The Rim Restaurant

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The Rim Restaurant Overview

The Rim restaurant combines breathtaking views and fresh local ingredients to give their patrons an upscale dining experience. The restaurant is located inside the Volcano House on the edge of the Kilauea caldera. Start your morning with the breakfast buffet offering their freshly baked bread, pastries or made to order waffles with banana butter. Craving a more savory breakfast, the buffet has turkey hash, roasted potatoes, a selection of breakfast meats and an egg station. A variety of hot and cold drinks are also provided with the buffet breakfast.

The Rim Restaurant Dining Room with the glow of the caldera in the background

A lighter fare menu is offered during their lunch hours. Most of the dishes on the lunch menu are also served all day at Uncle George’s Lounge next door.

In the evening, their skillfully innovative chefs prepare meals using a Pacific Hawaiian influence of flavors and ingredients. Some dinner favorites are the pineapple wrapped island fish, the Hilo coffee-rubbed lamb and the grilled fish of the day with Waimea bok choy and lilikoi butter sauce. Saturday through Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm you can enjoy live music with your dinner. Advanced reservations are recommended for a table.

While the views at The Rim are beautiful any time of day, they are truly stunning when the pale red glow from the Halema’uma’u Crater is visible on a clear night. (Please Note – During the 2018 Kilauea eruption, the crater emptied of lava and the glow is not currently visible, time will tell if lava will return to the crater.)

Business Hours
Mon-Sun 7 AM-10 AM, 11 AM-2 PM, 5 PM-8:30 PM


Accepts Reservations
Reservations Recommended

(808) 930-6910

Location and Map
1 Crater Rim Dr
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

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