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“Unexpectedly good!”
Review of Kalapana Village Cafe - CLOSED

Kalapana Village Cafe
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly good!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I are traveling in Big Island. We went to Kalapana Village Cafe for breakfast just because our rental house owner told us this is the closest place. The cafe did not look so appealing in the first place, more like a food stand, with outdoor seatings. However, the food was exceptionally good! My prawn omelet is so tasty, and the prawn is lightly cooked in my favorite way. The portion is quite large, comes with salad and bread,. And the dish was decorated with flower, which you would not expect from a little cafe like this. It is really an unexpected good restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank bobster30
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“My favorite place for a fish sandwich!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The best fish sandwich you'll ever have, made with fresh local grown ingredients and comes with fries or a salad, both great also. Step next door and check out some local Hawaiian history at Uncle Robert's and stay for music there most evenings.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank mnhiwa-snapper
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Germany
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“End of the road Cafe saved us.”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We were so hungry after a day at volcano natl park and didnt expect much in this remote location but our fish & chips with beer battered ono was actually really good. The ice cream was also very tasty.

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Thank Holger C
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seattle
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“keep going past the cutoff up to 130...”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Great spot to grab lunch after hitting warm pools....

Uncle roberts place is nice if you don't want to wait in line at cafe.

We had excellent mahi plate lunch. $11.

Self guided walk over the lava out to former kalapana beach...can't really get down on beach due to lava shelf, but can see small black sand beach and steam from ocean entry lava off in distance

Visited February 2013
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Thank catydid
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A little treasure at the end of the road!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We rented a house in the area and were told about this place by friends who vacation regularly in the area. We did breakfast there before our days adventures! It was great! Very fresh and great atmosphere! Perfect little outdoor cafe area. We ended up going there 3 out of the 5 in were in Pahoa. Will be stopping there again during our next trip!

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Thank Mmm1150
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