Come Get Your Laugh On!

It’s time for Comedy again at Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill! We are super excited to host  COMEDIAN PAUL OGATA The Amazing Asian

 Friday, August 22nd at 9:30pm!

As a kid, stand up comedian Paul Ogata, forsook playing sports for staying indoors and listening to comedy albums. Realizing he’d never have the biggest muscles or the fastest legs, Paul set about working on getting the biggest laughs with the fastest wit.
Honing his skills on the Oahu comedy circuit before moving to the West Coast, Paul was crowned the Funniest Asian-American Comedian in the 2004 after winning the The TakeOut Comedy Competition’s coast-to-coast talent search.
Paul would go on to win the industry’s prestigious 32nd Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition in 2007. joining an alumni list that includes Dana Carvey, Sinbad, Rob Schneider, Doug Stanhope, Jake Johannson and other comedy greats.
Today, Paul’s material centers around his Japanese-American upbringing and his recent marital foibles funneled through a quick and animated delivery designed to give his audience a wild ride through through the edgy, often-improvised corners of his mind.
Seen on Showtime, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, TBS, NBC and PBS and on CBS’s The Late Late Show, Paul headlines shows from New York to Hollywood and Shanghai to Hong Kong.

Classy Comedy

It’s time for Comedy again at Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill! We are super excited to host the hilarious and famous comedian Costaki Economopolous, this Thursday, July 11th at 9:15pm!


Quite unlike some of the other, lower-brow comedians we have hosted in the past, Economopolous focuses mainly on political comedy.

You might recognize him as a regular guest on the The Bob & Tom Show, and perhaps more notably from his former weekly broadcasts of a spot dubbed “The Economonologuectly.” He also performs a weekly segment parodying the National Football League called Quick Snaps on the radio with the DVE Morning Show.

So, if you enjoy witty comedy about clever topics, please call us soon at 808-327-0209 to reserve your table. Tickets are only $15 for call ahead seating. We will also be serving dinner until 9:00pm that evening, so feel free to come in for a late dinner before the show!

Invite all of your friends as well, but good luck pronouncing his name correctly!




Father’s Day Wine Tasting

What a great night at Jackie Rey’s! We were fully booked for our Father’s Day wine tasting featuring four of our most bold, rich, and masculine red wines.

Guests also paired the flavorful wines with some of our amazing dishes off of our featured dinner menu including Pesto Crusted Rack of Lamb, Chicken and Shrimp Angel Hair Pasta, and our Mochiko Crusted Fresh Catch, a local Kailua Kona favorite.


Wine connoisseurs themselves, owners Paul and Angela Rey collected information about all of the wines. They presented the histories of the wineries, as well as their own personal connection to each, making it a deliciously fun and interesting evening.

As a three time winner of Wine Spectator’s Awards of Excellence, Jackie Rey’s has one of the best wine lists in Hawaii! These annual wine tasting allow us to share our collective knowledge with our friends and local Big Island Ohana.

Be sure to bring your guests to our next tasting! It is guaranteed to leave you with a warm feeling of Aloha, and maybe a purple smile!

High Tech in Hawaii

Time sure flies here in Kailua Kona, Hawaii!

It seems like it was just yesterday that Jackie Rey’s opened their doors to the hungry people of the Big Island. Who would guess that it was a whole 8 years ago! A lot has changed in those years.

The building has been refurbished and is looking better than ever. Our amazing staff of the best and hardest working pros in town has only gotten better throughout the years. Our reviews on every travel site out there have been increasingly positive, and of course its because the food and drinks just keep getting more beautiful and delicious as time goes on!

Pretty good for a family restaurant!

With all of these improvements we knew that it was finally time to update our technology so we could keep up with the new high tech world! A new website, a mobile site, and an updated Loyalty Rewards System were just the start. Technology moves fast though, so we sped up!

The Ohana here at Jackie Rey’s is so excited and eager to have a shiny new Micros Computer System, replacing our amazingly reliable, but dinosaur of a system. We can’t wait because we know it will help us serve our clientele even better!

Our genius Tech Staff got us up and running Sunday night and has been working hard to get out all of the glitches from the system.

We know this new addition will help our already amazing staff to be even more fast and efficient! Come and test us out!



Hippity Hoppity Easter Brunch!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Holiday Easter Brunch. We were sold out this year and had a record breaking turn out!

For only $24.95 for the All You Can Eat Buffet, we are proud to serve the best Easter Brunch Buffet on the Big Island of Hawaii, and for the best deal. Plus we had $5 Bloody Mary’s all day long, made with our own special house made mix.

The food was a big hit, with Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Baked Ham and all of the fixings. Plus all of the kids, big and little, loved dipping cookies and fresh fruit into our chocolate fondue fountain!

The freshly prepared dishes on the buffet were hot and delicious as guests lined up for the ono grinds. And of course everyone was excited to see owner Paul Streiter at the end of the buffet table carving the Prime Rib himself!

We hope to see everyone next year for another fun-filled day of Easter Cheer at your favorite Kailua Kona Restaurant!

Our Paddling Community

Here on the Big Island of Hawaii there are many community events that bring everyone together. But none on such a large scale as Paddling Season! Outrigger Canoe Racing is the State sport of Hawaii, and here on the Big Island we take it more seriously than anyone. Every spring, Paddling takes off all over the islands!


And this year at Jackie Rey’s, we got started early with our Jackie Rey’s Relay Race!

Fundraising is a big part of the Paddling Season, especially for the keiki (kids) programs, and every little bit helps. We felt priveledged to host a beneift race with all proceeds going to keiki programs on the Kona side of Big Island! And of course we catered the race with our ono (delicious) grinds from everyones favorite restaurant in Kailua Kona, Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill!

Thank you to all of those paddlers who braved the waves and participated in the relay race and to everyone who donated and helped to prepare for this fun event! And Mahalos to Susan Anderson for all of the photos!

We hope to see everyone out cheering for your community’s paddling team this season! And don’t forget to participate in all of those upcoming car washes, steak plate sales and other fundraising events to help support your local team and community. Mahalos!