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Hale Kai

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-887-7520
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado toast” (7 reviews)
“mud pie” (6 reviews)
“tacos” (13 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
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American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was looking forward to a relaxing dinner and got just the opposite. We were seated but then sat for awhile before seeing our server. We ordered our drinks and asked for a dry martini with 2 olives but got a dirty martini. We ordered...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a very nice dinner here with friends. Beautiful location at the Fairmont Orchid overlooking the ocean. Great little sand bar that we usually try to come back to when we are on the Big Island. Also a great place to watch the sunset...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Fairmont for a week and ate our first and last lunch here. The service was excellent and the food was quite good. Considering the Fairmont brand, we expected a better menu selection. If you're just looking for a quick lunch bite,...More

Thank TrekTeam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, definitely takes very long to get your food but I didn't mind as I was sitting with my toes in the sand and a breeze from the ocean, enjoying the view of sea turtles on the rocks and with a great drink in...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great appetizers, great drinks, great selection of entrees right off the beach Great way to watch the sunset

Thank traveldoc1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This open-air restaurant is situated close to Brown's Beach House and also has a great view, being located on the shore in view of a beach where the sea turtles go to sleep. It's open most of the day for casual dining from brunch to...More

Thank AmberUrth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh dear - I thought this was part of Brown's the whole 10 days we stayed!! We had a great value meal. My Island Curry was excellent and our traveling companions enjoyed a big serve of local fish and chips which rivalled the excellent seafood...More

1  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We didn't find the Kohala Coast to be a great foodie destination. After a few mediocre dinner adventures, we realized that Hale Kai served food that was as good or better than anything else we found in the resort-filled region, in an absolutely stunning setting....More

Thank AtOurGates
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I had dinner here with my wife while staying at the Fairmont. The food was good but the service was a real disappointment. After our orders were taken our server disappeared and we were essentially ignored until our food was served. It really fell well...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The service was not overly attentive, yet responsive. We chose the ahi and the lobster, both delicious. The ambiance was very relaxing, as we were gently lulled by the sweet strings of a ukelele player and the always present tradewinds. Our guests were absolutely astounded...More

Thank Pierre L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-7520
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