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The Red Water Cafe

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Seafood, International, Sushi
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65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743 (Formerly Fujimamas)
+1 808-885-9299
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Asian Inspired cuisine with Sushi. Floor seating, lounge and outdoor al...
Asian Inspired cuisine with Sushi. Floor seating, lounge and outdoor al fresco dining.
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  • 148
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I don't miss this night when the Jazz Festival has its low-key opening

Sitting at the bar having a great lilikoe margarita martini-style and some delicious pupus while 2 feet away are some incredible jazz musicians....what a perfect night as far as I am concerned!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Brett46
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Hawaii
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English first
Grass Valley, CA
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We found this place based on some really positive reviews on tripadvisor and Yelp. I liked the fact that it included some really great feedback and a "moderate" price tag. Problem is the moderate price tag was totally inaccurate. While there may be some affordable options...they are few and far between. I would plan on spending $35-40 per person before... More 

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Hawaii
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Sitting at the bar having a great lilikoe margarita martini-style and some delicious pupus while 2 feet away are some incredible jazz musicians....what a perfect night as far as I am concerned!

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Waimea, Hawaii
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here several times with family, friends and for business meals. Each time has been very enjoyable and often a pleasant surprise. The restaurant has a varied menu, with salads, fish, steak, innovative sushi and much more. They use a lot of local products and the food is fresh and delicious. They have a full bar and it is... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I love this restaurant! The sushi is delicious and huge! The keawe smoked ribs survey only on saturdays are excellent and so is the lilikoi curry(order a half it's huge)!!! The service is always friendly...you won't be disappointed with this place!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We spent a lot of time at higher elevations on the Big Island to cool off. So, we ended up near Waimea twice on our 8 day trip. We found the Red Water Cafe on Trip Advisor. What a nice find! Very homey place with excellent food and service. Later, we were talking to some island residents who said it's... More 

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Angaston, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Just had dinner here. Best meal i have had in hawaii. Only had a main which was ny steak. Was cooked exactly as requested and all accompaniments went well (rainbow chard, smoked bacon, sweet potato, tempura onion rings). Partner had tempura sushi roll with shrimp, was also very good. Would not call the decor high class but would call it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My initial impulse on reviewing their menu was to just order all of there desserts as my dinner lol. It all sounded incredible, I finally settled on the fried banana's and OMG was it to die for! My husband had the Fugi roll and I had the chicken curry which was really good too, but nothing can compare to that... More 

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Hawaii
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Loved the size and taste of the sushi rolls. Mind you it is not traditional Japanese style sushi but California fancy rolls. Also, the steaks are delicious and large. Really worth the money.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My girlfriend and I stopped for an early dinner before a show we were going to. The place was full and we did not have reservations......luckily there were two seats at the bar. The fresh fish was awesome! Friendly staff and great bartender! Weekend nights reservations a must...

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We defaulted to Red Water Cafe as we were looking for late lunch (2:20pm) and they were the only place still open for lunch. We got a warm welcome even though the kitchen closes at 2:30...and as a side bene our food came FAST, hot and delicious. Clean and friendly and we didnt feel rushed. A+ service.

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Additional Information about The Red Water Cafe

Address: 65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743 (Formerly Fujimamas)
Phone Number: +1 808-885-9299
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743 (Formerly Fujimamas)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-9299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Sushi

Description

Asian Inspired cuisine with Sushi. Floor seating, lounge and outdoor al fresco dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?