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Keei Cafe

79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“mango cobbler” (16 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (14 reviews)
“thai curry” (11 reviews)
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
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Reviewed yesterday

Off the beaten track, tucked away upstairs in a small complex is a little gem. The restaurant actually opens up with a balcony from which you can see the water in the distance. It is nicely decorated and there was live, local music which added...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food. Menu provides a variety of choices.. great ambiance. Wait staff could have been more efficient and accommodating.

Thank Alex O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both had pasta plates. We started with the shrimp coconut rice cakes...yum. My wife had the pesto pasta and I had the seafood pasta...both outstanding and bursting with flavors. I had the mango cobbler after dinner. WOW. Great service and attention to us and...More

Thank colonelhughes
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The atmosphere was the best of Hawaiian relaxation. The comfort of wood, the David Gallegos art adorning the walls, and the soft live guitar duo were only the beginnings of a wonderful and memorable experience. We started with the Brazilian seafood chowder, followed by rack...More

Thank Eojnaneek
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at the Cafe. Food was delicious and the experience was enjoyable. Staff was friendly and food came in timely manner.

Thank Bjbunger
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Love this local 'find' with great fresh seafood and some interesting menu items like rice cakes appetizers. We like the fish and the dessert too. Nice view out over the phone lines. Feels 'old Hawaii'...good place to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Thank ABQMiMi
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We enjoyed Keei Cafe so much, we ate there three times in a week. The ahi fresh catch was out of this world. My wife enjoyed the pasta primavera so much, she had it twice. The rack of lamb and the salad with scallops and...More

Thank keepmovin27
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Cafe Ke’ei has been a favorite since before they moved to the current location. As a snowbird I’ve visited three times this season and on each occasion the service has been abysmal. On the most recent visit five salads were forgotten and our entrees arrived...More

Thank John P B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Delicious, beautiful food. Like the movie "For Water Like Chocolate". Do I need to say anymore? Fresh food, healthy portions, beautifully presented, great service.

Thank makeadifference23
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our visit started with us getting ignored and standing by the empty host post for quite a few minutes....several servers walked by and said nothing. Finally I approached a man which we found out later was the owner and asked if we can be seated...More

Thank Elle d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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