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“FRESH fish, outstanding service!!”
Review of Umekes Ali'i Plaza

Umekes Ali'i Plaza
Ranked #5 of 295 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
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!
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Umeke's is our go-to place for poke and Kahlua pork whenever we visit the Big Island. Always excellent, very FRESH, well prepared dishes. The people there are SO friendly, happy to offer samples to make sure you are getting what you want. We highly recommend the avocado poke, crab/broccoli salad, seaweed salad and Kahlua pork. Also, in their cooler they have the best homemade lemonade in canning jars. The strawberry lemonade is SO GOOD! We made the mistake of trying another poke place in Kona (on a Sunday when Umeke's was closed) and were very disappointed with the service "with attitude" and sub par (by far) food, most of which ended up in the trash. Have always loved every dish we got at Umeke's!!!

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Poke was very good, comparable to Da Poke Shack, but is slightly more expensive for the same thing. For the price difference, they should have something a bit more to lure me back. Also, the picnic tables are right next to the garbage cans with stinky rotten fish, so when eating raw fish this is probably not the best place to have them.

Thank RT C
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Fresh and ono, the ahi poke here is unique and delicious. Healthy options for the poke bowl include brown rice and green choices for a side -- edamame, seaweed salad, imitation crab salad. Looking forward to returning! Closed Sundays.

Thank ChrysalisTravel
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had never had poke and fell in love. Kept going back so we could try more and more. Spicy ahi was high on the list as the fav but so many were so good.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Regardless of where you're from, the friendly staff here treats you like a friend of their family. Ask, and they are happy to offer you a sample of all that they offer! We came here daily during our recent stay in Kona, whether it was for their home-made lemonades, the refreshing Braddah Pops, and of course their amazing poke! Having grown up in Hawai'i, I crave this one food above all others while living on the mainland - and Umeke's is outstandingly FRESH and FLAVORFUL!
I have no reservations about recommending this place to anyone who loves poke, or wants to try authentic Hawaiian sides!
-(Nicknamed by the staff after my favorite poke flavors),
"Mrs. Sweetie-Hottie"

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