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Umekes Ali'i Plaza

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$9 - $15
CUISINES
Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very fresh, they are cutting fish anytime you walk through the door! We liked the spicy sesame ahi, and avocado ahi, the kimchi cucumbers and the fiddlehead fern salad were great sides. We got 3 plates, which was plenty for a meal and leftovers to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary S
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha Mary, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our poke bowls! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is OK there, parking is free for 2 hours, but it turned out that you have to register your car behind a building. Totally disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Василий С
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food! We apologize that you had this experience with parking. Just so you know, there is free parking in front of the restaurant. If this lot is full, we recommend...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small place with lines out the door. A little confusing on what to order and how the orders work. If you stand in the inside line long enough, you’ll hear how others order and can get a good grip on the menu. We ordered...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dahlia8
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Dahlia, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our different types of poke! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moved from the Big Island to Texas in 2017 after living on the rock for 34 years. Came back for a visit in early 2019 to find that my favorite poke spot was still going strong. If you want the freshest poke in Kona do...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kona52
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you still enjoy our poke after all these years! We hope to have you join us again during your next trip home. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved our poke at this little place. The line was out the door when we arrived for lunch at 12:30, but it moved quickly and the food was delicious! I really loved the Kanaka style poke that I had, and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Rachel, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed our Big Boy Bowl and Strawberry Lemonade! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of choices in their glass front counter - and nice sized servings. The seaweed salad side was the biggest serving I ever had and I was so happy to see that. I had a yummy plate made up for a late breakfast and it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and lemonade! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect going in, but this was amazing. Very filling, very tasty, and excellent worth for the money. Not sure if we can sit there and have the meal, we brought it over to our place of stay and had it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed November 25, 2018

This place was packed on a Friday night when I arrived but I was able to find a spot at the bar. I had a poke bowl there which was fine, but nothing to write home about. There was a decent selection of beer, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Aloha Amy, Mahalo for your comments. We apologize for the difficulty you had with parking. We are currently in the process of building our new location, which will have much more parking options (anticipated grand opening during Spring of 2019). Our poke and fish prices...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018

We ate outside on the picnic tables. Service was great. Inside the restaurant was really buzzing and we preferred the quieter outside. I had tempura tuna tacos and my husband had the spicy tuna tacos. I would get the spicy ones on another visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Barbara2go
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Aloha Barbara, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Umeke’s is awesome, the food is delicious, yes they get a five rating despite their few minor faults because the food is WONDERFUL! That said, my mom refuses to try raw fish, she won’t do it, so we ordered her the bowl with the grilled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Aloha Todd, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoy our food! We apologize for the experience your mother had with our Grilled Kauai Shrimp. However, it is listed on the menu that the shrimp is served whole. If you...More

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dawnlkmartinez
October 4, 2018|
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Response from NakoaP | Property representative |
Aloha! We do not offer poi as a regular menu item, yet we do sometimes have it as a special. However, we will always have Lau Lau on the menu. Hope you can join us soon.
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SKSA
June 13, 2016|
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Response from NakoaP | Property representative |
Google Maps or Google Search will help you as we have a virtual tour we also have online ordering and menu available online as well as business hours under Umekes Poke 808
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