Where To Eat Seafood On The Big Island Of Hawaii
Fresh is the name of the game
The Big Island of Hawaii has no shortage of dependably delicious restaurants for fresh seafood, but here are three eateries frequented by locals and visitors alike.
Helmed by chef Peter Merriman and rooted in locally-grown produce, meat, and seafood – the buttery and garlicky steamed Keahole Clams are a must – Merriman’s is one of those increasingly rare spots that’s well-suited for a more refined meal, but just as dependable for a casual drink and snack at the bar.
Frequented by locals, this lively restaurant is renown for its original, flavor-forward seafood creations. Sushi fans will swoon over the Mango Crab Salad Hand Roll and Panko Crusted Ahi Sashimi Roll, while seafood purists can tuck into the local grilled catch of the day and shichimi seared salmon.
If you’re seeking a unique farm-to-table experience, look no further than this restaurant. Run by the Nakagawa family since the 1920s, Seaside sources seafood (think aholehole, mullet, and tilapia) from its very own 30 acre, brackish pond. Request a waterside table, to enjoy sunset views while enjoying your fresh catch.