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Seaside Restaurant

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1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
16:30 - 23:59
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Marietta, Georgia
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

"Just Down the Road" turned into a couple of miles...but it was early twilight, and we had a great deal of time and patience. Both were well rewarded at the Seaside Restaurant. We were splitting our time on Hawai'i, with first a couple of days on the Hilo side, and then a few more days on the Kona side. This... More 

1 Thank Trainmaster78
Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Great service and delicious food in this terrific old family restaurant. The bacon-wrapped scallops were amazing. Wish they had a bar where you could wait for your table.

Thank barlar2014
east longmeadow
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

The food was excellent and the service was great! Not real fancy but that was OK with us! When you make reservations ask to sit by window....it over looks the fish ponds!

Thank malben1130
Cranbury, New Jersey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Excellent fish menu - fish caught directly from their fishpond which you can view from the restaurant - nothing could be fresher...very good! The owner Mr. Colin Nakagawa is very attentive to the customer's needs - he goes around checking each and and every table to make sure everyone's needs are met. Thank you Seaside Restaurant for making our first... More 

Thank emmadeguzman
Darwin, Australia
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We were looking for a good seafood restaurant and were lucky to find this place - just a couple of minutes driving on the hhighway out of Hilo town on the right hand side this unique place offers really good fresh fish options. We loved the Volcano sushi as appetizer and enjoyed the entrees. Wine could be better ( as... More 

Thank conny18
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Our Hawaii home is in Kona on the other side of the island. We visit Hilo occasionally and are always pleased by the seafood at Seaside. Our last dinner,a few days ago, was excellent as usual. We started with the Calamari strips which were long and thick, followed by soup and salad. We both ordered the special, Opaka. Our entrees... More 

Thank KenatRSF
Pepeekeo, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Appetizers were amazing. Dinner, customer service, and listening skills need improvement. Five people sat ready at the table. Four out of five received their desired entrees. The fifth entree to come out was completely wrong; being that this person ordered third out of the five people in attendance. The entree in question happened to be their market price New York... More 

3 Thank Haley B
Vancouver, Washington
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

This restaurant has a very lovely view of a pond where hundreds of egrets and herons nest. They had the best prime rib I have ever had, though they are expensive. My wife had Ono fish, which she thought was exceptionally good. My brother had a very nice plate of scallops. My sister-in-law had a very tender steak. Service was... More 

Thank radar63
Gurnee, IL
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I'd asked my friend in Hilo to take me to his favorite seafood joint on the East side (since most of my 2 week trip had me in Kona). Nondescript and funky from the outside moving in, we were seated at a pond side table, where our waiter greeted us like old friends. Appetizers of thick sliced fresh calamari (panko... More 

Thank HarryBGurnee_IL
Avondale, Arizona
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We were looking for a nice seafood restaurant and were recommended here. It is nestled in a bay and pond so that they are actually able to grow many of their freshwater fish onsite. The food didn't disappoint in that it was extremely fresh and the flavors were good. The dining room is large, and they have a lot of... More 

Thank Rob M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
16:30 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8825

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?