Island Fish & Chips – Good place for lunch and dinner on the Kohala Coast


Island Fish & Chips at Waikoloa

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.

Waikoloa Kings Shops

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.)

5 comments
  1. I’m so happy you wrote abut this little gem. I discovered it a few years ago while visiting the Big Island and continue to go every time I visit. The fish is so fresh; when they say “catch of the day” they mean it=) The owners work so hard and the price cannot be beat. BTW, love your blog.

  2. Hi Jan – Thanks for adding your thoughts about Island Fish & Chips. I’m glad to hear that my husband and I aren’t the only ones who enjoyed our meals from there.

    I’m excited to hear that you are enjoying this blog. 🙂

    Thanks for your first time comment and I hope you’ll come back to add more thoughts in the future.

  3. It is good, and is particularly good if you learn that you can order a *grilled* fish sandwich, even though it’s not on the menu. We eat there with some frequency when we’re on the Big Island!

  4. Aloha Dave – thanks for the grilled fish sandwich tip. I tried the grilled fish plate which was pretty good. It’s not flame grilled though.

    Mahalo for your first time comment. I know you are a seasoned Big Island traveler, so please drop in more often and share your experiences.

  5. hi to all employee of island fish & chips specially to miss nena for the nice accomodation…i love you guys keep up the good work

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