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Lighthouse Bistro Restaurant Review: Contrary to its name, this spot is miles from the sea, and the actual Kilauea Lighthouse is down the road. As compensation, charming digs in the historic Kong Lung Center and a decided absence of competition give this pleasant garden restaurant an edge. The open, plantation-style building with its high ceilings and broad windows creates the effect of eating outdoors, which is nice in the summer but less than ideal in cooler, wet weather. Dim lighting and lots of plants add to the romantic ambience. The eclectic, bistro-style menu features local produce and fresh fish specials, which are recommended, especially the sesame fish with a soy glaze. Tender steaks are locally-raised, grass-fed beef. For starters, try the fritters filled with poi and purple sweet potato, or the St. Louis barbecue ribs. Pasta dishes round out the menu. The wine list is notable, and a full bar and live entertainment add to the festivities. Lunch is primarily burgers, pasta and salad, with the fish rocket --- fresh fish wrapped with furikake and lumpia --- a notable choice.