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Red Water Cafe

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65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
+1 808-885-9299
15:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I got a recommendation to come here for Sushi although they are a full service restaurant and the Sushi and it was nothing short of AMAZING! The fish was extremely fresh. The way the Sushi was prepared was so flavorful and had a twist to the normal were used to in California. Creative. The ambience of the... More 

Thank Kellimontes1022
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We preferred dinner here to the more highly rated Merimans. Food was good, reasonably priced and the atmosphere felt more authentic. I understand there is music on some nights of the week. Unfortunately not the night we were there.

Thank marcy441
pahoa, hawaii
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here today for my birthday. Made a reservation at the bar and had a delightful time with Sam our bartender. Started with the pork kabobs which were very delicious. Sam's description was perfect. Loved the mai tais too. Then we switched to a california red wine and the chefs meat special. It was divine!! Slow braised meat and veggies... More 

Thank maemae01
Waimea, Hawaii
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is very good and sophisticated. The Happy Hour deals can't be beat! The servers are among the best in Waimea!

Thank Waiemi
Tucson, Arizona
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175 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very good restaurant and a good value. The service was good. It has a nice variety on the menu. We had fish that was excellent.

Thank sascanlan
Kapaau, Hawaii
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the food was good, but my seared ahi was too salty. The Erdinger on tap had run out, so only bottled beer. The tables in this place are packed way too tightly, there is barely room to get through. You get constantly bumped by waiters coming by. The noise level is so high that it is difficult to... More 

Thank lummerzheim
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and welcoming staff, serving excellent local cuisine. The appetizers and entrees are well-prepared utilizing in season produce, fish, and meats. I had the Ono special which was seared with rare interior, with a tasty collection of sauce and vegetables. Delicious! The wine list is limited but adequate choices. Our server knew the right way to serve the wine, multiple... More 

Thank Coleman M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in a couple weeks ago with a friend, not sure what to expect and left full, buzzing and totally stoked on the whole experience. We ordered the tempura veggies to start, they were incredible, I'm not sure that the sauce was, but I almost drank it out of the bowl. The tri tip special, which was smoked in house,... More 

Thank Thomas G
Waterford, California
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrive to enjoy Saturday night ribs a special we enjoy. We are long time customers of this restaurant. Unfortunately tonight when we arrive for our 7 pm reservation made over a week ago, we were told they didn't have our reservation and said WE NEEDED TO GIVE THEM THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO TOOK OUR RESERVATION. This is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried this place based on the reviews. The ambiance is great. The appetizers were great and came right out. The main course, for whatever reason, took over an hour to get to the table. The wait was not worth the taste. It was good but not great. Service was good but not great. The place was packed so maybe... More 

Thank brent j

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Sushi, Hawaiian, American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-9299
A multi-cultural blend of dishes, using the best ingredients this beautiful island has to offer.The Red Water Cafe was created to offer opportunities for residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii to enjoy dining and catering of the finest cuisine. Whether it is our dining, catering or personal chef services, we are dedicated to pleasing our customers with creative multi-cultural dishes including Hawaii regional, Asian inspired and other cuisines.

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