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Seaside Restaurant

1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
+1 808-935-8825
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (26 reviews)
“butterfish” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name of the restaurant is Seaside, but the building itself is on the opposing side of Kalanianaloe Avenue on an inland pond. Still a very nice view and beautiful scenery inland. Don't let the initial appearance of the property scare you off. This is...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We had escargot for an appetizer - a bit too much cheese, but enjoyable. I had the mac nut crusted Mahimahi - it was fine, not outstanding, but fine. Service was great at first, then went downhill a bit. Still an enjoyable meal and time.

Thank Matthew808
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is generally a good place to eat, with good service, it is not fine dinning. Our dinners were a little above average for similar places in the islands -- no problems but nothing fantastic ether -- just plain good as most similar places in...More

Thank L2698ICjamesh
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had great Escargot and Unagi sushi for appetizers, and their famous Furikake Salmon with extra vegetables rather than starch. Had three big Salmon steaks. Had Bread pudding with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Was a wonderful meal. Would do it again and again. Have eaten...More

Thank Miles N
Reviewed 14 August 2017

While waiting to order, we saw waiters bringing beautiful-looking meals to other tables so we had high hopes. In our case, it turned out just OK. I had the duck dish and it came barely warm. I sent it back, and they did apologize and...More

Thank AndyTheGameInventor
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My daughter and I had the prime rib, mine with brown rice hers with linguine. The brown rice was hard and dry, the linguine was better but would have been perfect with potatoes as an option. I had the green salad whereas she had the...More

Thank Loleka
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A family-run restaurant with great views of their aqua farm. Delicious local fish!! We had the fresh aholehole (local small whole fish, cleaned, seasoned and fried to a crisp) and the fresh catch of the day which was mahi-mahi, served with macadamia nut pesto. Well...More

Thank GinaBRU
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My spouse and I were happy to find a nice restaurant almost across the street from our accommodations. They serve local fish prepared a few different ways as well as several non-fish dishes. My spouse and I both had grilled ahi tuna, hers with a...More

Thank V-diz
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We got a table in a corner, so we had plenty of beautiful scenery to look at. Wait staff was pleasant, food was very very good. The price is fair for what you get. I would come here again, especially if I could manage it...More

Thank Lia B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We visited as it was close to where we were staying. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was lovely. We both had seafood dishes. My husband's dish in particular was lovely. Family atmosphere. Worth a visit for dinner.

Thank Gillian467
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22 August 2016|
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Response from Cookie7678 | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't.
Morton I
10 April 2015|
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Response from GuyA473 | Reviewed this property |
Mullet is one of the fish that they farm in the ponds next to the restaurant. They told us that you should call ahead to ask if they have mullet available. Same for trout.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 11:59 PM
4:30 PM - 11:59 PM
4:30 PM - 11:59 PM
4:30 PM - 11:59 PM
4:30 PM - 11:59 PM
4:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1790 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4916
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8825
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