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Keei Cafe

Mamalohoa Highway 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808 322 9992
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Ranked #5 of 22 restaurants in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For our last night we wanted to make sure we could get a table a decent place. Therefore I booked this at opentable. Successful booking, so the family went there just to find it was closed..... So, I guess this place is closed on Mondays?? I cannot rate it fairly but had to give it one in order to put... More

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Phoenix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to Keei Cafe and we will be back! My new favorite Big Island restaurant! Order "Kathy's Favorite" for dessert! Fabulous!!! Also, enjoyed the live music!

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Have eaten at Keei Cafe several times in past vacations. Was disappointed this time. Had the seafood pasta and the fish was not fresh and the pasta just ok. A woman at the next table also had the seafood paste and pulled out the pieces of fish and sent them back. They brought her some fresh fish on a small... More

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NSW AUSTRALIA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this place and we're not disappointed. The Brazilian seafood broth and lilikoi cheesecake were absolutely superb. The mains were presented well and tasted great but we would have like them come out to us hotter. The other reason we didn't rate higher was the cash only policy. It's not particularly cheap but the ambience with the gentle... More

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Richmond, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The minute we walked in we knew this was our kind of restaurant! A friendly welcome from the kitchen, offered a choice of tables, Freddy softly playing his guitar and singing in the background. lovely decor and a setting sun. Service was great and attentive and food delicious. We split a baked brie appetizer - wonderful flavour! My husband had... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

The meal was plated very well, almost a picture in itself. I had the catch of the day for $25.95 and with one beer the bill was $35.96. Pricey but not unexpected. Good service and very nice ambiance but too bad it was overcast when I was there on the 8th as the ocean view from the restaurant was not... More

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Nürnberg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The starters: a perfect seafood,salad with wasabi dressing and good rice cakes. We loved the catch of the day, which was ahi, and took the two offered versions- both of them with vegetables and rice or mashed potatoes. The fish.was perfect, the sauces could be better. Overall very nice experience and service. Could have been better if they would take... More

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great food with offerings I enjoy like rack of lamb, steak, and duck breast. There were also many selections that were lighter meals and maybe a little more affordable. The food was wonderful, the service was friendly, relaxing, and efficient. The live entertainment was really good. The last night we were there (we ate there three or four times in... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

The reviews we read were over stated. The food was average. Service less than expected. But being overcharged for a drink and an extra coffee made the experience less than acceptable. Dinner for two without appetizers was 95 dollars. Subtract the overcharges ... Still over rated. Wierd menu .

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A peaceful spot to unwind and relax. Beautiful decor, friendly people and a nice variety of food to choose from.

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