Top 10 restaurants in Waikoloa, United States

April 14, 2018 Marlin Saiz

The South Kohala coast of the island of Hawaii is home to Waikoloa Beach. Ancient Hawaiian history and culture, including petroglyphs believed to represent the heavens, stands side-by-side with ultra modern full-service resorts. Waikoloa is also home to fine examples of traditional Hawaiian aquaculture. In 1985, the University of Hawaii renovated the Anchialine ponds which today nuture a wide variety of sea life. Nearby Anaeho'omalu Bay has the Ku'uali'i and Kahapapa Fishponds.
Things to do in Waikoloa

1. Starbucks

69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Beach Resort #1001 K-1, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5810 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Fast Food, Cafe Breakfast
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 266 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By ttktz - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Have to say morning coffee here is the best! Nice walk, friendly staff and always clean. Just would not mind a better seating area outside, all the car exhaust from the drive through floats down into that space. Best to either enjoy inside or take with you.

2. Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club

68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9729 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 808-885-5910
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 601 reviews

Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club

Like a delicious little secret, tucked away in a private ocean cove along the appetizing sands of Mauna Lani Resort is a Big Island restaurant called Napua, waiting for you to discover the foods of Hawai'i Island, shared with the kind of aloha that comes from those who know.

Reviewed By toering1 - rochester, il

This was the first place we stopped for dinner on our Hawaiian trip. We stayed at the Mauna Lani and walked over with sandals- not entirely recommended due to little stones getting in our sandals. At night it would be worse, so we took the included hotel shuttle back to our hotel. The service was top notch- the host took pains to put us at a beach view table that opened up. The only disappointment that night was the shave ice martini- more ice than flavor in my opinion. Otherwise the dishes were outstanding! We ate here for dinner and the next day for lunch and loved both times. The calamari appetizer was unique- it was the largest piece of calamari I have ever seen. It was panko crusted and cut into slices like a large pork tenderloin and was extremely moist and flavorful. The tuna poke had just the right seasoning and was beautiful light lunch or shared appetizer. We were very pleased and highly recommend.

3. Island Gourmet

69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5810 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, American, Sushi, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 808-886-3577
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Island Gourmet

Reviewed By William Garnet W - Winnipeg, Canada

Good choice of take out meals, hot and cold so avoiding expensive restaurants. Convenient for other goods but other alternatives outside the village for more choice and better prices e.g Walmart, Costco etc.

4. Pueo's Osteria

Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center, 68-1845 Waikoloa Rd Ste 107, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night +1 808-339-7566
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 890 reviews

Pueo's Osteria

Reviewed By Muadib84 - Waikoloa, Hawaii

Rather surprisingly, we live within walking distance of this restaurant for the last 4 years, and never visited it.
It was a pleasant experience.
Nice Ambience.
Good food, nice presentation.
Friendly service.... but slow.
We were not in a rush, but it did take 2 hours from the time we walked in, to the time we left.. satiated.
Tasty experience.

5. Original Big Island Shave Ice Co

61-3616 Kawaihae Rd, Hi, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9721 Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly +1 808-895-6069
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 178 reviews

Original Big Island Shave Ice Co

Specialties Specializing in the most finest & flavorful Shave Ice experience, with the welcoming spirit of Aloha. History Established in 2014. From Infancy, My mother raised me in a Shave Ice Trailer and taught me everything I needed to know about the World of Shave Ice. Naturally, Shave Ice became a big part of my upbringing, being that I was with my mother on a daily basis. At the young age of 12, I made my first Shave Ice. From there, the rest is history. Now I am here to share with the rest of the world, "The Flavors of the Island", from "The Original Big Island Shave Ice Company". Meet the Business Owner Reggie I. Born and Raised in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Reggie loves to provide the "Best Shave Ice" for all to taste and enjoy. There have been times, Reggie has made Shave Ice for family members to taste-test during the wee hours of 11 o'clock at night. There is still a family record, in which, one member of the family ate four Shave Ice in a row. In other words, Shave Ice runs deep into the blood of the family, lol. Come down and experience this life-changing experience! Credit to Kayah I. (Son of Reggie I.) For the graphic design on the Shave Ice Trailer

Reviewed By 343cindyr - Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

I have to confess, I wasn't in the mood for shaved ice...I was having a crappy day. But wherever we go, hubby has ice-cream or shaved ice and I played along.

Outside the shopping area in Waikoloa we found this truck and it was really good (yes I tasted). What I really liked was they offered fruit based flavors outside of the syrup flavors, which was nice compared to others that only offer they syrupy flavors.

So the flavors were good (I rate it the 2nd best on all of the islands, just under the stop on the road to Hana on Maui)

Portions are large and while I wasn't in the mood, was intrigued by the coffee/chocolate offerings.

6. Lava Lava Beach Club

69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 45 +1 808-769-5282
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Lava Lava Beach Club

Lava Lava Beach Club is brought to you by the same people who bring you Huggo's oceanfront restaurant in Kailua-Kona , On The Rocks, a casual beach bar in Kailua-Kona, Paradise Gourmet Catering, the Big Island leader in custom events and weddings and Grass Shack Parties & Rentals, the go-to source for all local style affordable parties.

Reviewed By Diana S

Great happy hour with reasonable prices....for Hawaii. We were a party of 4 seated at the high top tables in the bar area. High top chairs are the most uncomfortable I’ve ever sat in.and I ended up standing for my meal. Nachos excellent, beer cold, view incredible. Worth a visit!

7. The Blue Room

68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr Ste 108, Shops at Mauna Lani Lower Level, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7752 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner (808) 887 0999 68
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

The Blue Room

Reviewed By mjmarshpa

Wouldn't have known it was there but walked around the shopping center while family was picking some things up at the grocery store in the same shopping center. Interesting menu. Server was enthusiastic and made great suggestions. Place got very busy just after we got there! Glad we had a reservation.

8. Island Lava Java

69-1081 Kuualii Pl, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, , HI 96738, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 808-769-5202
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 412 reviews

Island Lava Java

Reviewed By mamagym1 - New Jersey

Excellent place for breakfast! It was a little tricky to find as it's tucked in a shopping area. Great breakfast options - fresh and delicious. Much better than the resort options - better food and much more affordable. Fish benedict, waffles, island style pancakes. And great coffee and fresh squeezed juices. A little off the beaten path, but worth driving up the hill to Waikoloa Village.

9. Da Fish House

61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7709 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options Lunch +1 808-882-1052
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Da Fish House

Reviewed By CateBSeattle_WA - Seattle, WA

We stopped by when they opened on a Tuesday morning to pick up fish for dinner. We got pink snapper filets and scallops and everything was wonderful. The helpful woman at the counter told us how to cook the snapper and it turned out great. I would definitely come here again next time I'm in the area!

10. Sunset Luau at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott

69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking Polynesian, Hawaiian Dinner +1 808-886-6789
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 232 reviews

Sunset Luau at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott

Gather as the sun sets over 'Anaeho'omalu Bay and delight in classic Polynesian entertainment featuring live music, imu ceremony (the unveiling of our main course from our underground oven), traditional dances of the South Pacific and a delectable selection of contemporary and Hawaiian fare with a full open bar. Held Saturday and Wednesday. The festivities begin at 5pm.

Reviewed By Tony E

This is a nicely conceived Luau at the Marriott. Weather permitting, it takes place in an open area between the pools and the beach area - indoor if it is cool or rainy. Open bar, with beers, wines and cocktails - good Mai-Tai. An entertaining evening, both before and after the meal. Raising the pig, slow cooked in the ground all day. Good buffet supper - salads, chicken, pork, and a very tasty bread pudding with vanilla sauce for dessert. All-in-all, an excellent entertaining evening - for $105 per person.

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