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Address: 75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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Amazing Bar!

Visited this bar last night during happy hour! There was live music, which was great!! The mai tais and Pina Coladas as are $6.00. Assorted appetizers are discounted as well. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
reeshad2014
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Temecula, California
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered: Pomegranate martini, a Green Flash, a margarita and a Mai Tai sampler. Like drinking pure fruit juice, no alcohol. Food quality poor. 2 orders of fish and chips, could smell the fish as it came to table with strong fishy taste. If you can smell it and tastes fishy it's not fresh. This is especially sad as this restaurant... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very excited for Mai Tai's but unfortunately didn't actually get to try any. We showed up after sunset and all the tables were full. That's when we found they don't have any sort of waitlist system. That means people are hovering waiting for groups of people to finish which isn't very fair to the people dining. We waited... More 

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Temecula, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this bar last night during happy hour! There was live music, which was great!! The mai tais and Pina Coladas as are $6.00. Assorted appetizers are discounted as well. The seared Ahi was delicious!! Our Bartender's name is Garrett and he made delicious drinks and provided us with great service!! It is right on the water with great views... More 

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Thank reeshad2014
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting but forget the Mai Tai. We were there New Year's Eve for our first outing after seeing the sea turtles. Our waiter John did a great job but cannot be responsible for the worst Mai Tai served for the beginning of a New Year. We tried the flights and the singles/ the bartender might consider going back to... More 

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Thank Annie H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

If I had written this review two days ago when we first visited it would have been 4 stars but after today I can not recommend it. When we first went we were impressed with the ocean view. The drinks were strong and delicious. The food was nothing special but good. We ordered two appetizers and several of us had... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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1,009 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We visited in January 2011 for lunch while taking a snorkel tour in Kona. We chose to eat here instead of the main restaurant for budget reasons. The seating is Oceanside and there are ledges you can sit on and watch the waves breach the lava walls. In the restaurant, we probably wouldn't have gotten such a close ocean view,... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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120 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

During our week-long stay at the Royal Kona Resort, we snacked and had drinks at Don's Mai Tai Bar three or four times. The Mai Tais are excellent. Our favorite pupus were the Coconut Prawns, the Seafood Crabcakes and the Pork Back Ribs. One can't beat the setting overlooking the beautiful ocean to the west and the potentially sensational sunsets,... More 

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Kailua-Kona
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

As far as bars in Kona go, this place is top of the line. Best place in town to catch an evening sunset is right here. The topless Mai Tai is sweet and strong and my lady had a burger with smoked gouda that she raved about later.

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Kellogg, Idaho, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We've stayed at the Royal Kona Resort a few times before but stayed in a condo in town during this visit. I have great memories of sipping a pina colada watching the sunset so we came back for nostalgia's sake. Their happy hour prices can't be beat. Even my husband made a comment about how much he liked the location... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Get there early for happy hour to get a seat for the sunset. Great drinks with good service but the servers are very busy. There could be a few more on for happy hour.

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