There are quite a few places to eat near Leilani Bed and Breakfast.
However, as the southern end of the island is very rural, it is good to know your options and plan ahead.
We have lots of fresh tropical fruits, breads, pastries, cheese, coffee, teas, and orange juice.
Yogurt and hard boil eggs help to round out the protein.
Cereal and milk are also available.
The property is agricultural and Leilani Bed & Breakfast boasts of using its own fresh fruits and nuts in season for breakfast. Among the “crops” are macadamia nuts, figs, papayas, pineapples, mango, asparagus, coffee, tangerines, lemons, strawberry guava and kumquats. Guests are invited to use our personal mac nut cracker to break open their own nuts and gain an appreciation for the price of these little gems offered in the shops!
Please be mindful that some restaurants tend to close early. All the times are posted below.
Here In Ocean View
The Ocean View Pizzeria
This restaurant has take-out and inside dining. You may select from a variety of pizzas, subs, soups, salads, and baked goods. Located just 3 blocks from Leilani Bed and Breakfast in Ocean View Center. Last order: 6:00 PM. Phone: 808-929-9677.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
L&L has branded as Hawaiian Barbecue(SM) – the Hawaiian fresh plate lunch, now also served for dinner. The traditional size consists of two servings of rice, a serving of macaroni salad, and features a generous serving of a hot entree A “mini” version is also available. Their signature brand consists of Asian and American fusion cuisine, distinguishing it from other Hawaiian barbecue. Their plate combinations are generally less than $10 and they also have a choice of healthy plates on the menu. Open daily until 9:00 PM. Located in Pohue Plaza in Ocean View, just 3 blocks from Leilani Bed and Breakfast. Phone: 808-929-8888.
At Leilani Bed and Breakfast
If you are tired and just want to eat light and relax, there are two grocery stores in Ocean View where you can get salads, frozen entrees (microwavable), deli meats, breads, etc, to bring back to our B&B and enjoy in the lanai. They are open daily until 8:00 PM.
If you are feeling more ambitious, you may use our barbecue to cook up hot dogs, steak, and the like. We provide barbecue utensils for your use. The grocery stores will have all the fixings, including disposable dinnerware, condiments, etc. We keep a drawer of “extras” left by other guests, free to all. You can check their before doing your shopping. Please let us know you would like to use the barbecue in advance if possible. The barbecue may be used until 8:00 PM.
(just 14 miles down the road)
Han Hou Restaurant
This is a very casual, old-diner style restaurant You can stop in wearing your hiking gear, or covered up from the beach. A variety of types of food to meet most dietary needs. A specialty is their selection of wonderful, homemade desserts, a personal favorite of Randy and Lynn. The restaurant uses local meets and produce in keeping with their commitment for a sustainable Ka’u. You may bring your own wine or beer. Often there is live music on Friday evenings. Open until 7:00 PM. Address: 95-1148 Na’alehu Spur Road, Na’alehu HI (Turn makai (toward the ocean) at the Ace Hardware intersection.) Phone: (808) 929-9717.
Another casual restaurant which also has a full bar. The Shaka often has macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi on the menu. Some of our guests really like this place. Check it out to see if it suits your taste. Open until 8:00 PM. Address: 95-5673 Mamalahoa Highway, Na’alehu, HI. Phone: (808) 929-7404.
Coming from Kona
Mi’s Italian Bistro
Mis’s offers the freshest that the island has to offer. Serving Big Island grass fed beef, local fish, local produce both from their own green house and from a produce company distributing from over 100 local farms, and everything is made in house from scratch; fresh pasta, bread each day, soup, salad dressing, desserts, and more. Located in Kealakekua. Reservations suggested. Open Tues. – Sun. 4:30 – 8:30 PM. Address: 81-6372 Mamalahoa Hwy Kealakekua, HI 96750. Phone: (808) 323-3880. Email: email@example.com.
Annie’s Island Fresh Burgers Kealakekua
This restaurant uses Big Island grass fed beef and local and organic produce from an onsite sustainable garden. Also serves local draft beers. Open daily until 8:00 PM. Located in the Mango Court Kainaliu. Address: 79-7460 Mamalahoa Hwy (Rte.11), Kealakekua, 96750. Phone 808-324-6000.
Coming from Hilo
All our guests rave about this Thai restaurant located in Volcano Village. This is an especially good stop if you have been visiting Volcanoes National Park, and want to hang around to see the “glow” at night. It is a good idea to grab a meal to refresh you first, as most places will be closed afterward. Last seating at 8:30 PM. They also have take out orders. Address: 19-4084 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI 96785. Phone: (808)967-7969.
Kilauea Lodge Restaurant
For an upscale night, perhaps for a special occasion you may choose this lovely rustic lodge to dine. They serve a continental cuisine with a touch of Hawaiian flavors. Specialties include hasenpfeffer, venison, and duck, and there’s always fresh Big Island fish. A fire in the fireplace will keep you warm in this mountain restaurant. Open daily except Christmas and New Year. Last seating is 8:45 PM. Reservation recommended. Address: 19-3948 Old Volcano Rd.,
Volcano Village, Hawaii 96785. Phone: 808-967-7366.