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Red Water Cafe

65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
+1 808-885-9299
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 26 min
American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food: the fish was fresh, but it was served on a bed of a chopped beets, cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes, which was uninspired at best. It did not come with any starch; I expected at least rice. They do not offer any bread either,...More

Thank PickyVoyager
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked in with high expectations after our waiter at Merriman’s recommended this as another great spot that locals love to eat. Loved it soon as we walked in. Felt nice but laid back. Totally local vibe, so you got the feel for Hawaii in...More

Thank Erik M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively sophisticated restaurant with menu surprises. The place has local charm and good service.

Thank PascoBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was warm and inviting. Lots of local people as well as visitors. We had the short ribs that was fall off the bone delicious. We also had the prawns with pasta that was equally delicious. Our waiter Nathan was super and made our...More

Thank RM M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated in the back, outdoor, pavillion. It is very quaint with a quirky, authentic Hawaian atmosphere, but could use a few heaters as it can get quite cool at night. Their actual menu bore little resemblance to the one posted on their website....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red Water Cafe was a great find for our last night on the Kohala Coast. It was a Saturday evening, and the place was hopping. Busy and everyone seemed to be having a great time. it felt like a local hang out, with lots of...More

Thank mscharff
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This was a great find! Called a Cafe but really its a great restaurant. The best restaurant for miles around and there is no enforced dress code so anything from shorts to coat & tie are all OK. Ambiance was Hawaiian with mellow acoustic guitar...More

Thank honoluluK
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

A wonderfully atmospheric place in Waimea that has great steaks, fresh fish, sushi, and Asian influenced modern cuisine. Highly recommended.

Thank lars_lyons
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I have visited Red Water Café a few times with groups of five or more each time. The service is great. They really take their time to make sure you know about the specials and do a great job of making them all sound amazing....More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed June 18, 2018

No overly impressed, Service was slow and many inexperienced and food was mediocre. The resoto was more like mac and cheese Need much more improvement both in food and service area.

Thank Michael K
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November 19, 2016|
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Response from Daaronachef | Property representative |
Yes our dress code if tour dressed your in ! No nude dinnig 😜
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $45
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-9299
  • E-mail
This is a True Farm to Fork restaurant . We Make our own chocolate from local cocoa ,fermented milled and tempered on site.A multi-cultural blend of dishes, using the best ingredients this beautiful island has to offer.The Red Water Cafe was created to offer opportunities for residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii to enjoy dining and catering of the finest cuisine. Even the ice cream and sorbet are hand made from local ingredients. Whether it is our dining, catering or personal chef services, we are dedicated to pleasing our customers with creative multi-cultural dishes including Hawaii regional, Asian inspired and other cuisines.
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