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Rapanui Island Cafe - CLOSED

75-5695 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3197
+1 808-329-0511
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
15 Apr 2017
“Stumbled on this tiny but amazing place”
8 Dec 2014
“Rapanui is now closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
75-5695 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3197
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed April 15, 2017

We were looking for a dinner the night we arrived in Kailua-Kona, and almost kept walking when we saw this tiny place near some stores and a covered walk through pathway. Boy, were we glad we stopped in. The service could not have been nicer,...More

Thank Jerseytripletsmom
Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stopped by today and saw that it is now closed. Too bad, from the ratings it looked good and we wanted to try it. I confirmed on Yelp that it is no longer open.

Thank PaulfromLakewood
Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Monday night at 6:30 PM and it was closed, no sign about why because it appeared to be during regular business hours.

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed September 18, 2014

To call it a hole in the wall is an overstatement. Hard to find. But this tiny place has big bold exotic pan Asian Polynesian. Ate here twice on one trip. We never do that.

1  Thank melindae91
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Tried this place on recommendation from other reviewers. Cute place located in a small pod of shops fronting Hilo bay. We had the fried won tons which were pretty tasty- had a hint of lemongrass or something. Served with a hoisin sauce and chutney. We...More

Thank Wina G
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Limited menu, but what they ihave s excellent. Must try the Satay, friendly service, A little hard to find, but well worth it. I had the combo plate, Satay and Garlic Beef, very good. The location is the only distraction, but look past it. Make...More

1  Thank Mike N
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Loved the food, and it was a casual place where there was no line and difficulty. I enjoyed this and will definitely be back

1  Thank Justin Y
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Anything I've ever eaten here is so tasty. It's a great place to meet your vegetarian friends! Dessert and all is sooo good! The atmosphere is off the beaten path, so it quiet and shaded. I highly recommend!

Thank wahinecharters
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Unassuming location and modest decor camouflage this amazing restaurant. The chef is creative and well trained and the food reflects that and the excellent ingredients he uses. The fusion he creates bring pacific vibrant flavors and preps to reflect the multicultural amalgamation that is Hawaii...More

1  Thank DrSpecial
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The menu reflects a creative mind and fresh ingredients. This is a small cafe, seating for maybe 30 people inside and out. And the ambience is a little funky, this is not remotely an elegant dining spot, and there is no view to speak of...More

Thank Anne A
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5695 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3197
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-0511
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