Our Story

The Seafood Bar

When Chef Aaron Barfield and some colleagues started up the Harbor Grill back in 1994 in Kawaihae, there were lines out the door. To better accommodate the eager diners waiting for a table, the Seafood Bar & Grill was opened upstairs to serve the overflowing crowd cocktails and pupu (appetizers).

It was a huge hit—and, Chef Aaron was busy running the kitchen of two successful restaurants. When the Harbor Grill closed in 2010, their best sellers were added to the Seafood Bar & Grill’s menu keeping loyal customers happy. Seafood Bar’s Managing Partner Dave Yurtin believes in providing an atmosphere where visitors can interact and talk story with the locals and feel like they are a part of our ‘ohana.

Enjoy indoor and outdoor

Dining Areas

The Bar & Lounge


Settle in at the bar or enjoy your meal at a private table in our air-conditioned interior dining room.

On The Lanai


Enjoy comfortable breezes of Hawaii while dining on our outdoor lanai.

Be sure to stop by

for a great time

We are reopening June 16th!New Procedures and Protocols

Aloha!! The Seafood Bar & Grill will reopen June 16th with social distancing and new sanitizing procedures.  We have also remodeled for a clean, fresh look! Customers will need to sign in outside and a host/hostess will seat you.  WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS, sorry. You will be required to wear a mask unless you are seated at your table or at the bar.  The Waimea side door (south) will be EXIT only, no one will be allowed to come inside from that door.  

The tables have been reconfigured to allow more space; at least 6 feet between tables and bar. Our restaurant can accommodate all parties of 4; 6 is OK, but if you have a party of more than 6, it could mean a pretty long wait. 

We look forward to seeing friends old and new.  See you soon, and remember to BE SAFE!