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Kava Kafe

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1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
808-889-5015
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4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Description: Voted Hawaii's Best Kava Bar by the Hawaii Island Journal.The Kava Kafe...
Voted Hawaii's Best Kava Bar by the Hawaii Island Journal.The Kava Kafe has been serving the finest kava since 2004.
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Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Interesting Place :)

We stopped by on 2 evening - one was a "plate night" special, with music. Locals were there early to order their "plate". Music was good - there are levels for the seating, so this place is not accessible for all. Another evening was a benefit for a local hula group some food and dancing and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Corvallis, Oregon
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stopped by on 2 evening - one was a "plate night" special, with music. Locals were there early to order their "plate". Music was good - there are levels for the seating, so this place is not accessible for all. Another evening was a benefit for a local hula group some food and dancing and raffle. Yes - and... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this place driving thought Hawi. It was such a treat as the shave ice was delicious. We have had shave ice in lots of places on Maui, Big Island and Kauai. This was the best I ever tasted. The owner told us she made the syrups herself from fresh fruit, sugar and water. You can tell as... More 

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Delta, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is located in the small Hamlet of Hawi at the north end of the Big Island Hawaii. One cool café that features Cava! This unique drink made from the Polynesian Plant of the same name is a definite must try. It is a calming and unusually conversational stimulating drink that tingles the mouth and lips as consumed. The staff... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Staff was helpful, had sample of kava kava iy\t works, been two weeks since I left hawaii, Place is in a quaint place eclectic.

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I was new to kava but after feeling the calming effects I cannot wait to try more. It is non-addictive and doesn't have much of a taste but the result of just one glass is a peaceful, (and slightly numbing) feeling like no other drink. Just try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

wonderful healthy vegan food every friday night.... live music... If you like kave you will love this place anyday... love the staff and owners

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

One of my favorite hangouts in Hawi. The owner Leia serves delicious vegan food on Fridays. A great place to meet neighborhood folks over a bowl of kava. Great alcohol free environment for kids. Live music Friday nights. Dinners ONLY on Fridays!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
  • Phone Number: 808-889-5015

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 30
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Voted Hawaii's Best Kava Bar by the Hawaii Island Journal.The Kava Kafe has been serving the finest kava since 2004.
Open Hours
Monday
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Tuesday
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Wednesday
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Thursday
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Friday
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Saturday
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?