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Rays on the Bay

78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
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Reviewed yesterday

Food is very expensive for what is offered -- especially since there was no view as advertised. We were disappointed.

Thank MNKate2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found some of the staff quite rude. The food was average, we were quite disappointed. We did manage to see one Manta Ray one evening which was very special.

Thank hazel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s hard to deny that there is a great view here. I’ll give it that. Valet parking is great. Also a plus. However, I am disappointed with the rehab, changes to the menu, and seating policies. I frequent the bar because of the view and...More

1  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can get a table by the ocean definitely worth a visit watching the boats on the ocean viewing the Manta Rays. Very good quality food a little on the expensive side and a limited menu but what is on offer is first class.

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation a week prior to arriving, to get a table with a nice view. The table had a nice view but due to the rain earlier in the evening, the water was a little choppy so no manta rays were seen during our...More

Thank Jerry Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner in this great setting but what REALLY made it great was the live music by Robbie Lee on the Ukulele !! He is a rising star!! So talented, a one man band!! We were thrilled to see such talent!!

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very good. The ocean view is wonderful and it was fun to watch the manta rays come near the shore after dark.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we waited for our room we de uded to stop and have a bite we enjoyed everything including the waitress who was ver friendly. We sat by pool and enjoyed the afternoon.

Thank Kam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cocktails and appetizers. Great location to watch the Manta ray swim activities . Try “Lady in Red” This restaurant is located at the Sheraton .

Thank Libertyldy7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner one night to check out the rays. Its fun to see the snorkel boats bobbing in the water with the lighted surfboards waiting for rays. The hotel also shines bright lights into the water. Unfortunately, we only saw one dark...More

Thank cruisin*tigger
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19 November 2016|
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Response from TL C | Reviewed this property |
Very very busy, the view is spectacular. The bar seating is great but if you want a table, ask the front desk for help
2 July 2015|
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Response from SheratonKonaPR | Property representative |
Aloha, Manta rays can frequently be seen at Rays on the Bay. However, it is a natural environment so we can't guarantee sightings. I've personally seen about five gathered in one night! Visit our Manta Learning Center to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 40
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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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