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From fresh island poke to Loco Moco, Kona has some fabulous dining options that you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Here are some places you should try during your stay. Click on the markers above for more information about each restaurant. If you have a smartphone, you can then get driving directions from whereever you are by then clicking on the addresses that pop open.

Chirashi Sushi-Don By Jiro
75-5595 Palani Rd.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 895-3356

Jiro and his wife Jasmine actually drive every day from Hilo side to setup shop here, so make sure you enjoy this hole-in-the-wall marvel before he realizes how insane this is! Tucked away in a kiosk in a strip mall across from Long's Drugs, it's literally in the middle of the parking lot! Expect long wait times and odd hours (as of October 2017 the kiosk opens at 4pm) but it's so worth it for the Chirashi-style (sushi rice with sashimi and other toppings) poke bowls. You can't go wrong with anything here but try the Volcano Chirashi Sushi Bowl. Don't miss out on these culinary masterpieces! Our personal favorite place to eat on da whole island :)

75-143 Hualalai Rd. #104
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 329-3050

You know you won't find any fresher poke when you see the actual yellowfin tuna being brought in and carved up in person! Be sure to ask for the furikake (seaweed seasoning) on your poke bowls. There are several Umekes locations, including a full bar & fish market at the Kaiwa location.

Da Poke Shack
76-6246 Ali'i Dr.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 329-7653

POKE: Hawaiian word meaning cut, cubed or sliced. Traditionally seasoned with Hawaiian salt, limu kohu (seaweed), Inamona (roasted kukui nut) and/or other ingredients available. Contemporary ingredients can vary from onions & soy sauce to avocado aioli, peppers, seeds and everything in between.

No visit to Hawaii is complete without poke. Along with Umekes, this is one of the best places on the island to get fresh poke. Da Poke Shack was rated as the #1 overall place to eat by Yelp in 2014 in the entire USA. New location now open in the Captain Cook area.

Broke Da Mouth Grindz
74-5565 Luhia St. B-2
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 327-1113

Founded by a Filipino chef who was trained on Oahu, Broke Da Mouth offers a local Filipino slant on the Hawaiian plate lunch. Broke Da Mouth is Hawaiian slang to say that the food is so delicious, it broke da mouth! Best known for their garlic furikake chicken, which definitely broke da mouth!

Kona Farmers' Market
75-5767 Ali'i Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

If you've never experienced the delectable Hawaiian papaya, we suggest you head straight to the Kona Farmers' Market and see what you're missing out on. We could live exclusively on a diet of rainbow (yellow flesh) and sunred (pink flesh) papayas, but that's just us! Here you'll also find a variety of fresh local produce as well as souvenirs and trinkets to take on your way home.

Kona Brewing Company
74-5612 Pawai Pl.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 334-2739

Yes this is the company behind the classic brews you'll find at your local supermarket including Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, and Fire Rock Pale Ale. Take a tour of the brewery and learn about Kona Brewing Company's history (and sample some of their brews along the way). Once you're done, sit down at the restaurant for some local island only brews. Try the Pipeline Porter which is brewed with actual Kona coffee. The place gets busy in the evenings, so be sure to come early to avoid the long wait times.

808 Grindz Cafe
75-5660 Kopiko St.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 280-8914

Local favorite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Big portions and friendly service. Try the fluffy macadamian nut pancakes or 808 Grindz (2 eggs, spam, breakfast potatoes, and Portugese sausage) for breakfast, or one of their 808 Grindz Mocos or the Mochiko Chicken for lunch.

Annie’s Island Fresh Burgers
79-7460 Hawaii Belt Rd. #105
Kealakekua, HI 96750

(808) 324-6000

A fantastic place to hit on your way to (or on the way back) from Two Step. Serving locally raised grass-fed burgers. Try the Classic or South Point BBQ Burger with garlic basil fries...yummy!

Rebel Kitchen
79-7399 Hawaii Belt Rd.
Kealakekua, HI 96750

(808) 322-0616

Local style atmosphere and service serving food made with local ingredients. Rebel Kitchen bottles their own signature hot sauce and ketchup made with 100% Kona coffee and Hawaiian chili peppers. Try the Blackened Ono Sandwich, Jerk Chicken or Thai Steak! Cash only.

Kaaloa’s Super J’s
83-5409 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Captain Cook, HI 96704

(808) 328-9566

Kaaloa's Super J's is a hidden gem that used to be spread mainly thru word of mouth, until Guy Fieri featured it on his hit show. Janice 'Super J' cooks right out of her own home, and her own family gathers the actual taro leafs used to wrap her lau laus! Everything here is delicious but you absolutely must order the lau lau--juicy pork loin with just the right amount of spice and salt, wrapped in taro leaf and steamed for 6-10 hours. The most authentic Polynesian food you'll find on the island.

Loko Wraps
82-6066 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Captain Cook, HI 96704

(808) 895-3356

A little hole-in-the-wall gem with amazing drinks, friendly service, and truly affordable prices. Loko Wraps has a small simple menu serving absolutely delectable food. Try the Shoyu Chicken or Kalua Pork Burrito. Don't forget the sweet & spicy Lava Sauce!

Big Jake’s Island BBQ
83-5308 Mamalahoa Hwy. #B
Captain Cook, HI 96704

(808) 328-1227

Located next to Da Poke Shack, look for the signature wheelbarrow of Kiawe wood. Large delicious portions of hearty fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs. Get the brisket and pulled pork or try the BBQ sampler. Big Jake's days off vary by season, so call ahead to ensure they are open.