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Hawaiian Style Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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65-1290 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7310
808 885 4295
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After watching the sunset over the Pacific either captain steve....Italian food exceeded expectations in non description kawaihae, hawaii.

Thank mrd424
Ocean View, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Down to earth, Local style atmosphere. Most restraunts in Hawaii serve small portions at large prices and they only need to feed you once. (the tourist trap) This place serves very generous portions of good food at a fair price. You will want to return again and again.

Thank BobZeller
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the one in Hilo, we made sure to stop here for lunch. I had the Korean bbq which was wonderful. My husband had some breakfast that came with the most amazing pancake (size and taste). Love everything we had. Sure wish they were closer to Indiana...but then it wouldn't be Hawaiian, would it?

Thank KL S
Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small looking restaurant but looks are deceiving. It is large inside with a home-style atmosphere. The food was exceptional, large portions, fluffy pancakes the size of hubcaps!! We were sorry we didn't find this place until our last day!!

Thank Kathy B
Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have the pleasure of eating here but we were recommended by our friends that you definitely have to eat here and get there early... They were super busy and people there said it is worth the wait. The food smelled great...will be back definitely to try it out.

Thank MelB171
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been traveling to the Hawaiian islands for over 30 years and the big island for over 30. In all that time we never had anything but excellent meals and great service and this trip was no exception to that rule. If you visit the big island and do not have at least breakfast here you have missed out.... More 

Thank Bill G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the advise of our cab driver while we were visiting Hawaii. He was right! The food was very good. I got the Honey Fried Chicken, a delicious twist. My wife got the sweet pork, not bad she tells me. We saw the pancakes come out and they looked awesome. They were huge. Looked delicious also. The... More 

Thank Tim C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their Korean Pork was out of this world! Who knew pork could taste so good?! And their churro French toast was more like dessert than breakfast!

Thank Kellie K
Boulder City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by one of the Valets at our hotel. I asked where the locals eat - so we went. It is not fancy, but the meal was delicious- very large portions. For a hint of local Hawaii this is a must do!

Thank clodge116
Acton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like its sibling restaurant in Hilo, Hawaiian Style Café is a great place to get local fare with excellent service and a friendly staff. Their daily special offer real delights. Friday is a special day for their Hawaiian Plate specials. If you go there for breakfast on the weekend, be prepared to have a wait because a lot of locals... More 

Thank Archie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1290 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7310
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808 885 4295

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