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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem of a place. Off the main roads and away from the beach. We still had a very good view of the sunset. The tables are spread out so you don't get the feeling of being on top of the other...More

Thank Candice S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to eat out for special occasions. I can be guaranteed a wonderful meal, wonderful service, warm and friendly atmosphere and delicious options to eat, as well as delicious deserts! Music rom the local band who seems to know every song...More

Thank BlueGingerGallery
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We have been in Hawaii, the Big Island for 3 days now and have been eating out of sandwiches and fast food or bad places. Local places seem to have greasy menus, bad pictures of their food and funky smells... now, Keei Café is an...More

1  Thank PiluDelgado
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The restaurant itself is on the smaller side, but it is very nice inside. We went in the evening, and watched the sun go down through the open balcony and windows. There was live music, and a great ambiance. The food was great, with plenty...More

Thank threetravelers285
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

If you do one thing. Go here, order this. The ahi is like butter and the dipping sauce is butter - with wasabi. We went twice.

1  Thank Stuart B
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I am a local and my sistah and I come here often. Try the eggplant it is so ono. Some time they music is there and a local kine too. Da fresh Ahi is to die for.

Thank RHBennett
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We liked the place itself, but were not impressed with the food. First let me say the menu on this site is very wrong, possibly years old, as the price on almost every item was much higher, by $4-$6. The bacon & corn chowder appetizer...More

Thank traveling_monster_me
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Great food! We ordered the Sashimi for an appetizer. It was my first time trying it and I’m not normally a raw fish kinda guy, but my wife convinced me and it was really good! I also ordered the roasted duck, which came with mashed...More

Thank James M
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem. The parking is up the hill in the back and the restaurant decor is tastefully done. The food was excellent.

Thank LarryErickson
Reviewed May 27, 2018

a long time establishment that consistently puts out good food, good service and nice atmosphere, good fish and meat dishes.

Thank apollokalele
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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