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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • 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 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
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...More

1  Thank Judy L
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...More

Thank aerofig52
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...More

1  Thank Gr8erEscapes
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
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Hawaiian fine dining at its best. reserve an outdoor balcony table for sunset and enjoy some fabulous fare.

1  Thank Eugene S
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The food and servise is the best of any restueran nerar Kona. Their is a fantistic view of the sea fom the tables. Prices are modrate. Try it you will like it. Robert Gronowski

1  Thank Robeert G
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Friendly service, and absolutely the freshest fish you could ever have. They take cash or check only no cards, but they have a bank machine on site that is cheaper than the Bank of Hawaii.

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Slow is one thing but this was unbelievable. Waited 20 minutes with a reservation and then had no contact for another 20 minutes. Finally ordered drinks and it was 15 minutes more. Then it took 45 minutes to get our food. Unless you are at...More

Thank Jim-Longmont
Reviewed February 28, 2013

The restaurant is located right on HI-11, but it is a 2 lane road, so it's not that noisy. You drive around and up the ramp to access the parking and restaurant entrance which is on the second floor of the building. There is a...More

Thank D H
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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
Kids, 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
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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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