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Umekes Ali'i Plaza

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75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
+1 808-329-3050
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

dont be put off by the location, the food at Umekes is outstanding. It there is a line out the door it is definately worth the wait!

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Thank HonaunauDavid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Umeke is awesome. Sample their range of poke during our trip from down under. Nice generous serving. Favourite is the spicy Ahi. Highly recommend

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Thank oz337
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred to Umeke's since we were going to be at the Farmer's Market in downtown Kona. Great recommendation! This was my first time having Laulau and it was amazing! The 3 of us shared and order of Laulau with rice and macaroni salad and an order of their shrimp - OMG - best shrimp I've ever had! Their... More 

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Thank SportMom456
Captain Cook, HI
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Umeke's is delicious. Really! There are various kinds of poke, and all of them are great. The fish is super fresh and yummy. The side dishes are equally great. Portions are filling, and the poke with 2 sides will keep you fueled for the day. Highly recommend.

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Thank ScubaSue49
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spicy poke bowl was great! Ordering was a little confusing and waitress was not much help, fortunately the food was great. We left around noon and just missed the crowd, best to go early.

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Thank Lon K
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area for sailing, scuba or snorkeling you should definitely go here. Small store front in a small strip mall but my my, great food. Hawaiian food is expensive, but here you could feed 2 or 3 with one order. Highly recommended.

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Thank Windsor S
Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

You have to get a strawberry lemonade. Comes in a huge jar. Perfect sweetness and combination of flavours. My girlfriend exclaimed, "I could drink this all day!" Hits the spot after a morning in the sun. This place does not look flash inside and is rough around the edges. Very local. The food is tasty Hawaiian style. Satisfying and homely.

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Hays, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

This place is awesome! Once you figure out how to order (they are quite helpful) the food is absolutely amazing. No inside seating, just order and take out to the picnic tables to consume!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

Local foods is great. Really busy doing lunch and dinner. It can gets a little loud and noisy. One problem I have is hostesses don't greet you with a smile, don't say welcome to Umeke's or Thank you for coming. They have the local mentality and even the waitresses can be this way too. Just need to be more friendly... More 

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Kamuela, hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Great food, especially the poke.. The hottie is my favorite. You gotta try the furukaki chicken.. nice local atmosphere..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $14
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3050
Description
Umekes is the home of the True Authentic Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowls! Umekes means Bowl in the Hawaiian language and we have Poke bowls for everyone. Umekes will create your Poke bowl the way you want it raw or grilled (pulehu) with healthy sides you can get your high protein and low fat for the day. We serve samples to our customers as we want you to be able to happy with your Poke bowl. Stop by our three locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza, Lanihau Shopping Center and our newest restaurant Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill off of Kuakini Highway and Kaiwi Street. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?