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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
Today
15:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by an acquaintance at hotel and it didn't dissappoint. Had the salmon and a sushi roll and my wife had the braised short ribs. All were delicious.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was four of us, three of us ordered the pork chops. It came as a tomakawk cut which showed well on the plate. Cooked medium, with a red mushroom sauce. Was juicy, tender and more than delicious. Came with garlic mash potatos and steamed brocoli. Ordered sourdough bread and it complimented the dish well to soak up that sauce.

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Thank snowman808
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Red Water Cafe was recommended to us and we surely thanked the recommender. We had the fish special and special stew. Both were excellent. We saw their version of French fries and had to order them. We were stuffed but very pleased. The cheese on the fries was light and made them great. If you're anywhere near Mailea stop... More 

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Thank Fadoony
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want to give them a higher rating, I really do, but our overall experience was just not that great, in spite of the incredible food. We showed up on time for our 7:30 reservation & were told it was going to be a couple minutes. When another couple showed up for their 8:00 reservation & were promptly seated, it... More 

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Phippsburg, Maine
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be loud but is obviously successful. Excellent limited menu- owners want to do very well with all of the choices they offer. Something for everyone from fish to meats to pasta. Must make reservations especially on busy nights. Has been in business for a bit over a year. Wairstaff seemed well trained and very attentive. Tables are quite close... More 

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Vancouver BC Canada
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food! Fresh Local ! The lemon grass ceasar salad was fantastic.The subtle taste of the lemon grass elevated this traditional salad. The fresh fish sandwich was perfectly cooked.Wife and I would go back to try other menu items.Very efficient and friendly staff.

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1 Thank NormanD_9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to this place about once a month now. Food is solidly good, fresh and full of flavor. The ribs are a bit too sweet for my taste, but otherwise, can't say I've ever had a bad meal here. Staff is super friendly and helpful too!

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2 Thank Adrienne H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the organic salad was nothing special, the Rancher's NY steak and its accompaniments certainly was and just couldn't have been better or better prepared. The portion size of both salad and entrée was huge. The only regret was not being able to eat it all.

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2 Thank Douglas L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The fuju roll is 2x the size of a standard roll, severed warm! Excellent. Very pleasant atmosphere and very friendly staff. Seriously look at this sandwich, pork with avocado, cheese, tomatoe, and a lemongrass ceaser salad! Yum.

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U.S.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We were out for a drive north of Kona and saw this place and decided to go in for a late lunch. Greeted and seated right away and the server was very nice and friendly. Ordered the sashimi plate and was informed all they had was salmon. I agreed to it and a short while lated the sever came back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian, Seafood, International, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 23:00
Thursday
15:00 - 23:00
Friday
15:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?