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Big Island, Birthday dinner (Kailua-Kona area)

Laura D. | Aug 4, 201607:41 AM

Hi all,

We're headed to Kailua-Kona in a few weeks for a week-long stay (we'll be at the Wyndham resort). My husband's birthday will fall on the Monday of our stay (1 week before Labor Day). I'm trying to find a nice place for the 2 of us for dinner, but haven't found a lot of active threads that pertain to the Big Island. Thus far it seems my best bets are the following:

1. Merriman's
2. 'Ulu
3. Canoehouse

All of these restaurants are at least a 1/2 hour from where we are staying, with some being much further than this. I'd like to find something closer if possible. My main requirements are good food, a quiet-ish setting, and the ability to accommodate a vegetarian, i.e. at least 1 entree on the menu that is or can be made vegetarian. I'm the vegetarian, so I don't really care what it is as long as they have something. We're not opposed to driving, but if we can find something closer that would be ideal.

Do any other restaurants come to mind?

I'm also open to any other dining suggestions for the rest of our trip. I've begun a list of more casual options for us to consider as we'll be eating our dinners out, but I'd love to add to the list


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