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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Cute diner!

We stopped here along the way to Green Sand beach. We were served immediately, the waitress was pleasant and helpful. We bothe loved our dishes- Chicken katsu and cheeseburger. Both were served quickly and were hot. Note: they do not have a liquor license. On the day we visited had only one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Bermuda
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped here along the way to Green Sand beach. We were served immediately, the waitress was pleasant and helpful. We bothe loved our dishes- Chicken katsu and cheeseburger. Both were served quickly and were hot. Note: they do not have a liquor license. On the day we visited had only one type of cheesecake.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Based on reviews we decided to give it a try. First we waited a long time before anyone stopped by our table . Next our selections - spinach salad and fish and chips were a big disappointment. The fish was not tasty and the salad was quite warm. There was a sign that masaladas were sold out. We won't be... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were looking for Malasadas and found Mahina Cafe. It was perfect for us since we are still on California time (on the road at 6:40am) and we just drove up the mountain and found Mahina was open and they had Malasadas! But when we sat down and saw the traffic heading back into town we decided to eat breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

best cheesecake i've had in my entire life. Lilikoi is to die for. I miss it so much and crave it daily. the service here is amazing especially from Neeka. She really goes out of the way to make you feel so welcomed. I can't wait to come back here. Ordered cheesecake by the whole :)

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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped on our way to the volcano and found this place to be friendly with outstanding food. I had stuffed French toast with mango sauce and it was great. My wife had the Mac coconut pancakes which had 2 large pancakes - more than she could finish. The coconut syrup tasted homemade and was not too sweet.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped by for breakfast/lunch. We had the fish of the day with salad, rice and garlic aoli, haupia pancakes and traditional breakfast with eggs, hashbrowns and Portuguese sausage. All were very very delicious. Each table gets complementary malasadas to share which was a pleasant surprise. The staff is extremely friendly and the cooking is fabulous. I love the environment... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is a great find. The hospitality and quality of local ingredients is refreshing. We had breakfast it was far beyond my expectations. This is one of our favorite affordable places.

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Richmond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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Restaurant Details

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?