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Keei Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner here. There was some live music playing in the background, which was a bonus. Very good service and the food was very fresh. I cannot recall all we ordered but I had a the daily fish special, which was very nice, we had some organic local green salads as well. Everything... More 

Thank angelod155019
Lafayette, Colorado
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my family, including our four year old, and we all had a great experience. Service was leisurely, but attentive enough. Wine list is fairly limited, but adequate and not too over-priced. Appetizers were mixed - the ahi sashimi was incredible, but the eggplant rolls were a bit tough and cold. All but one of us had fish... More 

Thank SLVTraveler
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a delicious dinner, complete with friendly service and live music. My husband enjoyed the striped marlin, while I loved the pork chops.

Thank AnneKMcD
Maple Ridge, Canada
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352 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was brought here for my birthday. The food is excellent. The chicken dinner is a half chicken, boneless. Wow. The lava cake was slightly overdone but still nice. Live music offers great ambiance. My only complaint.....nothing special for my birthday. No free desert or drink or even.....'happy birthday '. My guests mentioned it when booking and when we got... More 

Thank OldCarGuy66Plymouth
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We eat here whenever possible, easy access from back parkinng without stairs to lovely dining room with balcony seats as well.

Thank partyjah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Very surprised these guys make great coffee and offer good service. Good coffee is hard to find in Waikiki and this is only one of two coffee shops I would recommend

Thank Jon P
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We shared a pleasant meal here sharing a retro baked brie, duck and a perfectly cooked ribeye steak. A great chocolate dessert but sadly the espresso machine was not working. This is a good restaurant in Kealakekua area and they are lucky to have it.

Thank Snapperseeker
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent seafood pasta dish and good salad. Go for the food, but don't expect much of the service or setting. Setting is average - too loud to sit outside with traffic from road. The service was poor - waitress brought wrong salad and then charged us for it. She was cheerful, but seemed out of it -... More 

Thank TravelingdogDaisy
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and are we glad we checked it out! Laid back friendly service and the food was to die for. Had the ahi catch of the day chefs special - it had a delicious mango reduction. Dessert (coconut flan and Mac nut pie) was also great. Can't fault anything, my partner and I both left... More 

Thank Catherine B
San Rafael, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We really enjoyed the service and the fresh catch of the day was the BEST!!!!! Wow! I'll be coming back here soon.

Thank Heather R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $35
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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
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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