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Seaside Restaurant

) #40 of 196 Restaurants in Hilo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Steakhouse, Seafood
1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (26 reviews)
“mahi” (10 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian
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1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A family-run restaurant with great views of their aqua farm. Delicious local fish!! We had the fresh aholehole (local small whole fish, cleaned, seasoned and fried to a crisp) and the fresh catch of the day which was mahi-mahi, served with macadamia nut pesto. Well...More

Thank GinaBRU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My spouse and I were happy to find a nice restaurant almost across the street from our accommodations. They serve local fish prepared a few different ways as well as several non-fish dishes. My spouse and I both had grilled ahi tuna, hers with a...More

Thank V-diz
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We got a table in a corner, so we had plenty of beautiful scenery to look at. Wait staff was pleasant, food was very very good. The price is fair for what you get. I would come here again, especially if I could manage it...More

Thank Lia B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We visited as it was close to where we were staying. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was lovely. We both had seafood dishes. My husband's dish in particular was lovely. Family atmosphere. Worth a visit for dinner.

Thank Gillian467
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I am from Kona, and every time I come to Hilo I make a reservation for Seaside. Their fish is the best and I recommend getting the special of the day or the fresh catch. This is a more local spot and may not look...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were looking for something a little special when we went to Seaside. We had the ahi and blackened steak, both well-prepared. The water view, enhanced by swimming turtles, was really relaxing. Service was above par. It will make your visit to Hilo complete!

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Thank mainejac
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great views of the pond, esp when the egrets are coming in for the night. Seafood...not so great. Chinese style fish was dry and bland = needed more sauce. Standard desserts.

Thank yvonne p
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Dinner reservation for 2 at 630pm, we had to wait 15 mins for a table. We were seated at a 4 person table near the entrance door and noticed they had installed privacy walls between the tables a change from when we were there 2...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Seaside restaurant, sited next to a fish farm, serves some really good food. Despite the fact that it is not locally caught, my husband had the salmon done with furikake. He loved it. I had the mahi-mahi mani. It was excellent but I almost...More

Thank keerist
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Seaside Restaurant is a hidden gem. Surrounded by fish ponds, Seaside offers the freshest of fish, right from their pond! Situated across the street from the tide pools of "4-miles" in Keaukaha, Seaside is a nice place to wine and dine.

Thank LaneM422
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22 August 2016|
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Response from Cookie7678 | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't.
Morton I
10 April 2015|
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Response from GuyA473 | Reviewed this property |
Mullet is one of the fish that they farm in the ponds next to the restaurant. They told us that you should call ahead to ask if they have mullet available. Same for trout.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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