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Keoki's Roadside Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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near Mile post #106, 83-5293 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-328-2259
10:00 - 18:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family in the Kona area over Thanksgiving and when Saturday rolled around we were craving something that wasn't turkey. After determining that the four of us liked fish and chips; my sister and I went to Keoki's to get takeout. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have a license for beer and wine because I... More 

Thank Robin B
Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fresh fish and other sandwiches! Fun atmostphere to sit out back with bistro tables, cats, chickes, a cockatoo, wind chimes and bird feeders. Inside front area items for sale from local artists.

Thank reillybooth
Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving around and stopped because the place looked quaint. And it is: a cockatoo, cats, Chickens, outside covered patio seating surrounded by plants and fruit trees. The fish and chips were the best I've ever had, and my husband had fresh ono tacos, which he really enjoyed. What a great find this restaurant was!

Thank Vicki P
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and chips were delicious. The restaurant gets fresh fish on a regular basis and you can tell. The wait staff was very friendly. One of our most pleasing quick meals in Kona.

1 Thank Jeff W
Naalehu, Hawaii
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We drive by this place often, and finally stopped. It is a nice enough place, and we thought we would try the fish and chips. The fish was dry, and didn't have much flavor. The chips were ok. Disappointed, probably won't stop there again, too many other options.

Thank NaalehuGal
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We arrived Hilo on the cruise ship Star Princess and share a rental car with a fellow passengers to travel from Hilo to Kona. When we passed this road side café at Captain Cook and decided to give it a try. We were surprised how good the fish and chip tasted. We were glad that we had a chance to... More 

Thank Rayjitsu
Martinez, California, United States
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343 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped by for lunch on Saturday in the early afternoon after Honaunau snorkeling and were the only patrons at first. Super friendly service, and we were seated on the back deck, which had a really welcoming vibe, like th0s is a place for locals, with mini chairs for the keiki and a parrot or makaw (who seemed a little... More 

Thank Cameron M
Nottingham, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor. They just moved next door. More room and added dining area out back.The fish and chips are still as good as advertised. The plate and a half is more than enough for 2. Great food still priced reasonable. Will return a second time this trip.

Thank John F
Oro Valley, AZ
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I had passed this Cafe to and from snorkeling at Two Steps several times, but after a great few hours in the water, we were hungry and pulled into the lot. We were greeted graciously. When we asked about the fish and chips, the hostess suggested we try the order-and-a-half option for be shared by the two of us. Spot... More 

Thank Jean B
Irving, Texas
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208 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My wife and I stopped in to Keoki's right after they moved. I think it may have been their first day at the new place. The service was friendly and efficient but seemed a bit awkward like it was a new opening. We went with the 1 1/2 Portion of the Fried Fish. The fish was good but we thought... More 

Thank Grant W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: near Mile post #106, 83-5293 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-2259
About 24 miles south of Kona International Airport...on Mamalahoa Hwy. Absolutely the BEST fish and chips ANYWHERE. Fresh, light batter, chips are thinly sliced and delicious. We have gone there several times on each of our last 3 vacations to the Big Island. Great little place to stop.

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