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Umekes Ali'i Plaza

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75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
+1 808-329-3050
10:00 - 17:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spicy poke bowl was great! Ordering was a little confusing and waitress was not much help, fortunately the food was great. We left around noon and just missed the crowd, best to go early.

Thank Lon K
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the area for sailing, scuba or snorkeling you should definitely go here. Small store front in a small strip mall but my my, great food. Hawaiian food is expensive, but here you could feed 2 or 3 with one order. Highly recommended.

Thank Windsor S
Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You have to get a strawberry lemonade. Comes in a huge jar. Perfect sweetness and combination of flavours. My girlfriend exclaimed, "I could drink this all day!" Hits the spot after a morning in the sun. This place does not look flash inside and is rough around the edges. Very local. The food is tasty Hawaiian style. Satisfying and homely.

Thank MarlooAlice
Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is awesome! Once you figure out how to order (they are quite helpful) the food is absolutely amazing. No inside seating, just order and take out to the picnic tables to consume!

Thank kansastraveler42
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Local foods is great. Really busy doing lunch and dinner. It can gets a little loud and noisy. One problem I have is hostesses don't greet you with a smile, don't say welcome to Umeke's or Thank you for coming. They have the local mentality and even the waitresses can be this way too. Just need to be more friendly... More 

1 Thank henryhQ1018MV
Kamuela, hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, especially the poke.. The hottie is my favorite. You gotta try the furukaki chicken.. nice local atmosphere..

Thank josephsH6936VP
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the bomb! Very busy and very local. Food served in big wood bowls that they do not skimp on the serving sides. The Poke choices are great as well as the seared Ahi, Ahi Belly, Spare Ribs......you name it, it was tasty. Go early or expect to wait. Closes at 8 and sometimes they run out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Da best Poke in Kona brah....Fun place and great service and people. Friendly atmosphere and super clean .

Thank Daniel H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick and easy, friendly staff, delicious poke, good variety. My favorite is always the avocado poke.

Thank 808mccracken
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Umeke's is all about authentic local food done perfectly. For a number of visits, I couldn't dive into the menu since their tuna belly plate is so awesome. After a number of visits finally tried other dishes and found them to be most excellent. You should try the Lau Lau plate as they are some of the best next to... More 

Thank Tom R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3050
Umekes is the home of the True Authentic Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowls! Umekes means Bowl in the Hawaiian language and we have Poke bowls for everyone. Umekes will create your Poke bowl the way you want it raw or grilled (pulehu) with healthy sides you can get your high protein and low fat for the day. We serve samples to our customers as we want you to be able to happy with your Poke bowl. Stop by our three locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza, Lanihau Shopping Center and our newest restaurant Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill off of Kuakini Highway and Kaiwi Street. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?