A place that is extremely popular, Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill is set a little way out from the main strip, perfect for visitors seeking a little time away from the seafront. The food here is fantastic; the fish is cooked perfectly and is paired with chargrilled vegetables and sweet purple potatoes, and the wasabi crusted calamari is out of this world. A laid back shack that gets extremely busy at the weekends, this is a top spot to enjoy some seafood in a convivial atmosphere.
Address and Telephone: Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill 75-5995 Kuakini Hwy, Ste 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI +1 808-327-0209
Located in the middle of a strip mall on the south side of Kailua Kona, Kenichi Pacific is a venue with cozy couches, friendly staff and unbeatably fresh, authentic sushi, sourced all the way from Japan itself. A great place in which to satisfy a sweet craving, don’t miss the top dessert choices of the banana foster and the dreamy molten lava cake. There’s a daily happy hour held here offering customers an array of flavorsome sushi options for half the price; don’t miss it.
Address and Telephone :Kenichi Pacific 78-6831 Alii Dr, Ste D125, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI (808) 322-6400
The Big Island Grill is a great place to find a delicious breakfast on The Big Island, with a variety of options available from oatmeal, to fresh fruit, to homemade, golden and crunchy hash browns. Most of these breakfast options come with a generous portion of toast or rice, and if you’re still hungry when you’re finished, don’t miss the signature sundae made with caremalized bananas. The venue is situated on the corner of Hanama Place and Kuakini Highway, in a charming building next to the Aloha gas station.
Address and Telephone: Big Island Grill, 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 808-326-1153
Located on Alii Drive at the Kona Bali Kai Condo, Da Poke Shack is a laid back local favorite for high quality takeouts. Must try dishes here include a Hawaiian dish of raw cubed seafood, most often tuna, dressed with soy and other seasonings, as well as the garlic sesame edamame beans. A top spot for authentic cuisine on the Kona coast, the house made spicy mayo and Korean sauce provide the perfect accompaniments to any meal here.
Address and Telephone: Da Poke Shack, 76-6246 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 8083297653