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Sun Dried Specialties Fish Bowl

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81-951 Halekii St, Down Halekii Street From McDonald's, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8187
+1 808-323-3512
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Mission Viejo, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't let the modest location fool you. This is world class food. Can't say in words how delicious the salmon-crab cake is, you have to experience it. With squiggles of special sauce, brown rice, and a fresh ahi steak all in one plate lunch. There's a light, crispy coating to die for. Picnic tables inside and out. They cater too.... More 

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Thank beckymello
Honaunau, Hawaii
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sun Dried is low key but what wonderful fish preparations by Chef Brian! Always try the special if it includes the word "Misoyaki." Ask for a "combo" and get the BEST lobster-crab cake along with your catch of the day. Also has great selection of poke. The meals are so very reasonably priced. You might miss this place as it... More 

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Thank Donna M
Portland
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way back from greenwell farms coffee we were recommended to come here. The sandwich was fantastic and the poke sampler was really great. It's a hole in the wall and you can buy fish here and take out good food at decent prices. I'm glad to have tried the different flavors of poke, although the wasabi was my... More 

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Thank lucydebois
Seattle
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fresh fresh fish, wonderful local mushrooms, brown rice, seaweed salad and a killer sauce served in a cardboard takeout container (why hasn't Hawaii banned styrofoam?) major one of the finest meals I've had on the islands.

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Thank KayRynerson
Kailua-Kona
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has two big display fridges side by side with opposite charges and I set my arm across them, bridging the gap and closing the circuit. It was quite the shocker. There is no sign indicating there is any danger of being electrocuted. The woman behind the counter very casually explained the forces at work. They are aware of... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside this restaurant doesn't look very promising. Be warned there is not bathroom and there are only about 10 seats at folding church tables. If you can get past this, you will be treated to a great meal. We both had the fish patty combo. Super delicious.

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Thank Sara M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster patty was delicious. Side options included rice, seaweed salad, mac salad, or Kona chips. I tried the burger patty with Kona chips. Didn't disappoint. Ordered over the phone and pick up was quick and convenient.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went to this restaurant a few times while we were in Kona. While the outside may not look as appealing, all of the locals know this is the place to go. The seafood was fresh caught that day and absolutely amazing!! If I lived there, I would going to this restaurant all of the time. This is a must... More 

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Thank Andrea T
Manhattan Beach, California
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch after snorkeling at Two Step. Almost a 45 minute wait for poke and a scoop of rice. The poke was good but the wait for the food ruined the entire experience.

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Thank Johnwiz
Arlington, Virginia
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Friends suggested we grab lunch at the fish bowl. Boy what a great choice. We each had an excellent dish. I chose the crab stuffed peppers which were awesome. It doesn't look like much from the road, but remember that the food is what counts. It's good.

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Thank Colin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:30
Thursday
09:00 - 19:30
Friday
09:00 - 19:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81-951 Halekii St, Down Halekii Street From McDonald's, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8187
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-323-3512

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?