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“Overall good experience”

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.
Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Overall good experience”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had a party of 8 with 4 kids. The pesto points for the kids was a great incentive for the kids to try something new. We tried many various dishes and we enjoyed them all. The service was mostly good, but for some reason it took forever to get our check. Usually wouldn't be a problem, but when traveling with kids, when dinner is over, it's over. There are several good restaurants in this harbor ever, totally worth the drive!

  • Visited August 2013
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California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ono!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Yummy food with flavor to delight the tastebuds!!! Lilikoi Cheesecake is out of this world delicious!!!

Visited May 2013
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Concord, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Almost didn't pick this restaurant based on some of the negative reviews. The food was terrific-creative, fresh ingredients, and beautifully presented. I had cream of mushroom soup, garden salad and linguine with a pesto/marinara sauce and chicken sausage that tasted equally good the next day for lunch. Would definitely return. The service was good and although the restaurant was busy, the noise level was not a problem.

  • Visited August 2013
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Over cooked fish”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

The crabcakes is the best thing we had. The Ono had no taste & garlic mash no garlic. No sauce on dry over cooked fish! Soo bad. Don't waste your $, over priced.

  • Visited July 2013
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Monroe, New York
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food, though a little pretentious”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

The food was good, portions small, the atmosphere a little pretentious. We were seated next to a family with a screaming infant. The waiter never offered to move us to another table or offer, say, a free dessert as recompense. (My children were once infants too, and we never subjected fellow diners to that kind of treatment).

Visited July 2013
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