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75-143 Hualalai Road, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-3050
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Ranked #6 of 233 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $10
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Umekes is the home of the True Authentic Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowls! Umekes means Bowl in the Hawaiian language and we have Poke bowls for everyone. Umekes will create your Poke bowl the way you want it raw or grilled (pulehu) with healthy sides you can get your high protein and low fat for the day. We serve samples to our customers as we want you to be able to happy with your Poke bowl. Stop by our two locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza and Lanihau Shopping Center. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great spot for sushi and poke. Right behind Uncle Billy's off of Ali'i. Very friendly employees, very good food and great service. You have to try this place.

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

For under $25, this was huge. We arrived close to closing so some of the options weren't available but were very happy with what we had - avo and da sweetie ahi with lomi salmon salad and seaweed salad and rice - a feast for 2 :)

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Phoenix, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

was happy to find Umeke was as good as I had bragged to my friends about. Figure around $12 for a generous half and half bowl and a shared mason jar of ilikoi lemonade. The chicken and beef teriyakis are good choices for grinds. The star of the dinner plates are pokes, Ava, and Spicy Tuna are two of our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've never tried poke, but love sushi and sashimi of all kinds, so when I read about Umekes I couldn't wait to visit. Now I couldn't be happier that we did! We walked in feeling a little lost since we were not sure how to order. The staff just abut bent over backwards trying to help us. They were very... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

This little hole-in-the-wall place has some of the freshest food I've ever had. The poke was great. I had a side of crab and broccoli salad which was awesome. Easily worth the price for lunch or dinner.

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Brisbane, Aust
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband enjoyed his Kalua pork and rice meal and was very satisfied with the serving and the price.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Above average poke and service. My absolute favorite spot to stop and grab some poke. Staff is amazing and always smiling. I love how they always have a wide variety of poke flavors. My favorite is the avocado poke and Mauka to makai. They even have quinoa! For all you health nuts. If you're here to stay or just passing... More 

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los angeles
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very good place for poke as you can actually see them filet the fish. They have a great variety of poke bowls with different seasoning and levels of hotness. This is a place for poke. I am not surprise from a earlier review they said the chicken and pork dishes were not so good. Well duh. My friend tried the... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Just spent a couple weeks in Kailua-Kona and ate here four times. Really good food, friendly service and good prices. We tried several of the bowls they fixed (they only make them to go) and we enjoyed them all. The poke is fresh and great (a good variety, too) and so are the sides. And, try the lilikoi-lemonade it is... More 

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Galax, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

My group was looking for a quick and delicious lunch on our visit to the area and were pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the menu which accommodated the vegetarians and carnivores. The fish lovers enjoyed the seafood offerings, the carnivores savored the chicken, and the vegetarians relished the seaweed and kimchee. Everyone appreciated the choices of brown rice, white... More 

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Additional Information about Umekes

Address: 75-143 Hualalai Road, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-329-3050
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 10
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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