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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Burger Restaurant
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“If you're craving a burger, this place has variety of grass-fed, island-raised options. Their sandwich and salad offerings are good, too, with wild-caught Hawaiian fish always available.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“100% organic and family-friendly with a place for kids to play and color. The salads and sandwiches are healthy and fresh, with good vegan and vegetarian options. You can even pick up a souvenir or gift from the art lined walls.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Right in Honalo, this family local establishment has a long history and highlights the Japanese American culture in Hawaii. Excellent homestyle (Japanese homestyle :)) food provides a unique experience.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Serves delicious dinners with Brazilian, Asian, and European flavors highlighting fresh ingredients from local farmers. Perched high for beautiful sunset views, this is one of the more upscale restaurants in South Kona.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cinema
“ Aloha is a community playhouse. They have anything from local theater to Bucket of Blues music. Check there calendar to what happens to be playing.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Great place to go to for kayak tours, outrigger canoe rides, gear rental, and cool merch. Check out konaboys.com for details. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Order at the counter and then wait at a table inside or out for your food to be brought to you. Beer and wine available. The salads are better than most places on the island; the meat and fish entrees are delicious.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Most well-known for her creative appetizers, fresh colorful salads, savory pasta dishes, and freshly baked desserts, Chef Amelia features daily specials in addition to her regular menu. Everything is cooked to order, making vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other requests available for customers with dietary restrictions. No adult beverages served, but it is BYOB.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Good happy hour prices on appetizers and live music Thursday through Saturday”
  • 8 locals recommend
Farm
“A beautiful view, free coffee tours and a look into a unique way of growing coffee. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Great place for homemade gelato. You can sample a gelato before you purchase it. The other location is in the Coconut Grove marketplace.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Store
“I ate there or take out many times. Only has two tables inside and picnic tables outside. Poke or really good and fresh fish plus other meats and avoid tourist prices.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Really good burgers, plenty of beer on tap, a fun environment & a tree growing through the restaurant floor.... what more could you ask for?”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A family-owned pizzeria with handmade pizza made from the family recipe using fresh ingredients. So fresh, they may be out of a few ingredients some times, but the friendly vibe and good wine makes up for it. Spacious outdoor lanai.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
  • 1 local recommends
  • 1 Experience
Establishment
“Spiritual fulfillment, body mind centering. Iyengar based movement(alignment foundational practice). Try restorative for relaxing breath work and deep healing.”
  • 1 local recommends