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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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American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed yesterday

We had no reservations but were seated quickly even though the restaurant was quite busy. I had the chicken curry (advised by waiter to have the half portion - it was more than enough) which was fantastic. The husband had a ceasar salad and a...More

Thank Holly P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Red Water is not a Cafe ... but the food and drinks are excellent. I would offer an Excellent rating if there was a few more menu options. The options offered are great, but not in a manner that makes me want to frequent more...More

Thank troybrost
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty pork and seared tuna. Attentive waiter and concierge. Cook served the meal. Relaxed setting. Looks like an all American restaurant but when you look at the menu it's half Japanese food. Recommended

Thank LesAndJuls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a bite and had no reservations so the only down fall is we had to eat quickly because our table was needed in one hour. The food was excellent! I had the curry and the rest of the table had the...More

Thank Cara W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bartender at our hotel recommended Red Water, so when our plans fell through we decided to try it. The outside looked simple and casual, but the interior is very nice. This is a top-tier restaurant with great food. The service was exceptional and we...More

Thank cjn60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sorry that they have stopped lunch, it was one of my favorite places to meet friends. Maybe they will start up again. 'Stella's Special' is a fresh fish dish with vegetables and very well cooked. They have a Asian-fusion menu, but also steaks etc.

Thank skandiacottage
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live locally and have eaten here a number of times. A bit expensive, but high quality food and service. A nice selection of food and also a nice menu for children.

Thank TomfromHawaii
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Across Hwy 19 from Merriman's is a rustic looking building named Red Water Cafe. Enter only if you want amazing food at a decent price, and... if you are lucky, Cheech will be your server. We wandered into this restaurant that looks like a highway...More

1  Thank irenebadams
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The food is excellent! My husband loves a specialty beer that he says only they serve. Live music and a casual atmosphere.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have been eating at the Red Water Inn for decades and have always enjoyed the atmosphere and been pleased with the food and service. Lately, the quality of food has taken a drastic turn downward, yet the prices have skyrocketed! I'm just a country...More

1  Thank keeikid
Daaronachef, Owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Aloha and to whom this may concern we are sorry you found our prices high but that pork chop is Berkshire pork it weighs 36 ounces has been dry aged 21 days and for us is very expensive to ship in ! But we hve...More

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For dinner, are shorts and a nice shirt appropriate?
20 November 2016|
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Response from Daaronachef | Property representative |
Yes our dress code if tour dressed your in ! No nude dinnig 😜
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
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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