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Holuakoa Cafe

76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
(808) 322-2233
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Holualoa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This place is really far off the beaten path, but I'm really glad we got the recommendation and went. It's a beautiful setting overlooking the pacific from up high, and we got there early enough to see the sunset as we were eating. I think it was all outdoor seating except that it's all covered, just opened up all around... More

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Scotch Plains
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As I had visited previously with my daughter, we returned for brunch with the family and although the French toast was excellent again, the pulled pork entree was insipid and eggs and bacon were pretty boring too. If you are in the neighborhood its a good place for brunch but I wouldn't make a special trip.....

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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I read online that this place buys locally and prides itself in providing “slow food.” The quality and service certainly reflected this philosophy. A little boy was playing with a stick in the koi pond when I arrived and I quickly felt the hot day disappear behind the vegetated trellis that conceals this gem from the road. The grass-fed hamburger... More

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Langley, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A friend had been at Holuakoa Cafe on her last trip and told us about it, so we went. They claim they are 90% organic and they also claim it goes from farm to table and everything is grown locally. There were four of us and none of us was disapointed. Everyone ordered fresh fish and I ordered their vegetarian... More

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Barnegat Light, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This charming spot is tucked away in a delightful little artists' village in the hills above Kailua-Kona. The ambiance is chic alfresco, and the food focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The service is relaxed, to say the least. The drink menu was appealing but I was not partaking that particular evening. For three of us, no drinks, one shared... More

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Naples, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Cool location and laid back atmosphere. It took a bit for the wait staff to come by but we were in no hurry and enjoyed the scenery. Great lunch and highly recommend the BBQ pork. Nice drive up from the resort areas and would definitely return.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Four of us had lunch here and we can't complain about the food. It was plentiful and very good and tasty. The restaurant is nicely appointed and very pretty with flowers and things of interest all around including very interesting fish! Staff were helpful when you could catch their attention. We were left at the table some time before we... More

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Calgary
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I ate here with friends recently on the recommendation from a friend. When we first pulled up the place seemed to have a peaceful and relaxing feeling. We arrived and were seated after a couple of minutes of waiting in a restaurant that was two thirds empty. Once seated it took 10 minutes before the server came over and greeted... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The ambiance can't be beat - outdoors, exotic, open. The menu is rich and varied, with as many local ingredients as possible incorporated in dishes. Flavors are light and befitting both the freshness of the food and the airiness of the setting. We had a barely-seared Ahi that still tasted of the sea, and a selection of the appetizers -... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were visiting this artist community and looking for a place to eat. Two bikers outside the restaurant recommended it saying "it is the best on the Big Island". They were right. The menu is limited but very interesting. Four of us had soup, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, the three egg frittata and a salad. I did not want the... More

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