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Kalapana Village Cafe

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12-5032 Pahoa Kalapana Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
(808) 965-0121
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sad News

My wife and had have been fans of funky little KVC for years and were each looking forward to one of their juicy cheese burgers (to which they always added green chili supplied by us), but on our mid February visit were greeted by a "CLOSED" sign. The new owners of the property were in early stages... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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San Francisco, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This place no longer exist period. Came here looking for some quick bite and was told by the locals that the cafe has been closed. There is somehow a deli inside a grocery store where you can grab sandwiches. Sandwiches are pretty decent.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Now sadly it's a funky deli of sorts Once great Ono fish entrees Once great Ono grinds Was a fav haunt to dine & now deceased Another old funky bodega now in lower puna Bummer

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and had have been fans of funky little KVC for years and were each looking forward to one of their juicy cheese burgers (to which they always added green chili supplied by us), but on our mid February visit were greeted by a "CLOSED" sign. The new owners of the property were in early stages of what sounded... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This January my parents, my aunt, and I spent most of our time in or near Kona while vacationing on the big island but ventured out to the other side of the island for a day. We all agreed that this little out of the way cafe not only had the best food but the atmosphere was exactly what we... More 

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Grandview, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

after the walk out to the beach and back they had some good food and the smoothies were not bad nice and friendly

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West Yorkshire
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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The ride along the coastal road to the cafe is stunning as are some of the ocean parks along the way. The cafe is casual and friendly with a good choice of food. I ordered fish and chips (ono and potato waffles) with lilikoi lemonade (approx $15) and it was well cooked and good value. There's a little grocery shop... More 

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Comox, Canada
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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Visited the lava flow at Kalapana. Stopped at the cafe for some refreshment after a stroll in the hot sun on the black lava. Decent food, friendly staff, convenient location. Enjoy!

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California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

After a drive from Hilo to Kalapana to visit our coconut that we planted many years ago. We started to walked out toward the ocean on the new beach looking for our coconut with the other hundreds of small coconut palms planted by people who wanted to recreate the beauty of the coconut palm lined beach which was covered by... More 

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Seattle, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The manager at Gay Hawaii B&B recommended Kalapana Village Cafe. Since it was walking distance I left my car at the B&B and walked the short walk over. Had the fish platter with fries and mac salad. The grilled fish was moist and fresh. Served with a fresh lemon wedge. Walking out toward the ocean you cross lava fields which... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We got the 3/4 pound one and split it (they were very accommodating with the extra plate). Order at the window and while you wait for the food, walk around the side to the convenience store and buy beer or wine at reasonable (for Hawaii) prices. The prime rib was as ordered, rare, and the wasabi cream can stand in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12-5032 Pahoa Kalapana Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: (808) 965-0121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

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