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Keoki's Roadside Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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near Mile post #106, 83-5293 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-328-9000
10:00 - 18:30
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here after snorkeling. We shared the fish and chips for two with half fries half onion rings, delish! It was more than enough for two. The tarter sauce had a nice little spice. It's got quaint outdoor seating, friendly staff, good service. It's like you're sitting in someone's backyard garden. Good stuff!

Thank Kimraem
Castle Rock, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is awesome and not to far from captain cook area. There are a couple other places to eat right in this same area. One is Da Poke (which is awesome as well) , a BBQ place and this one. Local fun place to eat lunch outside. This fish and chips were the best. Friendly staff and a cute... More 

Thank EverAfterAgain
Seattle, Washington
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213 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a stop for excellent fish and chips. Friendly staff. Order as you walk in, then find a nice table in a garden setting. Very fast. Very helpful.. Suggested places to visit on touring around the island.

Thank daffofils
Bellevue, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely stop on the way to Volcanoes. Good value for food and unique setting out back to eat and enjoy the outdoors. Cats, cockatiels, and chicken to enjoy.

Thank ianandsue2015
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family stopped here on the way home from Captain Cook and we were not disappointed! The fish was very fresh ono, and it wasn't a tempora batter so it wasn't very greasy which was nice. The fries and tartar sauce were very good to! A great casual place to eat, and they have a parrot that says hello to... More 

Thank Madsdeg
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here the other day for lunch and had the fish and chips for two for about $22.00. The fish was local ono, made into the shape of chicken nuggets. They were tasty and not at all greasy. The homemade tartar sauce was delicious and the fries were good. All in all, we were happy with our choice!

Thank Travellingsoulottawa
orinda, california
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best and freshest fried fish and hottest crispest fries I've had in a long time. As others have said, it's not a tempura or beer batter style fish, but the panko crust is so good! With fried food, having everything cooked to order and brought to you immediately is of the utmost importance. Keoki's scores with this.... More 

Thank jb50
Ashland, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been looking to eat Hawaiian fish, but the prospect of going out to eat with my 5 and 7 year old boys isn't usually for a good time. We decided to stop on our way back to Kona from Honaunau beach after passing it on our way south. I checked the reviews, good fish and kid friendly, casual,... More 

Thank Jill G
Traverse City, Michigan
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478 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Gave it 5 stars last year too. Ono was cooked to perfection in panko. What is better is the store itself since they moved next door. Dining is out back where their 2 cats stroll by and the dog relaxes. Staff is very friendly. The 1 1/2 order was just right for us. Order at the counter and take a... More 

Thank Bill H
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

From the outside it looked busy and crowded and we stopped in on our way back from Ocean View. The entrance has a good wow factor and there are a few little boutiques selling stuff. The girls taking the order and whom greeted us were friendly and in the back was a lovely lush garden eating area. Having had real... More 

Thank Vivien F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: near Mile post #106, 83-5293 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-9000
About 24 miles south of Kona International Airport...on Mamalahoa Hwy. Absolutely the BEST fish and chips ANYWHERE. Fresh, light batter, chips are thinly sliced and delicious. We have gone there several times on each of our last 3 vacations to the Big Island. Great little place to stop.

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