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Minnie's

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54 - 3854 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
(808) 889-5288
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best plate lunch anywhere

We first found Minnie's two years ago and were blown away by the unbelievably fresh mahi-mahi. On our return this year we dragged the whole family and weren't disappointed. The fish, coleslaw, and rice plate lunch is just the best we've had in Hawaii. It's worth the drive. Friendly service and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MmeL1979
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first found Minnie's two years ago and were blown away by the unbelievably fresh mahi-mahi. On our return this year we dragged the whole family and weren't disappointed. The fish, coleslaw, and rice plate lunch is just the best we've had in Hawaii. It's worth the drive. Friendly service and a nice clean bathroom are only bonuses.

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Thank MmeL1979
Kailua Kona
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It was sunset and our family was hungry after doing the three mile Pololu hike. We ordered a roast beef sandwich, roast pork plate, korean chicken plate, and hamburger steak plate. They were all very delicious, as we tried each other's entree. The temperature was very comfortable and enjoyable to eat dinner outside on the lanai. What a delightful find... More 

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Thank WaSunlover
Hawaii
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We live here and we often eat at Minnie's. They have good food and great service. The Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish) plate or burgers are the best. They cook the fish just right and not over-cooked.

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Thank Willy P
Mill Creek, Washington
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189 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You don't want to miss this little gem! They have great food, reasonable prices and the owner/manager is wonderful. We had fresh fish and it was great and the portions were very good. These people really know how to cook things up. Pro/Con: They do not have beer/wine. However, she allowed us to drink our own beer (had it in... More 

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Thank Gary2425
Redwood City, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Generous portions of local fish, Beef or pork served with salad and/or rice. Each plate is enough to share, which makes the price even better than it looks.

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Thank RC94065
Lewisburg
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here while visiting Hawaii for lunch. Well worth the stop. Great food ans service. Its a quaint little restaurant along the main road with indoor and outdoor seating. The Korean fried chicken dish was to die for. A must stop if in the area.

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Thank Steve C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Best fish in Hawaii. Always fresh. Feast portions. Don't miss it if your in North Kahala. Outdoor dining option. Very healthy food when getting a fresh fish plate - salad, fish and rice.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We live in the area, and always think of Minnie's first when we want a fresh catch sandwich. Over many years and many sandwiches, I can report that it's always good, always fresh, always a pleasant experience. This is a local-style establishment, casual and friendly, not tourist-oriented.

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Thank kohalahi
Fayetteville, United States
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Best grilled grouper and honey chicken we have ever had! Fantastic food, great service, great location, great people, and great prices! What more can you ask for?

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Thank Marty M
Whittier, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We found out about this restaurant while we were having lunch at this bar-b-que place in Hawi. The cook told us that on Friday evenings they serve prime rib and lobster for $31.00! We were able to get in for dinner. This is a very small restaurant so seating is limited. We were pleasantly surprised at the size of prime... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 - 3854 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kapaau
  • Phone Number: (808) 889-5288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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