We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Outstanding Burger!!!”

Island Ono Loa Grill
Ranked #13 of 306 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Delicious American char-grilled food with Hawaiian influences, served quickly and inexpensively. Featuring as many local ingredients as we can, including the delicious Punalu'u Bake Shop Hawaiian sweetbread buns for almost all of our sandwiches, goat cheese from Hawaii Island Goat Dairy, lettuce raised in Waimea, and tomatoes from Oahu. All of our burgers, fish, chicken and hot dogs are char-grilled for smokey goodness! We're the only place on the entire Big Island to get Vienna Beef hot dogs, the best hot dogs in the world! And we're also the only place in the state of Hawaii to get that Midwestern classic, the pork tenderloin sandwich. The sweetbread makes them amazing! Our French fries and onion rings are fresh cut every day. We lightly batter our onion rings, which makes them crunchy and delicious! Do you want to taste what fresh fish tastes like char-grilled? It's amazing, and we offer it here. We only offer fish caught here in Hawaii, and it's never, ever frozen. It's wonderful to live in a place where you can eat fish pulled out of local waters! We're a little hard to find but worth the effort. We're in the back of Ali'i Sunset Plaza, behind Lava Java and The Sandal Stop.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A little hard to find In a small shopping center in downtown Kona Bay Island Ono Loa Grill offers a truly outstanding hamburger… Jucy… Made when you order… Best burger I’ve had in quite a while...

Their sign says rated is best hamburger in the US… I think it’s the best!

Thank CLEken
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (268)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

5 - 9 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This place is delicious! We had the goat cheese burger and the Kalua loco Moco and enjoyed both meals throughly. The staff was very kind and the food was wonderful.

Thank Sunshine764591
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Grandson said give it a 5 because it was the best cheeseburger he's had. Granddaughter said 4 because cheeseburger was good but fries not so good. Had kalua plate and it was good. Service was good. So rating is 4 1/2

Thank dragon428
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We found this place tucked away behind some shops but over time word of mouth will speak volumes.....good burgers! Also don’t be put off as you look at the front window which seems dark with tint for apparent reasons, to keep the sun out. Just come inside and the smell will lead you to the counter ready to order. Enjoy a good burger!

Thank BrownSkid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were truly impressed the quality and taste of Island Ono. My husband had the goat cheese burger...yes I know it sounds strange, but it was AMAZING! Such unique flavor. I had the volcano burger which was also delicious. The onion rings are great. They don't offer beer or wine, but allow you to bring it in.

The restaurant was clean. Service was great. Food was served promptly. The prices are so good. It is a casual place with the best burgers we have ever had. I would highly recommend.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ThePilotsWife07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Island Ono Loa Grill also viewed

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Island Ono Loa Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing