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Keei Cafe

79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mango cobbler” (18 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (16 reviews)
“pork chop” (26 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were on the Big Island for a week and had 2 dinners at Keei Cafe. Both were superb! Homemade soups, vegetarian options, nice wine list. Not inexpensive, but well worth it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sjmilleraz
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I invited a couple to dinner here as we had heard good things. The restaurant is attractively decorated in wood, but the acoustics from the the highway and diners can drown out conversation. The cocktails were awful--I supposedly had a mojito but,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Teramo48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb food. The best I have had in any restaurant on the island. Full of locals. The lamb, mango cobbler, and lava flow were worth the 45 minute drive. excellent, friendly service. Will be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WilliamA634
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the first time based on reviews. Small quiet place on the side of the road south of Kailua. Nice atmosphere, very Hawaiian. Our food was great and was served hot. We had the roasted chicken and pork chops, cup of soup and coconut...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tk4683
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went today for dinner, had reservations- not sure if they were under-staffed, but we waited 20 mins after we were seated to have any server acknowledge us. Lacked the fine dining experience for sure. Food was amazing when we got it

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LMoha
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I live in south kona, and Keei cafe is our go to spot of a special evening. A great place for a birthday dinner or date night. The food is fresh and tasty and the guys that play music are great! The atmosphere is always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Amazing spot for a relaxing dinner. We were all very impressed with our dishes. I had the fresh catch of the day, Ahi tuna, with a mango white wine reduction and fresh vegetables & whipped mashed potatoes. It was incredible! The servers are really sweet....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Molli Vyne C
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at La Mer in Waikiki last week. The only five star restaurant in the state of Hawaii. I ordered duck. It was great but not as good as Keei Cafe. Keep up the good work!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We decided to leave the Kialua area one night to eat. We were pleasantly surprised how nice the Keei cafe was. The staff was very friendly. The wine list was quite extensive. The fresh catch was probably the best meal I ate in Hawaii all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank runnerrich
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We had a wonderful evening here sat just outside the doors, soft live music was playing inside. I had a wonderful rack of lamb, my wife had a seafood pasta was mouth watering. The entire evening was lovley.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-9992
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In 1995 with a vision to open a small family "Coffee Cafe" Owner Bob Miyashiro and his wife Gina open the original Keei Cafe in a old former Fish Market in Honaunau, Hawaii on the Big Island. Finally after borrowing enough from their father, Brothers Bob and Dennis along with Sister Joyce the new Keei Cafe was Born in Hokukano. Again with the Brazilian touch for food friendly colors and using local woods, Gina helped create the decor that surrounds the "New" Keei Cafe at Hokukano. Opened in early 2005, the new Cafe features local artist painting and carvings on the walls. Koa table help make the Cafe have a warm and welcome feel perfect for families or guests looking for a resort type meal with a upcounty price. Family owned and operated with the additon of Gina's sister and Brother in Law, Chef Zeze and Batista, in the kitchen to use the freshes local ingredients to prepare creavtive and and delicious menu items with nightly specials. Please come to experience the flavors!
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