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Red Water Cafe

65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
+1 808-885-9299
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant a few times when it first open and it was a hit and miss with food and service. So, I was a bit skeptical returning to Red Water to meet a friend for dinner, BUT I am glad I did. The...More

Thank KayW743
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving through Waimea and spotted this place. Very modest exterior, but walked in and found it to be cozy and romantic inside. We shared a beet salad with local veggies, then shared a heavenly maguro sashimi and a wonderful special sushi roll, with...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vegan options were minimal, but delicious!! We sat and ate at the bar and had a wonderful dinner experience. The restaurant was super busy but Brandon (the bartender and our server) was always happy to answer questions and help us get our amazing dinners.

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food, the service, the atmosphere is just plain old nice and that's why we drive up from Kona to eat at this location

Thank apollokalele
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner. We were very impressed by the freshness of the ingredients and creativity of the menu. We thought the half portion option on dinner entrees was fantastic as that allowed us to order more! Service was also excellent....More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time. Sean was very pleasant and informative. The food was to die for. My plate was so clean no washing was necessary. One can't go wrong ordering fish. Sean's recommendations were perfect. Don't pass on the flourless cake. Will definitely go back.

Thank Sebastian T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no reservations but were seated quickly even though the restaurant was quite busy. I had the chicken curry (advised by waiter to have the half portion - it was more than enough) which was fantastic. The husband had a ceasar salad and a...More

Thank Holly P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red Water is not a Cafe ... but the food and drinks are excellent. I would offer an Excellent rating if there was a few more menu options. The options offered are great, but not in a manner that makes me want to frequent more...More

Thank troybrost
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Tasty pork and seared tuna. Attentive waiter and concierge. Cook served the meal. Relaxed setting. Looks like an all American restaurant but when you look at the menu it's half Japanese food. Recommended

Thank LesAndJuls
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We stopped in for a bite and had no reservations so the only down fall is we had to eat quickly because our table was needed in one hour. The food was excellent! I had the curry and the rest of the table had the...More

Thank Cara W
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Response from Daaronachef | Property representative |
Yes our dress code if tour dressed your in ! No nude dinnig 😜
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-9299
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A multi-cultural blend of dishes, using the best ingredients this beautiful island has to offer.The Red Water Cafe was created to offer opportunities for residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii to enjoy dining and catering of the finest cuisine. Whether it is our dining, catering or personal chef services, we are dedicated to pleasing our customers with creative multi-cultural dishes including Hawaii regional, Asian inspired and other cuisines.
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