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“Must try their Shrimp “Half Moon” Nachos!!!”

Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
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Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Kawaihae
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $35
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Akoni Pule Hwy
Description: "The best of Hawaii's hidden treasures," claim food critics and locals alike. The menu features fresh local seafood, exotic pizzas, colorful eclectic salads and Asian inspired pastas and risottos. The harbor settings, rich in Hawai'ian history, provide a backdrop of authenticity and charm to the award-winning restaurant. Visit the stone temple Heiau of Kawaihae harbor to view the ancient shark deities on their sunset vigils.
St Paul, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Must try their Shrimp “Half Moon” Nachos!!!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Came here to get out of the mega-resort restaurants atmosphere and try something different.
You have to try the Shrimp “Half Moon” Nachos appetizer! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! I think it beat my main Chicken dish which was not as memorable. I do like that they use local ingredients in their dishes, but looks like they specialize more on custom personalized pizza. The service was ok.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yum yum yum!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

This pizza is one of a kind! We shared two pizza's, bread and a bowl of french onion soup and everything was delicious!!! The beer was yummy as well! I will go back here every time I visit!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our Xmas Eve dinner”
Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Very happy to find this restaurant open and only a 20 minute drive from our Kings Land timeshare. I started with the soup special which was miso based with small shrimp and cabbage that gave it a crunchy texture. Very good. My wife liked her veggie pizza dinner. I had the steak and tiger shrimp entree. Steak was smothered with mushrooms. I judged this dish as excellent. I recommend Cafe Pesto.

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Richland, WA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

We went here after snorkeling. It was good food, but a little spendy. They have a good selection of gluten free foods. The pizzas are very good but sadly they can't make them gluten free.

Visited November 2012
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average food for an average price”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful artwork on the walls. They shouldn't refrigerate the tomatoes for the salad. Half size portions are enough. The pesto was nice and fresh. Good Chianti. Excellent coconut tart.

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