Edit ModuleShow Tags

Big Island Roundup

New options, old favorites and a lot of rental-car miles in between.


Published:

(page 4 of 4)


Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill
POTTERY TERRACE BUILDING // 75-5995 KUAKINI HIGHWAY, KAILUA-KONA // (808) 327-0209 //LUNCH MONDAY-SATURDAY 11:00 A.M.-2 P.M. PUPU DAILY 2-5 P.M.; DINNER NIGHTLY 5:30-9 P.M.; SUNDAY BRUNCH 9:30 A.M.-2 P.M. // FREE PARKING, MAJOR CREDIT CARDS


On the Kona side of the island, you’re always looking for a decent restaurant that isn’t resort-priced.

Jackie Rey’s is an aggressively friendly restaurant, designed for locals.  Located right outside Kona town, it’s brightly colored—mango orange, starfruit yellow, lime green, all lit up.

When we got there, Jackie Rey’s was packed. Tuesday was “Angry Lobster Night,” when you could have a 1-1/4-pound lobster dinner for $29.95, the lobster from the cold ocean-water lab just down the road. But get there early, because, by 7:30, they may be already out of lobster.

The menu aims at foods for all moods, everything from $12.95 bacon-cheddar burgers to $29.95 steak and shrimp special. You can get Korean-style shortribs—a little too sweet in the marinade—with tempura vegetables. Or a thick slab of ahi, served over noodles and vegetables, with a dexterous ginger-shoyu glaze, and a palate-waking crust of wasabi.

Portions are big here. We barely made it through the lilikoi sorbet with fresh papaya for dessert.

Jackie Rey’s makes no pretense of being haute cuisine, but it’s the kind of place where you can have a hearty meal for a decent price in a relaxed setting. And that says a lot.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular Stories

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine January 2018
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending

 

Here’s How Hawai‘i Responded on Social Media to the False Ballistic Missile Alert

Ward Warehouse

A false alarm caused by human error sent the entire state of Hawai‘i into panic mode.

 

Twitter is Going Nuts Over Barack Obama’s Backward Hat and Rubbah Slippahs

Obama

Vacation mode: Activate.

 

6 Things You Need to Know About Rat Lungworm Disease Before You Eat a Salad

Rat lungworm disease

Everyone’s talking about the recent disease outbreak affecting the Islands. Find out what it is, where it comes from and how you can prevent it.

 

Here’s How to Survive a Possible North Korea Nuclear Strike in Hawai‘i

North Korea

What you need to do according to the Hawai‘i State Department of Defense.

 


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags