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78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
+1 808-930-4916
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on an evening after traveling 16hours in a plane. Just wanted a nice meal and to go to sleep. We were met with a woman who said "you don't have a reservation"? All the tables were empty? Oh...but you MUST have a reservation. Ugh.. I asked nicely, PLEASE, can we have a table foe two? Any table? They are... More 

Thank Winggal222
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to eat but be sure to make reservations. Beautiful view all around. We had a great meal with plenty to choose from. If you stay at the Sheraton be sure to stop by.

Thank Brian L
Newmarket, Canada
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to listen to the live music, no problem getting a seat but found the service just a bit slow. Really liked their Poke and wonderful dessert options. We did see the shadow of one ray but it wasn't obvious, just a dark shadow ... still cool !

Thank D_N_and_3kids
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar and had great drinks and a good view of mantas in the water. The bartender, Dan, is awesome! I recommend the Hanna Ho, delicious and refreshing. The steak appetizer and the ahi tuna were great.

Thank Debbi R
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112 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good, pretty expensive. Good service, fantastic atmosphere. Looks over the bay where people go to see the manta ray

Thank Betty193r
MAPLEWOOD, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called ahead for Mother's Day. We were o our honeymoon and requested ocean view. We were seated at a table next to the open 1/2 wall. Our unobstructed view was absolutely amazing and beautiful. The catch of the day was delicious. All food prepared so well. Well worth it.

Thank Joan W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here while staying at the Sheraton. Food was solid but a tad on the generic side. Had the poke and seafood stew which were both above average. Signature drinks were pretty good.

Thank Onewiththetide
Knoxville, Tennessee
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal here took 2 hours! The second night we stayed here, we tried it again and spent way too much money for what we got. The caesar salad here is VERY good on their menu. The coconut ice cream is a unique treat. You have to make reservations here. As much as our group spent on the food and... More 

Thank 2doglady
El Dorado Hills, Ca
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244 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice. Dinner on both occasions. Maybe we're just lucky since it is apparent that some people really don't like it. We liked it enough once on this trip to go back a second time. The guys at the bar were friendly and efficient. I did call one of them out for wanting to give me a high... More 

Thank MikeandJim
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There a viewing area to see the Manta Rays and once the night snorkelling group have finished and turned their lights off the mantas come closer. We saw two gliding around and feeding, beautiful! You can have a drink and/or some food here as well, it's a really nice spot.

Thank Sonia G

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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2525
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-4916
Rays on the Bay Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table cooking, handmade artisan pizzas,local island favorites and the coldest beer on the Big Island. Guests will enjoy warm and welcoming service, ocean front views, live entertainment 7 days a week and of course the chance to see live Manta Rays feeding in the ocean directly infront of the restaurant. Rays is also the best spot to see a brilliant and romantic sunset while you gather with friends to enjoy hand crafted cocktails, pupus or dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?