Food connoisseurs will delight in the fresh seafood from Kona’s waters, fine dining experiences with sweeping ocean views, and local Hawaiian cuisine. From upmarket restaurants with a tropical ambiance to unassuming eateries serving up local comfort food, foodies will enjoy the wide range of restaurants in Kona HI.
Ulu Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge
This restaurant is known for its sushi, sashimi, and seafood dishes. Seventy-five percent of the food served at this upscale establishment comes fresh from the ocean and local farms. Enjoy a fresh seafood meal and cocktails on the oceanfront patio. The ocean waves will provide the soundtrack for your dinner at one of the tables just steps from the ocean. Ulu Ocean Grill & Lounge is located in Kona at 72-100 Kaupulehu Drive, and is open daily from 6:30am-11:00am and 5:30-9:00pm. The Sushi Lounge is open 5:30-10:30pm.
Kona Brewing Company
Kona is home to some of the finest craft beer in the islands. While their bottled beers can be purchased in many locations throughout the country, their draft beers can only be experienced in select Hawaii locations. Enjoy a hand-tossed pizza or fish tacos with your ice-cold local beer. The Kona Brewing Company is located in Kailua Kona at 74-5612 Pawai Place and is open daily 11:00am-10:00pm. Enjoy a brewery tour at 10:30am and 3:00pm daily.
Da Poke Shack – Restaurants In Kona HI
A local favorite form of seafood, poke is a Hawaiian word meaning cut, cubed, or sliced. It’s traditionally seasoned with Hawaiian salt and seaweed, and contemporary versions include ingredients such as soy sauce, avocado, onions, seeds, and more. With over a dozen of the freshest dishes of poke available, Da Poke Shack is one of our favorite restaurants in Kona HI to try this popular local dish. They also serve lau lau plates, a popular Hawaiian dish of pork and butterfish wrapped in a taro leaf and steamed. They are located in Kona at 76-6246 Ali’i Drive and are open daily 10:00am-6:00pm.
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