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1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
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16:30 - 23:59
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Tue - Sun 16:30 - 23:59
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Avondale, Arizona
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We were looking for a nice seafood restaurant and were recommended here. It is nestled in a bay and pond so that they are actually able to grow many of their freshwater fish onsite. The food didn't disappoint in that it was extremely fresh and the flavors were good. The dining room is large, and they have a lot of... More 

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Florida
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

This restaurant has a high reputation and it is somewhat deserved. They are also fish (aqua) farmers so they know their fish. The Fried Aholehole was good, locally bred, and is a popular local favorite. We did not try, but was intrigued by the Chinese Style Steamed Fish, complete with ginger, green onion, shitake mushrooms etc. My choice was unique... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

We had an awesome Fathers Day meal at Seaside. The food was excellent, the service was just as awesome!!! The plated dishes looked just as good as it tasted! Compliments to Colin and his wonderful staff...

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Thank Puueo_Lineman
Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

As others have said, the building is old and a bit run down, but after living in Hawaii for a number of years, I have learned not to let this deter me. Often the best food on the islands comes from the most dilapidated of buildings. My family and I hopped over to Big Island from Oahu and decided to... More 

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Thank Amanda W
Keaau, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

We live in the area and had put off trying Seaside for a number of years. Finally got in there. You enter through a hallway that has not been kept up, and it opens into the dining room. Also in disrepair. Food was great, but from the minute we walked in the door, the place smelled so bad I would... More 

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Thank Dee J
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

We visited Seaside for dinner. We had grilled ahi tuna, salad, sautéed mushrooms. Everything tasted good service was great. Ahi was little over done, but over all good food.

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Thank om-om5
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

The view of the fishpond is lovely. You can watch the Egrets roost in the tree for the night. The ahi poke was disappointing. The portion size was large but the preparation was dry. I had the Mahi-Mahi which was prepared perfectly and served with a Wasabi cream sauce which was delicious. My husband had the Ahole-hole which I believe... More 

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Thank Dlsalatino
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

Sadly disappointing. This is a iconic restaurant. I grew up down the street and was eagerly anticipating a nostalgic evening of divine seafood. My mother ordered the Volcano shrimp. It was so over done that it took two people and multiple attempts to pry the shrimp of the skewer. She said that it was so tough that it hurt her... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

Appetizers, soup and bread was great. I was full before the main dish. Service was almost perfect just a slight glitch but nothing damaging. Price pretty high si can't go as often as i would like to to try other dishes.

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Kaneohe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Went there on the recommendation of an uncle. Glad I listen to my elders. :- ) I made reservations the day before for two and at the same time said I planned to share a steamed mullet fish with my wife. The staff was friendly and efficient. The caught a large mullet the same day and prepared it Chinese style... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Hawaiian, Japanese, American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:59
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:59
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:59
Thursday
16:30 - 23:59
Friday
16:30 - 23:59
Saturday
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?