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The Red Water Cafe

65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743 (Formerly Fujimamas)
(808) 885-5299
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Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $29
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Asian Inspired cuisine with Sushi. Floor seating, lounge and outdoor al fresco dining.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Asian Inspired cuisine with Sushi. Floor seating, lounge and outdoor al fresco dining.
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Most of the diners were local, not exactly comfortable, but staff was very competent and friendly! food was outstanding! We had a special of sesame seed crusted ohono with water crest salad and Wasabi mashed potatoes ....amazing!

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were really proud of ourselves for discovering this little gem after a long day. It usually pays off asking the locals about the hot spots, but this time we were really pleasantly surprised. Great atmosphere, mouthwatering food and service that you will only see on the island - friendly, curious, comforting. They really looked after us and made us... More

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a bit pricey but they gave good portions and the food tasted really great. Would definitely go there again for a special occasion. They've got great prices for happy hour between 5 pm and 6 pm.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Red Water Cafe was relatively new, so I was unfamiliar having not visited the Big Island in a couple of years. It came highly recommended. The menu looked impressive and I wanted some great sushi before heading back to the mainland, so we booked a table. It was an unusually hot day in Waimea, which tends to be quite cool... More

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Aiea, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our son recommended the Red Water Cafe in Waimea, Hawaii on our way to Hilo from Kona. We were not disappointed. The former Eidelweiss, now under new owners. My wife had the seafood saimin. She loved it-the dashi (broth) was very tasty and the noodles we not overcooked. Besides the noodles, there were pieces of fresh ono, salmon, shrimp, calamari... More

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Tenino, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We chose The Red Water Cafe to cater our daughter's August 2014 wedding because of the excellent reviews we read online. Coming from out of state, we trusted the reviews and hoped they would live up to them. I cannot express enough how very pleased we were with the food and the service. Delivery and set-up were on time, efficient... More

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melbourne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Eclectic is the word to describe tis place. My wife wanted noodles (she's a fan of pho and ramen), and so she got the saimin. I do have to say that we haven't had saimin anywhere else, so have no way of comparing, but my wife thought the soup was a bit tasteless (maybe the problem is that she just... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a very good place for lunch on our return from the overlook at Waipio Valley. Lunch stops at 2:30. If you need one, you have to ask for the kids menu. I had seafood Saimin, which is a Hawaiian chunky soup. It was excellent, a bit spicey and full of various seafoods (some new to me). Too much... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The menu here has so many different styles of cuisine that the mouth becomes confused in anticipation. There is sushi and sashimi, and two saimins alongside pastrami, salads, fried calamari and burgers. Everything seems a little pricier than it needs to be. The food when it arrives is robust, large servings. My chicken sandwich with bacon could have been two... More

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San Deigo, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Bring your appetite! Very good and fresh. Open for dinner-make reservations. We ate dinner at the Red Water Cafe and were very pleased with the food and service. Worth the visit!

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