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Hale Kai

The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-887-7520
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“avocado toast” (8 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“tacos” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Expensive and just okay. I had the lobster fried rice. It was a a bit dry and had a strange taste. It was a large quantity. My husband had a burger and he was happy. Just something to eat because we were hungry.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food menu here is great, its mostly small plate lunch stuff. Drinks are expensive. Most mix / tropical drinks start at $11 and beers at $8

Thank mkmead2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner with our toes in the sand twice while we stayed here. The fish is fresh and prepared island style and the service is friendly. Nice place for a good, but informal meal.

Thank LOMike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant adds a unique flair to the average Hawaiian cuisine, making any meal very memorable Our server, Ann, fulfilled every request and was delightful. The chef prepares a selection of very tasty and healthy menu items.

Thank janet g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned often to Hale Kai, super friendly service, unrushed, good cocktails and reliably good lunch fare. Always fresh salads and beautiful setting.

Thank theotherJTs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a no frills beach front poolside dinner here. The tacos were so so good. Flatbreads are tiny so don't order if you're hungry. Would return.

Thank Laura_DK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife really enjoyed coming here for lunch for two reasons. (We ate there twice this trip.) First, she loved dining with her feet in the sand (already mentioned in earlier reviews). Second, she loved that she could bring our dog, who was given a...More

Thank KurtB564
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting in casual friendly atmosphere. Had fish and chips and a beer. Food quantity not enough to share but was well prepared. Service was good. We will go for happy hour from 4-5

Thank Golangnggo
Reviewed 8 January 2018

An excellent spot, especially for families. Seating is on a sand floor with thatched umbrellas overhead. The menu is varied, including a number of more health-conscious and vegetarian offerings. The service is reliable and attentive.

Thank relaxandread
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is such a gem at the Fairmont. The food is delicious! It so outweighed the mediocre Brown's experience and it is worth trying if you are in the area. Avocado Toast was awesome. Chicken Ceasar Salad was awesome! Went again the day we left...More

Thank houston54
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-7520
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