Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai Bar Restaurant Review

We are sitting in an outdoor, covered, open air patio with Hawaiian accents. Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai Bar is on the rocks in beautiful Kailua-Kona with one of the most amazing views I have seen of Kona Bay. I am finding very tranquil listening to the melodious sound of the continuous waves on the rocks.  The pristine blue water turns white as it washes up on the rocks below. It’s very mesmerizing. You feel yourself carried away on the trade winds to topical places. Then you realize… You are already here :).

We ordered the Soup of the Day, Tiki Chips, and Chocolate Lovers Sundae.  The soup was okay. It tasted like a semi-homemade vegetable soup. Nothing to write home about. I wouldn’t order it again. When it arrived with saltine crackers on the side I was a little concerned. That is often a clear sign that you are not in a gourmet place. Next was the Tiki Chips which were cracker thin crust topped with their spicy plantation sauce, whole roasted garlic, lots of garlic!!!, asiago cheese, and green onions. This was delicious. If you love garlic you will love this dish. It definitely had a very strong freshly roasted whole garlic flavor.

Finally we had the Chocolate Lovers Sundae. It was very rich and thick with a warmed nut brownie and a big scoop of chocolate ice cream, covered with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, a artistically cut strawberry and nuts. We found it too rich for one person and we had to split it. The Chocolate Lovers Sundae is a must for any true chocolate lover. I am now in a chocolate coma.

We give Don the Beachcomber Restaurant 4.5 out of 5 surfboards for ambience. The place can become noisy if truly busy or there are loud guests. It is still has a bar feeling. With lots of cement and hard surfaces the noise can reflect around a lot. For the food we give 4 out of 5 surfboards.


James Christopher


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