Where to Eat in Ocean View: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Hawaiian Ocean View (usually referred to as "Ocean View") is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States located in the District of Kaʻū. It includes the subdivisions of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE), Hawaiian Ocean View Ranchos, Kahuku Country Gardens, Kula Kai View Estates, Kona Gardens, Keone's Ranchos, and Kona View Estates. The population was 4,437 at the 2010 census, up from 2,178 at the 2000 census.

1. Hawaiian Moonbeans Cafe

525 Lotus Blossom Lane, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI Cafe
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Eric C - San Mateo, California

Had to write this place up... real cool. They grow and roast their own coffee at the Hawaiian Moonbeans Cafe (part of the Kahuku Country market). The espresso bar makes all the regular types of coffee drinks and their cups of coffee are amazing in taste and price. I stumbled of the cafe since I stopped there for the areas cheapest gas. Its a great funky family owned rest stop between kona and Hilo or Volcano.

2. Coffee Grinds

92 Lotus Blossom Ln, Ocean View, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8093 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 808-939-7545
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Coffee Grinds

Reviewed By Tim R - Ocean View, Hawaii

Great food - takes a bit to get it, but worth the wait. Kinda pricy but so is Hawaii. Serving size is medium to large, prices are approx $10+/person

3. Ka-Lae Garden

92-8395 Mamalahoa Hwy, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8044 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 16 +1 808-494-7688
Excellent
57%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Ka-Lae Garden

Ka-Lae Garden is a family owned and operated Farm, Fruit Stand, and Thai Food Restaurant located in the Ocean View, Ranchos, area of Kau on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Reviewed By Cdinges - Seattle, Washington

We stopped here for lunch during our drive from Volcano to Hilo. It is a good midway point. Bathrooms were also very clean and nice. There are two single occupant bathrooms. You can walk around the produce gardens while you wait for your food to be cooked. It's a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere with lovely ocean views.

Food is delicious and authentic! A nice surprise to find out in the middle of nowhere on the Big Island. It is very informal - some might say dinky. There is just one medium sized room with an ordering counter, help yourself utensils/water and open shelving with produce for sale. You order at the counter, grab your own utensils/water and seat yourselves at a table. The food will be brought out as it is made.

This appears to be a one family operation and when we went for late lunch, just one server at the counter and one lady in the kitchen. It is going to take a while, especially if you have a large order or there are more patrons in the restaurant than just your table. Dishes seem to be cooked one at a time. Knowing the family setting, this was fine by me. It is not a high activity, professional restaurant with prep chefs and kitchen assistants.

4. DJ's Pizza & Bake Shop

92-8674 Lotus Blossom Ln, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737-9996 Takeout, Seating Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 25 +1 808-929-9800
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

DJ's Pizza & Bake Shop

Reviewed By 421ryan - Naalehu, Hawaii

Vegan and gluten free options!!!!!! It tastes real good too!!! I only have great things to say about this place... Lots of vegan baked goods, V GF tasty pizza and V GF calzones, vegan meatballs!!!!! They use Daiya Cheese and have a killer GF crust. Order ahead and they keep it piping hot! Super consistent! So glad this place is in OV, well worth the trip for me & friends.

5. Ocean View Pizzaria

525 Lotus Blossom Circle, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 808-929-9677
Excellent
51%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Ocean View Pizzaria

Reviewed By drfish2000 - Honolulu

Ocean view is a sleepy town with small services and easily passed by. There are no remarkable memories that we have other than the giant cookies that they make at this pizzeria. They come in the typical flavors like chocolate chip , Mac nut, oatmeal. And lately mango. Lately we have been stocking up a small box of these goodies to bring back home. Enjoy

6. Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 929-7343
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 742 reviews

Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

Reviewed By NTSU1975 - Georgetown, Texas

I had purchased two loaves of bread previously on our Big Island trip before stumbling on the actual bakery. Apparently, most of the bread in the groceries stores is baked here. This visit though was for some delicious pastries. The place can be pretty busy at times as tour buses stop here. There are various places outdoors to enjoy your purchase. Fresh salads and sandwiches are available, so this makes for an all around great food stop. There is also a nice selection of those trinkets you want to take home. Clean place, good food, friendly workers make this a 5 star stop.

7. L & L Restaurant

Kuhio St., Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Hawaiian, Polynesian Lunch, Dinner +1 808-929-8888
Excellent
12%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
12%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 32 reviews

L & L Restaurant

Reviewed By Holokauahi - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Small place where orders back up quickly. Gravy for the loco moco is thin, watery and flavorless. If you're in Ocean View and jonesing for local food, it's your only choice.

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