We ended our Day 2 with a dinner at Splashers Grill. This restaurant wasn’t on my list, but we ultimately came here with the recommendation from the locals.
The original dinner plan was to visit Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill, but I didn’t notice that they closed early on Sundays. We then headed to Kona Brewing Co which was just a few blocks away. We had no luck and gave up because the lineup was so long and we had to wait 45 minutes. Before we left, my sister bought a bottle of beer from the counter outside of the restaurant. The servers there recommended Splashers Grill.
Splashers Gill is right on the waterfront in downtown Kona with a splendid view. We first had pina colada to start. It is similar to the cocktail we had at Daylight Mind Coffee Company on Day 1. After a sip, I knew that it has become one of my favorite cocktail drinks. The coconut milk and the pineapple juice reminded me of the typical tropical feeling. Next, we shared the Captain’s latter. It came with 3 types of seafood: a crab cake, a piece of ale battered ono (also called wahoo), and lemon garlic tiger prawns. The white rice and the vegetables made the dish look similar to the usual bentos I bring to work. The seafood was alright. The ono tasted the same as other fish with white flesh.
I was happy that I had the pina colada, and I will for sure have more of it in the future. This restaurant has good location and views. It is suitable for people who are sightseeing nearby to enjoy the dinner with sunset.
75-5663 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA