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Blue Dragon Restaurant | Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai Photographer

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Hey there! Welcome to the Blue Dragon Restaurant, where you can have an amazing dining experience under the palm trees and twinkling stars. We're conveniently located on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii's Kohala Coast, right across from Kawaihae Harbor. At the Blue Dragon, we take pride in serving up fresh and delicious food with flavors from all around the world. Our talented and passionate chef team sources the finest local and seasonal ingredients, including fresh fish caught by local fishermen and produce from our very own organic farm. We even have options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free folks. Trust me, our menu has something for everyone!

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Since opening our doors in July 2008, we've become known for our values-driven approach and commitment to providing a unique and memorable dining experience. Our beautifully renovated building, friendly staff, and mouthwatering gourmet food will truly feed your soul. In fact, we've been voted North Hawaii's Best Live Music and Best Night Life for four consecutive years, from 2009 to 2012! And let's not forget about our awards for Best Catering, Best Fish/Seafood, and Best Vegetarian Food. We're proud of these accomplishments and always strive to exceed our customers' expectations. I have to mention that our chef, Noah, goes above and beyond to ensure that all our dishes are made with love and care. He personally selects the freshest ingredients, many of which come from our very own farm. We're so committed to supporting local and fresh food that we've even launched vegetarian specialties and are more than happy to customize menu items for our vegetarian and vegan friends. You've got to try our famous Up-Beet Salad or indulge in one of our delectable vegetarian specials, like the Spinach & Strawberry Salad or the Curry Kabocha Pumpkin Samosas. Now, let's talk about the entertainment. We have a top-notch sound system, thanks to our professional technician, so you can enjoy live music while you eat and dance the night away. Our schedule is packed with talented musicians playing a variety of musical styles. And let me tell you, there's nothing quite like dancing under the stars in our open-air dining area. Check out our events section for tonight's lineup or future performances. Last but not least, our staff is here to make your experience truly unforgettable. They're friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to spread the aloha spirit. Don't just take my word for it, though. Check out some of the rave reviews from our happy customers on Trip Advisor! So, what are you waiting for? Come on down to the Blue Dragon Restaurant and let us wow you with our amazing food, live music, and incredible staff. We can't wait to make your night absolutely unforgettable.


Some love from those we've served.

“This year I had my first ever photoshoot, and I'm so glad I had it with Leah, she made me feel confident in front of the camera, had great time and photos turned out amazing!!! Thank you Leah for making my memories about Hawaii unforgettable!!! Recommend 100%”

Inga Bilaisyte

“I purchased a photo session for my daughter-in-law as a baby shower gift, to be used for maternity or newborn photos (she chose maternity). The photos are magical - they perfectly capture their love story. Leah is a talented photographer who brings out the very best, and is so easy to work with. Both my son and daughter-in-law thoroughly enjoyed their session. If you're looking for a photographer, look no further. You won't be disappointed.”

Tina Duke

“The best photographer ever! She brings out the best in people and captures a beauty and magic that I didn’t know existed. She is creative and encouraging and a true artist, creating images that last forever. Can’t recommend enough!!”

Ann Hoku Lyn

“Leah was awesome to work with. I went in with a little vision of what I wanted my shoot to look like and she used all the natural elements in my favor. The outcome of the photo shoot gave me several awesome options to choose from for my song release. I highly recommend Salt Drifter Photography for your photo needs in Kona.”

Ellen Keehan

“Leah is the most magical person to shoot with. She really knows how to make it an experience. Such memories are built. Highly recommend ✨ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Ruth-Anne Santoro

“Leah is so talented behind the lens and she really knows how to interact with people to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. We were so lucky to have had our first ever photoshoot with her. She has set the bar high for future photographers. The experience we had during our engagement photoshoot is one we relish. We felt so confident and comfortable. Also, Leah had our pictures ready within a week. They turned out amazing! Thank you Leah!”

LC Dizon

“Absolutely love love love this woman only one I trust to take my pictures, makes you feel very comfortable in your own skin!!can’t wait for future shoots❤️”

Alyssa Sasaki