The setting doesn’t get any better in Kailua-Kona than this, a covered wooden deck overlooking tide pools and the sweep of Kailua Bay. But executive chef Albert Asuncio, a Big Island native, makes sure what’s on your plate is compelling, too, such as seared sesame ahi and chips with avocado fries, guava braised baby back rib, or ravioli of lobster, crab, and mascarpone. Huggo’s lounge, hBar, has its own chic vibe and inventive small-plates menu, as well as an artisan cocktail menu. There’s also a breakfast menu—pancakes, several varieties of eggs Benedict, breakfast pizzas, and a full bar (try the Bloody Mary)—called Huggo’s Sunnyside Up. Next door is the more casual, moderately priced On the Rocks, which serves lunch and dinner; after sunset, it’s a pulsating nightclub.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
Hawaii (The Big Island)› Restaurant
75–5828 Kahakai Rd., Kailua-Kona
Our Rating Neighborhood In & Around Kailua-Kona Hours Sun–Thurs 5–9pm, Fri–Sat 5–10pm. Phone 808/329-1493 Prices Main courses $30–$40. Cuisine Type Pacific Rim/Seafood Web site Huggo’s Other Reservations recommended. hBar: Mon–Thurs 4–10pm, Fri–Sat 4–midnight, Sun 5–10pm. Small plates $12–$28. Huggo’s Sunnyside Up: Main courses $12–$22. Daily 7–11am. On the Rocks: https://huggosontherocks.com. 808/329-9262. Main courses $13–$20. Mon–Thurs 11:30am–11pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–midnight, happy hour 3–5pm.
Map75–5828 Kahakai Rd., Kailua-Kona Hawaii (The Big Island)
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