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About Us

We are a waterfront family restaurant right on Kailua Bay on Alii Drive.  We take great pride in serving delicious food with aloha service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  You will enjoy our extensive menu, large portions, great drinks, and reasonable prices.  Our full bar features 14 beers on tap and Hawaiian specialty favorites. Enjoy an all-day $5 Mai Tai, or a $5 Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Irish coffee until 2pm. We also feature a full-service coffee bar with Makana 100% Kona Coffee grown by one of our owners—truly farm to cup for a true, delicious Kona coffee experience.


We are proud to be voted Best Breakfast by the readers of West Hawaii Today for 2013, 2015 & 2016, 2017, & 2018!  We continue to work hard to earn your trust as the go-to place for great food, excellent service, reasonable prices, and an awesome ocean view. 


We believe a tasty meal begins with the quality and freshness of the ingredients. We bake all our bread, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and buns each day.  Fresh ingredients are delivered and prepped each morning. Burgers are pressed daily, Coconut Onion Rings made by hand, and fish usually purchased right off the boat of a local fisherman. Enjoy our famous loco moco, eggs benedict, poke, Hawaiian pulled pork, jumbo shrimp, fish-n-chips, pork chops, certified Angus beef steaks, huge salads, and amazing pastas.  And save room for one of our scrumptious homemade desserts, especially our lilikoi (passion fruit) cheesecake!

Bongo Ben's was established in 2008, and the current owners began in March 2013.  You will often see the owners at the restaurant greeting and seating guests, bussing tables, or making great coffee drinks.  Their goal is to ensure our guests experience a terrific, delicious meal filled with aloha hospitality while enjoying a beautiful view of Kailua Bay.  Also enjoy back door free parking and free Wi-Fi.


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