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The Red Water Cafe

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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
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service. Pretty good food.

Had the steak in brandy sauce. It was pretty good, not great, but was cooked to medium rare, as I'd asked. The service was wonderful. My friend brought her young son, who wasn't really hungry so didn't order any food for himself, and the waitress was fine. I've started, if I remember, to bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Alexandra B
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Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, United States
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had the steak in brandy sauce. It was pretty good, not great, but was cooked to medium rare, as I'd asked. The service was wonderful. My friend brought her young son, who wasn't really hungry so didn't order any food for himself, and the waitress was fine. I've started, if I remember, to bring my own stainless container for leftovers,... More 

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Kingsland, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I had a meal of sushi and we were really impressed with the ingenuity, taste, and portions!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had an early dinner mid week with no reservations. No problem. Great service. Good Happy hour too! Food was good. We had chicken spring rolls and a wok dish that were tasty. Nice ambience.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The food is savory and delicious! The ambiance is original, being simultaneously high end while maintaining a degree of lodge/eclectic down home feel.

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Kitfox
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were here last year with friends who recommended this place. At that time I was underwhelmed. Burger or sandwiches from $14-18 at lunch. Food tasted average. Decor average. In again yesterday. Nice gal seated us right away with menus and then brought water and I was starting to be impressed and then we were not visited again for 10... More 

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Fullerton, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch here. The service was so friendly. The nonalcoholic juice drinks are spectacular! We had the Stella and the fresh fish sandwich. Both tasty and so fresh. We skipped dessert but it looked great, too. I highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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Saskatchewan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I am not a sushi eater, so I don't know if it's fair for me to rate this restaurant, but I had a great meal at Red Water. The atmosphere is funky asian and had a super cool vibe. I really liked the lemongrass caesar salad (w/ calamari on top). I tried a few of their cocktails and though pricey... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We've been fortunate enough to have had some pretty fantastic meals in various parts of the world and this dinner was up there with the best. We were a party of six, including two children and we arrived without a reservation. They seated us at a nice table and we received prompt and friendly service from Kehau and other staff... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was here years ago when it was the Edelweiss.....decided to return after reading positive reviews on Trip Advisor. I was NOT disappointed!!!!! SO I'm adding to the rave reviews of the food, quality and waitstaff. A dining companion had the rib eye and offered me a taste - Oh dear god it was so tender and full of flavor!!!... More 

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Auburn, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went for a early dinner during what we discovered was happy hour. Had some interesting appetizer offerings at about half-price during that time period. Service was excellent and friendly. Sushi folks would probably rate this place higher as the menu has many offerings along that line. Based upon the quality we experienced I would those offerings to be at... More 

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