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“Now this is a True Hawaiian Experience”
Review of Red Water Cafe

Red Water Cafe
Ranked #6 of 71 Restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A multi-cultural blend of dishes, using the best ingredients this beautiful island has to offer.The Red Water Cafe was created to offer opportunities for residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii to enjoy dining and catering of the finest cuisine. Whether it is our dining, catering or personal chef services, we are dedicated to pleasing our customers with creative multi-cultural dishes including Hawaii regional, Asian inspired and other cuisines.
Spokane
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Now this is a True Hawaiian Experience”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We dined here twice and found everything that we ate full of flavor and memorable. The drinks menu was impressive in its range of offerings, including a remarkable number of sakes. The atmosphere is wonderful with an interior of Hawaiian woods, but with mirrors and windows strategically placed to create a light feeling. Service is pleasant, efficient, and unobtrusive.

Visited March 2014
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  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Bring It Hawaii!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

I went there for their (hopefully) monthly open mic Saturday night which is usually the second Saturday of every month. This monthly event is called Bring It Hawaii in which local writers and performers get up in front of a crowd for 5 minutes and speak or sing what's on their mind. It starts at 10 pm and it is uncensored so you have to be over 21 years old or older. Of course the food is great. Last night I had the tempura mushrooms. I finished the appetizer off and was already filled. The service? Top notch despite the huge crowd. They definitely "brought it" meaning Red Water brought the best service and food to all who where there.

  • Visited March 2014
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Entrees and Sushi!”
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I would definitely give Red Water Cafe a try. The staff was friendly. The food and it's presentation were lovely. We got both sushi and an entree... Both were excellent!

Visited March 2014
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Waimea, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fancy family style”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The servers were attentive, the food was perfect and you can draw on the tables it was amazing! its real quality food and very family freindly.

Visited January 2014
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Busy, noisy and good food!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We ate here one evening at 6:30PM -- place was packed and there was a duet (sax and base fiddle) playing in a corner of the restaurant.

Initially, the service was slow but it improved throughout the meal. They specialize in Hawaiian fusion type meals and offer several "woks."

We tried the "special" - braised veal shank and one of the woks -- both were excellent and we would have been "full" had we shared either of the entrees.

All-in-all, a very good place for dinner.

Visited February 2014
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