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Kona...Where to eat?

Haven't been to Kona in a very long time.
Any Suggestions on where to eat breakfast lunch dinner?
All suggested price ranges, both local and hotels ok.

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  1. I am interested in an update as well, but I think it might help everyone to focus on where you will be or where you are willing to drive as Kona is rather large. From my side we will be at the Fairmont Orchid (big surprise)and would love dinner recs and maybe a great mid week lunch rec off the beaten path, like a food truck or local spot near a beach kind of thing.

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    1. re: danieli10

      Anywhere in Kona, have 2 weeks and can drive from one end to the other.

      1. re: flylice2x

        Mi's bistro in Kealakekua is delish if you find yourself in South Kona, but I am biased I cook there. For laulau plate lunch go to Super J's, for fancy French, La Borgougne beats most of the resort restaurants. Kenichi Pacific is also very good Japanese in keauhou

    2. Manago Hotel for their porkchops

      1. Appropriate topic for me as well. Will be staying at the Four Seasons and other than restaurants within the hotel, where should we go for dinner?

        1. If you are looking for a very nice (expensive) dinner with a wonderful view then Manta at Mauna Kea resort is absolutely lovely. Merriman's in Waimea, is always on our list when we are there. For lunch you can try the food truck at Da Fish House in Kawaihae. Ice cream at Tropical Dreams is a must as well.

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          1. re: gourmanda

            Great suggestions and thanks. How long of a drive from the Four Seasons to Manta, would you guesstimate?

            1. re: xoxohh

              15 minutes? Four Seasons then Waikoloa, then Mauna Lani, Hapuna and Mauna Kea on your left. If you go a little early you can have a cocktail and pupus at the Copper Bar (they've changed the name, I think). They usually have a hula dancer, guitar and the sunset is spectacular.

                1. re: gourmanda

                  Have any thoughts on either Jackie Rey's or Napua's? I've heard some good things on both. Curious what you think...

                  1. re: xoxohh

                    Have not been to Jackie Rey's. We did have several lunches and one dinner at Napua. Solid food, nothing off the charts. Mahi sandwiches, Caesar salad, etc. Mai tai's are acceptable, but not as good as at Mauna Kea. That said, I'm not sure if you can get in without a pass to the beach club.

                    1. re: gourmanda

                      Far enough, thanks. I did hear, from the Four Seasons concierge, that Napua is open to the public now.