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Rays on the Bay

) #37 of 199 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ribeye” (16 reviews)
“beet salad” (12 reviews)
“pupus” (27 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overall it was an enjoyable experience, the food was of a good quality. The service was great. On a side note there were 2 cats in the restaurant that were roaming around, none of the servers attempted to chase them away, so I assume they...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table via the concierge. Upon arrival, we were told to wait. After a very lengthy wait I approached the receptionist to enquire what had happened to our booking. She said there had been a computer clitch. I explained that we had a...More

Thank sueandjim78
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Sheraton, but the restaurant was being renovated. I would have loved to eat there just because of the view! This is the exact spot where the boats come to do the Manta snorkel, so very cool to be sitting having dinner and...More

Thank Tribe1022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food with a excellent view. Avg price menu. Enjoyed watching all of the manta ray boats at night.

Thank jaredc252016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Sheraton because we were recommended Rays on the bay but got there and was told they were closed for renovations which is something our travel agent neglected to inform us of. We could see the snorkel boats anchored just off the...More

Thank 63Caroline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rays on the Bay was a nice jaunt away from the busy tourist area. Food was great although a little pricey. Atmosphere was great, and a short walk around the restaurant out in the dark was very peaceful. Cocktails were amazing! Be prepared to spend...More

Thank Brendon I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately this was a little confusing as apparently this restaurant was under renovation so when we went to go to the other hotel restaurant they infect informed us it was Rays they had just moved into the premises.. So after the confusion (which they should...More

Thank MichelleESydney
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Ok this is a bar at a hotel and their claim to fame is that in front of the hotel there is a spot where manta rays feed. So, supposedly you can see them from the bar. They have 2 blue floodlight that attracts plankton,...More

Thank Claudia H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This restaurant is not in its regular location at the Sheraton. The area is being renovated, so the Rays menu is being served in a different restaurant's space, which will likely disappoint anyone expecting to come for the sunset or the manta rays. If you...More

1  Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This highlight for me was the view. I had a salad and my husband had a burger - both were good, but not great. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Renata C
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Questions & Answers
19 November 2016|
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Response from TL C | Reviewed this property |
Very very busy, the view is spectacular. The bar seating is great but if you want a table, ask the front desk for help
2 July 2015|
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Response from SheratonKonaPR | Property representative |
Aloha, Manta rays can frequently be seen at Rays on the Bay. However, it is a natural environment so we can't guarantee sightings. I've personally seen about five gathered in one night! Visit our Manta Learning Center to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-4916
  • E-mail
Rays on the Bay Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table cooking, handmade artisan pizzas,local island favorites and the coldest beer on the Big Island. Guests will enjoy warm and welcoming service, ocean front views, live entertainment 7 days a week and of course the chance to see live Manta Rays feeding in the ocean directly infront of the restaurant. Rays is also the best spot to see a brilliant and romantic sunset while you gather with friends to enjoy hand crafted cocktails, pupus or dinner.
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