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Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill

74-5563 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
+1 808-238-0571
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“poke bowl” (59 reviews)
“fish tacos” (54 reviews)
“ahi belly” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Hawaiian, Bar, Asian, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
74-5563 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
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1 - 10 of 411 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fish tacos were huge, with lots of veggies, avo, and cabbage. Three! Boys ate off kids meal with excellent portions & choices beyond the usual. Mai Tai has lots of lime, beware. And in all honesty, my husband was disappointed with his poke bowl. Outdoor...More

Thank Sheryl K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The raw Ahi served in the Poke here comes in a large portion of very high quality fish. I highly recommend it!

Thank Mitch V
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Mitch, Thank you for your comments. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our famous poke. We hope you can join us again soon. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a tour of Kona the hubby and I looked for a good lunch spot. The reviews looked promising so we walked a little more than a quarter of a mile from the pier to Umekes. We were certainly not sorry. I had the fish...More

Thank Beth H
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Beth, Thank you for your comments. We are very happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your lunch with us! We hope to have you both join us again soon. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Umekes on a monday night. The restaurant was quite full but there was still room available. We ordered a couple of polebowls with tuna, rice and a sidedish. The food arrived very quickly, even before we got our drinks. The bowls were...More

Thank Twan00
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. We apologize for the improper sequence of service that you received. We will look into this issue and ensure food and drinks are delivered in a more timely manner. We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We first went to their “ fast food small to go “ place in downtown. It was so delicious that one night after a long day of kayaking we went there and it was closing but were told that they have a bigger restaurant closeby....More

Thank luckydog172
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments, we appreciate all the feedback we can get. We feel very sorry that you had this poor experience with us regarding our service. This is not the normal experience one should have at our restaurants. We promise your concerns...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dinner was excellent. The fish bowl and chicken bowls were very tasty! The local beer was very tasty as well!

Thank Boomer1964
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife absolutely loved her shrimp and vegetable tempura. Nice light and flavorful batter. It was complimented by white rice and macaroni salad. Talk about carb loading. I had fish and chips but the fish was Ahi and I think it is to dense when deep...More

Thank TAMAN1951
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments! We appreciate the feedback and promise your concerns will be looked into and corrected immediately. We hope to have you join us again someday soon. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends that live on the Big Island took us to a Umekes when we were on vacation in the Waikola area. It was so good, they ordered the Poke Nachos I usually don't like uncooked fish but this was good! I had the fish...More

Thank Buttons560
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our poke nachos and fish tacos! Looking forward to having you back during your next trip to Kona. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time but my friends have been here before and said the fish tacos were amazing. They were very good and we had both the Cajun and tempura but the Cajun were better. The Kim chee cucumbers were amazing, not too spicy. Recommend for...More

Thank Alohikea
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear your party enjoyed our fresh fish tacos and lilikoi mojitos. We hope to have you join us again soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 6 dining there for lunch. The place was packed full of what looked like locals, which is always a good sign. The other 5 were very happy with their meals, but I had gone there specifically for the poke (I'm...More

Thank IronRabbit
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear your party enjoyed our dishes. We hope to have you all join us again soon to try out our more local favorites! Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-5563 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-238-0571
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.
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