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Keei Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
17:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our last night on the Big Island. Friends left earlier in the day; our flight out was late that evening. We visited the remarkable Painted Church and the Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. We hoped to find somewhere to eat outside Kona and found the Keei - and a table on the lanai to watch the sun... More 

Thank Ovwing
St. Louis
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our whole family of 6 enjoyed our dinner at Keei. Granddaughter and I had pasta, hers with tofu mine with chicken. It was delightful. Most impressive was the Brazilian Seafood Chowder we had as a starter. Spouse enjoyed a fish dinner and salad. Prices are Hawaii reasonable, food is wonderful

Thank BobinSTL
Washington, DC
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nine of us on our annual sojourn in Hawaii revisited Keei Cafe for Valentine's Day and found the food and service as wonderful as ever. Many of us happily started with the large mai tais, before moving on to the night's fish specials, in this case ahi tuna or monchong with a choice of Thai, lemon pepper or mango sauce... More 

Thank DCTripper
Bellingham, Washington
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends of ours recommended this restaurant, and we were not disappointed! Hubby had the pork chops, which he raved about. I had the black bean quesadillas and they were delicious. The setting is nice, yes you get some road noise, but if you time it right you can also observe a beautiful sunset. Highly recommend this great spot, south of... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Their half chicken was to die for- crispy skin on the outside but super moist on the inside. It was our favorite meal in Hawaii.

Thank Rita F
Heriot Bay, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best prepared/cooked fresh ahi with fresh island grown greens in a lightly dressed salad. Dessert was delicious but I cannot remember the name -- "someone's favourite". Chocolate with macadamia nut crust ... divine. Evening view through wide-open doors topped it off. Staff are delightful people.

Thank jadorich
Banks, Oregon
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158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the Keei Cafe for many years. We've had birthdays, anniversaries & other special occasions here over the years. We are firm Oregon and have Ben coming to the Big Island for over 30 years. We discovered Keei Cafe when it was just a hole in the wall many years ago. It is now a beautiful... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Food and service were wonderful, overall a great meal (and at a reasonable price). Live music was a nice treat.

Thank SycamoreMom
Evanston, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife, daughter and I went there a couple of days before Christmas for dinner. We had been there before and had a good experience. Both the food and service again were solid. My wife is gluten free, my daughter a vegetarian, so the dinner selections required a bit of tweaking, but that was all accommodated. The ambience is low... More 

Thank TheLefthander
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stopped in here late one night and what a treat! The food was excellent as was the service! The place is open air and even offered some nice music!

Thank Lsterry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-9992
In 1995 with a vision to open a small family "Coffee Cafe" Owner Bob Miyashiro and his wife Gina open the original Keei Cafe in a old former Fish Market in Honaunau, Hawaii on the Big Island. Finally after borrowing enough from their father, Brothers Bob and Dennis along with Sister Joyce the new Keei Cafe was Born in Hokukano. Again with the Brazilian touch for food friendly colors and using local woods, Gina helped create the decor that surrounds the "New" Keei Cafe at Hokukano. Opened in early 2005, the new Cafe features local artist painting and carvings on the walls. Koa table help make the Cafe have a warm and welcome feel perfect for families or guests looking for a resort type meal with a upcounty price. Family owned and operated with the additon of Gina's sister and Brother in Law, Chef Zeze and Batista, in the kitchen to use the freshes local ingredients to prepare creavtive and and delicious menu items with nightly specials. Please come to experience the flavors!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?