This list represents the best of the best on the Big Island. This does not necessarily mean that you must try all, but certainly try to include at least one for that special night of celebration and enjoyment. Request a view of the ocean and a reservation at sunset. Anything less would be unforgivable.
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So ono (delicious)!
All who have come to visit Roy Yamaguchi's Hawaii Regional Cuisine empire already know that his celebrity chef is known for subtle and flavorful Asian and Pacific Island creations along with fresh fish and fantastic desserts. With an array of fresh local fish, all with a unique twist in flavor and accent dishes, Roy's is a never fail spot to enjoy a great dinner. A more formal eatery than many Big Island restaurants, Roy's is a place to throw on a button up shirt, get the sand off your feet, and a place for ladies to have fun dressing up a bit.
Not much on views, but this location offers a comfortable dining area, lots of Hawaiian hospitality and those not-to-be -missed entrees like blackend ahi and roasted macadamia nut mahi mahi. The cocktail menu offers unique and tasty drinks, and the dessert menu is an experience within itself.
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It's located in the cool and quiet ranching town of Waimea and it is nothing less that the place to dine on the Big Island for those who run in circles that transcend over-priced and grand scale dining at the resorts along the Kohala Coast. Peter Merriman's notable and modest restaurant is nothing less than one of the cradles of the ever popularized and often copied Hawaii Regional Cuisine. The dining room offers warm Hawaiian hospitality and an open kitchen along with a menu that changes from day to day and from season to season.