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Keei Cafe

79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“mango cobbler” (18 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (16 reviews)
“pork chop” (24 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a local and my sistah and I come here often. Try the eggplant it is so ono. Some time they music is there and a local kine too. Da fresh Ahi is to die for.

Thank RHBennett
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We liked the place itself, but were not impressed with the food. First let me say the menu on this site is very wrong, possibly years old, as the price on almost every item was much higher, by $4-$6. The bacon & corn chowder appetizer...More

Thank traveling_monster_me
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Great food! We ordered the Sashimi for an appetizer. It was my first time trying it and I’m not normally a raw fish kinda guy, but my wife convinced me and it was really good! I also ordered the roasted duck, which came with mashed...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem. The parking is up the hill in the back and the restaurant decor is tastefully done. The food was excellent.

Thank LarryErickson
Reviewed 27 May 2018

a long time establishment that consistently puts out good food, good service and nice atmosphere, good fish and meat dishes.

Thank apollokalele
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Off the beaten track, tucked away upstairs in a small complex is a little gem. The restaurant actually opens up with a balcony from which you can see the water in the distance. It is nicely decorated and there was live, local music which added...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Outstanding food. Menu provides a variety of choices.. great ambiance. Wait staff could have been more efficient and accommodating.

Thank Alex O
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We both had pasta plates. We started with the shrimp coconut rice cakes...yum. My wife had the pesto pasta and I had the seafood pasta...both outstanding and bursting with flavors. I had the mango cobbler after dinner. WOW. Great service and attention to us and...More

Thank colonelhughes
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The atmosphere was the best of Hawaiian relaxation. The comfort of wood, the David Gallegos art adorning the walls, and the soft live guitar duo were only the beginnings of a wonderful and memorable experience. We started with the Brazilian seafood chowder, followed by rack...More

Thank Eojnaneek
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at the Cafe. Food was delicious and the experience was enjoyable. Staff was friendly and food came in timely manner.

Thank Bjbunger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-9992
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In 1995 with a vision to open a small family "Coffee Cafe" Owner Bob Miyashiro and his wife Gina open the original Keei Cafe in a old former Fish Market in Honaunau, Hawaii on the Big Island. Finally after borrowing enough from their father, Brothers Bob and Dennis along with Sister Joyce the new Keei Cafe was Born in Hokukano. Again with the Brazilian touch for food friendly colors and using local woods, Gina helped create the decor that surrounds the "New" Keei Cafe at Hokukano. Opened in early 2005, the new Cafe features local artist painting and carvings on the walls. Koa table help make the Cafe have a warm and welcome feel perfect for families or guests looking for a resort type meal with a upcounty price. Family owned and operated with the additon of Gina's sister and Brother in Law, Chef Zeze and Batista, in the kitchen to use the freshes local ingredients to prepare creavtive and and delicious menu items with nightly specials. Please come to experience the flavors!
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