Kailua-Kona restaurants

Top Choice Hawaii Regional in Kailua-Kona

Umekes

Umekes takes island-style food to the next level. Local ingredients such as ahi tuna, spicy crab salad and salted Waimea beef are served plate-lunch style with excellent, innovative sides such as seasoned seaweed an…
Top Choice Seafood in Kailua-Kona

Da Poke Shack

Poke is a local specialty that blends ceviche and sushi: raw, marinated cubes of fish mixed with soy sauce, sesame oil, chilies, seaweed and…well, really, the sky’s the limit. The point is, poke is wonderful, and Da…
Top Choice Japanese in Kailua-Kona

Sushi Shiono

Inside a mini mall, wickedly fresh sushi and sashimi are complemented by a sake list that's as long as Honshu. The joint is owned by a Japanese expat, who employs an all-star, all-Japanese cast of sushi chefs behind…
Vietnamese in Kailua-Kona

Ba-Le Kona

Don’t let the fluorescent-lit dining room and polystyrene plates fool you: Ba-Le serves the sort of Vietnamese that makes you want to pack it all up and move to Hanoi. Flavors are simple, refreshing and bright, from…
Cafe in Kailua-Kona

Island Lava Java

A convivial gathering spot for Sunday brunch or a sunny breakfast (served until 11:30am) with ocean-view dining on the sidewalk patio. This upscale diner is a little too fancy to be a greasy spoon; maybe it's a grea…
Burgers in Kailua-Kona

Ultimate Burger

Kailua-Kona is likely your introduction to the Big Island; with this in mind, let Ultimate Burger be your introduction to the wonderful world of Big Island beef. There's a big focus on organic ingredients and local …
Fusion in Kailua-Kona

Daylight Mind

A pretty perch over the water and an airy dining space is complemented by fare that runs the gamut from Hawaii Regional (short ribs braised in local coffee) to Pacific fusion (Hamakua mushroom polenta). It's all del…
Japanese in Kailua-Kona

Hayama

Hayama imparts that feeling of authenticity you get when the kitchen and service staff don't speak much English, and most of the clientele speaks fluent Japanese. This izakaya (Japanese pub serving tapas-style food)…
Bakery in Kailua-Kona

Evolution Bakery & Cafe

Kailua-Kona has always had room for a spot that's hip enough for a MacBook, and crunchy enough for dreadlocks. Enter Evolution. There's wi-fi, smoothies, vegan bagels, pancakes and sandwiches, Kona coffee and some s…
Hawaiian in Kailua-Kona

Big Island Grill

The grill serves fresh and flavorful Hawaiian soul food such as plate lunches and loco moco (rice, fried egg and hamburger patty topped with thick gravy). Choose from fried chicken katsu (deep-fried fillets), fried …