Café Grill 11:30-9:00
– December 16th
to April 8th 5:00-9:00.
April 9th to December 15th
11:30am - closing
History of the Kona Inn...
1928 the Kona Inn was built by the Inter-Island Steam Navigation
Company. This venture was considered to be a pioneering effort
in the neighbor island hotel industry. Previous to the Kona Inn,
the passengers aboard the company steamers had only haphazard
room arrangements at outlying stops. An editorial in the Honolulu
Star-Bulletin Feb. 7, 1928 summed up the enthusiasm of the new
land of the first Kamehameha; the land which cradled the old Federation
of the Hawaiian Islands; the storied land where an English ship's
captain was worshipped before natives found him human and slew
him there, is to be opened at last to the comfort-loving tourists
of the world. Soon after the completion of the hotel, the territory
will have cause to be grateful to the foresight and enterprise
rambling 2-story Hawaiian structure, carefully designed to blend
with the Palm fringed Kona shore, found its 20 rooms booked solidly
for months in advance. The Kona Inn became Hawaiis favorite refuge
for kamaainas as well as the world traveler. The new hostelry
was responsible for the popularity of the colorful Kona Coast.
The Inn was also instrumental in developing the Kona Coast as
one of the worlds greatest fishing areas. With the Inn as unofficial
billfish tournament headquarters, the place has attracted marlin
fishermen from all over the globe. Despite the passage of time
and pressures of growth, the Kona Inn still blends in harmony
with its environment. The nostalgia of the past is an important
factor in the Kona Inns lasting popularity.
Today the Kona Inn is...
where it's always been: on the waterfront in the heart of old
Kona town, offering one of the most beautiful restaurant settings
in the world. The open air environment with unobstructed views
of the Kona sunsets offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
for a romantic dinner accompanied by the wonderful sounds of waves
breaking right in front of the restaurant.
is King at the Kona Inn where the fresh fish are brought in daily
by the local fisherman. The mammoth horseshoe-shaped all-Koa-wood
bar is a world-famous watering hole that serves the best Mai Tai
in the Isands and the coldest beer on the Big Isand. You have
not truly had an Hawaiian experience until you've visited the
Kona Inn Restaurant.