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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (61 reviews)
“fish” (58 reviews)
“chicken curry” (9 reviews)
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We celebrated my daughters birthday dinner here and it just was wonderful. The Fuji roll was amazing. Their curry is excellent too. Highly recommend it!

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A consistent menu reflecting the best of the Big Island's best organic producer's, this hidden gem away from the heat & hustle of Kailua is a must for any serious foodie visiting Kona.

Thank mavrick63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our local friends told us about Red Water Café. What a find! We went for dinner and had an absolutely fabulous time. Our server was friendly and helpful - didn't rush us, and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed our meal experience. Most...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

RedWater Cafe is a place that Natives go to so that they can have a fine meal but not at outrageous prices typical of Hawaii. But don’t think for a minute that normal prices means any loss of taste or quality! The fish is fresh...More

Thank thehat921
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten at Red Water at least a couple of times on every trip to the Big Island over the last 6 years, given it 5-star reviews, and recommended it to family and friends. After our last two visits, we won't be back. It starts...More

Thank Bima77
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and delicious food. My wife had the half serving of the curry chicken, which was more than enough. I had the special fresh catch of the day...Opakapaka, also known as the Hawaiian pink snapper. See the attached photo. It was outstanding. There is...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The drink was sophisticated (gin). food to perfection - fish, potatoes, sauce (!) and vegetables matched very good (ahi fish special). Service 5* - on time, good recommendation and friendly smile (Nathan). Live music with romantic guitar bard was filling the atmosphere but not overwhelming....More

Thank ichtiandra
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great food and service - mostly see locals here instead of tourists - can also hear local musicians play on certain nights.

Thank Explore796204
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

As is often the case, we have driven by this place a million times.. but hadn't been inside ever. We decided to give it a try... A great choice ! Nice staff, comfy decor. Food tasty... we had the ribs, the meatball pasta, and the...More

Thank Muadib84
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Based on the reviews, we ate at The Red Water Cafe. I’m not sure what the fuss is about. It was just so so. I ordered baby back ribs which were dry and not tender. My husband ordered the fish special and he said it...More

Thank Debby J
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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$15 - 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, 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
This is a True Farm to Fork restaurant . We Make our own chocolate from local cocoa ,fermented milled and tempered on site.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. Even the ice cream and sorbet are hand made from local ingredients. 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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