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Red Water Cafe

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65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
+1 808-885-9299
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three of us just visited Red Water Cafe for a business lunch today. The food is always delicious, portions are generous and there is something for everyone. Perfect for any occasions like a business lunch, dinner out with friends, dinner or lunch celebration etc. I especially like the soups, salads and my husband and I share the Rib Eye Steak... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is not limited to the Thai items on its menu. They try all kinds of cuisines and succeed masterfully at all endeavors. Appetizers are great, you can make a meal out of them. Great happy hour and drinks are done with expertise. Just a side note: this is the only place I have found on Hawaii Island that... More 

Thank HawaiiKailuaKona
austin, tx
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Felt like a local at this place. Good service and pretty good food. Only $10 corkage! Would go back if I were in the area.

Thank DemTX
Waimea, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years. We live here and this is our favorite spot. A wide variety of always very tasty food. Try the special of the day main entree or desert, you won't be disappointed! The owner/chef has an amazing way with spices and herbs - everything has a different touch, custom designed to set off the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to the big island in early Oct. and ate at the Red Water Cafe for lunch and dinner. Both meals were wonderful. The staff was excellent. Our friendly server was Pilialoha at lunch, and she made the meal perfect. One of the best meals on the island.

Thank brettrt2016
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was really good and service was awesome!!! We really appreciated that they took us in with no reservation as well!!! They have great appetizers and I also had the special which was the crispy uku and it was awesome!!! My son is 1 and a half and he had the fish and fries and he enjoyed it as well!!!... More 

Thank Ehitu K
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164 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No, Pilialoha is not a menu item. She is a dedicated server intent on satisfying your food cravings. Whether you go for the Stella Special or just a plain burger, the fare is outstanding. No view from the restaurant except the food, but your taste buds will be so happy that your eyes won't complain.

Thank DuffleBag2go
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here with a large group and enjoyed every second of it. The food was super ono (aka yummy). They have a farm to table setup here so everything on the menu is locally grown. I had the special of the day which was ono (the fish). My husband had the babyback ribs. We didn't talk the moment... More 

Thank Maxine K
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Looking for a great restaurant other than the overpriced one at the hotel? Red Water Cafe is the answer. It was recommended to me by a local ranger and I was not dissapointed. The food was excellent, service was great, and background entertainment was very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Rick P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh local ingredients, Pacific rim cuisine, early bird great value, friendly service--who can ask for more?

Thank Irina P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
American, Asian, Hawaiian, Seafood, International, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?