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“Awesome happy hour”

Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill
Ranked #17 of 244 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Description: “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.
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Description: “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.
Reviewed 13 April 2021

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.

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank Ross210
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2021

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

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Reviewed 13 April 2021

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!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2021

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

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Reviewed 7 April 2021 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.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Umekes, Marketing at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2021

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 your concerns will be looked into and corrected immediately and hope that you can give us another chance someday soon.
Have a wonderful day,
Umekes Management Team

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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.

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 have you join us again someday soon.
Have a wonderful day,
Umekes Management Team

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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.

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

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