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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to leave the Kialua area one night to eat. We were pleasantly surprised how nice the Keei cafe was. The staff was very friendly. The wine list was quite extensive. The fresh catch was probably the best meal I ate in Hawaii all...More

Thank runnerrich
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We had a wonderful evening here sat just outside the doors, soft live music was playing inside. I had a wonderful rack of lamb, my wife had a seafood pasta was mouth watering. The entire evening was lovley.

Thank John L
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this cafe upon the reccomendation of the owner of the condo we stayed in at Mona. Glad we did. I had a pan seared rib eye steak done to perfection and my wife had the rack of lamb. She is particularly...More

Thank John M
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a little gem of a place. Off the main roads and away from the beach. We still had a very good view of the sunset. The tables are spread out so you don't get the feeling of being on top of the other...More

Thank Candice S
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is my favorite place to eat out for special occasions. I can be guaranteed a wonderful meal, wonderful service, warm and friendly atmosphere and delicious options to eat, as well as delicious deserts! Music rom the local band who seems to know every song...More

Thank BlueGingerGallery
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We have been in Hawaii, the Big Island for 3 days now and have been eating out of sandwiches and fast food or bad places. Local places seem to have greasy menus, bad pictures of their food and funky smells... now, Keei Café is an...More

1  Thank PiluDelgado
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The restaurant itself is on the smaller side, but it is very nice inside. We went in the evening, and watched the sun go down through the open balcony and windows. There was live music, and a great ambiance. The food was great, with plenty...More

Thank threetravelers285
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

If you do one thing. Go here, order this. The ahi is like butter and the dipping sauce is butter - with wasabi. We went twice.

1  Thank Stuart B
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I am a local and my sistah and I come here often. Try the eggplant it is so ono. Some time they music is there and a local kine too. Da fresh Ahi is to die for.

Thank RHBennett
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We liked the place itself, but were not impressed with the food. First let me say the menu on this site is very wrong, possibly years old, as the price on almost every item was much higher, by $4-$6. The bacon & corn chowder appetizer...More

Thank traveling_monster_me
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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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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