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Red Water Cafe

) #6 of 48 Restaurants in Waimea €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Sushi
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
+1 808-885-9299
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After a day of driving around the island, it was time for dinner. This is a great place to eat and spend time either with friends or on a date. We started off with complimentary garlic edamame. Nice flavor with just a hint of spice....More

Thank JeromeDZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxed vibe with hearty and nutritious food. You may get sticker shock, but they pay local farmers well for fresh ingredients. It's slow food and blue zones. Drinks are very creative, but haven't met the expectations of their descriptions always. During tomato season, get...More

Thank Jbrown2700
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant a few times when it first open and it was a hit and miss with food and service. So, I was a bit skeptical returning to Red Water to meet a friend for dinner, BUT I am glad I did. The...More

Thank KayW743
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We were driving through Waimea and spotted this place. Very modest exterior, but walked in and found it to be cozy and romantic inside. We shared a beet salad with local veggies, then shared a heavenly maguro sashimi and a wonderful special sushi roll, with...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Vegan options were minimal, but delicious!! We sat and ate at the bar and had a wonderful dinner experience. The restaurant was super busy but Brandon (the bartender and our server) was always happy to answer questions and help us get our amazing dinners.

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 28 June 2017

the food, the service, the atmosphere is just plain old nice and that's why we drive up from Kona to eat at this location

Thank apollokalele
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner. We were very impressed by the freshness of the ingredients and creativity of the menu. We thought the half portion option on dinner entrees was fantastic as that allowed us to order more! Service was also excellent....More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

First time. Sean was very pleasant and informative. The food was to die for. My plate was so clean no washing was necessary. One can't go wrong ordering fish. Sean's recommendations were perfect. Don't pass on the flourless cake. Will definitely go back.

Thank Sebastian T
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had no reservations but were seated quickly even though the restaurant was quite busy. I had the chicken curry (advised by waiter to have the half portion - it was more than enough) which was fantastic. The husband had a ceasar salad and a...More

Thank Holly P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Red Water is not a Cafe ... but the food and drinks are excellent. I would offer an Excellent rating if there was a few more menu options. The options offered are great, but not in a manner that makes me want to frequent more...More

Thank troybrost
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Response from Daaronachef | Property representative |
Yes our dress code if tour dressed your in ! No nude dinnig 😜
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-9299
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A multi-cultural blend of dishes, using the best ingredients this beautiful island has to offer.The Red Water Cafe was created to offer opportunities for residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii to enjoy dining and catering of the finest cuisine. Whether it is our dining, catering or personal chef services, we are dedicated to pleasing our customers with creative multi-cultural dishes including Hawaii regional, Asian inspired and other cuisines.
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