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Keei Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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79-7511 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7918
+1 808-322-9992
17:00 - 20:30
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Cincinnati, OH
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Food and service were wonderful, overall a great meal (and at a reasonable price). Live music was a nice treat.

Thank SycamoreMom
Evanston, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife, daughter and I went there a couple of days before Christmas for dinner. We had been there before and had a good experience. Both the food and service again were solid. My wife is gluten free, my daughter a vegetarian, so the dinner selections required a bit of tweaking, but that was all accommodated. The ambience is low... More 

Thank TheLefthander
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We stopped in here late one night and what a treat! The food was excellent as was the service! The place is open air and even offered some nice music!

Thank Lsterry
Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner here. There was some live music playing in the background, which was a bonus. Very good service and the food was very fresh. I cannot recall all we ordered but I had a the daily fish special, which was very nice, we had some organic local green salads as well. Everything... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I went with my family, including our four year old, and we all had a great experience. Service was leisurely, but attentive enough. Wine list is fairly limited, but adequate and not too over-priced. Appetizers were mixed - the ahi sashimi was incredible, but the eggplant rolls were a bit tough and cold. All but one of us had fish... More 

1 Thank SLVTraveler
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Had a delicious dinner, complete with friendly service and live music. My husband enjoyed the striped marlin, while I loved the pork chops.

Thank AnneKMcD
Maple Ridge, Canada
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366 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I was brought here for my birthday. The food is excellent. The chicken dinner is a half chicken, boneless. Wow. The lava cake was slightly overdone but still nice. Live music offers great ambiance. My only complaint.....nothing special for my birthday. No free desert or drink or even.....'happy birthday '. My guests mentioned it when booking and when we got... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We eat here whenever possible, easy access from back parkinng without stairs to lovely dining room with balcony seats as well.

Thank partyjah
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We shared a pleasant meal here sharing a retro baked brie, duck and a perfectly cooked ribeye steak. A great chocolate dessert but sadly the espresso machine was not working. This is a good restaurant in Kealakekua area and they are lucky to have it.

Thank Snapperseeker
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent seafood pasta dish and good salad. Go for the food, but don't expect much of the service or setting. Setting is average - too loud to sit outside with traffic from road. The service was poor - waitress brought wrong salad and then charged us for it. She was cheerful, but seemed out of it -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
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
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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