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Mamalohoa Highway 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808 322 9992
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Ranked #6 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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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
57 helpful votes 57 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The location of this place is really nice! You can see the sunset from almost every table and the whole setting has that special tropical feeling to it with big open windows and huge fans on the ceiling. There was live music too. The food was good too and prices are decent for Hawai'i. I would eat there again.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited Keei Café for dinner. The setting was nice and the service was average. We enjoyed live music that was a good compliment to the meal. We both had the Catch of the Day, one of us got the Thai curry preparation and one got the special sauce of the day, in this case passion fruit. The Thai curry... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The mahi mahi was delicious. The room looks out to the ocean, and is well appointed. The service was very good. Cash only. Make reservations.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in the Kona area. Very cozy atmosphere. Food is wonderful, especially the fish! Wonderful desserts too. Try the mango cobbler. Cash only. Make reservations.

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Santa Rosa, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We go here every year and it never fails. It's cash only, but they do have an ATM machine. They sit up on the mountain overlooking the ocean, so sunset is the best time to go for a spectacular view. Owners are very nice and fish is fresh. We were stuffed. delicious favors.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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328 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Although this place is call 'Cafe', like many places in Hawaii, a cafe sometimes is more like a bistro. This one is a Brazilian Hawaiian fusion restaurant. Owner Bob and his wife (the one who has the Brazilian connection) created a casual chic ambiance with a colorful menu. This was my favorite restaurant in Captain Cook. It also has a... 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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