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Keei Cafe

79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
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Reviewed yesterday

We ended up here by recommendation from our hosts at the Aloha Bed and Breakfast. Suggestion was to make reservations, so we did, although the night that we were there, we did not need them. Everything we ate was delicious - we made sure to...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This eatery is a true local gem. Fresh ingredients prepared with Hawaiian flare. I had the green salad with half a chicken in Thai curry. It was spectacular. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive and the food piping hot. Such a delight. Give it a...More

Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always visited Keei Cafe when we are on the Kona side. The food is fresh, cocktails never disappoint, and, Freddie's music is always a nice touch to the dining experience!

Thank travelgirl282
Reviewed December 1, 2017

We are so glad we read the reviews on Tripadvisor and selected thus restaurant for our anniversary dinner. Excellent and tasty menu. Wonderful ambiance. We would definitely return without hesitation.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed November 26, 2017

This a real find, our hosts live on Island or we simply would not have known. Not only is the food reasonable by Hawaii standards but quite excellent - in fact probably the best we had on the Big Island. Owner operated and it shows....More

Thank michaelkP3149LN
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

We happened upon Keei Cafe while staying at the Manago Hotel. It's in a quiet location, and the entrance is a little hard to spot (behind the building), but we were very happy with this cute find! There was live entertainment and they were very...More

Thank n0sfer4tu
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We typically rent a house and cook most of our own meals when vacationing on the Big Island. Fewer crowds. Less expensive. No hassle. But on our last night of vacation we decided to go out for dinner. The person from whom we rented the...More

Thank FieryGuy
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Keei, served delicious food with a great view out over a small Lanai to the sunset. Good place for dinner with a nice wine list. More on the formal side of dining.

Thank LeahChamberlinGunn
Reviewed August 30, 2017

It's been 9 years since last my last visit here. The food is healthy, tasty and well-prepared. The atmosphere is warm and colorful. The owner, Bob, was our server. He couldn't have been more friendly and cordial.

Thank 927EricB
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Keei never fails to deliver consistently delicious and beautiful food! It's also beautiful and comfortable inside and Bobby is the best!!

Thank Marls17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-9992
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In 1995 with a vision to open a small family "Coffee Cafe" Owner Bob Miyashiro and his wife Gina open the original Keei Cafe in a old former Fish Market in Honaunau, Hawaii on the Big Island. Finally after borrowing enough from their father, Brothers Bob and Dennis along with Sister Joyce the new Keei Cafe was Born in Hokukano. Again with the Brazilian touch for food friendly colors and using local woods, Gina helped create the decor that surrounds the "New" Keei Cafe at Hokukano. Opened in early 2005, the new Cafe features local artist painting and carvings on the walls. Koa table help make the Cafe have a warm and welcome feel perfect for families or guests looking for a resort type meal with a upcounty price. Family owned and operated with the additon of Gina's sister and Brother in Law, Chef Zeze and Batista, in the kitchen to use the freshes local ingredients to prepare creavtive and and delicious menu items with nightly specials. Please come to experience the flavors!
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