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Keei Cafe

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79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sierra Madre, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We ate here and then went back with friends and the food was excellent both times. It's a small place on the second floor with parking behind the building. The view is great and everything from the seafood pasta and baked brie to the fresh fish and desserts were just excellent. The live music is pleasant and soft enough not... More 

Thank Kenneth W
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013

The best food we had since arriving. The food cooked perfectly, seasoned beautifully and presented with style. The wine list is good, the staff friendly and efficient. Right on Mamalahoa highway between mile marker 112-113. The restaurant is nicely decorated, above the street with a small lanai. There was live music when we were there, but very quiet. Try the... More 

Thank Mia2727
Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We have been faithful patrons of Keei Cafe since they first opened in the old Sam's fish market location. We personally feel this is the best restaurant in South Kona and right up there with the best on the island. Keei Cafe is a small family owned and run business. It is not about speed, so know that coming in... More 

Thank Nancy Z
Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Loved the selection and the fish was great. We ate there two times and would go back again. Very relaxed with live music one evening we were there and friendly staff. Good location.

Thank letsgo33369
Foxboro, MA
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This place takes a few minutes from the Kona coast. . It was worth the trip. The view on the ride up was breathtaking. When we arrived for our 7:45 reservation, we found the restaurant half full. The bad weather must have been the reason, because the food was very good. I had the oven baked Brie with crostini and... More 

1 Thank Kathy G
San Anselmo, California
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hosts at the Areca Palms Estates B&B recommended Keei Cafe. What a grand dinner. Every dish was unique, especially the bisques and the seafood. And the sauces! We thought we were in Switzerland. This is "the place." Bruce Seltzer, San Anselmo, CA

1 Thank Bruce415453
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

I visited my sister in Kona and she couldn't wait to bring me to this restaurant. I can see why after dining on a high quality, delicious meal. Very fresh. We shared the roasted chicken split two plates. She had hers with curry and rice/brocollini and I had my half with garlic gravy and mashed potatoes/veggies. Both were wonderful. I... More 

1 Thank Judy L
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

this place has great food, great mai tais, fantastic dessert-try the bread pudding- and great service. it's only drawback is it does not accept credit cards. prices are good for the quality of food. the place is nicely decorated, very nice. waiter was also very friendly.

Thank aerofig52
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

.....when they were at their original location and the ambiance was spartan and the furnishing were plastic patio tables and chairs. The food was great then and it has only gotten better over time! At the new location there is a totally charming dining room ~ lovely artwork and furnishings ~ an unobtrusive local guitarist playing several nights a week... More 

1 Thank Gr8erEscapes
New Mexico
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2013

A wonderful place to dine. Everything was fresh and fantastic. They definetly have THE BEST Mai Tai's that we have ever enjoyed. Thanks for a great dining experience.

1 Thank AzmoNewMexico

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $35
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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