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Red Water Cafe

65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
+1 808-885-9299
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed 5 days ago

No overly impressed, Service was slow and many inexperienced and food was mediocre. The resoto was more like mac and cheese Need much more improvement both in food and service area.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleased to discover this restaurant that apparently attracts a number of locals. The food and service are both outstanding. I consider this to be fine dining at a reasonable price.

Thank Cameronrose39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by several staff members in the beach area. I would say that this is a top choice for dinner in Waimea. The atmosphere was excellent as well as the food. This is fine dinner and superb fish entres. I had the Ono special and...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both the American and Japanese dishes were excellent. Lots of options. Welcoming to families - paper tablecloth was fun to draw and decorate, but overall decor was classy.

Thank Rockprincess
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We wanted a nice dinner in Waimea, and had heard very good things about this place and the food was excellent! Pretty salad with interesting tasty greens. I would go back but would take me over 12 hours!

Thank L N
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Red Water after driving for two hours from Volcano National Park. Our server, Emily, was excellent, giving us great recommendations as well as a nice amount of attention. Her smile and warmth were a nice addition to the great foods. We had...More

Thank Mike28a
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Excellent Cuisine. I thoroughly enjoyed my Caesar Salad with a Crab Cakes starter, and my partner pretended, (I think?), to be reluctant in sharing a bite of her "Braised Short Ribs".

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We read the reviews and decided to try Red Water Café. There was a three piece jazz ensemble playing through dinner. All food was expertly made and farm to table. I had the catch of the day, wahoo, made beautifully

Thank njtricia
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience at Red Water 2 years ago. This time, we set up our reservation with high expectations. Once again, though, Red Water Cafe delivered an excellent dining experience. The food was excellent. I had the 1/2 serving of the ono. It...More

Thank cpenny61
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Knowing we were on our way to Waimea, Our B&B hostess in Puna recommended this place and we liked it so much we ate their twice...and they remembered us. Delicious food and you can order half or full portions which is a great option. The...More

Thank Carol R
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Response from Daaronachef | Property representative |
Yes our dress code if tour dressed your in ! No nude dinnig 😜
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-9299
  • E-mail
A multi-cultural blend of dishes, using the best ingredients this beautiful island has to offer.The Red Water Cafe was created to offer opportunities for residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii to enjoy dining and catering of the finest cuisine. Whether it is our dining, catering or personal chef services, we are dedicated to pleasing our customers with creative multi-cultural dishes including Hawaii regional, Asian inspired and other cuisines.
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