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Umekes Ali'i Plaza

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hawaiian
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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Umekes is the home of the True Authentic Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowls...
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 three locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza, Lanihau Shopping Center and our newest restaurant Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill off of Kuakini Highway and Kaiwi Street. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The original Umeke's...where it all started.

So many varieties of poke with awesome sides. They even have quinoa for those that don't want white or brown rice. They also have grilled fish, Kauai Shrimp, pipikaula, chicken, kalua pig and lau lau. And the lemonades are the bomb. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Kailua-kona, Hawaii
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Kailua-kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

So many varieties of poke with awesome sides. They even have quinoa for those that don't want white or brown rice. They also have grilled fish, Kauai Shrimp, pipikaula, chicken, kalua pig and lau lau. And the lemonades are the bomb. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good selection of fresh fish. Nice prices on drinks. Lots of locals so you know it must be good. Time to move up to real restaurant and replace plastic knives and forks with silverware. Add trees and bushes to block out road view.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Since Kona Mixed Plate closed its doors years ago, Kona has been missing a good mixed plate place. Umekes has finally filled the void. Nothing fancy, just ono grinds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely go here. I love the grilled fish with garlic aoli ...to die for. The ocean salad is the best you will find. They offer white or brown rice or quinoa for the side. Very unusual for Hawai'i. Be sure and try a popper for dessert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Lots of choices for poke including the 'poke of the day'. We opted for the avocado poke, grilled shrimp with rice and Mac salad, roast pork with rice and Mac salad, and strawberry lemonade (which came in a big jar and we didn't to ow what to do with it after). The place where you order and out food from... More 

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Buellton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you want brok da mout poke, go to Umeke's right now!!!! Oh and don't forget to chase it with da strawberry or regular lemonade!!!!!! The service was great once we walked in. The man working there saw it was our first time in and immediately explained all our choices, sides, how much came in their bowls, and even had... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place was around the corner from our hotel and we ate our first lunch here. Come early or the lines will be out the door. Very fresh fish for about $10, and comes with a side and 2 lumps of rice. We've tried the poke from sack n save and that other big grocery store but it doesn't compare... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited Omeke's following Trip Advisor's ratings. Their specialty is poke, raw fish cut in small squares and served with a variety of sauces. We are Peruvian and used to eat raw fish, which is an acquired taste. The place is simple but very clean, with attentive staff that will let you taste some of the choices before ordering. Their... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The best poke we had while visiting the Big Island. Everything tasted fresh and had nice flavor profiles. All poke bowls come with rice and a side. I recommend the spicy crab salad as the side. The service was not very attentive. We waited around 15 minutes for someone to talk to us. Not ideal when you see all the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The best Poke we had in Kona, absolutely delicious. We had the ahi and the pork bowls, both were amazing. The staff were extremely helpful, and there is a good outdoor area to sit and eat with shade. If you are in Kona, you must eat here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-143 Hualalai Road, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 14
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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 three locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza, Lanihau Shopping Center and our newest restaurant Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill off of Kuakini Highway and Kaiwi Street. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!
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

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