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The Seafood Bar & Grill

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61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
+1 808-880-9393
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bellingham, Washington
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here a couple of times while staying in Kawaihae and am looking forward to hitting up again next time I'm over. The decor is sort of kitschy, but in a good way. Love the long bar ~ with televisions for those of us who need our football even while on vacation! Also nice to have balcony seating available.... More 

Thank jplrk
tucson az
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

and that is anywhere in the world! we usually go there 3xs in the week we are in this area. everything the serve is outstanding.. fresh fish comes in twice a day. we think it is pretty reasonable for the fine meals they serve!

Thank tucsonfolks
San Marcos, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Local Food! We both had shutome ( new to us) A'u Ku caught in the pristine waters of Hawaii! A delightful white fish, a star to the platter was a black bean sauce with an unbelievable taste! Like nothing we'd ever had. Rice & fresh ( and I mean fresh) vegetables. While my husband had the rice, I had... More 

Thank Sandy H
Oakland, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is always at the top of our list when we visit the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. My family and I head for the Seafood Bar & Grill for at least two dinners during our 10-day visit because we love their coconut shrimp and fried calamari -- the best on the island. Their unique steamed... More 

Thank crjames
Colorado Rockies
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hungry on drive home, so thought we'd stop for sunset dinner (can't blame them for commercial location next to harbor and horrible view) and read great reviews on yelp. Place looked okay, requested table outside which was nice. However, food was mediocre, service as bad. Seafood quesadilla was bland/boring, didn't taste anything but frozen tiny shrimp. No zing. Asked for... More 

Thank DineRight4
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the greatest finds we have had on the different islands that we have stayed at! The staff is a top 10! The food is wonderful! This is not some stuffy place asking if it's ok to drink tap water. This is a place to eat great..... no..... really great food with super great people. Go on... More 

1 Thank JQBarker
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always come here when we are on the Big Island. Just went our 2nd time for happy hour and early dinner after golf on this trip. The mai tai's are great. The short ribs are great and tonight we had the sautéed Mahi special which was also great. Great food at reasonable price and a place that locals like.

1 Thank DealIsland
San Francisco
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice and both times were very happy with sauteed or grilled fish, friendly service and fresh ingredients. Very much preferred to hotel dining. This would be our go-to for an informal dinner. Can eat inside or out.

Thank symagry
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, my friends, and I came here for dinner after trying to figure out a good place that wouldn't break the bank... We were very happy with the choice. My wife got coconut shrimp and a salad. I was thinking about a steak but got the burger. They were all really good. The burger was huge. Our friends got... More 

Thank Tim M
Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just greasy bad quality food. Dried out chicken sandwich with bitter burnt "blackened" seasoning. Fish platter was way over cooked with totally desiccated cooked to a pulp veggies. Fries were fine.

Thank mjd6405

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kawaihae
  • Phone Number: +1 808-880-9393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?