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Pine Tree Cafe

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73-4040 Hulikoa Dr Ste 2, Kohanaiki Plaza, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2604
+1 808-327-1234
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 06:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here because of a prior review, and found the food was excellent. Seems that all the locals come here for some large portions, cheap prices, and some unusual local Hawaiian dishes, and everything was delicious! Try their fried chicken, you won't leave hungry, guaranteed!

Thank NorthWestWind
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bland and forgettable eggs. Dry toast. Canned meats. The food I ate in the Army chow hall was better. Do yourself a favor and spend the money/time to go elsewhere...anywhere else.

Thank Rebecca H
Ellensburg, Washington
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't a vegetarian in September of 2015, when we visited Kona. I am a vegetarian now, and I love it! I never crave meat. Except the katsu dip from Pine Tree Café. I crave it on a weekly basis. I've never had something so spicy and sweet and crunchy and tender and perfect. Like ever. And I likely will... More 

Thank alexisjulian
Alberta, Canada
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99 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is that of an average fast food restaurant but the food is quite good and you get a lot for cheap. We ended up eating here 3 times. The burgers are huge, the sandwiches have more filling than bread, and the teriyaki chicken - so... More 

Thank Mihart
The Woodlands, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A spot the locals come to for meals. Kid friendly, self service and tasty food.You will find the everything from breakfast to lunches including a Hawaiian favorite-- spam.

Thank Robert O
Simi Valley
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

we never got to eat here the last time we were in town but a local told us it was very good. This trip we made a point of going there and he was correct! it is a local cafe with all different kinds of food. Order at the counter and then sit down. Very casual but everything was delicious!

Thank Patti F
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not worth going out of your way for - but this is a great little spot to get lunch either coming or going from the airport. We had the Korean Chicken plate lunch which was solid. Worth a stop if your'e in the area.

Thank Dylan H
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Ok breakfast on the way from Kona airport at 6 in the morning. Nothing special, but was cheap and tasty.

Thank Matthew C
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Based on the recommendation of a local, we stopped here for lunch on the way to our flight home. It is very close to the Kona airport. The menu is pretty diverse with lots of options. Service was friendly. But the food (which is the most important part of a restaurant experience) was just OK--not too spectacular.

Thank GrantWalsh
Traverse City, Michigan
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479 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Reviewed this place as so-so several years ago. Was not overly impressed then as other reviewers and less impressed now. True, they serve a lot of locals, are close to the airport. But I wonder if it's popularity is because there isn't any other place around. Order at the counter, grab a table and wait to pick up your order.... More 

Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73-4040 Hulikoa Dr Ste 2, Kohanaiki Plaza, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-1234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?