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Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens

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76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
+1 808-322-5072
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:30
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Eugene, Oregon
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this place mostly does breakfast but friends recommended it for dinner. We got a reservation for 6 and was surprised to see it was not crowded when we arrived. They are a farm to table type restaurant so the prices are high. The food was excellent. All six entrees we got were amazing. Portions were not huge but... More 

Thank timcrai221
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

......unless you just want a cup of coffee. Their sandwiches are a few bucks less than the Gardens', but I'm kicking myself for thinking the local ahi salad sandwich was anything like the fresh daily catch they were serving on the other side. Mine was a mayonnaise bomb, accompanied by the server whining to the barista about why no one... More 

Thank galleygirlBoston
Victoria, Canada
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168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner recently. We have been on previous years and this time it did not disappoint. The setting in beautiful and peaceful. The service was very attentive but not overbearing. The are a wide variety of starters and entrees for a wide range of tastes. This evening my wife started with a Caprese Salad. I would have to this... More 

Thank Cicero12
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch and dinner here. Food was exceptional. The only negative is that it is all outside dining and it gets cool at night in December. They could invest in some heaters.

Thank mocha333
Home Base - Massachusetts
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a delicious dinner here. Fresh everything, excellent and friendly service, in a pleasant outdoor setting. Caprese salad and blue cheese salads were terrific. Fresh, local ingredients, nicely presented. The tomato's were fantastic. For main courses we had vegetarian lasagna and gnocchi. Also made from fresh, local farm products. So tasty. While the place is not much to look at... More 

Thank MassTraveler
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23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens this week for dinner - just a wonderful scenic spot up on the hill above Kona - romantic for sure Erin looked after us with 5 star service We tried all of appetizers available (all yummy) and several of the main dishes - best main was likely the tenderloin - the mushroom based... More 

Thank Bruce280
Menifee, California
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up without reservations. Although they sat us, they reminded us several times that we didn't make a reservation (to the point of feeling uncomfortable). We ended up leaving before they took our order

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on Christmas Eve and we were eagerly awaiting a good meal. The service was surly and our meal took 2.5 hours and it wasn't a tasting menu.The waitress was rude to us and other diners. People were walking out of the restaurant and begging for bread after they waited 2 hours for their meal. The wait staff said... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine dining in a very picturesque setting high above the coast with outdoor seating and overhead lights strung throughout the place. Food was very good, locally sourced vegetables, fish and kona beef. Not a fast dinnner, service is leisurely but the management forewarns you of this, prepared only when ordered. Koi ponds and chipping of the coqui(tree frogs) made the... More 

Thank gordote
Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens with my husband and a group of friends for brunch. We had a reservation, but it hardly seemed necessary as there were only a handful of tables occupied. The menu is limited, but they were able to modify the frittata due to a food allergy which was appreciated. Others at our table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Holualoa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-5072
Welcome to Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe. We are a Slow Food establishment committed to "a food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice." Sit back and relax in our lush garden setting and experience Slow Food at its best, locally grown and lovingly prepared. For the best cup of coffee in Kona, visit our famous coffee shop, located right out in front of the restaurant in the historical town and artist community of Holualoa.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?