dishes listed. The hotel cats wandered around the open restaurant and were quite entertaining. One was very friendly, others were feral and very skittish. Human staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-4916
Rays on the Bay Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table cooking, handmade artisan pizzas,local island favorites and the coldest beer on the Big Island. Guests will enjoy warm and welcoming service, ocean front views, live entertainment 7 days a week and of course the chance to see live Manta Rays feeding in the ocean directly infront of the restaurant. Rays is also the best spot to see a brilliant and romantic sunset while you gather with friends to enjoy hand crafted cocktails, pupus or dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?