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Seaside Restaurant

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1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
16:30 - 23:59
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Reservations are recommended here however we were able to just walk in because it was early, before 6p. The inside of the restaurant looks like a mismatch from the outside and the prices however the food was exceptional. We got a table by the water and were able to enjoy the views of the fish farm. If you call ahead,... More 

1 Thank Tiffane
Mt Eliza, Australia
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242 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

After a week at Waikiki, we flew down to Hilo for a few days. Aside from a very light and early breakfast (fruit), we had nothing to eat for the day except for a small packet of nuts on the supposed "first class" flight with Hawaiian Airlines. So - we were hungry and glad that we had made a reservation... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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296 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

This restaurant is a little out of the way from the usual tourist haunts in Hilo, but is worth the trip. The setting is very nice -- the restaurant has its own fish ponds and there is a lovely beach across the street. We went on the early side since we had a flight to catch and had no trouble... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We went for an early dinner at 5pm, got great table by a window overlooking the back pond. We were 2 couples asked the waitress if they would do a chefs table for us and just bring us out whatever they think we should try. Started with calamari and I forget the name but it looks like fiddlehead salad, followed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We had an amazing dinner of fresh seafood raised on the property. The owner came out and talked to us for a few minutes - he was very kind and very humble. Amazing. The prices can be a little steep in comparison to other restuarants in Hilo, but you're not going to get anything like it somewhere else.

Thank jag_in_the_box
Hilo, Hawaii
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

From the moment I walked until I left it was a pleasurable experience. I was greeted and made welcome at the entrance . Then I was lead to my table. Minor problem was right next to the door. The food I ate Manilla clams for an appetizer they were delicious. Then I had Ono with butter garlic and capers just... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

"Just Down the Road" turned into a couple of miles...but it was early twilight, and we had a great deal of time and patience. Both were well rewarded at the Seaside Restaurant. We were splitting our time on Hawai'i, with first a couple of days on the Hilo side, and then a few more days on the Kona side. This... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Great service and delicious food in this terrific old family restaurant. The bacon-wrapped scallops were amazing. Wish they had a bar where you could wait for your table.

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east longmeadow
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

The food was excellent and the service was great! Not real fancy but that was OK with us! When you make reservations ask to sit by window....it over looks the fish ponds!

Thank malben1130
Cranbury, New Jersey
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

Excellent fish menu - fish caught directly from their fishpond which you can view from the restaurant - nothing could be fresher...very good! The owner Mr. Colin Nakagawa is very attentive to the customer's needs - he goes around checking each and and every table to make sure everyone's needs are met. Thank you Seaside Restaurant for making our first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?