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Pine Tree Cafe

73-4040 Hulikoa Drive, #2, Kohanaiki Plaza, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #31 of 226 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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Carlsbad
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My cousin is part Japanese/Hawaiian so when she told me this place was legit we knew we would get some tasty plate lunches. Our first day there we got the Loco Moco and saimin which were all so delicious. We decided to pick lunch up there to go before we went to the airport to head home. We ordered hamburgers,... More

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Dallas, TX
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We walked in this place, not knowing what to expect and discovered that the local Hawaiian workers eat here. The menu is varied with lots of fish dishes including poke and other fish delicacies. We had the grilled ono bowl, with rice and pickles. It was excellent! The next day we had fried ahi belly with french fries. Very good,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We dropped by here for dinner after a long day of traveling, hitting a couple of beaches, dropping by Umeke's and Hawaiian Ice Cone, and Longs. Pine Tree Cafe is a few minutes south of Kona Airport on Hulikoa off Queen Ka'hunanu Highway. The signature items are Huli Huli Chicken and Loco Moco. However, they were out of Huli Huli... More

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Escalon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I checked out the grinds here while on the Big Island and I have to say that breakfast was outstanding. I had heard plenty about the Pine Tree and expected a very "local" atmosphere. It is certainly not your traditional "hole in the wall" restaurant. Clean, orderly, quick. I had banana pancakes and my wife had French... More

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Kamuela, Hawaii
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This casual local restaurant has very good food. It is always consistent. They have a large menu with many choices. I highly recommend eating here.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is very close to the airport and since the airlines no longer include any food with your long flight, this was the perfect place to get a quick - and good - bite to eat. There's no atmosphere here - kind of like a diner - but the food was fresh, good and reasonably priced.

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USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The restaurant focuses only on one thing - food. Don't walk in expecting an opulent ambiance. The ambiance is simple and functional. The food is anything but simple. We ate there twice (lunch and dinner) and the food was very good, We made it a point to try different dishes - all 7 were great. The fries are awesome -... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I make it a point to at lest have one meal here every time we are on the Big Island. Some of the best plate lunches have had came from Pine Trees. Other then the traditional plate lunch the burgers are tasty as well.

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Camarillo, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The concierge at our hotel recommended the Pine Tree Cafe. She said the food is really good, the menu selection is huge, and the prices are very good. She was right about everything. All the locals eat there, too, so you know the food's good. It's very, very casual. You order and pick up your food at the counter. We... More

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Seattle
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Pine Tree Cafe is a good spot for plenty of food at reasonable prices. I love the fact it is close to the airport and has great hours. If I am looking for a good dinner and then enough leftovers for lunch, this is the place to go. In fact, I may drop off there tomorrow morning and pick up... More

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