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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The perfect blend of good food great atmosphere and fabulous service

We eat out a lot, high end restaurants, hotel restaurants, ethnic restaurants, the list goes on. Every now and then a "favourite " pops up, usually by happenstance, just one of those moments where we say let's try this place. In this case it was "Sammys" a few years ago. The same place became... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We eat out a lot, high end restaurants, hotel restaurants, ethnic restaurants, the list goes on. Every now and then a "favourite " pops up, usually by happenstance, just one of those moments where we say let's try this place. In this case it was "Sammys" a few years ago. The same place became Minnies, of course ther's a good... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If it's time for lunch or dinner and your in Havi. Don't stop, keep going north to Minnie's, open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Minnie's serves authentic Plate Lunches, service was great.

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Modesto, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Were else can one go to get prime rib and lobster for $30pp? Every Friday the ladies at Minnie's serve up huge plate fulls of this meat/fish duo. But wait, there's more! The fresh fish of the day, means just that! Fresh! Our cottage is nearby, so every morning we walk by to say "Aloha" to the girls. At 10am... More 

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Hawi, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Minnie's restaurant, a hidden gem in the small village of Kapaau on the far Northern tip of Hawaii Island, an area called North Kohala. Minnie's in my humble opinion is by far the finest restaurant in our area for a variety of reasons. Literally everything is fresh, nothing frozen. The menu is limited which is just fine by me as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was looking for a place to grab lunch, and I figured I'd stop somewhere in Hawi. I drove by Minnie's and was attracted by their sign, which was an interesting tropical design with a bit of a graffiti motif. Being a Monday in a slow tourist part of the year it was quiet in the restaurant. Hospitality was fantastic,... More 

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california
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Friday night at 6:00PM begins your adventure. This is definitely a locals restaurant because most tourist miss it. Friday night features prime rib and lobster for $30.00...best buy in the state. BYOB. Great service, great food, and always enjoyable to meet new friends and the lucky tourists who found it. Reservations on Friday night's a must as they sell out... More 

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San Diego, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped here on a lark, and what a great experience. Had the fish of the day. Great meal and great service! Definitely a restaurant to add to your list!

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

EVERY bite of pork was tender. It was so juicy, I could have had it without the gravy. You get three scoops of rice, or you can substitute without charge. So we had one scoop of rice, one of coleslaw and one of green salad. The tropical coleslaw with bits of apple worked very well with the rich gravy and... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I were in the Hawi area in early October. There are some decent restaurants in Hawi, but their hours are so irregular it's sometimes difficult to find a good lunch. While standing and grumbling in front of a restaurant there, a local suggested Minnie's just a couple of miles away in Kapa'au. It was easy to find... More 

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Richland, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is good place for small village. Food was fresh and good. Service was Ok. Price was slightly more expensive. Restaurant has outdoor seating but along road and car parking. That is not bad because there are not a lot of cars. I would say it is good place if you will be there.

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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

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