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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%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (58 reviews)
“chicken curry” (9 reviews)
“fish” (51 reviews)
3:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed February 27, 2016

Excellent food. Jazz on Friday nights by the Red Water Trio. They serve sushi, fish, meat, and some wok dishes (incl vegetarian). Erdinger on tab. The food is very tasty and has good presentation. Service is friendly and attentive, albeit slow - but we were...More

Thank lummerzheim
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here en route to Kona. Situated in a smallish town, it was the most interesting looking restaurant that we found. The staff are very friendly and the cafe has a fun, quirky vibe. Try the fish sandwich with scrumptious Asian slaw. Very...More

Thank Grice-Fearing
Reviewed February 4, 2016

We had lunch here one day, and just loved the place. The interior is cozy with lots of dark wood, an interesting variety of artwork on the walls (including, in the hall to the rest rooms, the artwork of patrons who colored on the paper...More

Thank Mfred57
Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Start with the beet salad. It is a must if you like feta and beets. The corkage fee was very reasonable to bring your own wine. Try the fresh catch- red snapper was a hit. We tried the Susai rolls and they were fresh. A...More

Thank LLenke
Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by good food service and live music. Reservations seem to be preferred everywhere in Weimea we had the specials

Thank DRMcA
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Wow!! Forget Merriman's go to Red Water when wanting locally sourced island food prepared creatively and deliciously, this is the go to place. Excellent Sushi and rolls, fresh fish, steak, and smoked meats. The ribs on Saturday nights are to die for!! A favorite for...More

Thank 47sue2015
Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Ordered seafood Saimin, husband ordered a ruben. Both were pretty bland for the price but super large portions. Keiki meals were huge.More

1  Thank Tamara R
Daaronachef, Chef/owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

Aloha Sorry to hear your food was bland on your visit. I was training a new cook on the 29th, and must have missed that order going out. We strive to satisfy our customer needs, and hope sometime in the future we can serve you...More

Reviewed January 28, 2016

I live fairly close to this restaurant and have eaten here dozens of times over the years. It's a popular choice with locals as prices given the quality of the food are reasonable and portions are large. Service is very friendly. The menu is very...More

1  Thank SheaG
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Choice between Red Water and Merriman's. We chose Red Water. Our friends live in Kamuela and knew the staff as well as several patrons who were having lunch that day. Lunch menu is great. We had Seafood Saimin (which was loaded with seafood) Grilled Chicken...More

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed January 24, 2016

We ate here recently for lunch on our way from Hilo to Kona. It was on a Friday around 12:30 and the place was packed. We were seated immediately and our order was taken. I ordered the Veggie Sandwich (Grilled Zucchini, Eggplant, Red Bell Peppers,...More

Thank lynhe
Daaronachef, Owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to come to our restaurant we apoligize for the excessive wait during your visit since then we have increased our kitchen crew to avoid situations like that from occuring again. Thank you for your comments they make...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $38
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
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. 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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