to Sue Swerdlow
for allowing us to use her artwork!
Originals, Limited Editions, Lithographs,
Commisions, Murals, Faux Finishes.
You can see more of her work at the:
Sue Swerdlow Gallery
North Kohala, HI
here we go!
There are some great dining experiences to be had in our area, and some are listed below and to the left.
Very shortly we will have this page set up so that each establishment
can enter a little info about themselves (some already have in the business directory)
...and to make it more useful we will have our own reviews and those of other diners.
The Kohala area of the Big Island of Hawai`i is home to some of the best
restaurants in the islands.
In Waimea, you will find Merriman's, famous for it's fresh and unique Hawai`i Regional
Cuisine, and Edelweiss, a small German restaurant in a humble old-country
setting that belies it's reputation as a superb dining establishment. You'll also find
the Parker Ranch Grill, an old-time paniolo atmosphere featuring the best of the Waimea range, and
the Koa House Grill, another quaint paniolo-style restaurant.
Up the road, in Hawi, is Bamboo, with delicious and interesting creations and great entertainment
on weekend nights (John Keawe plays there as do most of the other island greats.) Call 'em to find out 'da scoop.'
Following the coast down to Kawaihae, you'll find Tres Hombres with good Mexican food and a comfortable bar scene.
In the same area, downstairs, you'll encounter Cafe Pesto with gourmet pizza and other dishes. Around the corner sits
Kawaihae Harbor Grill, where the seafood is always fresh and delicious... and they sometimes have Anchor Steam (right, Guy?) Just
a few steps away is the Blue Dolphin, featuring our favorite local jazz band on Friday night (famous musicians have
been known to show up and jam with these guys).
Continuing down the highway to Kona you start running into the resorts (we'll leave description of those
restaurants for later, 'cause if your there you know how good they are, and if you're not, you'll soon find out).
When you reach the Waikoloa Resort, make sure you stop by the Kings' Shops, where there are a number of excellent restaurants.
Here you'll find Roy's Waikoloa Beach Grill, and if
you haven't been to one of Roy's restaurants, you really should. The food is terrific (we sit at the bar and eat pupus, and drink excellent martinis ("Hi," Cal and Darryl).
Whether you live here and are looking for a new dining experience, or you are visiting
and looking for a good restaurant, Kohala is the place to find it!