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Mamalohoa Highway 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808 322 9992
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Ranked #7 of 25 Restaurants in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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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Novato, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've been in Kona a lot and friends recommended this little restaurant. It was a great find. Excellent food and drinks. Nice entertainment. They do not take credit cards but have an ATM right in front. Owners came to table to check on our food. Staff very nice and was attentive. Good assortment of fresh fish and meats . I... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Keei Cafe serves the best fish in the most unusual ways. They incorporate local fruits and vegetables for a creative dining experience. Meats (my sister had the rack of lamb) are exquisite and done to perfection. I am doing an informal survey and in my opinion they also have the best Mai-tai on the island. The wait staff is friendly... More 

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Quincy, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Traditional and ethnic choices. The seafood soup was great. View on the balcony was good although the main drag traffic was noisy.

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great ahi (nothing new on Hawai'i Island) but extraordinary half chicken with spices from the Philippines, knowledgeable fun staff. We reserved a table and it was honored in seconds, with seats on the lanai overlooking the Pacific; others were in a long line. Two fine guitarists covering '60s classics including a slow version of The Letter dedicated to the very... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here and it was great. The food and desserts were outstanding.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food was good, not extraordinary, like many have posted on this. They have a great view and good ambiance, but I would not go back to them for the meal itself. Plus the service was ordinary

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Kamloops, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I can't believe we did not discover this amazing restaurant until November '2014. It's use of Hawaiian Koi wood in all the furniture, and beautiful art-craft walls, doors, Native carvings...charming. It is on the second floor with huge wide-open glass doors,, and a lanai on the outside. Though it is not on the waterfront, the delightful little towns, old shops... More 

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Stamford CT
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125 reviews 125 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Although on the main highway, we never would have found this place without a recommendation from our innkeeper. The décor is lovely --- spacious with lots of wood. Service was friendly and prompt for our Saturday night meal. During the meal, we were very quietly serenaded, by two musicians playing a mixture of traditional Hawaiian music with classic oldies from... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Keei cafe is charming, the food is great and not overly expensive. The view is excellent. The service is spotty at best but somehow that didn't matter. There is wonderful live music. At first I was a bit concerned at the sound system which seemed outsized for the room. However it was well controlled and not obtrusive. You'll need reserves... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

a lovely little restaurant (not sure why they call themselves as a cafe as they are so much more). The location is lovely on the first floor with an open balcony facing the sea and free parking below. The food was well presented with ample portions and had obviously been cooked fresh and with care. The dishes were simple, but... More 

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Address: Mamalohoa Highway 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 808 322 9992
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30

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