My family visited the big island of Hawaii and the first night we went to Kona Brewing Company, and we were not disappointed. When we pulled in it seemed industrial, but we were in for a pleasant surprise. We walked back and found nice outdoor seating in a tropical atmosphere with shaded tables. (There is indoor seating too.) There are a lot of lush tropical plants and palm trees. You may even spot a small gecko or two on the trees!
While looking through The many menu options, the Kona Crab Cakes caught my eye. The two small cakes are full of crab and have a small spice to them. They came with an aioli and mango slaw. I would order them again. My mother ordered the Fish Tacos. They were three good sized tacos that were stuffed with large pieces of fish with a little bit of spice, black beans, corn, avocado aioli, and tomato. They were “spot on good fish tacos” according to my mom. I tasted them and I agree. My dad ordered the catch of the day which was Ahi served with rice and steamed vegetables. There was a sweet chili and lemongrass on the fish and it was delicious. My brother as per usual had the cheese pizza. The small was a good sized pizza with a fresh tomato sauce and tons of cheese. The crust was light and very good.
For dessert we shared the Kilauea Lava Flow. It is a chocolate fudge brownie topped with macadamia nuts and locally made vanilla bean ice cream with whipped cream and a cute little cherry on top.
Service was great.. Our drinks were refilled before they were half empty and everything was brought out quickly. Overall, the atmosphere and food made for a great evening.