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Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens

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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Newport Beach, CA, USA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two meals here during our stay in Holualoa We were pleased both times. The menu changes frequently and we enjoyed our meals. Service was friendly and the garden is lit by lights in the trees. Would return.

Thank John_Ell
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch there with a few business associates. Beautiful spot, love how they use local ingredients, staff were pleasent. I had the brie cheese burger. I love brie but I found out that it doesn't belong on a hamburger, but you know that is just my opinion sooo.. That being said it was highly priced $18, ingredients were of great... More 

Thank Evan F
Burbank, California
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful garden setting with a distant ocean view. Clean quaint and far from the normal tourist areas. Good food, cheerfully served, the fish sandwich was fresh and flavorful, the blu cheese salad cold and crisp. The garden setting is lovely, the koi pond an added surprise. We loved this cafe and the little town it is in. The prices were... More 

Thank Bonnie V
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Holuakoa since it was just a coffee shack. From the freshest local ingredients prepared simply, yet perfectly, to the luscious tropical atmosphere, this is a place that I've been returning to for 20+ years. You can tell the owners care about the details. The hanging jade flowers and beautiful koi pond are just a small part... More 

Thank Whytiger
Holualoa, Hawaii
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Coffee and snacks or a full on restaurant will treat you in the tiny village of Holualoa, in the prime Kona coffee growing area on the Big Island. Just a short drive up Hualailai mountain, the village has several galleries and shops, but this cafe and restaurant is one of only two places to eat. You can dine inside or... More 

Thank Bud B
Yukon, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Been in Kona a week and discovered this place. Far and away the best we have had. Great food, service and ambiance. Tuna, steak and fish incredible with wonderful deserts.

Thank bhgrizzly
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The food is always good, great specials, pure Kona coffee, and comfy surroundings. We love taking out of town guests, it's always a hit.

Thank apollokalele
Westchester, NY
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We ate here based on a friend's recommendation, and we had a lovely, delicious meal. Idyllic setting, very friendly wait staff and very well-prepared food. We had Caesar salad, cheeseburger, tuna melt, pulled pork and the Mediterranean plate. Everything was great!

Thank NYTraveler922
Irvine, California
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a tough one. We were referred to this place by our server at Sam Choy's in Kona. It's a bit of a drive from Kona as well. The atmosphere is great as it seems like old Hawaii. You drive up through the hills and are offered some amazing views of the ocean and the Hawaii coast. You'll pass... More 

Thank JamesF920
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This place was great. We had a really enjoyable dinner, everything super fresh, perfectly cooked fish, inventive salads. Far superior to anything we had down in Kona, well worth the short drive.

Thank Konstantin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Holualoa
  • Phone Number: 808-322-5072
Welcome to Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe. We are a Slow Food establishment committed to "a food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice." Sit back and relax in our lush garden setting and experience Slow Food at its best, locally grown and lovingly prepared. For the best cup of coffee in Kona, visit our famous coffee shop, located right out in front of the restaurant in the historical town and artist community of Holualoa.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?