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“UMEKE” is the Hawaiian word for “bowl.” At any Umeke’s eating establishment, a majority of menu items are designed to be served in bowls. Owner and Head Chef Nakoa Pabre is a seasoned professional who takes pride in giving customers the freshest, most exciting and varied menus that the Big Island has to offer. Guests typically design their own custom meal by selecting from a wide variety of Hawaiian inspired entree items accompanied by their choice of sides. Full service air-conditioned restaurant including a full bar, a retail poke and fresh fish counter, as well as a variety of Hawaiian fusion dishes. Outdoor seating also available.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Hawaiian, Bar, Polynesian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

GPS hadn't updated the address but we did find this great place which had been recommended on Diners, DIves, & Drive-Ins We weren't disappointed!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Linda, Mahalo for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for happy hour and was not disappointed. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were friendly and helpful. The bbq oysters were more smoked than bbq but still delicious. The cajun ahi tacos were fanominal. We also had the wings, very...tasty. Good beer selection and drink menu. I would recommend going to this place, even the dinner menu looked outstanding.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Ross, Mahalo for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our happy hour! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Umekes moved to a new location since the last time we visited, and it's beautiful. We showed up for a late lunch and got in quickly, we ate inside which was great, but we were eyeing the patio afterwards that looks like such a wonderful...spot. We both had poke bowls, my husband had spicy and I had avocado - both were good. Everything was really fresh and we both loved our sides - mac salad for me, spicy crab for him. Happy Hour was on so I also had a longboard draft for a great deal. Loved our food and service was fast and friendly. Wish we could go back more often!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us at our new location! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food and drinks are good. They are adjusting to their new location. How ever to wait 35 minutes to get nachos is ridiculous especially when they are cold by design. The bartender checked 3 times on our order only to come out with it the...fourth time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Heather, Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all the feedback we can get so that we can improve daily. We apologize that you had this experience with the wait time for food. This is not the norm of our restaurant. We promise that...More

Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

I think this could be a 5 star. However we just had appetizers and the music was starting just as we were leaving. It was very fresh and good. The beer “Kona Brewing IPA” was yummy. We had the nachos and Ahi belly. We would...recommend them both.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2021

Aloha Kevin, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks! We apologize about the music starting as you were leaving. We have live music Wednesday - Saturday night from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. We hope to...More

Reviewed 30 March 2021 via mobile

Tucked away in a light industrial corner near the airport is where we found this little oasis aftuour flight. We opted to eat inside but outdoor seating is available. We started with the ahi poke nachos that were perfect for a family of four. Then...I had the seared ahi salad, one daughter tried the poke bowl, another fish and chips and my husband the ono fish sandwich. He was happy by the selection of local craft beer on tap. I opted for the $4 mimosa. It was happy hour , 2-5 pm, a great start to our vacation.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 30 March 2021

Went twice during my visit to Kona. Poke each time - if you don't want to wait, check the to - go side ,quicker service IMO and there are tables outside you can eat at.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2021

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our Poke! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 29 March 2021

We ate at Umekes for our first and last meals of our vacation. Both times were wonderful. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The boneless short ribs, avo poke, Korean chicken and spicy crab were some of our favorites.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2021

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us! We hope to have you join us again during your next trip to the Big Island. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

Loved this joint! Loved it! There is something for everyone, but they are known for fish. Reasonable prices, not cheap, great service.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2021

Aloha Lyle, Mahalo for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

Literally the BEST poké I have ever had. Being from the Pacific Northwest, I have already experienced pretty amazing poké but this place topped it all! Great staff and service too.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

Aloha Alexa, Mahalo for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our poke and awesome staff! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more Umekes favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

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cindysZ5158BB
22 February 2020|
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Response from NakoaP | Property representative |
Aloha, we have Happy Hour at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill Monday - Saturday from 3 - 6 pm; and 3-5 pm on Sundays. On our happy hour we have $4-5 draft schooners, $4 well drinks, $5 wine and Mai Tais. We serve $6-$7... More
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russellp117
7 March 2019|
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Response from NakoaP | Property representative |
Aloha. We recommend finding street parking if no parking is available in our lot. There is normally street parking available just a block above the restaurant.
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WRP1
14 September 2018|
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Response from JuneKaimuki | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both questions. These guys are working hard to make it easy to go to their place. Enjoy... any fish dish is a winner!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill

  • Yes, Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill offers delivery services.

  • Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4