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Red Water Cafe

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65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
+1 808-885-9299
15:00 - 23:00
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Waimea, Hawaii
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306 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Red Water is a local favorite and a regular stop for us. The fresh fish is great. the Steak is great too and they have a few fun and creative options.

Thank livelovexplore
Honolulu, Hawaii
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

I love this place, we try to go often because it is always delicious and fun, we do need reservations because it gets packed easily !

Thank AGP8
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

It was an amazing experience and absolutely worth the trip! Cosy atmosphere, great service, some locals and delicious food! If there is anything to improve it is the signage. We loved it there!

Thank Uwe W
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We eat dinner here almost every time we are in the area. Service is always friendly and knowledgable. Best value is during Happy Hour for food and drinks

Thank apollokalele
Newport, Rhode Island
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

My wife and I found Red Water to be a very nice spot for a drink and dinner, given a bit of luck. On our first visit, we reserved for dinner, and found the service a bit slow, but it was a busy evening. Our sushi roll first course was outstanding, but it was followed by a main course of... More 

Thank Archibald M
Daaronachef, Chef/owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, and sorry for the delayed response. We have some growing pains over the year and are working to iron out the details ! Consistency Is huge and we apologize for the curry it should have been balanced with chicken, onion, pumpkin , carrot and potato. Your review was posted for the cooks... More 

Dana Point, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Stopped in for lunch while driving through. I had sashimi entrée and my wife had a fresh fish sandwich. Sashimi was good and basic. Fish was good but had less than 2 ounces of meat. Terrible value of $15. Service was nice, quick, and friendly.

Thank Mark M
Daaronachef, Chef/Owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha I apologize for what appears to be our old lunch cooks last day, and i didn't catch this before it was served,our lunch sashimi should have been 4 oz of sashimi grade local caught Ahi, and the Sandwich also should have been 6oz. If you are ever in our area i would like to make it up to you... More 

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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I had sworn off Red Water after a bad experience with a server a while back, but my husband and I decided to drop in and give the place another try. I am glad to say that we were pleasantly surprised. Our food was good (the special sushi roll of the night, a curry, the wok shrimp, and a beet,... More 

Thank Pickypickyme2
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

What I can say is that this place was so good that I can't wait to have dinner there again. They know how to make a amazing steak and service was absolutely perfect! It's like fine dining without the stuffy people syndrome lol... everyone was having a good time and that's the atmosphere you want to be in. Prices were... More 

Thank K N
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

the waitress asked me if i wanted bread with my soup. i get the bill and was charged three dollars for bread.

Thank pookibabe
Daaronachef, Chef/Owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha Yes we Charge for bread at the Red Water cafe we serve free edamame on dinner. We also offer $3 and $5 sides of bread on our menu! The server should have let you know when ordering, I have spoken to the servers so as to the future they will always Let the customers Know of the charge. Again... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We were referred to the restaurant by a local resident and found everything to be so good we went there twice. We had the ginger lemon martinis which were refreshing and tasty. We also had the fish specials; ono and mahi mahi. Each dish had wonderful sauce that complimented the fish. If you go, skip the rice and order the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Sushi, Hawaiian, American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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