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Island Ono Loa Grill

75-5799 Alii Dr, Suite A4A, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-339-3037
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
75-5799 Alii Dr, Suite A4A, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food here is always great, made to your order, never pre-cooked here. Food is local as much as possible, and the Hawaiian sweet bread burger & hot dog bus make the w2onderful food flavors explode. Mmmm-getting hungry again just typing this....anyway if you want...More

1  Thank DCB97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here because of all the glowing Yelp reviews and their claim to be "best burger"... very disappointing. Got the order to go and when we opened the bag the bun was so greasy and the fries were barely edible. Just another example of how...More

Thank Elvis1955
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We just were there and had the Kona burger and fish sandwich of the day. Both were excellent. The two sides we had were onion rings and pineapple coleslaw. Best onion rings I ever had. The staff was very nice and the owner seemed to...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Yes it it's a great burger and the onion rings are excellent also. Service friendly. Pricey with average burger $11. Still better than those along the oceanfront.

Thank BaronFoer
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in downtown Kona off Alii drive, is Island Ono Loa Grill. A great burger with a Hawaiian twist to it. Not to mention the Chicago style hot dogs which are made with Vienna beef and dill pickles. I had the Macnut Pesto Goat...More

Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We live in Kailua-Kona, and have eaten in most of the restaurants. Many are mediocre at best, since most customers are tourists who will never be back, so food quality at many restaurants is not great. Island Ono Loa Grill is an exception. They offer...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A little hard to find In a small shopping center in downtown Kona Bay Island Ono Loa Grill offers a truly outstanding hamburger… Jucy… Made when you order… Best burger I’ve had in quite a while... Their sign says rated is best hamburger in the...More

Thank CLEken
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This place is delicious! We had the goat cheese burger and the Kalua loco Moco and enjoyed both meals throughly. The staff was very kind and the food was wonderful.

Thank Sunshine764591
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Grandson said give it a 5 because it was the best cheeseburger he's had. Granddaughter said 4 because cheeseburger was good but fries not so good. Had kalua plate and it was good. Service was good. So rating is 4 1/2

Thank dragon428
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We found this place tucked away behind some shops but over time word of mouth will speak volumes.....good burgers! Also don’t be put off as you look at the front window which seems dark with tint for apparent reasons, to keep the sun out. Just...More

Thank BrownSkid
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Suite A4A, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-339-3037
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Delicious American char-grilled food with Hawaiian influences, served quickly and inexpensively. Featuring as many local ingredients as we can, including the delicious Punalu'u Bake Shop Hawaiian sweetbread buns for almost all of our sandwiches, goat cheese from Hawaii Island Goat Dairy, lettuce raised in Waimea, and tomatoes from Oahu. All of our burgers, fish, chicken and hot dogs are char-grilled for smokey goodness! We're the only place on the entire Big Island to get Vienna Beef hot dogs, the best hot dogs in the world! And we're also the only place in the state of Hawaii to get that Midwestern classic, the pork tenderloin sandwich. The sweetbread makes them amazing! Our French fries and onion rings are fresh cut every day. We lightly batter our onion rings, which makes them crunchy and delicious! Do you want to taste what fresh fish tastes like char-grilled? It's amazing, and we offer it here. We only offer fish caught here in Hawaii, and it's never, ever frozen. It's wonderful to live in a place where you can eat fish pulled out of local waters! We're a little hard to find but worth the effort. We're in the back of Ali'i Sunset Plaza, behind Lava Java and The Sandal Stop.
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