We will be staying at Hilton Waikoloa Village in late December. We love local hole-in-the-wall restaurants and they may mostly be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas. We don't wish to dine at the hotel or in the chain restaurants in Kohala. Do you have any suggestions for where to eat on those days, such as where local families might eat if they went out, beyond the hotels? Barring that, which other hotels would you suggest (or avoid) for dining, and would they give us advance reservations if we're staying elsewhere? Even down in Kona is OK. In terms of our tastes, we like it simple and local. Thanks.
Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI 96738