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Kilauea Lodge Restaurant is located on property at Kilauea Lodge in the town of Volcano Village, on the Island Hawai'i (also known as The Big Island") and close to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Kilauea Lodge Restaurant serves up some of the finest dining in Hawaii.
PRICE RANGE
RM 24 - RM 196
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, American, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Considered giving a two star because the food was so disappointing, especially given the price, but this is really a three star place. Presentation was meh, food was only OK. House salad had canned pineapple chunks in it, Chicken Paillard was odd—thrown together salad on...one side. Didn’t finish the crab cakes.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2024

Aloha! We can assure you our pineapple is not canned. They are delivered whole and fresh, and our chefs take the time to cut them. We're sorry to hear the pineapple on the salad, the giardiniera with the chicken, nor the crab cakes were to...More

Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

We had lunch at Kilauea Lodge restaurant while we're in the area. What a great choice! We made a reservation with our hostess Ashley and we were promptly seated by a window with a view of the manicured grounds. Alex our server was fantastic with...food recommendations and as our bartender also made Martinis that per my wife "were done to perfection" - not faint praise from my wife. I had the crab cake sandwich with a side salad with Lilikoi vinaigrette dressing that was excellent. My wife had the lamb burger which she enjoyed as well. We spent a leisurely lunch hour enjoying the soft Hawaiian music and the atmosphere which was relaxed as it always is on the Big Island - we highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2024

Mahalo for taking the time to write us a review! We're happy to hear you folks thoroughly enjoyed your lunch with us!

Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Liked: good selection of cocktails. Decent variety of entrees. The bread basket was just average. Portions were quite large. Highly recommend the house salad. It was the best thing on the menu. Disliked: It was quite chilly in there as all the windows were open...and temps were in the low 60s. They used the same tepid cheese sauce for the calamari and the fish entree.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2024

Mahalo for the feedback!

Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Man, can these people cook! I had the Ono on a bed of fingerling potatoes and grilled cauliflower. The wife had a vegetable plate; we were both well satisfied. I had the lemon-lilliquoi pie with a homemade crust that my mother would have loved!. The...service was excellent. It’s a long way to the south of the island from Waimea, but we would definitely go backMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2024

Mahalo nui for the review! We're pleased you folks enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 25 December 2023

Christmas Eve on a tour group. Had a great tour with Kailini Tours....More on that in another review. Had a special Xmas Eve Dinner. Lot of choices from the fixed menu. Prime Rib was huge. Cooked properly, but it was extremely salty and cool. Some...people like their food cool; I like it hot. Kambucha mushroom soup was good. Small portion and guess how I like my soup? Problem here was they really weren't prepared or capable of handling a large crowd. That could just be my waiter. Nice guy, but harried. Not detail oriented (and from me that's saying a lot). Our au jus for the beef came 10 minutes into the meal. One table in our group got their meals as we headed out the door. Same guy. He offered us the chocolate cake vs tart without telling us it was mint chocolate cake. I hate the stuff. At least if they had ice cream to go along on the side, I could have survived. Too dramatic, I know. What a terrible life I lead. Finding fault in all the wee details. Coffee was really good and hot. Asked for Oatmilk. Sorry, please don't judge. Oatmilk came, but I had also asked for sugar which didn't come. It was o.k. I wasn't expecting a Michelin Star. It's a decent family joint and I would not hesitate to go back with young kids.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Mahalo for the detailed feedback

Reviewed 20 December 2023

Worst food and drinks ever. I used to go to Kilauea Lodge for special occasions and was never disappointed. I believe they went from a chef to a cook. The bread served with Brie is a joke. Steak ordered med rare recd med well. 3-4...oz of fish entree was smothered in a cup of sauce. My risotto was watery. I had 2 whiskey drinks for $32 and didn’t have buzz. Never again!More

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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Aloha, We're very sorry to hear dinner service was not up to your standards on this evening. We appreciate the feedback and will be discussing with all staff. Hopefully we get the chance to make it up to you one day.

Reviewed 18 December 2023

For an entree, I ordered the calamari steak. It was cooked well and the sauce was decent, but the batter was a little soft. For the entree, I ordered the duck fettuccine. The duck was perfectly cooked, however the sauce for the fettuccine was very...salty. When we asked for the noodles to be remade, there still wasn't much of a difference. If you don't prefer much salt, I wouldn't recommend this dish. Overall, there wasn't much that stood out to me at this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

Aloha, We're sorry to hear the Duck Fettuccine was too salty for you folks. We appreciate the feedback and will be sharing this with our kitchen team. Mahalo!

Reviewed 10 December 2023

One of few places to eat but luckily a great venue with super service and food. Also a cute gift shop my wife lovedMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2023

Aloha! We think you may have intended to leave a review for Volcano House, which is near the entrance to the park. We are located in Volcano Village, a few miles away from the National Park. Hopefully you get the chance to visit our restaurant...More

Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Ok restaurant. There are not a lot of options in the area so this is a nice option and the atmosphere is casual with nice fireplace. The food was pretty good, however, I had pasta and it seemed to lack necessary spices like basic salt...and pepper. The customer service was great. It was very expensive for the food you got. I would still recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2023

Mahalo for your feedback Kelly

Reviewed 2 December 2023

By chance, we ended up in the Volcano area twice, and each time, we headed for Kilauea Lodge Restaurant. The food was delicious and of great value. The setting is an older lodge with a picture-perfect window to a very green garden. The wait staff...were lovely, and they had a friendly gift shop. Parking is free and easy. The menu is just extensive enough to have something for everyone. And, they have fresh baked goods including yummy homemade cookies.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2023

Mahalo for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, as well as those yummy cookies from our grab & go!

Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed the food here and the service was fantastic. From 3 nights in Volcano this was far and away the best place we ate. There is also a great gift shop to add to the experience!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2023

We are happy to hear you folks enjoyed visiting us! Mahalo for your review.

Reviewed 11 November 2023

Charming atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food. One of the best places to eat in Volcano Village.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2023

Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

Visiting Kilauea Volcano and heard good things about the Lodge. Had fantastic service from Hannah H. My wife and I like to split meals, so we split a starter of the Lodge Salad and split again the Daily Catch, Ono fish. Finished up with Lemon...Meringue Pie. All very good, did not feel rushed at all while dining. Seated by the Friendship Fire place, as a Rotarian enjoyed seeing international clubs items embedded on the fire place concrete facing. Recommend reservations.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2023

Mahalo for joining us! It was a pleasure serving you folks ❤

Reviewed 19 August 2023

We had two dinners here, both were very good with good service and good food. The facility is usually very busy, we ate both times in the more casual restaurant. The view is fantastic, weather permitting. There is a very nice waiting area if you...need to wait for a table. There is a limited choice of restaurants in the area and I think this is a great one with reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2023

Aloha folks! It seems like you may have intended to write a review for Volcano House, which we are not affiliated with. We are located a few miles away from the national park, in Volcano Village. Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 13 July 2023

We had a wonderful 3-course dinner here as part of a small tour group. The food was delicious, so was the excellent service. My entree was grilled ono with a butter caper sauce, and my daughter had pork chops. We both cleaned our plates. :-)...For dessert, we were served yummy chocolate cake. My daughter wanted a second glass of the strawberry lemonade, which was not part of the package, but the restaurant kindly comped us. Ambiance was very nice. There's a lush garden/back yard where you can take a short stroll after dinner. We had happy, satisfied tummies following dinner to continue the rest of our tour.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hannah Hendershot, Other at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2023

We are so pleased to hear about your enjoyable dining experience! Mahalo for taking the time to write a review.

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Aloha, we are located in Volcano Village so there is no view of the crater however, we are a mile from the park entrance.
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