On a recent visit to the Big Island, we were repeat customers to the Island Fish & Chips Shop. What we look for in a restaurant is good food, fair prices, and a pleasant environment. I’m happy to say that this little fish and chips shop passed all three requirements. The food is tasty. The prices are quite a bit better than what you would find in the hotel restaurants. The outdoor tables under a pavilion by the lake was quite a nice setting.
This restaurant serves grilled, batter fried, and tempura style seafood along with pineapple coleslaw and either rice or fries. My husband loved the coconut shrimp. I liked the grilled and fried versions of the Mahi Mahi. I wish I had given the tempura dishes a try, too. Most menu items cost around $10 to $13.
Island Fish and Chips is is open from 9:30am to 9:30pm. It’s located in the Kings’ Shops at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast. It is kind of hidden away from the main through-way of the shops, so keep your eyes one for one of the small signs directing you to the lakeside.
Here’s a great budget friendly idea for you. Grab dinner from Island Fish & Chips for under $15 each including a drink and then taking in one of the free shows offered at the Kings’ shops. That’s dinner and a show for under $15 per person. You can’t beat that! (You can see a photo and video that we shot of the free hula show one evening at the Kings’ Shops.)