#99 of 0 The Big Island Restaurants

Magics Beach Grill

See all photos (26 Photos)
Magics Beach Grill – Get Hawaiian Fusion Deliciousness on the Kailua-Kona Waterfront
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Whenever you want the finest Hawaiian fusion fare, all it takes is a trip over to Magics Beach Grill. Their exquisite preparations take fresh, local ingredients to the next level in everything they make. On top of that, their location on the Kailua-Kona waterfront sets the stage for an amazing meal, while their aloha spirit makes you feel welcome always.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

At Magics Beach Grill, they go all out in transforming fresh, local ingredients into Hawaiian fusion cuisine to remember. Their winning approach starts with their partnership with Big Island farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. They take full advantage of the varied microclimates all over the island, creating a truly diverse menu that changes through the seasons. Then, they use the finest recipes to create bright, bold flavors that tantalize your tastebuds from the first bite through to the very last.

You definitely have to get taste of their creations to experience the difference fresh, local ingredients makes. Thankfully, you have many options to consider. You can swing by on Sunday between 10 am and 3 pm for brunch. Or get breakfast and lunch fare at the beach shack from 8:30 am to 3 pm every day of the week. If you prefer the full grill experience, come by on Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm. Each option offers a different menu to explore, too, allowing you to savor the full spread visit after visit.

No matter when you come by, you’ll get to enjoy wonderful views of the gorgeous Kona Coast. Their restaurant, beach shack, and bar all sit just south of the Pahoehoe Beach Park, letting you savor the sights, sounds, and scent of the oceanside. If you want truly phenomenal views, time your visit for the sunset hour. If that’s your goal, it’s best to make reservations well ahead of time, however, because their eatery stays full all evening long.

As you explore all they have to offer at every corner of this eatery, the team will go all out in serving up their bright aloha spirit. Warm welcomes will come your way as soon as you walk through the doors. Then, the friendly service continues all throughout your visit, ensuring you have a wonderful dining experience from beginning to end.  

Their most popular items include:

Wild Wahine
If you want a drink with a delightfully spicy kick, treat yourself to the Wild Wahine. This classic cocktail starts with their house-infused Hawaiian chili pepper vodka. Then, they pour in their mango puree to add a burst of tropical flavor to every sip.

Firecracker Fish Tacos
The Firecracker Fish Tacos perfectly balance smoldering heat with a crisp coolness, putting a little pep in your step in an instant. To create this dish, they dip fresh ono filets in batter, and then fry them until perfectly golden brown. After that, the fried fish goes in a tortilla with volcano slaw and avocado slices. Furikake coconut rice lands alongside as well to add even more flavor to every bite.

Incredible Fondue Burger
For beefy, cheesy deliciousness in every bite, get the Incredible Fondue Burger. This dish starts with their handmade patty cooked on the grill to your desired level of doneness. Then, they put it on a brioche bun and pour on the truffled cheddar fondue. Bacon, greens, onion straws, and smoked onion jam join the party, while herb salt fries go alongside.

On their drink menu, you’ll find all the top tropical cocktails and mocktails to match. Fresh island fruit goes into each handcrafted beverage, letting you savor the sweet and sour flavors in every sip. If that’s not quite your style, you can go with wine by the glass, craft on draft, and packaged beer. Or just treat yourself to a Real Sugar Pepsi, Maui Brewing Soda, or a House-Crafted Soda all their own.

Insider Tips:
-Want happy hour specials? Drop on by between 2 pm and 6 pm daily.
-If your meal comes with French fries, sub them for the ulu fries to take your dish to the next level.
-Inquire about their weekly specials before ordering, so you don’t miss out on their newest creations.
-Whenever you’d like a burger without the meat, just ask for a taro patty.