The Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island Hawaii is a tourist’s paradise with incredible activities, spectacular views, and some of the region’s most amazing eateries. We know your taste buds will enjoy the incredible dishes as these top 7 restaurants in Kona.
1. Manta Pavilion and Wine Bar
There’s nothing that quite says vacation like a long, leisurely breakfast with made-to-order omelets and other tasty treasures. Of course, Manta offers much more than breakfast, but it’s the perfect start to a relaxing day on the beach.
2. Roy’s Waikoloa Bar and Grill
This wonderful culinary experience specializes in Pacific Rim cuisine, including everything from ahi tuna with curry to Szechuan-style ribs. Its success is due to the insight and inspiration of restauranteur Roy Yamaguchi, who has made his mark on the Kohala Coast with this gem.
Imagine for a moment, wonderful mahi-mahi carefully cooked to perfection in miso sake. Picture yourself being close to the beautiful rolling surf, overlooking this snapshot of paradise while enjoying an incredible meal.
This is the type of experienced promised at Canoehouse, where you can get some of the Pacific Rim favorites. Reservations are highly suggested.
As if the meticulously delicious seafood dishes weren’t enough to stir your appetite, the view will certainly inspire you. While overlooking Kailua Bay, patrons can enjoy the outdoor bar and dance club Huggo’s on the Rocks.
So whether you want to have the steamed clams and garlic chicken specialities inside or taken out to enjoy on a nearby outdoor pier, Huggo’s makes a nice addition to this list.
5. Kona Brewing Company: Kailua-Kona Pub & Brewery
This is a popular destination because it is near the cruise port. But remember that at this pub and brewery (where brewery tours are always available), there’s something more than just your typical pub fare. Get ready to experience a Hawaiian twist on typical dishes such as pizzas and salads.
6. Kamuela Provision Company
Dramatic ocean views? Check.
Amazing sunsets? Check.
Incredible, upscale atmosphere? Check.
If you’re looking for some of the best Pacific Rim cuisines, don’t look further than the Kamuela Provision Company that is dedicated to using only fresh-caught seafood.
In addition, they specialize in “farm to table” and will only produce dishes using locally grown fresh produce. You may want to consider the pupu platter, pork rib chops, grilled scallops, or even a wonderful beef brochette.
7. Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse
Need a wonderful, cold brew after shopping or spending time at the beach? Humpy’s Alehouse specially caters to beer lovers with an extensive collection of beers on tap coupled with great bar food.
It creates the perfect nightlife vibe with a great ocean view. It’s a favorite with locals and visitors who take their beer very, very seriously.
From Fantastic Eateries to Spectacular Beaches
The Kona-Kohala Coast of Hawaii remains a beautiful and popular piece of paradise for vacationers seeking to relax and experience the culture, people, and cuisine of the Big Island. Check out the eateries above to capture the perfect meal to complement a perfect vacation. Check out the Kona Directory for more info to make your vacation perfect.