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Mahina Cafe

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American, Fusion, Hawaiian
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82-6123 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
(808) 323-3200
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

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  • 58
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  • 29
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mahina Cafe exudes the Aloha spirit

Family exudes the Aloha spirit. Loco moco was delicious; coffee was good though I guess I prefer a bolder/stronger brew. Locals call in their order and pick it up from the side window. Parking lot in the back. Nice vibe overall and I would definitely return if in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Richmond
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Richmond
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Family exudes the Aloha spirit. Loco moco was delicious; coffee was good though I guess I prefer a bolder/stronger brew. Locals call in their order and pick it up from the side window. Parking lot in the back. Nice vibe overall and I would definitely return if in the area.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Small intimate breakfast and lunch place - the owner is lovely and very helpful. Almost everything on the menu is delicious and this is a great place to try some local cuisine. If you have never had it, or have been afraid to try it, this is the place to have a great

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Atlanta
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch at Mahina Cafe. After ordering we were surprised by a warm malasadas, and some great info from our server who was also the owner. My husband had the fresh fish (ahi tuna) with rice and salad. It was so good. I had the bean soup with homemade bread. The art on the walls is very... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Friendly waitress, quick service, good food. Can eat inside or outside. Great baked items that you can take with you.

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I had breakfast here on our way to black sand beach. He had a typical lomo como and I sticked to a two eggs breakfast. Service was fast and food was good. They offered us a warm malassada and we had to order another one cause it was from another planet. Would definitely go back!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lunch here was very good and fairly priced for Hawaii. The fish and chips are made from Ahi and the batter tempura so the fish is not over cooked. Hamburger buns were home made and Mac and cheese had the option of getting with bacon. All the food was good, service was friendly. I would definitely eat here again.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Pulled in to the wrong parking lot and found this local gem. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We settled for a quick hamburger that was an excellent and generous serving that lasted till late that day. We'll be going back next trip when we have more time to check out some of the other menu selections.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast on a recent visit to the area. Very nice breakfast, reasonably priced and everyone was very friendly and helpful about the area.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We knew when we saw the 'Trip Advisor' sign that we would not be disappointed, and we were right. The food is very straight-forward Hawaiian/US fare, nothing complicated but delicious and the service was exemplary. We were a mixed group (Aussies, British, Yanks) and yet they were able to satisfy everyone's particular needs perfectly. I'm crazy about haupia, a very... More 

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Sonora, California
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch at Mahina Cafe. I had the fresh fish with rice and salad. It was so good. Everyday the cafe purchases fresh fish from local fisherman. I have never tasted such great fish. It was filling but light on the belly. The service was excellent. We will defiantly be back.

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Additional Information about Mahina Cafe

Address: 82-6123 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: (808) 323-3200
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Hawaiian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82-6123 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: (808) 323-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Fusion, Hawaiian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?