Kai Eats + Drinks – Kailua-Kona, HI

Kai Eats & Drinks Kona Happy Hour Menu

Happy Hour at Kai Eats + Drinks – Kailua-Kona, HI

Published 1/18/2024 by the Big Island Happy Hours team

Happy Hour at Kai Eats+Drinks 3pm-5pm Daily

Liquid Happy Hour at Kai Eats & Drinks

  • $2 Off All Tapped Beverages
  • $2 Off Mai Tais

Kai Eats & Drinks Address, Phone, Website, and Hours

Address: 75-5776 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Phone: (808) 900-3328


Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9pm

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About Kai Eats+Drinks Happy Hour in Kailua-Kona, HI

Kai Eats+Drinks in Kailua-Kona, HI, is more than just a dining venue; it’s an experience that blends delicious Hawaiian cuisine with the breathtaking beauty of the oceanfront. This restaurant, perched at 75-5776 Alii Drive, has become a culinary beacon for those seeking a blend of great food and stunning scenery.

The culinary journey at Kai Eats+Drinks is an exploration of Hawaiian flavors, catering to a diverse palette, including vegetarian and vegan options. The menu boasts a variety of choices, but the standout dishes that have captured the hearts of diners include their tantalizing coconut shrimp and sweet waffle fries. Their pizza, a delightful fusion of flavors, is particularly noteworthy. The Mango Tango Pizza, with its unique combination of mango, roasted pineapple, red onion, red bell pepper, spicy coconut curry, chicken, and mozzarella, offers a taste profile that is both exotic and comforting.

The ambiance at Kai Eats+Drinks is a harmonious blend of casual and picturesque. With outdoor seating that overlooks the ocean, guests can relish their meals while being serenaded by the soothing sounds of waves. This setting is perfect for those sunset moments that turn a meal into a memory. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, making it an ideal spot for families, groups, or anyone looking to unwind.

What sets Kai Eats+Drinks apart is not just its food or views, but the overall experience. Diners often praise the friendly staff and the wide beer selection, adding to the convivial atmosphere. The restaurant’s commitment to a welcoming environment extends to our four-legged friends as well, as it’s known for being pet-friendly.

In summary, Kai Eats+Drinks is a gem in Kailua-Kona, offering a dining experience that tantalizes the taste buds while soothing the soul with its ocean views. It’s a place where the warmth of Hawaiian hospitality meets the richness of local flavors, creating an unforgettable dining adventure

Happy hour at Kai Eats+Drinks in Kailua-Kona, HI is from 3pm-5pm daily and features discounted drinks.

Note: Parking for Kai happy hour is next door UNDER the shopping complex. Take your license plate number and give it to the hostess for parking validation!

Reviews from Kai Eats + Drinks Happy Hour in Kailua-Kona, HI

“Great food (especially the lemon fries and plant-based burger), service and location with wonderful ocean view. Highly recommended!”

Greg G., January 2024

“It’s a spendy spot, but the food is absolutely delicious and worth the price. The view was absolutely gorgeous and the service was fantastic. (Shout-out to the bearded waiter, sorry I forgot your name) The coconut shrimp and carne asada fries were absolutely to die for!”

Taylor H., January 2024

“Great food and service right on the water.”

John D., January 2024

“Our waiter, John was amazing. Although he is a Michigan person and I am an Oregonian. We made our lunch very, very cool. The food was amazing. Watching the ocean at Kai happy hour was awesome too.”

Thomas R., January 2024

“It was great with good views. Waitress was great and really nice. We had the one with the Texas accent.”

Heidi J., January 2024

“Kai never disappoints. The staff is always super friendly and they take the time to chat with you, no matter how busy. The food is always consistently good, which can’t say the same for the rest of the restaurants on Ali’i. The drinks are fresh, the impossible salad is a favorite and the bartenders are always so sweet! In a sea of restaurants to choose from on Ali’i go to Kai!”

Erin D., June 2022

“Kai is a very well-run establishment. The host was great getting us seated, full stacked bar, table over looking the sunset. Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. Food came out fast and efficient, big portions. Fast and easy check out.

Kai is one of the best restaurants in Kona. Other places were slow and we waited very long to get food. Highly recommend Kai Eats and Drinks.”

Joe P., May 2022

“This was a superb dining experience. The tiki torches with rolling waves in the background makes for an excellent environment to enjoy your meal and drinks. It’s slightly upscale yet casual.

The service was great. And the food – pizza, special of bowtie pasta in a cream mushroom sauce topped with pan seared fish were delicious, and the Nitro Rubeus beer on tap was incredible. Think raspberry gelato meets Boddington’s. All around, a fine dining experience.”

David J., June 2022

“We had a long layover in the morning and one of our first stops was Kai Eats and it was the greatest welcome to the island. The food was really good and the views were breathtaking. Try the wave burrito!”

Jessie F., June 2022

“Such an awesome meal! The atmosphere and location was great, Shanon our waitress was excellent and the food was so so so yummy. Coconut shrimp appetizer, steaks, and pizza – perfect meal! Drinks were well done.”

Ellen T., June 2022

“Great views and food. Everything tried is great tasting.. Pizza is crazy good and lemon fries are a must try. I keep coming back to Kai after trying other establishments that are near-by and sub-par. Kai Eats is still top notch and consistent, with a perfect menu of choices. PS the 48 brews on tap will not dissappoint!”

Matt L., June 2022

“Stopped at Kai in Kailua Kona tonight, great service, 48 beers on tap, the food was amazing. Ask for Shannon, fantastic server!”

Eric W., May 2022

“Dinner in Kona tonight with our besties at Kai restaurant. I had Mahi Mahi for the Hook, Line, and Sinker special. Absolutely wonderful. Flaky fish, great sauce. Lori had a Pipe Dreams salad and BBQ chicken pizza, we all shared the pizza. Perfectly done.

Heidi and Jeff had Baja Mahi Mahi Tacos and Steak Tacos. They were great as well. But I have to admit the Carne Asada Kai Fries we had as an appetizer were to die for. And our server Hayley was THE BEST!”

Mike H., May 2022

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