The former Kona Inn has been transformed into a stylish, classy shopping center. More than 50 shops and eateries are housed in all the buildings of ... More
Kona Inn Shopping Village
The former Kona Inn has been transformed into a stylish, classy shopping center. More than 50 shops and eateries are housed in all the buildings of the former hotel. The mall occupies a prime strip of oceanfront property across the street from the Kona Marketplace. Stores include Island Life, Toejam, Kona Inn Jewelry and Overboard Swimwear. The Kona Coffee Cafe is a great place to get a cup o' joe, island-style. Church services are held by the sea every Sunday. Credit card acceptance policies vary by merchant.
We ended up at Kona Inn restaurant on our last evening in Hawaii. The ambience strikes you as you enter with beautiful aged wood floors all around. Next up, you are greeted and welcomed as if they are actually happy to see you.
Its an open air restaurant with wonderful views of the ocean with palm trees. They have lights on the trees, so the view remains attractive even after sunset -- you can see the waves at night!
As for good, go for their specials on fresh fish. The best Mahi Mahi and best Ahi Tuna in the world! Even the Hawaiian Chicken was flavorful and juicy. Service was quick and attentive.
Most entrees are priced from $25 to $35 which seems about right for the setting and the service. All in all an excellent experience. Well worth the price and definitely worth going back to Kona for.
The customer service was the worst experience
I have ever encountered. The hostess, Cory the server and the barmaid all were bad. The restaurant is dated and very dirty. I had to slide across a very stained booth to sit. I noticed this in the dark. The food was average your basic steak and seafood menu nothing to call home about. Over priced but I guess you pay for the sunset view.
Did I say the service was bad?
I spent 7 days on the Big Island, and never found a better restaurant than the Kona Inn.
We had lunch here at a table overlooking the harbor. The Fish Sandwiches were very good,and resonably priced. I could have eaten here everyday.
Why do we dream of Kona?
Is it the Mahi-Mahi, Grilled Tuna or the Sunset over the Bay? Or is it the Signature Mai-Tai or the Green flash?
All that and more are the reason we call Hawaii the mother land.
Only at this restaurant can you pass the hours enjoying lunch on the bay or a romantic dinner watching the sunset.
Every trip, every time, the food, the managers, the wait staff, the ambience, the experience is the same.
Enjoy, we sure do.
Ed and Karen Davis
Murrells Inlet SC
The Kona Inn is the first and last place we visit when visiting the Big Island. We always sit outside on the edge around the wall and watch the beautiful sunset. The Mai Tai's at the Kona Inn are the best I've ever had. The Calamari on the Caesar salad is also one of my favorite meals. Everything about the Kona Inn is fantastic.
We make it a point to eat at this old time Hawaiian favorite every time we visit the Big Island. Love the marlin in the lobby. Also love the ceiling fans that are connected by a giant fanbelt system. This combined with good food and a super view make this a favorite of ours. Old fashioned HAWAIIANA at its best.
our family of 7 went here for dinner, this was the best fish, the best mai tais and our favorite dining place of the week. WE came back for a sec0pnd visit it was so good.
It is a bit noisy,but the food and cocktails made up for it.
I am going again next week and can not wait for maitais and ahi.
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