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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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“sushi” (58 reviews)
“chicken curry” (9 reviews)
“ono” (29 reviews)
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3:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really a great restaurant also for an Italian high standard. A surprise in a small Village uphill in Waimea. High quality of ingredients, very good combination of flavour (without excess of “mix just for mix” and super sweet American flavours); Asian inspiration in an...More

1  Thank Zarama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red Water is a charming small restaurant. Our meal was delicious and the service even better. We were attending a concert at the local theater and booked at the last minute. I realized it would be very busy and we would probably get the worst...More

1  Thank mdt690
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Comfortable, friendly atmosphere featuring fresh vegetable garnishes that highlight the main course. Delicious food served by knowledgeable, pleasant server, Pilialoha.

1  Thank stacey538
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We love to eat here whenever we come to the big Island. Our favorite dinner is a lillikoi curried chicken. We also love the Kiefer lime lemon grass Caesar salad. Save room for the butterscotch pudding. The service is friendly, and I has a great...More

2  Thank Katie C
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved the Red Water Cafe! The food was delicious. I had the Chef’s Ono special and my husband got the half rack of ribs which was more than enough. The wait staff was attentive and helpful with recommendations. I highly recommend the Red...More

1  Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We tried the Red Water Café on our last trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. This was a very pleasant surprise. Being up in the mountains above the North Kohala Coast, as it is, the ambience resembled a mountain restaurant in the Swiss Alps....More

1  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We were recommended here as the 2nd best dining in Waimea. The food was very good (Berkshire chop & Ribeye). The combo in the corner created a nice atmosphere. The service was disjointed and not timed well at all. We left sated but disappointed if...More

1  Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 23 November 2017

we were driving back to our hotel, passed through Walmea, and stopped here for an early dinner. We were underdressed for Walmea's altitude, which was 15 degrees colder than sea level. So the delicious hot coconut tomato bisque appetizer was perfect. We also enjoyed the...More

Thank pittstravel
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We stopped in Waimea for dinner on our north drive planned for the day. Has good reviews for Waimea. When we arrived the restaurant was not that busy. We were greeted by a friendly hostess that was running a credit card (somewhere in the kitchen...More

Thank 343cindyr
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were in Maimea without a car and this place was across the street from our hotel so we thought we'd give it a try. As we walked in I got this 50's martini bar sort of vibe from the place and thought we'd probably...More

Thank twocranks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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