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Umekes Ali'i Plaza

75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
+1 808-329-3050
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“poke bowl” (62 reviews)
“rice” (84 reviews)
“kauai shrimp” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we asked locals where to go, this is it. If you want some tasty authentic poke then don’t miss Umekes. Great food...very fresh. Super service. We ate outside on the picnic tables. Glad we didn’t miss this place.

Thank TXCBCB
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our poke and service. We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place - light lunch after a morning of snorkeling. I had teriyaki beef, Miss 13 had the shrimp/prawn. Beautifully fresh washed down with homemade strawberry lemonade.

Thank belgaicas
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to have you join us again someday soon. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Umekes is a great choice for dinning in Kona. Their food is fresh and delicious. The poke nachos are amazing!

Thank Fpkcek
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our fresh food and poke nachos. We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must go to this place. Wait is a little long but well worth it. While in line you can plan what to get. We had poke, sushi, pork wrapped in tea leaf, chicken and beef and everything was hands down amazing. The best place we...More

Thank John T
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha John, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food. If you are looking to enjoy the same great Umekes food, we also have Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill which is a full service, air-conditioned restaurant about 5...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is popular! There was a line abs a great selection of poke and other local favorites and a very nice staff. I went with a traditional poke bowl, and noticed the large quantities of poke already made in the case, assuming they go...More

Thank elizacass
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, We are very sorry for this experience you had with our food. This is not the normal experience one should have at our restaurants. You are absolutely correct in that poke is supposed to be made in small increments. As quality and freshness are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the smaller store but great, fast service. If you just want to pick up your food and go. They also have a place to sit outside. The food is amazing.

Thank Brandy G
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Brandy, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our fresh food and service. We hope that you can join us again soon, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fish tacos were good. Fish and chips average. Burger not the thing to get. We wanted a local spot but I’m not sure this was it. Server was nice but distracted. It was very hard to hear due to noise levels. Didn’t realize it was...More

Thank Karin H
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Karin, Thank you for your feedback. We feel sorry that your expectations were not met during your visit with us. Umekes specializes in local Hawaiian dishes with a modern twist. If you do decide to visit us again, we recommend you try our famous...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is ready in a refrigerated display counter and it is served like ice cream. Easy and simple. Portions of fish are accurate and measured in a scoop. Good quality fish and rice but it is for take away.More

Thank Camilo P
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our fresh Hawaiian poke. If you are looking to enjoy our same great tasting poke in a sit-down and full service environment, we recommend you try Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ahi tuna melts like butter in your mouth - so tender! The best poke we have ever had, and excellent when combined with plate lunch. The people that work there are very friendly. Eat it there or take it home.

Thank Kat N
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our fresh poke and service. We hope to have you join us again someday soon. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite meal during a week on the Big Island. Read the rest if you like. The service was great. The food arrived faster than expected. Most of all this is excellent food and excellent value. We had read other good reviews and had to...More

Thank Sedonacouple
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Ali'i Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our fresh seafood and service. We hope to have you join us again someday. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

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Response from NakoaP | Property representative |
Google Maps or Google Search will help you as we have a virtual tour we also have online ordering and menu available online as well as business hours under Umekes Poke 808
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3050
  • E-mail
Description
“UMEKE” is the Hawaiian word for “bowl.” At any Umeke’s eating establishment, a majority of menu items are designed to be served in bowls. Owner and Head Chef Nakoa Pabre is a seasoned professional who takes pride in giving customers the freshest, most exciting and varied menus that the Big Island has to offer. Guests typically design their own custom meal by selecting from a wide variety of Hawaiian inspired entree items accompanied by their choice of sides. Umekes prides itself in serving dishes using local ingredients that are of the highest quality. We source as many ingredients as possible from local fisherman, farmers, and ranchers. Our renowned poke is always created with only the freshest fish from Hawaiian waters as we aspire to share the boat to bowl experience with all of our guests. Over the counter poke bowls, beer, and our famous lemonade are served at this establishment. Only outdoor seating is available.
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