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Kona Inn Restaurant

75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
+1 808-329-4455
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place was good the service was very friendly and excellent, typical of a local restaurant. We really enjoyed the view of the ocean and the people as well. No negatives here

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good food, friendly staff and good ocean front location. You don't need reservations for the area below the bar which I think is the best area in the restaurant. I thought the menu would be fancier instead it's very casual.

Thank N5110LTpauls
Reviewed 4 days ago

The calamari sandwich is why I go here. I would fly to Kona just to have it. The first time of the trip it was excellent, second time not so much. The appetizer came after we started our dinner (sent it back). I ordered a...More

Thank 30,063,006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last night and waited 15 minutes to get a menu. Then even when we ordered we waited nearly an hour for our meal. We questioned this a few times as we were eating cold meals so no cooking required. We were told it...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Late to the happy hour, but the bartender took good care of us. The drinks were well prepared and happy hour prices fantastic. And I should say the MaiTai was very good! As were the Lemondrops the others in the group had. We stayed after...More

Thank cpjrxer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been here for drinks and sunset previously. It was recommended to us by people who used to live in Kona. So we came back for dinner. It is not a place to get a fast meal if you are there over sunset time....More

Thank Capnhi9er
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday at this restaurant - it was a huge mistake. Zero ambiance, rude hostesses, poor and expensive food... First - i made a reservation a day before and asked the hostess to accommodate us at the table...More

1  Thank Hanna7777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family came to the Kona Inn restaurant to eat our Easter dinner. I definitely recommend making a reservation so that you can sit right at the front of the restaurant and have an unimpeded view of the grass and the ocean. I ordered the...More

Thank Christy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant looks over a beautiful grassy lawn in front of ocean where you can watch some of the best sunsets! When I drop by this restaurant I always go to the ocean front lounge area! They have happy hour food and drinks and includes...More

Thank sunfun498
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible!!!! Don’t waste your time or money to eat here. Walk in the lobby, look at the fish trophies, read the history of the place AND LEAVE! Staff acted rude, ignorant and indifferent. Don’t even dare ask for “gluten free” options. Food was no better...More

Thank TravelQuest2014
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1 March 2017|
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Response from Chowa-Rides-Again | Reviewed this property |
The menu is online. You can google it.
26 September 2015|
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Response from Kimberly C | Reviewed this property |
I doubt they have a gluten free menu per se but they offer lots of seafood options so if you are on a gluten free diet you should be able to find something yummy to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5744 Alii Dr, Ste 135, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1784
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-4455
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