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Umekes Ali'i Plaza

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75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
+1 808-329-3050
10:00 - 17:00
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Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the places, besides the supermarkets, where the locals go for Poke. Large selection of food and all of it looked tasty. Had the Hawaiian Poke and a fish sandwich. Both where really good. The sandwich came on Hawaiian bread and it was really tasty. Large selection of beers as well Definitely stop by here when u... More 

Thank Needlepointaddict
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped by with a group of friends. Service was good. We started with some beer and margaritas. The sashimi was great! Everyone loved what they selected other than the tempura. It was a little heavy. The desserts looked great but we were all too full to try them.

Thank 62cody
England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to this takeaway as I was staying nearby in the Holiday Inn Express. When I arrived the young girl was on her phone and I had to wait while she finished playing on it before I got served. I had the pork lunch plate and I found it to be watery and quite bland. I did not enjoy it.

Thank Heather E
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small place with counter service. Ordered the large by accident and there was plenty for two. Poke special of the day was great. Also had the avocado poke and cucumber salad. The jars of lemonade were great for sharing too. Everything was delicious. Outdoor seating only.

Thank klval
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had spicy and avocado poke and the grilled salmon. All dishes were delcious and just so tasty! Annoyed we didnt eat here till our last day, I would have been living off this place! One of the best on the island! Yum!

Thank Mia W
South Haven, Michigan
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Ahi was very good and my French Fries were great. My husband's Puna balls were also great. The server and support was excellent. We're glad we went.

Thank JBMyers
Atlanta, Georgia
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice we liked it so much. Husband had poke and I had other - the pork was totally tender and not moist or overcooked It was excellent food, large portions, and not expensive I recommend reservations - one night on the weekend was not that busy but the weeknight we went was so call ahead to make... More 

Thank Twywn
Valley, Washington
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a quick dinner place was hopping lots of locals and tourists. Food was good with a special everyday. Great local beers. Outdoor seating if you like. Meals are $10 to $15 a plate.

Thank Edwin S
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local favorite that appealed to the tourist with amazing poke and sides. Go with poke special of the day. If you are not sure they will provide a sample. Outside dining with picnic table and shade.

Thank Troon77
Philadelphia, PA
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871 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 943 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really excellent plate lunches for about $10 (fresh fish might set you back $13). It's counter service, and they have a small outdoor seating area. I've never had anything disappointing. It's nice that they give you imaginative sides, too. You don't have to eat macaroni salad!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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
Umekes is the home of the True Authentic Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowls! Umekes means Bowl in the Hawaiian language and we have Poke bowls for everyone. Umekes will create your Poke bowl the way you want it raw or grilled (pulehu) with healthy sides you can get your high protein and low fat for the day. We serve samples to our customers as we want you to be able to happy with your Poke bowl. Stop by our three locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza, Lanihau Shopping Center and our newest restaurant Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill off of Kuakini Highway and Kaiwi Street. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!

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